The Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

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The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts is 1,600-seat, 151,000 square foot concert hall located in Carmel, Indiana.
After years of planning, The Palladium, one of three venues that comprises the Center for the Performing Arts, opened on January 29, 2011 and today serves as a venue for various musical concerts and performances. It is located at 1 Center Green, adjacent to the Carmel City Center. The four-fronted, symmetrical design of The Palladium, massed around the domed central space of the single room concert hall was inspired by Andrea Palladio’s Villa Capra, La Rotonda (1566). The Palladium is based upon the traditional shoebox-shaped concert hall with high ceilings and massive, sound-reflecting walls. The facility also features a limestone façade and movable acoustical panels that can significantly alter the acoustics of the hall.
The Palladium was designed by David M. Schwarz Architects of Washington, D.C. with local consultation by CSO Architects as Architect of Record. Indianapolis-based Shiel Sexton Co. Inc. served as construction manager.
The Palladium is home to the Great American Songbook Foundation. The organization's administrative headquarters are located on the Gallery level.
The other two venues that comprise the Center are the 500 seat Tarkington Theatre and the Studio Theatre – a black box with flexible seating.
Steven Libman was the founding President/ CEO of the The Center for the Performing Arts from 2009 to 2011. While there, he successfully planned and launched the first few seasons and produced two major opening night festival galas with: Michael Feinstein, Chris Botti, Neil Sedaka, Dionne Warwick, David Hyde Pierce and dancers from American Ballet Theatre. He also produced a PBS special with Michael Feinstein seen by 11 million viewers. The special titled "Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project" was nominated for Outstanding Music Direction at the 64th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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  • What a wonderful new beautiful concert hall! “Like a concert inside a wedding cake”. Carmelites should be proud to have such a great venue. 
    What a wonderful new beautiful concert hall! “Like a concert inside a wedding cake”. Carmelites should be proud to have such a great venue.  more »
  • We got tickets to see a concert here. We got there a little early since we were traveling & it was really cold outside! There weren't a lot of places to sit in the lobby, but we found a bench in... 
    We got tickets to see a concert here. We got there a little early since we were traveling & it was really cold outside! There weren't a lot of places to sit in the lobby, but we found a bench in...  more »
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  • I am so proud that The Palladium - and the entire Center for the Performing Arts - is located in Carmel, Indiana. Nearly every artist who has performed there has commented to the audience what a great venue it is. I highly recommend attending a concert - or 2 or 3 - there soon!
  • The acoustics are wonderful. The program (I'll Be Seeing You: Letters of WWII) was absolutely fantastic! The front seats aren't great because of the speakers; they blocked many scenes. At least the music made up for not being able to see everything.

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