Oh Dear!

We are sorry, but your current web browser is not supported.

You can proceed to the site, but your experience will be better if you use one one of these supported browsers in the version listed.

Desktop: 19.0+
For Android: 33.0+
Android Browser: 4.4
Desktop & iOS: 6.0+

Lilly Theater

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 in advance online or by calling 317-334-4000. Day-of tickets are available only at the Lower Level Ticket Booth.

Located on the Lower Level.

The Magic Snowman

  • Performances at 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 27–29, Dec. 5–6, 12–13, 19–20, 22–23, 26–27, 29–31, and Jan. 1–3, 1 and 3 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve performance at 11:30 a.m.
  • ASL-interpreted performance, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m.

A stranger arrives at a village where everyone is just plain glum. The stranger’s arrival marks one of the most magical days of the year—winter’s first snow. But the fresh snow fails to cheer the villagers until the stranger makes a magic snowman. This interactive musical, based on the children’s classic tale Stone Soup, offers a delightful message: When everyone makes a contribution, the collective impact makes a positive difference for all. This interactive musical will delight children of all ages.

45 minutes; ages 4+
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Murray.