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.