August 4 – 7, 2016
Preshow: 8 p.m. | Main Curtain: 9 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person
Celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, Ballet Under the Stars is one of Central Kentucky’s most anticipated events of the summer. This unique festival allows audiences to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a professional ballet in the relaxed, casual setting of the park.
The event will begin with a pre-show youth production at 8 p.m. followed by the main show featuring professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre.
Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions onsite. Admission is $5 per person, children 3 & under are free. For more information, please call 288-2925.
Ballet Under the Stars is presented by Lexington Parks & Recreation, the Ballet Under the Stars Volunteer Committee and Don Jacobs Honda/BMW/Volkswagen.
In celebration of the Ballet Under the Stars pre-show, Lexington Parks and Recreation is hosting a series of tea parties for children. Each night, Friday–Sunday, from 6–7 p.m., children can wear their favorite tiara, tutu or princesses dress and enjoy a fantastical, fun-filled evening. All attendees will meet the cast, learn a special dance, plus enjoy food, party favors and face-painting. Be sure to bring your camera so you can take your child's picture the cast.
Ballet Under the Stars
August 4 – 7, 2016
6 – 7 p.m.
Admission $15 per child
Pre-registration for the Princess Teas is required.
Please check back here for pre-registration dates to be announced.
An online registration account and verification of the child’s age is required prior to online registration. A valid email address is also required. To register for an account, visit www.lexingtonky.gov/newuser
. Note: It may take up to three to five business days for a user ID and password application to be processed. Please allow the appropriate time so registration will not be delayed.
Participants may sign up to attend one event date only. The cost is $15 per child which covers the tea activities, food for the child participant only and their admission to the Ballet Under the Stars show. A parent/guardian is required to accompany the child to the tea, but there is no charge for the adult.
The tea parties are stand alone events held in conjunction with Ballet Under the Stars. If the tea parties sell out, children may still attend the ballet.
The Ballet Under the Stars preshow production starts at 8 p.m. and has unlimited seating. The main show featuring the professional company from the Kentucky Ballet Theatre will begin at 9 p.m. Admission to the Ballet is $5 for adults, children 3 and under are free (excluding tea participants.) All proceeds will benefit the Ballet Under the Stars program.