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Clarksville - Derby Dinner Playhouse

525 Marriott Drive

About Us:

Derby Dinner Playhouse is proud to be one of the oldest and largest continually operating professional dinner theatres in the country. For over 38 years the theatre has served the Southern Indiana region and Kentucky by reaching out to more than 3 million people.

Derby Dinner Playhouse is the theatrical entertainment leader in both Indiana and neighboring state Kentucky, noted for their professional productions of Broadway musicals and lighthearted comedies. Each dinner theatre production comes alive with the magic of lights, costumes, a live orchestra, and a stage full of professional performers. Derby Dinner Playhouse has received national recognition for their new musicals and is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, a New York based organization created to help new musicals.

Derby Dinner operates with approximately 130 employees, working in the restaurant and theatre portions of the business. In 1999, Derby Dinner management was awarded the Business Owner of the Year Award from Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce. In the past ten years, the Indiana dinner theatre has expanded into areas that include ABC Productions, a theatrical production company that serves area civic, community and school theatre programs. A gift shop has also been added onto the lobby to provide an added service to guests.


Cathy Mann

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
We have been going to Derby Dinner for many many years. The plays and musicals are really good. The food is buffet style with as many trips as you can eat. This is included with the price. Desserts are extra and are served at intermission. The waiters and waitresses get your drinks and later bring the desserts if you order the desserts. You don't have to order. This is a fabulous place! Be sure to get your reservations in early as this place sells out.

Debbie Bara

Monday, April 2, 2018
It was exceptional show. Love it. But we ordered a Brownie Supreme and there was hardly any hot fudge to be found. Very disappointed with the dessert. This is the first time we have experienced this to happen. We've always enjoyed this dessert.

Cynthia House

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Good location. The ushers were kind, courteous & accommodating. " Curious George" was a cute play, enjoyed by children & adults. The actors & actresses were amazing; well versed, great singers & on point. The child who played George seemed experienced, confident & very professional. All the players were excellent! A very pleasurable experience!

Y.U. Doodat

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
The food was very good, and the entertainment was top-notch. We saw "Mamma Mia" and the cast knocked it out of the park. The singing was good, but the acting and choreography was stellar. Almost Broadway quality. The sets, costumes, and music were wonderful. And I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. My only complaint was a lack of legroom at my seat at a table on the first platform. All in all it was a fun night and a top-notch performance.

Darryl Brooks

Monday, March 26, 2018
We went to the 6:30 PM show on Sunday to see Momma Mia. Our seating totally ruined the experience. We were seated in the buffet area and the way the table was oriented, we sat at a 90 degree angle to the stage, with my seat facing a side wall. I had to turn my head to the right as far as it would turn to view the stage. Also our table could only see approximately half of the stage anyway due to the construction of an actors stage entry area that blocked the other half of the stage. My wife and I were opposite each other (facing toward each other when face front), on the end of the table. Another group of 4 were seated at the table as well. They could see even less then us. Also the buffet was less than tasty. The fried chicken being the best thing on the menu. The veggies we're tasteless. Overall if I could award a negative # I would as our tickets were the same price as prime stage area seating.

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