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.

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Ballet INitiative presents: Nutcracker with a Twist

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

Ballet INitiative’s Nutcracker with a Twist brings Sugar and Spice to a holiday favorite! Follow the classic story of Clara and her Nutcracker doll, with a twist. At a Christmas…

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Ballet INitiative presents: Nutcracker with a Twist

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

Ballet INitiative’s Nutcracker with a Twist brings Sugar and Spice to a holiday favorite! Follow the classic story of Clara and her Nutcracker doll, with a twist. At a Christmas…

Recurring

Ballet INitiative presents: Nutcracker with a Twist

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

Ballet INitiative’s Nutcracker with a Twist brings Sugar and Spice to a holiday favorite! Follow the classic story of Clara and her Nutcracker doll, with a twist. At a Christmas…

Karneval

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

Party like it’s 1399! Celebrated by pre-Christians as a means of driving out winter and evil spirits and welcoming in the springtime—in part through the role reversal of masters and…

“Euchre, Whiskey & History”

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

Do you love to play euchre?  Are you a fan of great locally distilled whiskey?  Do you have an interest in historic Indiana landmarks?  If you answered “yes” to any…

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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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