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.

MOKB Presents: An Evening with Stephen Lynch

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

SHOW INFO Friday, June 24th at The Basile Theatre at The Athenaeum Doors 7PM / Show 8PM / All ages show TICKETS Reserved Seating Only Advance: $37 / 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…

Das GartenGrillFest

The Rathskeller Biergarten 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

We’re going hog wild! If you’ve never been to a real hog roast (or as the Germans call it...a spanferkel), now’s your chance! Help us ring in a new summer…

First Friday: Free to Be

The ArtSpace at the Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Mix, mingle, and marvel. Our ArtSpace gallery (located in the lobby of the Basile Theatre) features a rotating bi-monthly exhibit calendar showcasing the work of emerging and established artists of…

Free

Public Bier & Building Experience Tours

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

Indiana Landmarks and the Athenaeum Foundation are partnering to serve up a tour of the Athenaeum—one of Indianapolis’ most beloved landmarks—and treating attendees to beer and German food. Open to…

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…

Crossroads GameFest 2022

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

Crossroads GameFest July 23-24, 2022 Back for its second year, the Crossroads GameFest is Indy's premier Eurogame festival. This two-day community event is a celebration of the culture and heritage…

Public Bier & Building Experience Tours

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: A Goofy Movie

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. A GOOFY MOVIE Though Goofy always means well, his amiable cluelessness and klutzy pratfalls…

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…

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 Satruday, 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…

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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.

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