The Butler Arts & Events Center (BAEC) is home to Butler University’s event facilities including performance venues, conference and meeting rooms, outdoor spaces and housing. Its performance venues welcome more than 300,000 visitors annually, with 35,000 from the student matinee series. The BAEC is comprised of five venues including its flagship 2148 seat venue Clowes Memorial Hall; the Schrott Center for the Arts with 475 seats; Shelton Auditorium with nearly 400 seats; Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall with 135 seats and Lilly Hall Studio Theatre with up to 100 seats.  Programming includes the Butler Arts Presents events, BAEC’s Education Matinee Series, Jordan College of the Arts performances, Broadway In Indianapolis shows, various Butler lecture series, performances from local performing arts organizations and a variety of national touring shows. Click here to see more meeting and event spaces suitable for functions from weddings and summer camps to seminars and conferences.


Our Mission & Vision

The Butler Arts & Events Center is dedicated to meaningful experiences in and through the arts. Our mission is to bring people together to celebrate community.


Who We Serve

The Butler Arts & Events Center serves the Butler University, Indianapolis and larger Central Indiana communities and hosts more than 300,000 patrons annually for a variety of presentations that provide shared experiences in the performing and visual arts.


For general inquiries email us at clowesinfo@butler.edu.  If you are interested in renting the facility contact buevents@butler.edu for more information.