The H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts is a recently renovated and restored 1946 ArtDeco/Art Moderne style movie house that is now the focal point for live artistic performances in Greenfield, IN. (Map)
Located just 25 miles east of Indianapolis in Hancock County, the 386-seat facility features professional lighting and sound capabilities for live productions as well as a cinema quality audio-visual system for multi-media and cinematic presentations.
The Ricks Centre, 122 W. Main St., is located in the center of Greenfield’s downtown National Register Historic District and is a keystone to the area’s rapidly growing Arts and Cultural district.
Whether it’s for theatrical productions, concerts, or any of the other myriad variety of events it hosts, the Ricks Centre is small enough to provide an intimate ambiance yet large enough for commercial promotions and activities. It is fully handicapped accessible with newly renovated restrooms and an elevator to its second floor offices and art gallery.
Owned and operated by the Hancock County Visitors Bureau as primarily a rentable performance facility, Ricks Centre events have ranged from Canadian songstresses The Wailin’ Jennies, The Amazing Kreskin, regional rocker Jennie DeVoe and the big band Brandywine Wind to stage productions that included Neil Simon’s Rumors and The Odd Couple, the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men, many children’s theatre presentations and much more.
The Ricks Centre has also hosted stand-up comedy, beauty pageants, talent contests, variety shows, scholarship competitions, religious services, film festivals and many other event genres.
So if you are a Central Indiana resident looking for quality, affordable entertainment away from the congestion of metro Indy, a visitor looking for experiences to enhance your stay or a promoter searching for a quality, tech-savvy venue for your next production, Greenfield’s H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts could be the answer you’re looking for.