Clowes Memorial Hall
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University opened on October 18,
1963, and was built through the vision and auspices of Edith
Whitehall Clowes, wife of Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, a
former research director with Eli Lilly and Company.
Clowes Memorial Hall boasts a 2200-seat auditorium and hosts a
variety of performances, university and community events, and town
hall lectures throughout the year. In addition to the Clowes
Performing Arts Series and its Education Program, Clowes also is
the home of resident companies such as the Indianapolis Opera, the
Jordan College's Music at Butler series and the Butler Ballet.
Other great organizations such as Broadway in Indianapolis and
Butler's Visiting Writers Series and Religion Seminars all use this
For 40 years, Clowes Memorial Hall has remained one of the
Midwest's premiere performing arts facilities. Keeping in line with
its mission of lifelong learning in and through the arts, Clowes
programs a performing arts series each year, focusing on
internationally, artistically, and culturally diverse live
performance. Its programming is eclectic and unique to the Clowes
Visit the Clowes Memorial Hall website for
more information about upcoming performances.