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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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Nice little theatre

I took my daughter to a show here. The parking wasn't bad. Decent concession area. There were several hotels nearby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracy J
Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have attended several plays/concerts at the Murat Theater. It's an Indianapolis landmark worth a visit.

Thank Vicki R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to see a play, musical or concert. It's historical and pretty if you like antique style. Seats are comfortable, they serve basic food in the lobby (pretzels, hotdogs, adult beverages, etc...). Restrooms are always clean and they are updated. Don't sit TOO close to the front or you get a crick in your neck, but... More 

Thank Char J
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With no bad seats in the house, the Murat Theatre is a lovely place to enjoy a play or production in downtown Indianapolis. Many traveling Broadway plays are held here and if you are looking for a less expensive seat you won't have a problem because there are just no bad seats in this place. The theater is actually relatively... More 

Thank trevligresa
Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my daughter to a show here. The parking wasn't bad. Decent concession area. There were several hotels nearby.

Thank Tracy J
Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We recently saw Phantom of the Opera at the Murat and we were thrilled! Great venue other than the bathrooms being well overloaded for the crowd size. You better go during the show or be prepared to wait in long long long lines.

Thank freetobehis
Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Murat Theatre at the Old National Centre has been around for more than 100 years and has positioned itself as the go-to venue for many musicals, comedians and Broadway productions. Our favorite show was "Phantom Of The Opera" . . . a show that was captivating, spellbinding and wonderful. I don't know how all of the special effects were... More 

Thank Dave46033
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The touring production that we saw here was actually very good, better than expected really. The theatre lobby and house, though the lights were kept extremely low even by theatre standards, looked perfectly fine as well. The seating and sight lines in the rear orchestra seating were really terrible, and actually unacceptable for the ticket price. There is very little... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Just went to see Sturgill Simpson last night with VIP tickets. Literally parked outside the VIP entrance. Met inside by greeter who escorted us to the elevator. Then personally escorted to a table for 4 in the Egyptian Room. A darling couple who'd driven up from Nashville, TN, sat with us. A waiter happened by every 10 minutes or so... More 

Thank Anniebonnie
Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Even though the shows at the Old National Centre are excellent, the seats are horrible. No room for legs. No back support. If you suffer from any back ailments, skip this place. Wait until the shows go to Clowes Hall or the Carmel Center for Performing Arts. We had season tickets for a year. At each performance, I ended up... More 

Thank traveljean13
Bloomington IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Transport back to a guided time to this beautifully restored theater. SUper clean, helpful staff, incredible sound system. Sat in the balcony and could see everything but could also hear and feel every note.

Thank BigRog47401

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