The art of theatres.

The Basile Theatre is an elegant and versatile venue for the performing arts in Indianapolis. From live stage performances and rock concerts to speaking engagements and special film screenings, there’s always something happening in the Basile Theatre. Check out our calendar of events and plan your next trip.

Book The Theatre

Attending an event at the Basile Theatre in the historic Athenaeum is always a treat. But did you know you can also book it for your own events? Not just your everyday auditorium or meeting room, Basile Theatre will help you make a statement by bringing your next event to a truly unique facility. Through a relationship with The Rathskeller restaurant and the Athenaeum Foundation, catering and additional rooms may be rented for events.

Call 317-655-2755 or email to discuss pricing.

Required Services Provided

  • $30/hour House manager
  • $30/hour Professional sound/light technician

Amenities Included
(as needed)

  • Use of stage (front of curtain)
  • General stage and house lighting
  • Table/chair seating for up to 400 people
  • “Green” room
  • Eight dressing rooms
  • Backstage restrooms

Secondary Amenities
(available for an additional cost)

  • Housekeeping services before, during and after the event
  • Additional lighting, sound design and equipment
  • AV services including projection screens and equipment
  • Secondary sound/light technician(s)
  • Full or partial catering
  • Full event coordination
  • Bartending services
  • Additional rooms and facilities including large auditorium, meeting rooms and outdoor Biergarten

Athenaeum Foundation401 EAST MICHIGAN STREET

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.