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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 #50 of 89 Attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Theaters, Concerts, Architectural Buildings
Description: A building of Moorish design.
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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

These old theaters somehow give you a feeling of being closer to the stage than the modern barns. That said, be prepared to have stiff knees when the show is over, because the seats are crammed together. Also, this site really needs to update the bathroom situation. Having everyone travel up and down the stairs to the basement is really... More

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indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

this is the old Murat theater. they have main room for broadway series shows, but the also have ''side'' rooms for concerts and lots of other things....they remodeled it in the 2000s. I have seen several concerts in the main theater, and most of the broadway shows....its just a great venue...the lobby is old style looking with modern facilities.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I saw Salt-n-Pepa in concert and it was great. Any seat in the whole place had a good view of the stage. I also was surprised to find out that they had a bar, very nice. I would definately go back.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Nice venue, but definitely showing its age. We really enjoyed the show. Very convenient to Mass Ave.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My group and I came here to watch the world cup at a world cup viewing party in July 2014. The set up was okay, but the logistics had not been thought through. It seemed just as something exciting in the game was about to happen, the game would buffer. A back up plan should have been in place. I... More

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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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179 reviews 179 reviews
45 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
73 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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