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Lilly Theater

Live Performances to Inspire and Engage

Lilly TheaterFantasy, comedy, colorful costumes, and imaginative scenery come together in plays designed for all ages. Experience familiar and surprising stories brought to life. Stick around after the show to meet the cast.

Free with museum admission. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m. at the Lower Level ticket booth. Members can reserve tickets ahead of time online or by calling 317-334-4000.

Located on the Lower Level.

Now Showing

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

Lyle is a friendly crocodile who turns up in a bathtub in New York City's Upper East Side. He becomes friends with the folks in the building except Mr. Grumps, but when Lyle saves him and his cat from a fire, Mr. Grumps apologizes. Lyle helps people learn that they should not judge others for what they appear to be, but love them for what they are. 45 minutes; ages 4+

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Coming Soon

Disney’s MULAN Jr.

June 24–Aug. 3, 2014
Based on the 1998 Disney film Mulan and the story Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci.
Travel back to the legendary storytelling days of ancient China with Disney’s Mulan Jr., the action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s film. Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney’s Mulan Jr. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit.