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Derby Dinner Playhouse

525 Marriott Drive

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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.


Kimberly Nevitt

Saturday, July 7, 2018
This is my third year as a season ticket holder. The performances are first rate, as are the musical team, The Footnotes, who begin every show. There is a variety of shows throughout the season, which include musicals, comedies, mysteries, and other plays. The food is served cafeteria style, and includes a well optioned salad bar, a variety of meats and vegetables and is very good. The performers are the wait staff, and it has been a pleasure to get to some of them. Ticket prices are reasonable, and money well spent for an enjoyable night out with friends.

Anya Hopper

Friday, April 27, 2018
Play was good. Salad bar was excellent. I was less impressed with dinner. Their rolls need an upgrade. Dessert was heaven. Be prepared to pay for dessert as it is not included in your ticket price. Soda and alcohol is also extra. There is a small gift shop as well to browse before the play or during intermission.

Dana Habeck

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
I would totally go back. Not a bad seat in the house and a great variety on the buffet. Service was excellent and how fun when they turned out to be in the cast as well. Price is reasonable enough to do often and enjoy without needing a special occasion.

Teresa Babcock

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Always a good time at Derby Dinner Playhouse. Fairly descent buffet, really great dessert and coffee. Excellent wait staff that double as the singing " Foot Notes" warm up act. Good place to bring out of town guests. Enjoy!

Jessica Burton

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Derby Dinner is always a good show! The food is good. You can eat vegan or enjoy several different meat options. The chocolate peanut butter pie is amazing!

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