We can’t wait to share our new home with you.

Old Hollywood meets industrial chic at The Christel DeHaan Theater – an industrial space transformed by luxe details and high-end furnishings. Located in the historic Metzger Building in downtown Indianapolis, The Cabaret is the perfect place to celebrate, create and collaborate.

Host your upcoming wedding, performance, fundraiser, conference, meeting, lecture, film screening or special event at one of Indianapolis’ hottest new venues.

Your event rental fee includes:
  • Accommodations for up to 190 seated guests (or 150 with a dance floor)
  • The Cabaret’s high-end tables and chairs (save 2,500 or more on furniture rental fees)
  • Use of our state-of-the-art lighting and sound system
  • A suite of two glamorous dressing rooms with private bathroom
  • Abundant street parking for guests***
  • Projector screens and lobby TV for visual displays
  • Event coordination services and vendor recommendations
  • Art deco-style candle centerpieces for every table
Additional amenities**:
  • Security personnel
  • Sound and light technician
  • Private parking lot***
  • Grand piano
  • Valet parking packages
  • Coat check services
  • Performers, instrumentalists and entertainers

“The Cabaret brought to fruition exactly what we envisioned for our wedding; an elegant and intimate evening where we could feel like movie stars and party with our family and closest friends”


Our exclusive caterer is the

Excite your guests with The Jazz Kitchen’s freshly-made menu options, featuring a unique selection of culinary creations influenced by cuisine from around the world. Each menu is perfectly crafted for your occasion and can be adjusted to accommodate any dietary needs.

Event Inquiry Form

Rental rates are determined based on a variety of factors. For the most accurate quote, please fill out the Event Inquiry Form below:

We offer a 25% discount to non-profit organizations. 
*Required field
**Extra fees apply
***Subject to availability

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

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

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

    Cabaret Guest
  • “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
  • “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


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