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Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

The Murat Theatre, also known as Old National Centre or Murat Temple is an entertainment venue situated in Indianapolis, Indiana, and owned by the Murat Shrine. Murat Theatre is the oldest stage house located in the city and the largest in North America. The Murat Theatre is considered Indianapolis’s landmark and often referred as a historical place. The Indianapolis Shrine was chartered in 1884 and the Murat Theatre came into picture in 1909, built by the William P. Jungclaus Company in the Egyptian style. The Murat Shrine is mainly popular for its theatre. The venue also featured many Broadway shows in the initial days. In the mid 1900’s, it was considered to be the only road show venue in Indianapolis and was the home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. 

About Murat Theatre at Old National Centre


The Murat Theatre has a concert hall and a performing arts centre along with other small parts. The theatre’s performing arts centre has a seating capacity of approximately 2500 and the concert theatre has the seating capacity of 1800. It includes several rooms and areas to host multiple events. The Egyptian room, the most popular and largest in the arena has a capacity of almost 2000 people. A total of nine rooms exist to host events all round the year. The other smaller venues which are a part of the Murat Theatre include the Corinthian Hall, the Great Hall, the Crowne Room and the Corinthian Annex and Corinthian Meeting Room, a 600 seat multi-purpose room and a banquet hall and numerous lobby areas.

The theme of the Islamic Temples located in the Middle-East and Egypt was followed in building this famous venue. It is adorned with brick banding in brown and yellow along with terra cotta trim, stained glass windows and minarets. The southeastern corner has the 63 meter high tower. The further construction that took place also blended with the existing theme. It is a huge theatre and comfortable parking facilities are available for the visitors. An unfortunate incident took place during the late 1900’s when the building was affected due to the fire and some people got injured. But it was soon renovated. It is now considered to be the historical building.

The Murat Theatre is generally considered to be the oldest and the best venue located at Indianapolis. It hosts events of multiple natures. From concerts to wrestling, the Murat Theatre welcomes all kinds of fans and encourages them to attend events of their own choice as well enjoy the excellent architecture. Situated at the prime location and known by almost everyone, people from different areas come to watch their favorite shows here. People visit it not only because of its location and history, but also because it hosts some of the best and most talked about events. You must not miss the opportunity to visit this place for your favorite event this season. So grab your Murat Theater Tickets today and have a rocking weekend with your friends and family.