The Studio Theater set to open this weekend


The Center for the Performing Arts will mark the opening of the 200-seat Studio Theater with live musical performances. The grand opening events include Community Day on Saturday, February 26 and Studio ArtsFest on Sunday, February 27.

Conceived as a flexible “black box” theater, the multiple configurations are ideal for intimate performances. The theater has four seating/stage configurations: cabaret, proscenium, round and thrust. The flexibility provides resident companies the ability to stage concerts and theatrical productions. Additionally, the theater will be used as support and rehearsal space for both the 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall and The Tarkington 500-seat proscenium theater (opening in August 2011).

The Studio Theater is across the Green from the Palladium concert hall and is adjacent to the Monon Greenway. For a complete listing of events visit

Studio Theater grand opening lineup:

Saturday, February 26: Community Day

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / SEATING LIMT 200
Back-to-back musical performances by Central Indiana musicians. Performers were selected from auditions held on December 28, 2010. This musical showcase features all ages and a variety of talent from across Indiana.

Sunday, February 27: Studio ArtsFest & open house

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / SEATING LIMT 200

Featuring musical and performing arts by musicians and resident companies at the Center for the Performing Arts.

1 p.m. – Central Indiana Dance Ensemble
2 p.m. – (To be announced)
3 p.m. – Actors Theatre of Indiana
4 p.m. – Janese Truver and Steven Quinn
5 p.m. – Carmel Repertory Theatre

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