The One North Capitol Building, site of the former Metropolitan, Park, Park, Lyceum, Strand, Park and Capitol Theaters. - Photo by Ryan Hamlett

The One North Capitol Building, site of the former theatre known as the Metropolitan, Park, Lyceum, Strand, Park and Capitol   – Photo by Ryan Hamlett

While the Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Indiana Repertory Theatre are the last remaining structures of what was once a vast network of downtown theaters, neither can boast as having been the city’s first. That distinction goes to Metropolitan Hall, which once stood on the northeast corner of Washington Street and Tennessee Street (now Capitol Avenue).