Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Ballet Under the Stars allows the Lexington community to experience a night of professional ballet in the unique setting of Woodland Park.


Aug. 1 – 4, 2019
Preshow: 8 p.m. | Main Curtain: 9 p.m. 

$8 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 experience a night of professional ballet, complete with stage, lighting and costumes in the unique setting of Woodland 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.

Preshow Audition Application

Ballet Under the Stars Preshow

This year’s preshow production will be Princess Vignettes. 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. 2 – 4, 2019
6 – 7 p.m.

For children ages 3 – 8 years old
$15 per child (sales tax included) | No charge for guardian. 

Lexington Parks & Recreation hosts a very special tea party in honor of the Ballet Under the Stars preshow. This year’s theme will be Princess Vignettes. Before the ballet, children may don their best tutu and tiara and join in for a magical, fun-filled event! All of the little ones will learn a special dance while enjoying fancy foods, party favors, face painting and a special live performance of kid songs by a real princess.

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. For those accompanying the children to the evening’s Ballet Under the Stars performance, admission is $6 per person.

Registration begins Monday, July 1


Activity Codes
Friday, Aug. 2 (123363-01)
Saturday, Aug. 3 (123363-02)
Sunday, Aug. 4 (123363-03)

Online registration for the Princess Tea Parties begins at noon on Monday, July 1 at parks.lexingtonky.gov. 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 lexingtonky.gov/newuser. Members may register by phone at (859) 425-2057.


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