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 Shannon Forsell at 317-653-1305 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
  • Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • Christel DeHaan Family Foundation
  • Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.
  • Arts Council of Indianapolis, Inc.
  • The Glick Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation Fund
  • The Lacy Foundation
  • Tom Murphy
  • David G Schwartz
  • Mike Woods and Marianne Glick
  • Buckingham Companies
  • David and Jackie Barrett
  • David and Stephen Davis
  • Bill Fortune and Joe Blakley
  • Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.
  • Future Keys Foundation
  • Glick Family Foundation
  • Juan Granados-Zúñiga and Eric Milkereit
  • Jim and Ray Luther-Pfeil
  • Charles and Jan McCormick
  • Martha O’Connor and Greg Henneke
  • Stephen J Shideler
  • John and Anna Benoist
  • Tom Forman and John Mays
  • Graig and Amanda Huber
  • Tim & Kim Lawless
  • Lori Long
  • Marcor, LLC D/B/A Meineke Car Care Center 599, 625, 913, 944, 1143, 1832
  • McGuire-Patmor Fund
  • National Bank of Indianapolis
  • Michael & Melissa Rawlings
  • Patsy Solinger
  • Pamela Steed
  • Jim Tuerk
  • Joseph and Diane Vande Bosche
  • Girish Vitalpur and Scott Reef
  • Martin Webb and Charles Venable
  • Sherman and Phyllis Winski
  • Dave and Karen Arland
  • Douglas and Deborah Balogh
  • Jeffrey Brinkmann and Michael Schaefer
  • Ann and Ron Brock
  • David Brock and Tony Mascari
  • William Browne
  • Gary Butkus
  • Joseph and Catherine Chapelle
  • Stephen and Linda Claffey
  • Joshua Cox
  • Robert and Susan DeVoss
  • Peter & Lora Di Méglio
  • Suzanne Fleenor
  • Thecla Gossett
  • Thomas and Arlene Grande
  • Griffith Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Brent Hendrix
  • Karen Hurt
  • James Kincannon and Charles Goad
  • Robert and Sheila Kennedy
  • Kinney Dancewear
  • Peter and Jill Lacy
  • Links Creative Alliance, Inc.
  • Bill Lovejoy
  • Dawn May
  • Kevin and Patty McGoff
  • Matthew Nemcek & Susan Dolan
  • Nicholas H. Noyes Jr., Memorial Foundation, INC.
  • Norton Philanthropic
  • Melanie Norton
  • Dave Petratis
  • Tony Pickell and Alfred Mijares
  • Scott Putney
  • Lyn Reece
  • Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation
  • Simone Rigaud
  • Rm2 Solutions, LLC
  • Gary and Phyllis Schahet
  • Roger Schmelzer & Lucinda Phillips
  • Howard Schrott and Diana Mutz
  • Scott Semester
  • Holly Simpson
  • Loren and Morgan Snyder
  • Chuck & Nancy Steffel
  • Inez Adams
  • Kathy Andry
  • Robert and Patricia Anker
  • Robyne J Ault
  • Ronald and Helmi Banta
  • Mark Barricklow
  • Frank and Katrina Basile
  • Keith Bean
  • Marie Beason
  • Rob Bennett
  • Thomas Benoist
  • William Bogard II
  • Jesse Brand
  • Vicky Bruce-Hansen
  • Richard Callaway
  • Connie Campbell
  • Aaron and Aimee Carroll
  • Robert Cedoz
  • Shawn Chase and Susan Rothenberger
  • Mark Chestnut
  • Patrick Corsi
  • Ali Cudby
  • Brett Deery
  • Robert Dinnsen
  • Stephen Downs and Anne Mejia-Downs
  • Darrell Fishel and Phil Glesing
  • David and Shannon Forsell
  • Lynda Goeke
  • Julie Goodman
  • Steve Hamilton and Keith Norwalk
  • Tom and Nora Hiatt
  • Bill Jenkins
  • Randall Juergensen
  • Rob Kaczanowski
  • Michael and Ellie Kaplan
  • Kelly and Michael Kolodkin
  • Greg Kueterman
  • Sara Landrum
  • Sonja Sue and Randall Lehman
  • Marybeth Leonard
  • Terry and Louise Lingner
  • Robert Marchesani
  • James McGoff
  • Susan McKinley
  • Phillip Mervis
  • Judy Miller
  • Alisia Morales
  • Gregory and Ruth Padgett
  • Jeffrey Petro
  • Conrad Piccirillo
  • Courtney and Heather Plummer
  • Chris and Stefanie Price
  • Alan Pyle
  • Jeff Quinn
  • Robert and Martha Ravensberg
  • Julia Reed
  • Thomas Reed
  • Tom and Connie Rich
  • Darrell and Karen Richey
  • Adam Richter
  • Bonnie and David Ross
  • Bryana Schreiber
  • Joan Servaas
  • Jeff and Cassandra Short
  • Gregory and Gloria Showalter
  • Walt and Pam Slibeck
  • Jean Smith
  • Ben Solomon
  • Michael Strapulos
  • Holly Stults
  • Kelly Lamm Teller
  • Hope Tribble
  • Dan Underwood
  • John and Janna Urbahns
  • Marcus and Cynthia Veatch
  • Angela Wagner
  • Benta and Jeff Weitekamp
  • Pamela Wells-Lego
  • Joseph Whitsett
  • Heather Willey
  • Ann Wright
  • Ahmed Young
  • Yount & Company LLC
  • Robert Zehr

  • “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
  • "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
  • “One of the best environments for serious music fans in town!”

    Cabaret Guest
  • “Awesome venue! I tell everyone I know about The Cabaret and encourage them to see a show.”

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

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

    Cabaret Guest
  • “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


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