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Lilly Theater

  • Family-Friendly Live Entertainment at Its Best
    Family-Friendly Live Entertainment at Its Best
    All ages will be delighted by fun, dramatic tales brought to life with scenery, costumes, and an energetic cast and crew.
Lilly Theater

Live Performances to Inspire and Engage

Fantasy, 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 by calling 317-334-4000. Day-of tickets are available only at the Lower Level Ticket Booth.

Located on the Lower Level.

Coming Soon!

The Paper Bag Princess
March 14–15, 21–22, 24–29, 31,
April 1–5, 11, and 18–19 at 1 and 3 p.m.
March 26–27 and April 2–3 at 11:30 a.m.
ASL-interpreted performance, April 18, 1 p.m.
40 minutes; ages 4+
Script, Music, and Lyrics by Ben Asaykwee.
Elizabeth, a beautiful princess, lives in a castle and wears fancy clothes. Just when she is about to marry Prince Ronald, a dragon smashes her castle, burns her clothes with his fiery breath, and prince-naps Ronald. Undaunted and presumably unclad, Elizabeth dons a large paper bag and sets off to find the dragon and her cherished prince. Based on Canadian author Robert Munsch’s book, this musical adaptation of the popular tongue-in-cheek storybook celebrates feisty females everywhere!