This iconic Terre Haute landmark opened on January 28, 1922, and occupies a special place in American theatre architecture design. The Theatre was built by Terre Haute resident T.W. Barhydt to be a lasting gift to the city of Terre Haute and it was designed by America’s preeminent designer John Eberson to be his first prototype “Atmospheric Theatre” which became his signature style that is recognized to be the gold standard of American theatre design. Throughout its rich history, the Theatre has hosted a wide range of events that have included vaudeville, cinema, performing arts and community celebrations of all types. Through restoration efforts which began in May 2013, the Indiana Theatre’s heritage has been preserved and the Indiana has been reborn as a 1,600 seat full service event center which can host a wide range of community gatherings that include live entertainment, performing arts, cinema, wedding events, and fundraisers. While visiting our proud and historic city, we encourage you to visit this downtown treasure which has served as a vault for Terre Haute memories since 1922.
The Auditorium originally featured 2000 theatre seats. About 1500 theatre seats remain in the Auditorium while a Terrace and Dance Floor have been added to host a larger variety of events and support additional 250+ in portable seating. By choosing to host your special event here you will have access to the stage and our giant screen for live entertainment, cinema events, wedding ceremonies, and recitals. On the terrace we can seat 175 for table seating or 250 in portable seating.
Your event will be among the long list of spectacular occasions that have taken place in our Auditorium. Long time employees remember nostalgic entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Jack Burns, and the Marx Brothers Road Shows at the Indiana Theater.
Entering into the mystery of nightfall in the Auditorium, the guest experiences the deep tones of reds, blues, and browns against the vibrant atmospheric lighting system which has evolved since the original state-of-of-the-art 1922 system.
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Customizable Atmospheric LED Lighting, 3rd Largest projection screen in Indiana (only behind IMAX screens), Digital Projection, Large stage (54' wide, 33' deep)
Maximum Capacity: 500 Ballroom
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Ballroom | Maximum Capacity: 500
Connecting the Rotunda to the Auditorium, our Lobby Ballroom area is a highly adorned and flexible space perfect for any meetings, cocktail hours, or dinners that need a touch of grandeur and ambiance. The atmospheric style of designer John Eberson brings the 17th century Spanish architecture to Terre Haute in the elaborate sculptural churrigueresque motifs festooned on the ceilings and columns of the lobby.
The Lobby can seat up to 200 guests for table seating. Our portable bar and concession serving stations provide flexible floor planning for a wide range of events.
Thirty-eight male and female statues line each side of the Lobby and they have stood watching over the Indiana Theatre since 1922.
The atmospheric style of designer John Eberson brings the 17th century Spanish architecture to Terre Haute in the elaborate sculptural churrigueresque motifs festooned on the ceilings and columns of the lobby.
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This highly adorned, large, and flexible space accommodates almost any layout or function. A large oak, marble, and granite bar is featured on the south end of the space.
Rotunda - Grand Entry
General Event Space
Rotunda - Grand Entry
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General Event Space
As a guest enters and walks through the Theatre, he is embraced by lighting and colors that emulate the lifecycle of day created through patterns and colors inspired by 17th century Spanish Andalusia. In the Rotunda the colors shift from light pastel in the churriguerisque to fierce reds and golds of a sunrise in the railing, leaving the remnants of dawn in the deep burgundys of the dome sky.
The Rotunda colors shift from light pastel in the churrigueresque to fierce reds and golds of a sunrise in the railing, leaving the remnants of dawn in the deep burgundys of the dome sky.
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