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The Murat Theatre at the Old National Centre

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502 N New Jersey St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1517
Downtown Indianapolis
+1 317-231-0000
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

My husband surprised me with front row seats to Whose Live (Whose Line is it, Anyway?) We were on the end of the row and up against the stage, so letting people pass by was very hard (I had to stand and lean against my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank salatzke
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

First timer and I thought the place had a great ambiance. Cool woodwork in the interior and the place had amazing sound. We sat up high in the balcony and it still felt like great seats. The only knock is the seating is cramped otherwise...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Stylish old place, though very cramped. We've don't go there because they add an 18% fee to every ticket. Just unwilling to pay that for the right to buy a seat.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DavidCardy
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We have seen many of our favorite entertainers at the Murat and love the restored theater and ease of parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

While i have been here several times, i always enjoy the shows. While the place is showing some age, it's a very nice place to see a show. We sat 20 rows back, on the far left side. 4 seats from the row end. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a great place to see concerts or plays. The building itself has so much character and is beautifully maintained.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

I am usually a big fan of old theaters. This one was just old and tired looking. It wasn't anywhere as magnificent as some I have been in. We had 5 tickets to see the Lion King. We paid big money for 3 of them...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Hyesagmn
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Took my wife to see the lion King here at this theater. The lion King was awesome but our seats were not that good and we were in the orchestra lower level in the center section! I paid over $120 each for the tickets and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Erniepba
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We have seen several shows here and I just love the old character of it all. The seats are close and there could be some updating in regards to having more restrooms etc, but the staff is always very friendly and the inside is just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Saw Lion King this weekend and was amazed at how well this show fit into the venue. It’s easy to find and parking is convenient.

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from SueL41589 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I have only been to a performance there. Sorry.
Tina F
February 7, 2018|
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Response from TravelChic4469 | Reviewed this property |
Just Google “Downtown Indianapolis hotels” and I guarantee you will find what you need.
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January 10, 2018|
Response from Pattimoe | Reviewed this property |
You can call the venue and ask them or look at the seating chart online
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Appropriate dress for Murat Theatre? (3 Replies)
I'm attending the Tony Bennet concert tonight at the Murat Theatre, is a long black evening gown over dressed for that venue?
March 19, 2016|
Response fromlilyian|
I would say that the show you are seeing will dictate the attire more than the theater. We are Broadway in Indpls ticket subscribers, and half of our shows occur at the Murat. We see attire from jeans to nice dinner clothing at the touring Broadway shows. We never see cocktail or formal attire. Tony Bennett, however, could bring a more formal atmosphere, though. The best thing is to wear what makes you happy and have a lovely time.
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Breweries or tap rooms near Mass Ave (3 Replies)
We're spending one night near Mass Ave to attend a concert at the Murat Theatre. We like craft beer. Are there any breweries or tap rooms in the neighborhood?
January 24, 2018|
Response fromhuntlawoffice|
As pointed out you'll find lots of options in the area. You've already got some suggestions here's some more: 1. Raltson's (Taproom?). I've been a few times (as they are a dart bar & I throw darts). They have a very(?) good beer selection, some regulars on tap, rotating taps, as well as bottles; my memory is that are fairly heavy on local options. I don't think I've had their food (not that you mentioned food) or if I did it wasn't particularly memorable. 2. Bru Burger. This is a...More
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Seating inside of the Murat Theatre? (11 Replies)
There are tickets available for a show that I want to see, but the best available are in row "PP" of the Right Section. They are on the inner aisle, but I'm curious as to what the view is going to be like? Does anyone have any experience? PP is the second to last row on the main floor. There are ticket broker options for much closer, but for 5x as much as face value. Any opinions or suggestions would be most appreciated.
November 28, 2009|
Response fromshutterbug2|
Hi ifontaine. PP is pretty far back, so I think it depends on what kind of show it is. The sound is good most places at the Murat. Closer rows in the balcony would be much better than row PP on the floor. I like the perspective there as well if you can get in the first 5 rows or so. That said, we saw David Sedaris there for a reading & we were at about FF or so & sound was good & the view (of course it was only a man standing & reading) was fine. A play or dance performance...More