Hilbert Circle Theatre

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Circle Theater
Circle Theater.jpg
Front of the theater
Hilbert Circle Theatre is located in Indiana
Hilbert Circle Theatre
Location 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana
Coordinates 39°46′5″N 86°9′26″W / 39.76806°N 86.15722°W / 39.76806; -86.15722Coordinates: 39°46′5″N 86°9′26″W / 39.76806°N 86.15722°W / 39.76806; -86.15722
Area less than one acre
Built 1916
Architect Rubush and Hunter; Bedford Stone Construction Co.
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
Part of Washington Street-Monument Circle Historic District (#97001179)
NRHP Reference # 80000058[1]
Added to NRHP June 16, 1980

The Hilbert Circle Theatre, originally called the Circle Theater, is in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monument Circle. It was built in 1916 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1] Reopening on October 12, 1984, the Circle Theatre is home to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In December 1996, it was renamed the Hilbert Circle Theatre after being endowed by Stephen Hilbert and his wife, Tomisue. The theatre holds 1,781 seats and has space for an 87-member ensemble. It is now home to a 3-manual 24-rank Wurlitzer theatre organ. It was the venue for the weightlifting competition at the 1987 Pan American Games,[2] and the NBC talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon while taping in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ The Games of August: Official Commemorative Book. Indianapolis: Showmasters. 1987. ISBN 978-0-9619676-0-4. 
  3. ^ On the set with Jimmy Fallon. WTHR.com. Retrieved February 1, 2012.

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