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; children 3 & under are 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, the Ballet Under the Stars Volunteer Committee and Don Jacobs Honda/BMW/Volkswagen.

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.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018. See the Preshow Application Form for additional details.

Ballet Tea Parties

Aug. 3 – 5, 2018
6 – 7 p.m.

For children ages 3 – 8
$15 per child (no charge for guardian)

Participants must register for this event. Tickets for the tea parties go on sale June 25. 

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.