Specialties Professional, year-round dinner theatre offering Broadway musicals and select concerts. Dinner buffet precedes the shows, and is included in the ticket price. Children’s theatre also offered. History Established in 1973 Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has been serving up food, fun and fabulous live entertainment on the Northwest side of Indianapolis since 1973. Located in College Park, the theatre was part of a chain of dinner theatres built by J. Scott Talbott. It was called “Beef” because of the delicious hand-carved roast beef served before the performances, and “Boards” referring to the boards or stage of a theatre. Today, the Indianapolis location is privately owned and the sole remaining Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, entertaining more than 160,000 theatergoers annually.