ACCESSIBLE ATTRACTIONS IN INDY
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
Since 1973, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has entertained thousands of guests with professional live theater performed by equity actors. Specializing in musical performances, Beef & Boards presents the best Broadway shows, along with special concerts, family, and holiday shows. Prior to a performance, guests enjoy a full-service buffet dinner featuring carved meats, a variety of side dishes, and dessert. Matinees are offered as well as evening shows. The Beef & Boards staff will be happy to work with you to accommodate special requests for individuals and groups.
- The Beef & Boards parking lot has ample marked, accessible spaces. A convenient drop-off at the main entry helps those with disabilities enter easily.
- Accessible seating/tables are available for those utilizing wheelchairs or scooters. These tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make your request when ordering performance tickets.
- Audio devices are available at the box office for sound enhancement. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are also available with 30-days advance request.
- Buffet assistance is available from the staff upon request.
- Service animals are permitted. Please alert staff prior to attendance.
Butler University Arts Center
Clowes Memorial Hall and Schrott Center for the Arts
4602 Sunset Ave., and 610 W. 46th St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
Guest services and tickets: 317.940.6444
Clowes Hall accessibility info
Schrott Center accessibility info
Butler University, located six miles north of downtown Indy, is renowned for its arts programming. Clowes Hall, a 2,100-seat venue, is the anchor facility of the Butler University Arts Center. Each year approximately 100 performances take place here including Broadway shows, headliner concerts, lectures, and more. Adjacent to Clowes Hall, the 450-seat Schrott Center offers a more intimate venue for arts events that include Butler Theatre, the Butler Arts Festival, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and multiple national performers/lecturers.
- The nearby parking garage at 4700 Sunset Ave. has marked accessible parking. It is recommended that you arrive early to allow time to park and walk to Clowes Hall or the Schrott Center. Late-arriving guests (performance has begun) are seated at the first appropriate opportunity. Each facility has a convenient drop-off area for patrons with disabilities.
- Accessible seating is available at each venue and must be requested in advance when making your ticket purchase.
- Sound enhancement devices are available at the Clowes information desk, or the Schrott Center box office.
- ASL interpreters, audio description, Braille programs, and large print programs are available with 10 days advance notice by calling 317.940.9697.
- Service animals are permitted with advance notice.
In its spectacular new venue, The Cabaret showcases top, professional cabaret artists from across the nation. Cabaret is its own identifiable art form, distinctive from musical theatre, nightclub singing, or concerts. Cabaret is characterized by a performer in a small room, with an audience at close range, seated around cozy tables, with the performer mere feet from the audience. In other words, intimate, personal, and often emotion packed. Make it an evening by arriving prior to the show for dinner and beverages served by local restaurant favorite, the Jazz Kitchen.
- The Cabaret offers valet parking or patrons can opt for accessible parking in nearby parking lots or on Pennsylvania and St. Joseph streets.
- The majority of seating locations are accessible. Seating is assigned by staff based on order of purchase. Those with accessibility needs should contact The Cabaret no less than one week prior to the performance to coordinate arrangements.
- Audio Devices to assist those with hearing loss are available with advance notice.
Indiana Repertory Theatre
Located in the historic Indiana Theatre in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) is the largest professional, not-for-profit theatre in the state and one of the leading regional theatres in the nation. IRT produces nine theatrical productions September through May, staging classics, new works, plays for kids/youth, and the beloved A Christmas Carol during the holidays. Its three theatre spaces – the OneAmerica Mainstage, Upperstage, and The Cabaret – each have accommodations to suit patrons’ needs. At the IRT, you will enjoy live theatre at its best.
- The IRT is a welcoming and inclusive theatre and offers many accessibility options for our patrons, including audio enhancement or neckloop devices, abbreviated large print programs, and sensory supports. If you have a specific request, call the Ticket Office in advance of your arrival or ask a member of House Management when you arrive for your performance.
- There is no dedicated parking for the IRT. Valet parking is a great option or you can choose from many nearby garages that service the area.
- Patrons may drop off guests along Washington St. at the IRT entrance. A courtesy wheelchair to transport guests from the IRT curb to seating is available. To arrange assistance, please contact the Ticket Office at 317.635.5252.
- To access the IRT OneAmerica Mainstage and Ticket Office, use the accessible entry on the west end of the Indiana Theatre. The east end houses two elevators which can be used to reach the second floor during OneAmerica Mainstage productions and the third and fourth floor for Upperstage productions. For second floor access, ask a member of House Management. For accessible seating in the Upperstage, please first check in with the House Management team on the fourth floor.
- IRT offers one Audio Described and one American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance for each OneAmerica Mainstage and Upperstage production. Dates are displayed on IRT website’s accessibility page.
- At each performance Assisted Listening Devices are available to help amplify sound.
- Sensory Friendly performances are offered throughout the season for patrons with sensory sensitivities. Venue and story-specific guides, manipulatives, and noise-canceling headphones are available for all of the shows in our season.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/Hilbert Circle Theatre
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of the nation’s most renowned orchestras, performing its regular season of classical, pops, and children’s concerts at the stunning Hilbert Circle Theatre located downtown on Monument Circle. The ISO moves to Conner Prairie for its summertime Symphony on the Prairie season, an eclectic mix of concerts ranging from classics to the music of Star Wars, the Beatles and Abba. The ISO’s Yuletide Celebration is an Indy favorite, filling the holiday season with music and special surprises.
- Accessible parking is available at the Express Park Garage, 20 N. Pennsylvania St. This garage has direct access into the east entrance of the Hilbert Circle Theatre. For most concerts, valet parking in front of the theater is available. At Conner Prairie, accessible parking is available with golf cart transportation to and from the gates.
- Accessible seating options and companion seats are available at the Hilbert Circle Theatre on main level and balcony. The box office can also assist you with accessible seating options for Symphony on the Prairie concerts.
- Complimentary wheelchairs are available at the Hilbert Circle Theatre box office. Advance request is recommended.
- Assisted Listening Devices are available for all concerts at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and may be picked up at coat check.
- The ISO will take reasonable efforts to accommodate requests for audio description of concerts with listening devices for the visually impaired. Advance request is required through the box office. Services may not be available for every show.
- Reasonable effort will be made to accommodate requests for interpreted performances for the hearing impaired. Please contact the ISO box office. Services are not guaranteed for every show.
- Large print program notes are available upon advance request. Contact the box office.
Old National Centre
This beautiful theater, formerly known as the Murat Shrine Temple, is located in the trendy Mass Ave Cultural District and is home to a variety of headliner concerts and theatrical performances including Broadway shows, comedy, and more. Built in 1909, the venue itself is part of the show. The Grand Lobby features Middle Eastern architectural and design motifs, and the adjacent Egyptian Room is one of Indy’s most unique spaces. The Old National Centre team is happy to provide accessibility information and services to those of all abilities.
- The Centre offers parking in a lot with entry off of Alabama St. Accessible parking places are available directly to the right of the marquee. When full, other spaces will be made available.
- Accessible seating is available for shows. Guests may call 1.800.745.3000 to learn more and to purchase accessible seating tickets, or you may go to the Box Office for assistance.
- For most shows guests will go through security which may include wand and bag checks (large bags and backpacks are not allowed.) The facility suggests early arrival to move through queues and to get comfortably to your seat.
- To request an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter call guest services number above at least 48 hours prior to the performance date. Assisted Listening Devices are available at the main office upon your arrival.
- Service animals are permitted.
Phoenix Theatre, Indiana’s only professional contemporary theatre, is housed in a beautiful, fully ADA-compliant building in downtown Indianapolis. During the regular season, patrons might see an off-Broadway show, a premiere, a comedy, or satire presented in the larger Russell Theatre or the smaller Basile Theatre. Shows typically run Thursday through Saturday evenings with Sunday matinees. Many productions are issue-oriented on topics of current-day relevance and are therefore most appropriate for ages 13 and up. Whatever the show, your mind will be challenged, heart touched, and spirit inspired.
- Parking is available on a first-come, first served basis in a surface lot just north of the Phoenix Theatre on Illinois St. Two dedicated handicap spaces are available in the lot. For those with disabilities, please make an advance request for a reserved parking space when you speak with box office staff. There is also a convenient passenger drop-off along Walnut St. at the main entrance.
- Phoenix shows are general seating. For those utilizing wheelchairs, you may call in advance to pre-arrange your seats.
- Audio description services and American Sign Language interpreted performances are available. Check the website for more information on dates.
- Service animals are permitted. Please advise guest services in advance if you are being assisted by a service animal.
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
For more than 30 years, millions have flocked to this venue which has been the concert home to the nation’s most popular musical acts. In fact, the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center is Central Indiana’s largest outdoor amphitheater for major concerts and events, accommodating more than 6,000 seated in a pavilion area, and another 18,000 general admission seats. Its season generally runs May through September, when music lovers enjoy rock, country, and more from acts that have ranged from Jason Aldean to Journey, Jimmy Buffet, Poison, and the Dave Matthews Band. An accessible facility, the team at the center is pleased to provide the best concert experience for every guest.
- Parking for guests needing accommodations is available in both the east and west parking lots. A placard or verbal communication will suffice in gaining access to these lots – please simply let the staff know that accommodations would be helpful.
- While parking is designed to be near the gates, if assistance is needed, golf cart shuttles will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, a waiting area will be offered after the show to provide additional comfort while guests vacate the venue.
- Accessible seating is found at every price level (based on availability.) Every patron, including those using wheelchairs, can enjoy the accessible lawn viewing deck.
- Assisted Listening Devices are offered for those with hearing challenges, and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available upon request with recommended two weeks advance notice.
- Service animals are permitted. If there are any questions regarding service animals compared to comfort animals, please call 317.776.8181 to avoid any confusion or issues on the day of the show.