History and Architecture
Board and Staff
The Basile Theatre
The Athenaeum Foundation
Our mission has always been built upon community
The Athenaeum preserves and enhances this historic German-American landmark to advance the "Sound Mind in a Sound Body" values of its founders.
We support this through programming that lifts spirits and engages in diverse communities.
Dine in the best German (and oldest) restaurant in Indianapolis,
Celebrate and enjoy diverse cultural events in the Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum
Raise your stein and dance at Indy's favorite authentic Biergarten
Learn about this beautiful building and the city’s history by taking a docent-led tour
Host your next special gathering or meeting in one of our accommodating rooms
Play in the family- and community-oriented fitness facility
Have a blast at year-round cultural and community events