Old National Centre
502 N. New Jersey Street,
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Old National Centre (Official)
Previously operated by: Shubert Brothers Theater Company
Architects: Oscar D. Bohlen
Firms: D.A. Bohlen & Son
Functions: Live Performances
Previous Names: Murat Theater
The Murat Theater was opened February 28, 1910 when it was leased to the Shubert Brothers who operated it into the 1930’s. Movies were often programed at the theatre. Sometimes known as the Murat Temple, it was built for the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. There are 1,155 seats in the orchestra, 642 seats in the balcony and a series of boxes seat 156. The proscenium is 40 feet wide, the stage 40 feet deep.
In the mid-1930’s it became home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. It was the home of roadshow presentations in the 1950’s in Indianapolis. Today, it is a premier live venue.
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