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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. 

Please ask a theater staff member if you need an assistive listening device or have a question about accommodations. We are happy to help!

2019 Line Up

Select dates and times. Check calendar listing below for details. 

  • Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe—Sept. 17–29
  • The Magic Snowman—Nov. 29, 2019–Jan. 5, 2020

Upcoming Events

Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself -- and us -- that he's not mad. Details

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