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The Murat Theatre at the Old National Centre

502 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
(317) 231-0000
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Ranked #46 of 82 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Theaters, Concerts, Architectural Buildings
Description: A building of Moorish design.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Enjoyed everything about this establishment. Vintage feel with modern amenities. Beautiful building!!!

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Indy
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Attended a Tommy Emmanuel concert that was amazing. Price was right and the location is now wonderful. Plenty of places to eat and then hop into a show. Parked on the street for $5 instead of their overpriced lot. As we walked around the building I was so disappointed at the plexiglass window coverings that hid the stained glass windows.... More

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Bloomington, IN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We attended a recent Bill Maher appearance at this location. It's bad enough that the seats are squishy, some of the stage views are awkward, and the venue is worn, but there was no air conditioning! The theater was packed and extremely warm....no air flow whatsoever...people were fanning themselves with anything they could find. They also didn't close the bar... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Had the pleasure of seeing El Divo at this venue recently. The "theater" is so well restored. The sound is great. Love to go there even over some of the newer venues in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

we were here the other night for Il DIVO fabulous by the way…but the building is in need of some help…peeling paint worn seats worn carpet….worn lobby..old grandeur is fading….and please have people refraining from using their phones to record the whole concert or performance.. completely distracting and annoying….put your cell phones away and watch the concert

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Louisville, KY
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10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We visited the Murat for the first time in March 2014, for an incredible show (Neutral Milk Hotel!). The Murat seemed amazing to me--cavernous, somewhat elegant, old. We were in the Egyptian Room for a general admission, standing room only show. We chose to buy $10 per person priority passes. These allowed us to skip the line and enter the... More

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rensselaer, IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Website states that the doors open two hours before event starts. We arrived at 5:15pm for a 7:30pm show and were not let in until 7:00pm. The weather was in the teens and as it was general admission for the entire show, no one was adequately dressed. Not cool. I will travel elsewhere for a show and avoid this venue... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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46 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

They have some really great shows here. Theatre itself needs adequate lighting, fresh paint, carpet cleaning, comfortable seats, and adequate restroom facilities.

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Midwest
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Saw "Wicked" in Murat. We were 1/2 hr early ( it was a weekday) and there were several street parking spots available a block from Murat. However we were ill prepared with change for the parking meter, and paid cash to park in an 'event parking spot' nearby. We were in P row seats- so clear views, though the whole... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I was back at the Murat Theater for the first time in over 30 years last night for a show. The historic theater is worn but still regal. I sat in the Royalty section and the seats in my row tipped backwards when we stood up which made everyone in row D a little concerned. Maintenance might check this area... More

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