3 New Indianapolis Venues You Have to Check Out

Our city is filled with exciting projects and developments, but to musicians, often the new music and art venues are the most magnetizing. We like to picture residents of a neighborhood entering a theatre or museum for the first time; eyes opened by the sheer beauty of what they get to witness. What a beautiful scene!

Student exposure to music and culture in America is one of those things that most would say they value, but actions speak louder than words, and the words aren’t often backed by taking the time and doing what’s important. Participate in some of Indianapolis’ newest venues this year, and let us know what you think (we’re always curious!).

The District Theatre

The former Theatre on the Square has been revived into a miniature-Broadway theatre, right on Mass Ave. This intimate venue is perfect for those seeking a larger-than-life experience.

627 Massachusetts Avenue


Mars Hill Arts Center

A former drug house has been miraculously transformed into a massive neighborhood amenity - the Mars Hill Arts Center offers classes and experiences in ceramics, woodworking, painting, and much more.

2811 Mars Hill Street


Phoenix Theatre Cultural Center

This beautiful space (formerly an abandoned church) has become a Downtown gem. Inside the Cultural Center contains The Russell, a 140-seat proscenium theatre, the historic Phoenix Theatre, a costume shop, a prop shop, and much more. The Center is also home to several Indianapolis performing arts groups, including the Phoenix Rising Dance Company.

705 N. Illinois Street


In addition to Indianapolis’ many existing performing arts venues, these are sure to enhance the artistic culture of our community and fellow Hoosiers for many years to come. As always, feel free to share this information with an individual or a family you think could benefit from an exploratory night out!

- Tyler Long, Administrative Assistant/Music Instructor at Vibe Music Academy.