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The Murat Theatre at the Old National Centre

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Address: 502 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: (317) 231-0000
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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A building of Moorish design.

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Great old venue on the NE side of downtown Indy. Offers a wide variety of musical acts as well as theatrical performances. Its dated as far as some of the amenities go, but that's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great old venue on the NE side of downtown Indy. Offers a wide variety of musical acts as well as theatrical performances. Its dated as far as some of the amenities go, but that's part of the fun. If you want modern everything, prob good place to avoid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The building is beautiful, however could certainly use some renovations. The seating is a bit tight and uncomfortable. The theater was pretty cold as well.

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

An Old Venue but we were so glad that it is still around. It is a beautiful place. We went to see Jason Bonham and Led Zepplin Experience and absolutely enjoy the Murat and concert

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Thank Thomas G
Plainfield, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Have been to Murat several times. Experience similar to previous events. Long lines to ladies restroom, even with 2 large restrooms. I found seats to be comfortable but I am short. Not much leg room. Husband's first time here, he was concerned about evacuating in case of fire. Yes, he is a worrier. It is a beautiful old theater. I... More 

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Thank Beverly L
Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Compared to other similar size venues, the audio quality and acoustics in this building are terrible. We saw a band live in the Egyptian room who we'd seen live previously in Chicago. There was zero comparison in the sound quality. Additionally, there is no AC in the building and they run these huge tubes in from street level to try... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I went to the murat to see a comedy show. The seats are very close together and there is little leg room. The GREAT thing about this place is there does not seem to be a bad seat.

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Thank Terrie64
Lawrenceville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The theater is old and some of the paint is bubbling on the ceiling but I found it to be very similar to some of the theaters I have visited in New York. I had no problem hearing and yes, the seating is cramped but not uncomfortably so. We enjoyed the concert and I would definitely visit this theater again!

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Thank jamiern
Midwest
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Seats are very narrow - if two size 8 women feel crowded, imagine how larger sized people feel?! One seat was completely blocked by a very huge pillar on orchestra level. Two overweight people had to have chairs brought to them because they could not fit or see from their seats. Acoustics are poor. Needs repainting and repairs. Possibly you... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We went to see, Last Comic Standing, and the acoustics are absolutely horrendous. Not only our party of six, but almost everyone around us commented how bad the acoustics were. We found it nearly impossible to hear any of the show. The seating is equally horrendous, the seating is so narrow that you are in contact with people on either... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Recently attended a concert at this venue...Robert Plant and company. We had 2nd row center seats...WOW! It was FANTASTIC! Great place to see a concert.

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