About the IRT

Ryan Artzberger, David Alan Anderson, and Quintin Gildon in the IRT's 2021 production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Zach Rosing.

Indiana Repertory Theatre’s Mission


Rooted in the heart of Indiana, Indiana Repertory Theatre is committed to building a vital, vibrant and informed community through the transformational power of live theatre. The Indiana Repertory Theatre produces inclusive, top-quality, professional theatre and community programming to engage, surprise, challenge and entertain members of the whole community.


The Indiana Repertory Theatre will welcome the whole community, becoming a place of belonging for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking meaningful and enjoyable experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As the largest non-profit theatre in the state of Indiana, IRT’s goal is to help make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse and engaged citizenry.

Welcome to our 52nd Season!

We look forward to welcoming our community of audiences, donors, volunteers, staff, and artists, while also extending our reach to welcome new audiences to our work. We are committed to creating a space that represents and shares stories with the beautiful tapestry of Indianapolis and its people.  

Change is a word that has been on our minds a lot as we enter this exciting new time at the Theatre. Change brings a mix of great opportunity, a healthy dose of nostalgia celebrating our history, and a collective and courageous deep-chested breath as we launch into our bright future. Theatre has been around for a long-time, and can be an awesome chameleon: changing and adapting with people and cultures as they grow.  

Our doors are always open, and there is always a place for you here in our Theatre. A place to dream, a place to connect with your neighbors, and a place either to escape or to examine the world outside of these walls. 

You’re invited to the party, and we hope you’ll bring friends! Here’s to changing and growing together. 

In community, 

Benjamin Hanna, Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director Suzanne Sweeney, Managing Director 

What We Value

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The cast of the IRT's 2018 production of You Can't Take it With You. Photo by Zach Rosing.

What We Value

Sustaining a professional, respectful, inclusive and creative atmosphere

  • Producing diverse plays, we strive to provide insight and celebrate human relationships through the unique vision of the playwright.
  • Employing professional artists of the highest quality, we nurture an environment that allows them to grow and thrive on our stages and in our communities.
  • We foster a creative environment where arts, education, corporate, civic, and cultural organizations collaborate to benefit our community.

What We Value

Building inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA)

  • Our community thrives when diverse voices and peoples gather to make, watch, and support theatre.
  • It is our responsibility as a community resource to open our doors wide, welcoming all to our high-quality, relevant art.
  • We acknowledge our history of privilege as a predominantly white institution as an initial and necessary step toward effectively supporting the dismantling of systems of oppression.
  • To be an antiracist organization we must seek knowledge and understanding to identify discriminatory practices and increase cultural awareness in collaboration with, and learning directly from, BIPOC, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI+), functionally diverse, and other historically excluded communities.

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What We Value

Prudent stewardship of our resources

  • As a public-benefit organization, we focus on community service, artistic integrity, and creating a range of ticket prices that allow all segments of our community to attend.
  • Fiscal responsibility and financial security fuel our institutional sustainability.
  • To ensure institutional longevity, we continue to grow our endowment fund as a resource for future development.

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