Lafayette Theater Co-Owner: Nate Pientok
600 Main Street email@example.com | Cell (765) 237-7049
Lafayette, IN 47901
(765) 742-4080 Co-Owner: Jordan Flack
Lafayette Theater Information Sheet
Built in 1938, Lafayette Theater is both a unique and historic choice for your event. Once a black and white movie theater, our venue has transformed into a mix of old and new in recent years. The outside boasts the original marquee and facade, while the inside has been renovated to reflect the modern tastes of today.
Market and Location
Lafayette, IN is located on I65 two hours south of Chicago and one hour north of Indianapolis. Interstate 65 connects Chicago, IL > Lafayette, IN > Indianapolis, IN > Louisville, KY > Nashville, TN > Birmingham, AL > Montgomery, AL > Mobile, AL. With a metropolitan area population of 211,000 people and enrolment at Purdue University weighing in at 40,000 students we have a very diverse audience in town to accommodate with live entertainment. Much of the economy in the city of Lafayette and the surrounding area is centered around the academic and industrial activities of Purdue University. The university and its associated businesses employ a large portion of the Lafayette workforce. However, private industry and commerce independent of the university also exist in the community. Some notable examples include: Alcoa, Caterpillar, Wabash National, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Toyota, Evonik, Tate & Lyle, TRW, Landis+Gyr, Cargill, GE Aviation and many smaller manufacturing centers. Unlike many college markets Lafayette is also backed by a large blue collar workforce that is here year round. The Lafayette Theater is the only motivated all ages music venue in town that actively pursues nationally touring live entertainment.
The venue has an all ages capacity of 1,150. The venue permits all ages, however, can be changed per event. Lafayette Theater prides itself on the versatility of the main floor. The lessee may choose between a variety of seating options, standing room only (810 capacity), or a combination of the two options. The main floor contains a front lobby, men and women’s’ bathroom facilities, a 21 and up bar area/all ages concessions, and a ticket booth/will call booth located right outside the main doors. The venue owns twenty-three 60” round tables along with 213 individual chairs which may be used for the main floor free of charge during the rental. Additional chairs and tables can be provided for an additional cost from a local contractor. The second floor contains an additional lobby with bar and concession area, men and women’s’ bathroom facilities, as well as 340 built in theater chairs overlooking the main floor. A projector is located on the second floor and may be used with advance notice.
Recent Artist (CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE LIST)
moe., Conspirator, Digital Tape Machine, Reverend Horton Heat, Papadosio, Shpongle, Ralph Stanley, Here Come The Mummies, Tim O’Brien & Bryan Sutton, Del McCoury, EOTO, Blackberry Smoke, Paper Diamond, Granger Smith, Aaron Lewis, Jason Isbell, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Blind Melon, Figure, Jack Beats, Protohype and many more
Lafayette Theater Information Sheet
The second floor of Lafayette Theater is equipped with one 50 ft x 14 ft green room along with a 10 ft x 14 ft secondary green room. A private half bath is attached to the green room for use by the rental party only. Members of the rental party are offered discounted accommodations at Holiday Inn (located 2 blocks from Lafayette Theater).
Lafayette Theater currently operates with two separate tie ins (one designated for lights and the other for sound). Additional questions or concerns about the electrical tie in can be discussed with our house production manager.
Lafayette Theater is equipped with a full range RCF line array PA system and Digidesign SC48 digital console. The house PA system can accommodate everyone from wedding/private event bands/DJ’s to nationally touring full band productions. The house audio system is rider friendly and sufficient for the size of our venue. Additional questions or concerns about the sound system can be discussed with our house production manager.
Lafayette Theater is equipped with an intelligent lighting system that can accommodate everyone from wedding/private event bands/DJ’s to nationally touring full band productions. The house lighting system is rider friendly and sufficient for the size of our venue. Additional questions or concerns about the lighting system can be discussed with our house production manager.
The stage is comprised of 12 individual pieces that are 8’ x 4’ x 3.5’. These pieces can be arranged upon request. If a larger stage is required we are able to rent pieces that will make the stage a maximum of 40’ wide x 20’ deep x 3.5’ tall. Lafayette Theater does not provide crowd gating, however can be rented from a local contractor. Additional questions or concerns about the stage can be discussed with our house production manager.
Load-In & Parking
Production and artist load in is easily accessible from the double door side entrance located on 6th Street or the double door back alley entrance. Both entrances are equipped with ramps within close proximity to the main stage. Reserved parking is available up to one semi-truck and one bus.
January 15th 2014
Conspirator opted out of using the trussing in house in order to utilize our 40’ wide x 30’ tall white screen for projection.
February 10th 2013
moe used all in house audio production as well as added their touring light production to the house system.
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer
January 27th 2015
Purdue Convocations event held at Lafayette Theater. Purdue brought in their own production and we lowered the stage.
Zeta Tau Alpha Formal Dance
February 20th 2015
Private event held by a Purdue Sorority.
April 10th 2015
Papadosio with TAUK
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
November 11th 2015