Long Center for the Performing Arts

111 N. 6th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
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The Long Center is a community owned and focused venue, geared toward local non-for-profit performing arts. Annual events like The Nutcracker and comedian Heywood Banks draw large crowds. Home to the Lafayette Symphony and their 8-concert season, the Long Center also hosts Purdue Bands, The Passion Play and many other events. Restored to it’s vaudeville glory in 2001-2002, it is Lafayette’s gem. Facility Information: Capacity: Theater- 1,155, Classroom/ Banquet/ Reception- 85 Built in 1921, the historic Long Center for the Performing Arts is located in the heart of downtown Lafayette's Arts and Culture District. Originally named the Mars Theater, it was largely used as a vaudeville theater and then a movie house. Today, the Long Center presents an array of programming including rock and jazz artists, variety acts, theatrical productions and a retro film series. The venue is also home to many local performing arts organizations including the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Purdue Bands, the Long Center Theater Organ Society and many more. The Long Center has been dramatically restored to it's original grandeur and has superb natural acoustics. The theater and attached St. John Pavilion are available for your next event. Call for rental details.

Purdue Bands & Orchestra Presents: Jazz Bands

Oct 22, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021

Long Center for the Performing Arts Presents: Scotty McCreery

Oct 28, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021

FILM SERIES: Phantom of the Opera (1925 Silent Film)

Oct 29, 2021 - Oct 29, 2021

Gin Blossoms

Nov 04, 2021 - Nov 04, 2021

JellyBean Jams: All in the family with violinist Wendy Kline

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Presents: Sounds of the Americas

Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021

Purdue Bands & Orchestra Presents: Jazz Bands

Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 19, 2021

Purdue Bands & Orchestra Presents: Collegiate Band and Purdue Wind Ensemble

Nov 21, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021

Purdue Bands & Orchestra Presents: Philharmonic Orchestra

Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021

JellyBean Jams: Purdue Bells

Dec 04, 2021 - Dec 04, 2021

Purdue Bands & Orchestra Presents: Symphony Orchestras

Dec 04, 2021 - Dec 04, 2021

Purdue Bands & Orchestra Presents: Varsity Band, University Band, and Concert Band

Dec 05, 2021 - Dec 05, 2021

Long Center for the Performing Arts Presents: A Motown Christmas

Dec 06, 2021 - Dec 06, 2021

Purdue Bands & Orchestra Presents: Holiday Cheer & All That Jazz

Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Presents: Holiday Pops

Dec 18, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021

Long Center for the Performing Arts Presents: MJ LIVE

Jan 28, 2022 - Jan 28, 2022

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Presents: Lollipop Family Concert

Feb 11, 2022 - Feb 11, 2022

Long Center for the Performing Arts Presents: The Oak Ridge Boys ELVIRA 40 Tour

Feb 12, 2022 - Feb 12, 2022

The Long Center Presents: The Oak Ridge Boys

Feb 12, 2022 - Feb 12, 2022

Long Center for the Performing Arts Presents: Church Basement Ladies

Mar 13, 2022 - Mar 13, 2022

Long Center for the Performing Arts Presents: Church Basement Ladies

Mar 13, 2022 - Mar 13, 2022

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Presents: Influencers

Apr 02, 2022 - Apr 02, 2022

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Presents: Influencers

May 07, 2022 - May 07, 2022

Long Center for the Performing Arts Presents: 40th Annual Ken Double Variety Show

Jun 18, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022