Our Mission: To foster a love of theatre through imagination, education, and participation.
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is the largest of more than 70 Indiana community theatres and one of the ten largest of over 7,000 active community theatres in the United States. Civic also is considered the nation’s longest continuously operating community theatre. Founded in 1915, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre has been a vital part of the city’s cultural landscape for nearly a century, providing superior live theatrical entertainment for a broad-based audience.
Every Civic production is designed, directed, choreographed, and accompanied by a team of professional artists who support a corps of talented community performers and craftsmen. Each year, Civic provides the community with nearly 95 performances and 500 opportunities to participate onstage or behind-the-scenes in a professional theatre setting with access to cutting edge equipment and facilities. Additionally, its extensive variety of educational and community outreach programs provide opportunities for artists and patrons of all ages – 18 months to seniors – to learn through theatre throughout the year.
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, the principal resident theatre company at the newly constructed Center for the Performing Arts, is located at the Tarkington, 3 Center Green, Suite 200, Carmel, IN 46032– easily accessible from both Meridian Street and Keystone Avenue corridors.