Murat Theater

502 N. New Jersey Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Murat Theater

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The Murat Theater was the home of roadshow presentations in the 1950’s in Indianapolis. Today, it is a premier live venue.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

The Murat Theatre was opened on February 28, 1910. The building was designed by Indianapolis architect Oscar D. Bohlen of the firm D. A. Bohlen & Son. It is predominantly Moorish-Oriental in style, and originally had 1,950 seats. A major renovation undertaken in 1996 increased the seating capacity to 2,476.

In its early years, the Murat Theatre was leased by the Shubert organization, and it later served as the venue for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. From the late 1940s until the early 1960s, it was the only house in Indianapolis capable of hosting the touring companies of major Broadway stage productions.

The building is still owned by the Shriners, but the Murat Theatre is now operated under a long-term lease by Live Nation, which lists upcoming events on this web page.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on April 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Here’s an auditorium view taken in the 1950s during a concert sponsored by Steinway Pianos: cuny

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