Arts United Center
Fort Wayne IN 46802
The Arts United Center is the only theatre designed by world renowned architect Louis I Kahn. His inspiration for the building was a violin and its case — an instrument which creates beautiful music enclosed by a protective shell. Indeed, at the core of the Arts United Center is a 660 seat theatre encased in folded concrete walls, and surrounding that theatre is an outer brick shell featuring Kahn's distict arches which contain the entry ways, promenades, actors house, ticketing, and other venue facilities. This mid-century modern building has remainded the centerpiece of the Arts Campus for over 50 years ago.
Its acoustics are top-notch, lighting and sound system are state-of-the-art, and there’s not a bad seat in the house. Arts United Center also contains spacious studios for rehearsals and meetings, a complete theatrical scene shop.
The Arts Plaza resides in front of the striking façade of the Arts United Center, opening up to Main Street. An entryway and grand promenade for public gatherings, festivals and community events, the Arts Plaza is an open door to arts and culture for Northeast Indiana residents and visitors.