About Us

Our Mission

The Madame Walker Theatre Center exists to preserve the legacy of its namesake through the arts, entertainment, entrepreneurship and civic engagement.

Our Vision

As the last surviving icon on Indiana Avenue, the Madame Walker Theatre Center is home to a world-renowned building listed on the register of National Historic Landmarks. Today, the Walker serves as a venue for hosting entertainment, showcasing artistic talent and promoting community education. Its goal is to remain the premiere organization to model the ideals of entrepreneurship and cultural enrichment. Its vision for the future is to serve as an enduring symbol of African American pride and achievement by perpetuating the legacy of the first female millionaire, Madam C. J. Walker.

Today, the Madame Walker Theatre Center home to a variety of signature programs and unique events. With recent updates to the staff, the building and the offerings, it is imperative that Indianapolis rethink the Walker, join us for events and let our staff help plan your special event. It's no wonder the Walker was voted Indianapolis' Best Theatre in WRTV's 2010 A-List!