All IRT patrons attending public performances must show a photo ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (administered no more than 72 hours prior to the performance), in addition to wearing a mask. Please see our full Health & Safety information and policies on our FAQs page.

Front and Center Campaign

A Campaign for the Indiana repertory Theatre

When you make a gift to the Indiana Repertory Theatre's Front and Center Campaign, you are supporting the immediate needs of the Theatre while also ensuring its long-term sustainability.

Watch the video below to learn more about our exciting plans for the IRT!

Video: Front and Center Campaign

Why support the campaign?

We welcome people from diverse backgrounds to unite in a common space and experience stories that explore the primary issues of humanity. Together as audience members, people connect, discuss, and reflect.

Through a compelling array of classic, contemporary, and world premiere plays, we captivate audiences with stories rendered on our stages expertly by professional artists and artisans.      

By providing quality, interactive arts experiences to over 40,000 Indiana school children each season, we play a vital role in developing empathy and critical thinking skills in the future generation of Hoosiers.

As a locally operating small business, we create jobs, attract patrons to shop and dine Downtown, and provide an essential cultural amenity that helps other local businesses attract and retain top-flight talent to Central Indiana. 

The Impact of your gift

Support artistic innovation, onstage and behind the scenes
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Campaign funds will:

  • Expand our ability to produce and commission new plays
  • Allow flexibility for selecting shows with large cast sizes
  • Update artisan shops and performance spaces with state-of-the-art technologies that the field's top designers and technicians demand
Ensure the sustainability of the Theatre for generations to come
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Campaign funds will:

  • Grow our endowment to protect our annual operations against economic instability
  • Provide earmarked monies for maintenance and improvements to our historic building
Expand our artistic programming
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Campaign funds will:

  • Allow us to expand the number of educationally-focused productions each season
  • Provide greater flexibility to program our Signature Six Series with new, modern, and classic plays that are better suited to our adult audiences
Develop our audience to reach more of the community 
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Campaign funds will:

  • Support deeper outreach into our community to bring new audiences to the Theatre
  • Allow for the implementation of new technologies and systems to better serve our patrons
Renovate the Upperstage Lobby
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  • Refresh and modernize this space, and improve the flow to better accommodate audiences
  • Update and expand restroom facilities that serve the Upperstage and Cabaret Theatres

Check out the Campaign Brochure to learn more about the Front and Center Campaign.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Contact us using the information below, or click to learn about the ways to make a gift!

Janet Allen, Executive Artistic Director | 317.916.4800

Suzanne Sweeney | Managing Director | 317.916.4820

Jennifer Turner | Director of Development | 317.916.4835

Ways to make a contribution
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The IRT will be accepting pledges to the Campaign through March 2020. Pledge payments will be accepted for an additional five years, through March 2025.

You can make your gift via credit card, personal check, stocks or mutual funds, or through the IRA Required Minimum Distribution. We will also be accepting legacy gifts as a part of the Campaign. Visit our Legacy Giving webpage to learn more about making an estate gift to the Theatre.