The Madame Walker Theatre Center has its own set of signature programs that offers a wide variety of events and activities to the Indianapolis community.


Jazz on the Avenue

Jazz on the Avenue, presented every last Friday, showcases local and national jazz artists in concert in a cabaret setting in the Casino Ballroom. JOA provides opportunities for the community to be entertained by the hottest local jazz, funk and neo-soul bands in Indianapolis. For your chance to perform at JOA, email 

*Schedule Subject to Change 

April- jazz appreciation month




Meet madame

 Starting February 21st, the Madame Walker Theatre Center will be partnering up with Freetown Village to welcome the public to meet Madame C.J. Walker every 3rd Friday of the month. You will also be able to schedule a tour of the building (in advance). 

Contact Us as for more information or to set up your tour today!

 Art at the Walker

The Madame Walker Theatre Center is an advocate of the arts in Indianapolis; performing arts as well as the visual arts. The Walker will host bi-monthly visual art exhibitions on the 4th floor. This new gallery space called The Lobby is dedicated to local artists as well as student work. Artists interested in submitting images for consideration should contact us at 

Kamp kuumba                                                           

 We welcome all parents and guardians to bring their children ages 6 through 15 to our summer camp during the summer days of 2014! Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm we will provide an experiences for your children into the art world. The first day of camp will be June 16th and the last day of camp will be August 1st. Prices are $85 per student. (Multiple student discounts available.) 

Here is the application: files/file/Kamp%20Kuumba%20Spring%20Break%20Camp%202014.doc

Theatre at the Walker

Voted “Best Theatre in Indianapolis” by WRTV’s 2010 A-List, The Madame Walker Theatre Center is home to a 943 seat Theatre dedicated to bringing in quality productions. Theatre is our passion! Broadway plays, musicals, short films and dramas are welcome on stage at the Walker. Playwrights and directors should email to introduce new ideas and plays to the Walker. We’d be delighted to see your production come to life!



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