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Performing Arts in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

The talent goes on and on.

From theatrical productions and ballet performances to classical concerts, jazz music jams and a Big Ten marching band, Lafayette-West Lafayette performing arts hold center stage.

Historic theaters, outdoor venues, university stadiums and theatrical stages, Lafayette-West Lafayette truly is a performing arts center.

Performing Arts in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

Civic Theatre of Greater Greater Lafayette, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette

313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [map]

Civic Theatre has called the Historic Monon Depot Theatre home for over 30 years. Hundreds of volunteers work hard to present a variety of MainStage productions, musicals, comedies, dramas and classics. Civic Theatre offers an extensive theatre education program including summer camps, classes and workshops. Enjoy large scale summer shows, holiday shows and an exciting series of staged readings.

Lafayette Ballet Company of Lafayette, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

Lafayette Ballet Company
226 N. 6th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [map]

Performs classical ballets throughout the year, including an annual version of the ever-popular Nutcracker. Lafayette Ballet Company was formed in 1989. Professional training through Lafayette Ballet School (begun in 1988), professional guest artists and teachers, professional costumes and sets and careful details of production help to enhance the quality of all LBC endeavors. The Ballroom at 226 N. 6th Street, the Murdock Building is an inspiring atmosphere in which to nurture the traditions of ballet.

Lafayette Citizens Band of Lafayette, Indiana

Lafayette Citizens Band

The City of Lafayette was founded in 1825, and 17 years later, in 1842, the Tippecanoe Journal and Free-Press reported the organization of the "Lafayette Band", noting in its July 7, 1842 edition, that it had been "only a few months in training, but from its performance on the 4th, a stranger might have been led to presume it had been organized for years." The Lafayette Citizens Band provides the community with free public concerts throughout the summer at Riehle Plaza in downtown Lafayette from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and every Thursday evening in between.

Bach Chorale Singers, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

Lafayette Master Chorale

Lafayette Master Chorale’s Adult, Children and Youth Choirs provide a series of six to seven concerts a year. Performances are presented at various venues throughout the community. Children’s summer programs are also available in June.

Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra
111 N. 6th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [map]

Brings outstanding symphonic music and artistic excellence through performances and educational outreach to the community. The LSO makes its home in the grand setting of the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Purdue Bands, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

Purdue Bands

Offers a year-round range of performances by its concert and jazz bands, Symphony Orchestra and American Music Repertory Ensemble. Its famed “All-American” Marching Band and pep bands add a musical flair to Purdue athletic events.

Purdue Black Cultural Center, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

Purdue Black Cultural Center
Purdue University, 1100 3rd Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 [map]

Offers four performing art ensembles; The Black Voices of Inspiration Choir, Haraka Writers, Jahari Dance Troupe and the New Directional Players Theater Group.

Purdue Convocations, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

Purdue Convocations
Purdue University

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations is among the oldest collegiate performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 30--40 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theatre, dance, children's theatre, world music, jazz, and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country, and comedy attractions. With a vision for connecting artists and audiences in artistic dialogue and for drawing in academic discourse, Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media.

Purdue Dance Division, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

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Purdue University

The Division of Dance in the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts offers courses in modern, ballet, jazz dance, world dance, movement fundamentals, dance appreciation, improvisation, composition, choreography, and dance performance.

Purdue Musical Organizations, West Lafayette, Indiana

Purdue Musical Organizations
Purdue University
712 3rd Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Includes Purdue Bells and five vocal ensembles: Varsity Glee Club, Purduettes, University Choir, Heart & Soul, All Campus & Community Chorale. PMO’s annual Purdue Christmas Show is a Midwest holiday tradition that attracts thousands to the Elliott Hall of Music.

Purdue Theatre, West Lafayette, Indiana

Purdue Theatre
Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts
552 W. Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 [map]

Marquee productions are presented in the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Shrader Workshop productions are presented in the Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre or other locations in Pao Hall.

Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society
638 North Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

Dedicated to promoting the performance and appreciation of chamber music in the community. Presenting six concerts a year, featuring the region's finest musicians.


Carnahan Hall
2200 Elmwood Avenue, Suite A6, Lafayette, IN 47904 [map]

Duncan Hall
619 Ferry Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [map]

Elliott Hall of Music
Purdue University, 712 3rd Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 [map]

Lafayette Theatre
600 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [map]

Loeb Playhouse
Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907 [map]

Long Center for the Performing Arts
111 N. 6th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [map]

Slayter Center for the Performing Arts
Purdue University, 1200 W. Stadium Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47907 [map]

Tippecanoe County Amphitheater
4449 State Road 43 N., West Lafayette, IN 47906 [map]

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