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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. Day-of tickets are available only at the Lower Level Ticket Booth.

Located on the Lower Level.

Coming Soon

Bats! From Fiction to Fact
Oct. 9 and 10, 3 p.m.
45 minutes; ages 4+

Be enchanted by Janell Cannon, author of the famous children’s book Stellaluna, as she reads of her book and demonstrates illustrations of bats. Bat expert Rob Mies of the Organization for Bat Conservation will bring out live bats and share why they are unique mammals and what can be done to help conserve them.  

A Seussified Christmas Carol
40 minutes; ages 4+

Nov. 28, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015
Public Performances: Nov. 28-30, Dec. 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 23, 26-28, and Dec. 30–Jan. 4
1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Christmas Eve Performance 11:30 a.m.
ASL interpreted performances Dec. 21, 1 p.m.

By Peter Bloedel
Join us for a whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot-fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with—if he ever had his way with the story!