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Address: 683 Ohio St, Terre Haute, IN
Phone Number: +1 812-232-8076
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This iconic Terre Haute landmark opened on January 28, 1922, and occupies a...

This iconic Terre Haute landmark opened on January 28, 1922, and occupies a special place in American theatre architecture design. The Theatre was built by Terre Haute resident T.W. Barhydt to be a lasting gift to the city of Terre Haute and it was designed by America’s preeminent designer John Eberson to be his first prototype “Atmospheric Theatre” which became his signature style that is recognized to be the gold standard of American theatre design. Throughout its rich history, the Theatre has hosted a wide range of events that have included vaudeville, cinema, performing arts and community celebrations of all types. Through restoration efforts which began in May 2013, the Indiana Theatre’s heritage has been preserved and the Indiana has been reborn as a 1,600 seat full service event center which can host a wide range of community gatherings that include live entertainment, performing arts, cinema, wedding events, and fundraisers. While visiting our proud and historic city, we encourage you to visit this downtown treasure which has served as a vault for Terre Haute memories since 1922.

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Beautiful architecture

This old theatre has been restored to its former grandeur. Beautiful details and amazing history. Worth a visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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227 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old theatre has been restored to its former grandeur. Beautiful details and amazing history. Worth a visit!

Thank jonamo9638
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this venue for my future wedding, so I am clearly a fan. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 rating is they are in the midst of giving the theater the much deserved TLC it needs to truly be a draw. The theater has some of the most ornate decor seen in Terre Haute and a rich... More 

Thank Nicole P
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The theater was magnificent in its day. The new owner(s) have restored much of the luster - the lobby and stage. However, as stated in the title, the seats are the most uncomfortable ones I have ever sat in. After watching one film, my back ached the next day from the twisting and turning it took to try and find... More 

Thank Flyingfish182
Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Occasionally used for movies, more for events, including music and dinners. Downtown venue with available parking garage.

Thank Bob T
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This theater has recently been tastefully renovated. It's a beautiful piece of history that has been saved. It's a great venue for many types of events.

Thank Marsha D
Bloomington, Indiana
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

What a treasure this restored landmark is for any city. It stands out in Terre Haute as a wonderful location for group events. We enjoyed attending a recent reunion immensely.

Thank TomHustad
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

what can i say history history history. and what i consider to be the this country's finest theater . but we have the honor of having it right here in our home town of terre haute. you wont even have to step inside to feel its charm and it's magnitude on the landscape you can attend many events in this... More 

Thank Charles W
Valparaiso, Indiana
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This place is just beautiful. My nephew had his wedding here. I loved the old charm in the theatre. I was taken back to another time and place.

Thank lwalkernutt
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Fantastic facility! My daughter's wedding and reception were held here & it was the perfect venue. There are few theatres of this calibre in the Midwest. The architecture is phenomenal! Wonderful to see it now being used so much. It's also a great place to see movies during their special showings. The screen is one of the biggest traditional screens... More 

Thank Gymrat70
Linton, Indiana
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134 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Spent the evening here seeing Henry Lee Summers preform,such a unique,grand old building.I am so glad it was saved and restored,such a historic place with lots of memories.They don't make them like this anymore with so much character and glitz,it is truly a sight to see.

Thank Terrib24

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