Ballet Under the Stars

Celebrating its 29th anniversary this year, Ballet Under the Stars is one of Central Kentucky’s most anticipated summer events.


Aug. 2 – 5, 2018
Preshow: 8 p.m. | Main Curtain: 9 p.m. 

$6 per person (sales tax included); children 3 & under are admitted for free 

Woodland Park
601 E. High St.
Lexington, Ky. 

About Ballet Under the Stars

At this unique event, audiences enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a professional ballet in the casual setting of the park.

The event begins with a pre-show youth production at 8 p.m. The main show featuring professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre begins at 9 p.m.

Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Patrons may pack a picnic dinner or buy concessions onsite. For more information, please call (859) 288-2925.

Presented by Lexington Parks & Recreation.

Ballet Under the Stars Preshow

This year’s preshow production will be The Wizard of Oz. The preshow is a wonderful chance for young dancers from all area dance schools to come together in Kentucky’s premier outdoor ballet event. This is truly a community production and an excellent opportunity to showcase the young talent and quality dance instruction of central Kentucky.

Ballet Tea Parties

Aug. 3 – 5, 2018
6 – 7 p.m.

For children ages 3 – 8
$16 per child (sales tax included) No charge for guardian. 

In honor of Ballet Under the Stars, Lexington Parks & Recreation hosts a special tea party before the evening’s performance begins. Little ones ages 3 – 8 may don their most glamorous outfit and join in for a fun-filled event. The 2018 tea party theme is the Wizard of Oz! Attendees may also bring their camera to take a picture with characters from the Ballet Under the Stars preshow. Note: Tickets cover child’s admission to Ballet Under the Stars.


Activity Codes
Friday, August 3 (123363-01)
Saturday, August 4 (123363-02)
Sunday, August 5 (123363-03)

Online registration for the Ballet Tea Parties begins at noon on Monday, June 25 at You must have a user ID and password to use the online system.

New Users: New users may register for an ID and password at Members may register by phone at (859) 425-2057.

For more information contact Sarah Buckles at (859) 425-2057 or