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Largest Indianapolis-Area Performing-Arts Organizations
(Ranked by latest fiscal year operating budget)
Rank
2012
rank
Organization
Address
Telephone / Fax / Website
Fiscal Year:
Operating
Budget
Ticket Sales
Attendance(1):
2012-2013(2)
2011-2012(1)
2012-2013
Performances(1)
Average
Ticket Price
Operating
Dates
Employees:
FT/PT
Primary
Performance
Venue(s)
Performance
Company
Description
Major
Outside
Funding
Sources
Head of
Operations

Artistic Director
Established Locally
1
1
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
32 E. Washington St., Suite 600, 46204
(317) 262-1100 / fax (317) 262-1158 / indianapolissymphony.org
$27.0 million
$6.9 million
215,991
215,991
162
DND
year-round
51 / 17
Hilbert Circle Theatre
classical, pops, family and holiday concerts
donations, ticket sales
Gary Ginstling
Krzysztof Urbanski
1930
2
2
The Center for the Performing Arts
355 City Center Drive, Carmel 46032
(317) 660-3373 / fax (317) 660-3374 / thecenterpresents.org
$10.8 million
$3.2 million
DND
DND
237
$59
year-round
29 / 83
The Palladium, Studio Theater, The Tarkington
performing arts center with state-of-the-art acoustics, concert hall, proscenium and studio theaters
government, individuals, corporations, sponsorships, ticket sales
Tania Castroverde Moskalenko
Michael Feinstein
2010
3
3
Drum Corps International Inc.
110 W. Washington St., Suite C, 46204
(317) 275-1212 / fax (317) 713-0690 / dci.org
$10.8 million
$4.8 million
DND
DND
DND
DND
June-August
DND / DND
Lucas Oil Stadium
global youth activity with artistic, educational and organizational influence; annual tour; world championships
event ticketing and contracting, merchandise sales, sponsorships, donations
Dan Acheson
Michael Cesario
2008
4
6
Music for All Inc.
39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150, 46225
(317) 636-2263 / fax (317) 524-6200 / musicforall.org
$6.7 million
$1.9 million
DND
DND
41
$19
year-round
17 / 0
Lucas Oil Stadium, Clowes Memorial Hall, Hilbert Circle Theatre
to recognize and showcase examples of music performance excellence and achievement
individuals, corporations, sponsorships, grants, ticket sales
Eric L. Martin
NA
2002
5
4
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 Michigan Road, 46268
(317) 872-9664 / fax (317) 876-0510 / beefandboards.com
$6.5 million
$6.5 million
150,000
150,000
388
$50
year-round
40 / 55
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
professional equity dinner theater with Broadway shows, plays and children's theater
DND
Douglas E. Stark
Douglas E. Stark
1973
6
5
Indiana Repertory Theatre
140 W. Washington St., 46204
(317) 635-5252 / fax (317) 236-0767 / irtlive.com
$6.1 million
$2.4 million
109,076
109,076
305
$40
Sept.-May
65 / 27
OneAmerica Stage
professional not-for-profit theater
ACI, IAC, NEA, Lilly Endowment, OneAmerica Financial Partners, Eli Lilly and Co.
Janet Allen
Janet Allen
1972
7
NR
Clowes Memorial Hall
4602 Sunset Ave., 46208
(317) 940-9697 / fax (317) 940-9820 / cloweshall.org
$2.4 million
$4.0 million
DND
DND
180
$35
year-round
21 / 100
Clowes Memorial Hall
national and international music, dance, performance art, educational programs
grants, sponsorships, ticket sales, endowment
Elise J. Kushigian
DND
1963
8
7
Indianapolis Opera
250 E. 38th St., 46205
(317) 283-3531 / fax (317) 923-5611 / indyopera.org
$1.9 million
$197,470
DND
DND
12
$50
year-round
8 / 1
Clowes Memorial Hall
regional, professional opera company
individuals, foundations, corporations, government
Carol U. Baker
DND
1975
9
8
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre
3 Center Green, Suite 200, Carmel 46032
(317) 923-4597 / fax (317) 924-6671 / civictheatre.org
$1.8 million
$611,936
31,501
31,501
90
$31
year-round
12 / 2
The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts
professionally managed community theater, live entertainment, theater education program
sponsorships, grants, individual contributions
Cheri Dick; Catherine Dixon
Robert J. Sorbera
1915
10
9
Indianapolis Children's Choir
4600 Sunset Ave., 46208
(317) 940-9640 / fax (317) 940-6129 / icchoir.org
$1.5 million
$171,200
DND
DND
75
$13
year-round
15 / 15
Circle Theatre, Clowes Memorial Hall, Pike Performing Arts, St Luke's UMC
choral performance and music education for children ages 2-18
ACI, IAC, NEA, Lilly Endowment, DeHaan Family Foundation
Don Steffy
Henry Leck
1986
11
12
American Pianists Association
4603 Clarendon Road, Suite 030, 46208
(317) 940-9945 / fax (317) 940-9010 / americanpianists.org
$1.2 million
$99,212
DND
DND
75
$35
year-round
5 / 1
various
discover, promote and advance the careers of young world-class jazz and classical pianists
corporations, individuals, foundations
Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison
1979
12
11
Dance Kaleidoscope
4603 Clarendon Road, Suite 32, 46208
(317) 940-6555 / fax (317) 940-6557 / dancekal.org
$1.0 million
$136,378
DND
DND
85
$26
year-round
18 / 0
Indiana Repertory Theatre
professional contemporary dance company
ACI, IAC, NEA, Lilly Endowment, DeHaan Family Foundation, Colts, Glick Fund, Barnes & Thornburg
Jan Virgin
David Hochoy
1972
13
13
Athenaeum Foundation
401 E. Michigan St., 46204
(317) 655-2755 / DND / athfound.org
$845,208
$0
DND
DND
1,546
DND
year-round
3 / 2
Athenaeum Theatre
home to the Young Actors Theatre, Kids Dance Outreach, IndyBaroque Music Inc. and The Rathskeller
grants and private donors
Cassie Stockamp
NA
1991
14
16
Carmel Symphony Orchestra
760 Third Ave. SW, Suite 102, Carmel 46032
(317) 844-9717 / fax (317) 844-9916 / carmelsymphony.org
$699,500
$185,000
DND
DND
12
$40
year-round
3 / 24
The Palladium
symphony orchestra presenting a mix of classical, pops and family-friendly programs
city of Carmel, individuals, corporations, foundations
Alan Davis
David Bowden
1975
15
18
The Cabaret
The Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, 46204
(317) 275-1169 / DND / thecabaret.org
$689,210
$242,160
7,399
7,399
37
$40
year-round
3 / DND
The Cabaret at The Columbia Club
professional cabaret performances, artistic and educational programs
Lilly Endowment, DeHaan Family Foundation, Clowes Charitable Foundation, LDI Ltd., Glick Fund, Lacy Foundation, IAC, ACI
Shannon M. Forsell
Shannon M. Forsell
1988
16
15
Actors Theatre of Indiana Inc.
510 Third Ave. SW, Suite D, Carmel 46032
(317) 669-7983 / fax (317) 669-8083 / actorstheatreofindiana.org
$683,000
$197,000
DND
DND
60
$35
year-round
4 / 1
Studio Theatre at The Center for the Performing Arts
not-for-profit professional equity theater presenting Broadway musicals, plays, and educational outreach
IAC, city of Carmel, fundraisers, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, private donations, ticket sales
James A. Reilly
Don Farrell
2005
17
14
Phoenix Theatre Inc.
749 N. Park Ave., 46202
(317) 635-7529 / DND / phoenixtheatre.org
$681,404
$264,864
13,500
13,500
182
$22
mid-Sept. to mid-Aug.
8 / 4
The Phoenix Theatre
professional live-theater company producing new plays that address central Indiana's social and political concerns
ACI, IAC, Shubert Foundation, DeHaan Family Foundation, Penrod Society, National New Play Network
Bryan D. Fonseca
Bryan D. Fonseca
1983
18
17
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
4603 Clarendon Road, Suite 36, 46208
(317) 940-9607 / fax (317) 940-6551 / icomusic.org
$673,000
$40,000
DND
DND
38
$25
Sept.-May
3 / 8
Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University
promote music written for small orchestras through professional performances and educational programs
private foundations, corporations, state and local funding, individuals, performance fees for contracted events
Elaine F. Eckhart
Kirk Trevor
1984
19
10
International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
32 E. Washington St., Suite 1320, 46204
(317) 637-4574 / fax (317) 637-1302 / violin.org
$607,245
$11,971
DND
DND
6
$22
Sept.-June
3 / DND
Indiana History Center
internationally recognized quadrennial music competition devoted to the violin
ACI, Lilly Endowment, Eli Lilly and Co., DeHaan Family Foundation, Clowes Charitable Foundation
Glen Kwok
Jaime Laredo
1969
20
25
Footlite Musicals Inc.
1847 N. Alabama St., 46202
(317) 926-6630 / DND / footlite.org
$494,000
$185,000
11,500
11,500
74
$16
year-round
0 / 0
Hedback Community Center
produces musicals and dramatic offerings; theater education, training, hands-on experience and classes
ACI, IAC, Lilly Endowment, Clowes Charitable Foundation, Indianaplis Foundation
Keith Matters
DND
1958
21
19
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
4600 Sunset Ave., 46208
(317) 940-9057 / fax (317) 940-9058 / indychoir.org
$457,969
$85,577
DND
DND
18
$22
year-round
3 / 5
Hilbert Circle Theatre
200-voice choir performing classical and varied repertoire, comprehensive educational and outreach initiatives
Lilly Endowment, city of Indianapolis, corporations, individuals, foundations
Michael Pettry
Eric Stark
1937
22
20
Indianapolis School of Ballet
502 N. Capitol Ave., Suite B, 46204
(317) 955-7525 / fax (317) 955-7526 / indyballet.org
$452,205
$86,300
DND
DND
21
$17
year-round
3 / 13
Scottish Rite Cathedral theater
classical ballet and other dance training for students of all ages and levels, performances, educational outreach
Allen Whitehall Clowes Charitable Foundation, ACI, IAC, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Penrod Society
Lori Ecker; Victoria Lyras
Victoria Lyras
2006
23
NR
IndyFringe Festival and Theatre
719 E. St. Clair St., 46202
(317) 522-8099 / DND / indyfringe.org
$372,724
$141,384
29,000
29,000
DND
$10
year-round
1 / 1
The IndyFringe Theatre
11-day summer festival with 384 shows on eight stages, year-round performance and rehearsal space for emerging and established artists
ACI, IAC, CICF, city of Indianapolis, DeHaan Family Foundation, Clowes Charitable Foundation
Pauline M. Moffat
NA
2005
24
NR
CSz Indianapolis (ComedySportz)
721 Massachusetts Ave., 46204
(317) 951-8499 / fax (317) 803-2157 / cszindianapolis.com
$318,455
$111,461
11,400
11,400
260
DND
year-round
4 / 0
The CSz Theatre
improvisational comedy played as a sport, competitive improvisational comedy, private and corporate functions
none
Mia Lee Roberts
Edward Trout
1993
25
21
Theatre on the Square
627 Massachusetts Ave., 46204
(317) 685-8687 / fax (317) 637-0302 / tots.org
$285,000
$265,000
DND
DND
110
$23
year-round
2 / 4
Theatre on the Square
showcase for original plays, musicals and premieres of lesser known works
DND
Ronald L. Spencer; Laura Baltz
Ron Spencer
1988