The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts

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The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts
Address 355 City Center Drive
Carmel, Indiana
United States
Owner The Center for the Performing Arts
Type Performing arts center
Capacity 1,600
Construction
Opened January 29, 2011
Architect David M. Schwarz Architects
Website
www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org

The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts is 1,600-seat, 151,000 sq ft state-of-the-art concert hall located in Carmel, Indiana.[1]

The Palladium opened on January 29, 2011 and today serves as a venue for various local and world-renowned musical concerts and performances. It is located at One Center Green, just off of the Carmel Arts and Design District. The four-fronted, symmetrical design of The Palladium, massed around the domed central space of the single room concert hall was inspired by Andrea Palladio’s Villa Capra, La Rotonda (1566). The Palladium is based upon the traditional shoebox-shaped concert hall with high ceilings and massive, sound-reflecting walls. The facility also features a limestone façade and moveable panels that can adjust the acoustics of the main hall.

The facility was designed by David M. Schwarz Architects of Washington, D.C. with local consultation by CSO Architects[2] as Architect of Record. Indianapolis-based Shiel Sexton Co. Inc. served as construction manager.

The Palladium is home to the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative.

It has been plagued by funding problems from the start with construction costs originally estimated at 80 million that eventually grew to over 170 million. [3] In addition fundraising efforts have been over 90% below projections.[4]

In September of 2011 the CEO of The Palladium abruptly resigned after less than one year. [5]

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