Donors make the good times possible.

Did you know ticket fees cover less than 40 percent of what it takes to present world-class cabaret performances and provide educational programming? Your gift is crucial to making sure Indianapolis continues to be recognized as the “cabaret capital of the Midwest.”

There are many ways to support The Cabaret:


Your gift to the Annual Fund supports all of the yearly operating costs involved in bringing renowned artists to The Cabaret, presenting education programs and ensuring every show is a world-class experience.


Your gift to the Capital Campaign supports our completely-renovated venue in the historic Metzger building and the merry-making within. Leave your legacy by naming a space for yourself or a loved one.


Step into the spotlight and become a Show Sponsor. Enjoy star treatment at the performance of your choice, as well as recognition on-site and in promotional materials.


All gifts to The Cabaret are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
For more information about giving, please contact Shannon Forsell at 317-653-1305.

Our sponsors know how to have a good time. Show ’em some love.


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

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

    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
  • “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
  • “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


Your generosity makes it possible to present shows with top national and international talent and train up-and-coming performers in the art of cabaret. LEARN MORE