General Information & Policies
Cameras and Recording Devices. The use of cameras and any recording device in the
theater is strictly prohibited.
Cell Phones & Pagers. Please turn off all cell phones, pagers and alarm watches before
Wheelchair Seating. Accessible seating is available for our patrons who use wheelchairs. Please
make the box office aware of any special assistance needs when purchasing tickets. Please
arrive at least ½ hour prior to curtain so that we may properly accommodate you.
Latecomers. Patrons who arrive late for a performance will be seated at intermission. We do
not allow late seating.
Smoking. Indiana State Law prohibits smoking anywhere in the building or within 8 feet of the entrance.
Refreshments. Food and beverages may not be brought into the theater.
Children. Out of courtesy for all audience members, children under the age of six are not
Restrooms. The restrooms are located on the main level next to the box office.
Towle Theater Gift Certificates
Towle Theater Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for all occasions. They are available in any
denomination. They may be purchased at the box office or by phone.
How long have you been here?
We opened in September of 2003 and produced our first full season in 2004.
What used to be here?
The Towle Theater occupies 2 former store-fronts. During Hammond’s hey-day of the 40s-60s our building housed many retail business, the most remembered being Manlie Jewelry and R&S Shoes.
Where does the name Towle come from?
Marcus Towle was the first Mayor of Hammond and he built the Towle Opera House on this site in 1903.
How many shows do you do each season?
Seven. Our subscription series includes 2 musicals and 2 non-musicals, a holiday show and Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE) presents 1 non-musical every spring and 1 musical every fall.
Do you partner with any other organizations?
Yes, with many other local organizations and schools—South Shore Arts, Hammond Public Library, Purdue University Northwest, Indiana University Northwest to name a few.