Welcome to your home for year-round fun.

Here, you’ll find a diverse lineup of entertainment options designed for the whole family. In addition to the signature events we’ve become known for (Germanfest, St. Benno and Karnival, etc.), you’ll discover additional programming and events as we actively engage with some of the community’s most innovative arts and cultural organizations. You’ll also find more and more Athenaeum-produced experiences going on all around our historic building and grounds — think pop-up game nights and performing arts in the historic Basile Theatre. This is Indy’s destination for must-see, definitely-do arts and cultural experiences.

Explore our schedule of upcoming events below.

Athenaeum Building Tour

All over the Athenaeum grounds 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

The Athenaeum, built in 1894 and 1898 as Das Deutsche Haus, remains true to the “sound mind in a sound body” ethos of its freethinker German founders. Author Kurt Vonnegut’s…

The Jewels of the Ballroom

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

MOKB Presents: John Craigie with special guest Maya de Vitry

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

SHOW INFO Saturday, September 17th at The Basile Theatre at The Athenaeum Doors 7PM / Show 8PM / All ages show TICKETS Reserved Seating Only Advance: $35 / Day of…

Athenaeum Building Tour

All over the Athenaeum grounds 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

The Athenaeum, built in 1894 and 1898 as Das Deutsche Haus, remains true to the “sound mind in a sound body” ethos of its freethinker German founders. Author Kurt Vonnegut’s…

Athenaeum Building Tour

All over the Athenaeum grounds 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

The Athenaeum, built in 1894 and 1898 as Das Deutsche Haus, remains true to the “sound mind in a sound body” ethos of its freethinker German founders. Author Kurt Vonnegut’s…

Cereal Cinema: Labyrinth

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Cereal Cinema combines two of the best things about Saturday mornings: cereal and a great movie. Labyrinth Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her…

The Rocky Horror Show – LIVE

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

After four long years, NUVO’s 2015 and 2017 Best of Indy #1 pick for Best Locally Produced Play The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Basile Theatre at the Athenaeum…

The Rocky Horror Show – LIVE

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

After four long years, NUVO’s 2015 and 2017 Best of Indy #1 pick for Best Locally Produced Play The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Basile Theatre at the Athenaeum…

The Rocky Horror Show – LIVE

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

After four long years, NUVO’s 2015 and 2017 Best of Indy #1 pick for Best Locally Produced Play The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Basile Theatre at the Athenaeum…

The Rocky Horror Show – LIVE

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

After four long years, NUVO’s 2015 and 2017 Best of Indy #1 pick for Best Locally Produced Play The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Basile Theatre at the Athenaeum…

The Rocky Horror Show – LIVE

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

After four long years, NUVO’s 2015 and 2017 Best of Indy #1 pick for Best Locally Produced Play The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Basile Theatre at the Athenaeum…

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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.

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