The Athenaeum Presents: your next favorite thing!

Looking for family-friendly fun in one of the city’s most iconic historical destinations? Introducing Athenaeum Presents. Here, you’ll find one-of-a-kind experiences you’re not going to see anywhere else in the city. Our lineup of arts, history and culturally focused events are designed to engage the community and meet residents where they live: in the heart of Indy’s Mass Ave district. Explore our annual must-see favorites, and don’t miss the next big things!

July 26, 2024

'Pride & Joy' 2024 Closing Reception | 6–9PM | FREE Art Gallery • Ice Cream • Collage Crafting Stations Mix, mingle, and marvel to celebrate the final week of our…

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Free
August 02, 2024

'Healing Hues' Opening Reception | 6–9PM | FREE Art Gallery • Free Refreshments • Meet the Artist Exhibiting Artist: Charlotte L. Brown-Parrott Curator: Angelita Hampton Discover the therapeutic power of…

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Free
September 14, 2024

In 1969, the curious teen Alan Parrish discovered Jumanji, one of the most unique—and dangerous—board games ever. Mysterious and magical, the game transports Alan to the lush, savage forests of…

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October 18, 2024

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure! Zach & Zack and the Athenaeum Foundation are back for their fifth production of the live musical The Rocky Horror Show on stage at…

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October 19, 2024

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure! Zach & Zack and the Athenaeum Foundation are back for their fifth production of the live musical The Rocky Horror Show on stage at…

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October 25, 2024

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure! Zach & Zack and the Athenaeum Foundation are back for their fifth production of the live musical The Rocky Horror Show on stage at…

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October 26, 2024

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure! Zach & Zack and the Athenaeum Foundation are back for their fifth production of the live musical The Rocky Horror Show on stage at…

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October 31, 2024

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure! Zach & Zack and the Athenaeum Foundation are back for their fifth production of the live musical The Rocky Horror Show on stage at…

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November 01, 2024

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure! Zach & Zack and the Athenaeum Foundation are back for their fifth production of the live musical The Rocky Horror Show on stage at…

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November 02, 2024

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure! Zach & Zack and the Athenaeum Foundation are back for their fifth production of the live musical The Rocky Horror Show on stage at…

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It’s not a place, it’s a vibe.

From a historically preserved theater and celebrated coffee shop to a chestnut-lined Biergarten and authentic German dining experience, this is a place where community gathers. For more than a century, the Athenaeum has been connected not only to the city but also to the needs of the people who call Indianapolis home. Since 1898, we’ve made it our mission to look after the physical and mental well-being of our guests, as reflected in our commitment to “sound mind in a sound body.” Today, that vision extends to showcasing everything from performing arts and musical performances to hosting game nights and film series designed to help you maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle. It’s at the core of everything we do.

Celebrating culture. Preserving heritage.

Our generous donors, sponsors and supporters are the lifeblood of the Athenaeum Foundation. Whether it’s for operational and structural upgrades or for new events and programming, every dollar of your donation cycles back into our historic building. When it comes to preserving a century-old mission, we keep good company. Won’t you join us? Learn more about all of our giving opportunities.

Good people, doing good things.

Whether it’s a retail shop, professional service or arts organization, you’ll find the Athenaeum is a space for innovative creators and visionaries looking to make this city a better place to live, work and play. Pop in and discover the next local pioneers bringing their passion to (your) life.

Athenaeum Foundation401 EAST MICHIGAN STREET
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204
317.655.2755

Our Mission

The Athenaeum Foundation preserves a treasured historic landmark that welcomes all to nurture a sound mind and a sound body through arts & culture, wellness and community.

The Athenaeum Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.