The Pantheon’s mission is to develop resources, services, and a community which will foster innovation and help entrepreneurs and businesses prosper in Knox County. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit led by a diverse board of entrepreneurs, nonprofit, and government representatives. Our operations are funded by membership fees, event space rentals, and generous donations from corporate sponsors and angel investors from the south-central Indiana region.
The Pantheon is a renovated 1920’s style theatre filled with over 15,000 square feet of working space located in the heart of downtown Vincennes. The space includes open working spaces, private offices, conference rooms, a kitchen and space for events.
The Pantheon Theatre was the perfect stop between Chicago and St. Louis for live national and regional performances.
After many years of vacancy and deterioration, INVIN, a local business and arts initiative, began the mission of saving and repurposing the Pantheon. The leadership of INVIN reimagined the theatre as a co-working space and incubator. INVIN transferred ownership to a joint partnership between Knox County and the City of Vincennes, who have since invested in the renovation of the interior of the building. Additional support from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), Vincennes Redevelopment Commission, and Knox County Development Corporation have helped to complete the extensive interior renovation of the Pantheon.
In October 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Economic Development Administration announced a $732,000 award for the Pantheon. This additional investment will pay for extensive exterior renovations and technology within The Pantheon.
"Being face to face with people who are doing their craft at a high level is the difference between saying, 'yeah, I can do this' and putting your aspirations off as something someone else does. I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without a community of support.”
The organization is headed by our CEO/President, Nichole Like.
The Pantheon Board is composed of entrepreneurs as well as members who bring expertise in economic development, local government, higher education and venture capital.