Leave your legacy by supporting the future of The Cabaret.

Here are some common ways to make a deferred gift:

Include The Cabaret in your will.

Giving through your will or trust can provide a substantial gift to The Cabaret without the disposable income or assets right now. Talk with your attorney about including a certain amount or percentage and let us know your plans so we know your wishes.

Name The Cabaret as a beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan to receive a percentage of your assets.

If you’re 59 ½, you may make withdrawals (without penalty) to fund your charitable giving.

Name The Cabaret as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

Designate The Cabaret as a beneficiary for a Charitable Gift Annuities or Charitable Remainder Trusts.

Both are tax-advantageous ways to ensure income during your lifetime while assisting The Cabaret through a transfer of assets in the future.

Please contact Shannon Forsell at shannon@thecabaret.org for more information about leaving your legacy at The Cabaret.

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

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

    Indy Star
  • “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
  • 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
  • "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


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