With the help of generous capital campaign donors, a former roller rink was transformed into the Midwest’s leading cabaret room, complete with a world-class sound and light package.

Our newly-renovated venue at the historic Metzger Building has allowed The Cabaret to welcome more people to each performance, while still maintaining an intimate setting, where no seat is more than 35 feet away from the stage.

Your support as a capital campaign donor is as vital as ever to cement Indianapolis’ position as the Cabaret Capital of the Midwest.

Own a piece of the magic. Naming opportunities are available, and a great way to honor friends and loved ones, or leave your legacy. Please contact Keri Brantley at 317-653-1302 for more information.

The Cabaret’s new venue, and the merry-making within, was made possible by these generous donors:

  • The Christel DeHaan Theatre
    Gift of The Christel DeHaan Family Foundation
  • The Glick Bar
    Gift of Glick Philanthropies
  • The Shannon Forsell Stage
    Gift of Anonymous Donor
  • The Vande Bosche Banquettes
    Gift of Joe and Diane Vande Bosche
  • The William L. Fortune Jr. and Joseph D. Blakley Chandeliers
    Piano given by Jane Fortune
    In loving memory of Bob Hesse
  • The Janet and Charles McCormick Sound Booth
  • Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.
  • Christel DeHaan Family Foundation
  • Glick Philanthropies
  • Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • Tom Murphy
  • Joseph and Diane Vande Bosche
  • The Indianapolis Foundation, A CICF Affiliate
  • Jane Fortune, In Loving Memory of Bob Hesse
  • William L. Fortune Jr. and Joseph D. Blakley
  • Jeffrey Brinkmann and Michael Schaefer
  • The Lacy Foundation
  • Jim and Ray Luther-Pfeil
  • Janet and Charles McCormick
  • Roger Schmelzer and Lucinda Phillips
  • John and Anna Benoist
  • Robert and Susan DeVoss
  • Robert and Sheila Kennedy
  • Kevin and Patty McGoff
  • Alfred Mijares and Tony Pickell
  • Martha O’Connor and Greg Henneke
  • Scott S. Semester
  • Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation
  • Jean M. Smith
  • Dr. Pamela Steed
  • Drs. Charles and Nancy Steffel
  • Patsy Solinger
  • Dave and Karen Arland
  • Douglas and Deborah Balogh
  • Gary Butkus
  • Joseph and Catherine Chapelle
  • Shawn Chase and Susan Rothenberger
  • Stephen and Linda Claffey
  • Susan and Jay DeVoss
  • Peter and Lora Di Méglio
  • Ruell Fiant
  • David and Shannon Forsell
  • Mitchell Hopwood
  • Paula Dione Ingram, LLC
  • Karen A. Kennelly
  • Nataly and Jonathan Lowder
  • Scott and Jen Martin
  • Michael and Jan McHugh
  • Eric Milkereit and Juan Granados-Zúñiga
  • Andy and Clare Morrison
  • Jeffrey J. Petro
  • Howard L. Schrott and Diana H. Mutz
  • Gregory and Gloria Showalter
  • Kelly and Jon Teller
  • Girish Vitalpur and Scott Reef
  • David Ziegler
  • Toni Alterman
  • Thomas Benoist
  • William Bogard
  • Lucy Witt
  • Robert and Julie Burns
  • Gat and Susan Caperton
  • Steve Hamilton and Keith Norwalk
  • Donald A. Hanlin
  • Jeanne M. Kiley and Bill Brooks
  • Alan Pyle
  • Donald Thiele

  • “My favorite thing in the world is to connect with people, break the fourth wall, improvise, make people laugh, and talk directly to the audience. Cabaret is basically everything I like to do, all in one.”

    Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti
  • “One of the best environments for serious music fans in town!”

    Cabaret Guest
  • “Best in class. A truly delightful experience - over the top!”

    Cabaret Guest
  • "This space is truly what a cabaret is meant to be... an intimate setting of hightops and enclosed booths help the audience feel special and a lone piano with small, personal stage complete the picture."

    Broadway World
  • Melissa Hall, Stage Write Indy

    The beauty of the Cabaret lies in the spontaneous nature of each show. Unlike well-known musicals, with cabaret, audiences never know what to expect next. Artists can choose to sing old standards or an original number. They can share personal stories or make jokes with random people in the crowd.

    Melissa Hall, Stage Write Indy
  • “We looked at the many places where we could spend our money for entertainment and realized there was no venue that came close to The Cabaret. The venue and staff simply make this venue the best in Indianapolis.”

    Cabaret Guest
  • "Attending a cabaret show can feel like you're part of a (very stylish) secret society. It's you, the audience, seated at tables, sipping wine or a cocktail, with the vocalist, perhaps fresh off of Broadway, just a few feet away on stage."

    Indianapolis Monthly
  • “The Circle City’s swanky new cabaret space is Broadway’s latest buzz.  Old Hollywood meets urban chic in a softly lit chandelier-filled room that holds 190 people—no seat in the house is more than five rows from the stage—it feels like Lea Salonga is giving her life story for you.  Stick around for a meet and greet after the spellbinding serenade."
    Indianapolis Monthly
  • “Awesome venue! I tell everyone I know about The Cabaret and encourage them to see a show.”

    Cabaret Guest
  • “Indy's posh landing pad for Broadway stars on Pennsylvania Street.”

    Indy Star


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