Madam Walker Theatre announces rooftop renovation

The rooftop of Walker Theatre will become an outdoor venue for events and live performances — with a perfect view of the downtown skyline.

Rendering of rooftop renovation at Madam Walker Legacy Center in downtown Indianapolis

A $250,000 grant will help fund the renovation project.

Walker Theatre is taking new heights.

During the second annual Legacy Fest, President Kristian Little-Stricklen highlighted the The Madam Walker Legacy Center‘s vision for the future.

The organization announced the rooftop of the historic building will be renovated + repurposed as an outdoor performance and gathering venue designed by Meticulous Design + Architecture.

A $250,000 seed-funding grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will put the rooftop renovation in motion and support efforts to secure funding to cover the full project cost.

“The Madam Walker Legacy Center has always been a cornerstone of Indiana Avenue and this community,” Kristian said. “With the addition of this beautiful rooftop project, it will become our capstone as well.”

The renovation project will be in motion while the city is also investing in redevelopment along Indiana Avenue.

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