Host your upcoming event at The Cabaret.

Old Hollywood meets industrial chic at The Cabaret’s 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.

So if you’re planning a wedding reception, dinner, celebration, fundraiser, corporate meeting, lecture, film screening, or other special event… let’s talk!

Fill out our event inquiry form to get started!

Please note: All rental events at The Cabaret are now managed by the Cabaret’s catering partner, The Jazz Kitchen.

Your event rental fee includes:
  • Accommodations for up to 190 seated guests (or 150 with a dance floor)
  • The Cabaret’s custom high-end tables and chairs (saving you up to $2,500 or more on furniture rental fees)
  • Marble and brass bar area
  • Availability of a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, including theatrical lighting
  • A suite of two glamorous dressing rooms with private bathroom
  • Convenient street parking for guests
Additional amenities available:
  • Professional security personnel
  • Professional sound and lighting technicians
  • Convenient parking lot
  • Cabaret-style stage with Yamaha C-3 grand piano
  • Valet parking packages
  • Table linens
  • Assistance choosing musicians and performers

“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. (Rentals require a $5k minimum catering order.)

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.
Please note: All rental events at The Cabaret are now managed by the Cabaret’s catering partner, The Jazz Kitchen.

We offer a 20% discount to non-profit organizations. 
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  • “Best in class. A truly delightful experience - over the top!”

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

    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "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
  • “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


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