Musicals, concerts, dance, and more are all part of the thriving performing arts culture in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Whether you want to sing your heart out to the 70's pop music of Mamma Mia, catch local performers at The Brass Rail, or ease the stress of the holidays by laughing with the hilarious comedian Brian Regan, Fort Wayne has just the show for you! Find out what performances are happening for the rest of 2023 and the start of 2024!

Performing Arts in 2023-2024

Plays and Musicals

Civic Theatre Taste of the Arts Performance - Fort Wayne, INBroadway at the Embassy

Love a good musical? Each year, The Embassy Theatre offers many shows year-round! Wear pink to see the musical based on the 2000's comedy movie, Mean Girls, get in the holiday spirit with Cirque Dreams Holidaze, and learn about the most famous music duo of the 60's with The Simon and Garfunkel Story. The Embassy has many more shows available for the upcoming season! Click here to learn more.

Arena Dinner Theatre

Indulge in a delicious (often-themed) dinner as you watch a play or musical performed by talented actors! For a spooky experience, attend Murder on the Orient Express in October and November this year. For something sure to get you laughing, try Funny Money in March. There's plenty of shows at the Arena Dinner Theatre this season! 

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre is comprised of local cast and crew for each show, and offers tons of performances throughout the year. Notable shows this season include Shrek the Musical in November, The Color Purple in February, and Jersey Boys in May.


Sum 41 performs at the Clyde Theatre in Fort WayneConcert Series

Get immersed in live music in Fort Wayne with a concert series! There's many going on this year throughout summer and fall, here's some local favorites:

Find more concert series with our Event Calendar!

Clyde Theatre

For great live performances, Clyde Theatre is sure to impress! From an ABBA tribute to a performance by Irish singer, Foy Vance, the Clyde Theatre's shows make sure you'll leave the venue wanting more.

The Brass Rail

For music from local Indiana artists, The Brass Rail is not one to miss! With multiple shows a week, delicious food and drinks, and a variety of music, concerts at The Brass Rail are fun, exciting, and truly have something for everyone!

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

The Coliseum has events throughout the year, from sports, conventions, and – of course – concerts! Experience Christmas in September with the Gracias Choir and Orchestra Christmas Cantata or rock out to Theory of a Deadman and Skillet in December. More shows are announced all the time! Check out the Coliseum's event calendar for more concerts.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

The Philharmonic is comprised of many talented musicians that travel around Fort Wayne (and across eight countries) performing at different venues. Support local artists and enjoy great music when you attend a Philharmonic show.

Some notable shows:

Go to Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Calendar for more shows and events!


Fort Wayne Ballet Performing The NutcrackerFort Wayne Dance Collective

Amateur students and professionals come together to perform stunning shows all over Fort Wayne. Support youth dancers with the June Family Concert, see Ailey II at the Embassy, and more! Check out Fort Wayne Dance Collective's website to find more shows in Fort Wayne!

Fort Wayne Ballet

For beautiful dance performances, The Fort Wayne Ballet is a great go-to. The Nutcracker in December each year is a sight to see, with gorgeous dances accompanied by classic holiday music and an inspiring story. They have many other shows, some being Romeo and Juliet, Spooky-Kooky Trunk or Treat, and Madeline (based on the popular children's book).


Summit City Comedy Club

For comedy year-round, Summit City Comedy Club is the place to be. Ranging from Fort Wayne natives to international acts, the stand-up here is diverse, thrilling, and, most importantly, hilarious.

Fort Wayne Comedy Club

Located on the outskirts of Fort Wayne, The Fort Wayne Comedy Club combines the small-town feel with hysterical acts. This comedy club has shows for everyone, so be sure to mark your calendar for their next event!

Jim Gaffigan

Famously funny comedian, Jim Gaffigan, is heading to the Summit City for his "Barely Alive" tour. Be prepared to laugh out of your seat and make your way to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum this September.

Brian Regan

Iconic actor and comedian Brian Regan will be at the Clyde Theatre this winter to perform his newest act. Watch one of his popular specials on Netflix then catch his live show in December!