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Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park Returns June 16

Kentucky Shakespeare, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth, is returning to the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater in Old Louisville’s Central Park from June 16 to August 15, 2021. “We are beyond excited to finally return to the magical in-person experience of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, after being away from it since the summer of 2019. We look forward to coming together to connect, heal, and again experience the joy together of the free summer festival under the stars,” said Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director. “Opening with the stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love is a fitting love letter to Shakespeare and theatre, and it wouldn’t be possible without the presenting sponsor of the production, our partner Churchill Downs. We also return with the epic history Henry V, the culmination of the four-year Henriad tetralogy, Kentucky Shakespeare’s Game of Kings series. What a homecoming this will be – together again in Central Park.”


A Triumphant Return: Kentucky Shakespeare’s Spring Parks Tour Preview

Creative freedom. Magic. Joy. After months of social distancing and isolation, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally growing brighter. Some semblance of normalcy is emerging with the spring, and that includes Kentucky Shakespeare’s return to the parks for the first time in two years.

On Saturday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m., Kentucky Shakespeare kicks off its 2021 Spring Parks Tour at Maples Park with an abridged performance of Romeo and Juliet.


Audience Interview: Kentucky Shakespeare: Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director 

One of the signs of summer is when the crowds start filtering to Central Park for the annual Kentucky Shakespeare performances. On the brink of their 60th season, and potentially one of the first groups back on the stage after the COVID-19 crisis diminishes,

Audience publisher, Douglas Dreisbach, caught up with Producing Artistic Director, Matt Wallace, to hear more about this exciting season.



Arts & Entertainment Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closures & Cancellations

We are all saddened about the need to cancel so many Louisville shows and events due to situation with COVID-19. However, we also understand we need to follow the proper protocol recommended by government officials to do whatever we can to reduce the further spread of the virus.

Below is a listing of closures and postponements for upcoming events, shows and performances in Louisville.

If you have tickets to any affected events, please consider ‘donating’ your tickets rather than asking for a refund. It is a big blow to the groups not having the shows and every little bit helps. Thanks!

**This page will be updated regularly.


Pablo Picasso Exhibition Comes to KMAC

Pablo Picasso, La Colombe 9 janvier 1949. (C) 2019 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

LOUISVILLE, KY – Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming exhibition Picasso: From Antibes to Louisville presented by UPS. The show will open at KMAC Museum in downtown Louisville on December 14, 2019.

Picasso: From Antibes to Louisville, running through March 22, 2020, will bring together approximately 50 ceramics and works on paper created by Pablo Picasso between 1931 and 1956. these works are part of the collection of the Musee Picasso in Antibes, France, and the exhibition is one that has never before been seen outside of Europe.