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.


Spend Your Saturdays Learning “The Art Of Stage Combat” with Kentucky Shakespeare

Join Eric Frantz, Teaching Artist/Historical Interpreter at the Frazier History Museum, who leads the research on sword fighting and combat using historical manuals and texts.

Dates: Saturdays 1:00-5:00
Long Sword (Double Session) on March 30 and April 6
Dueling Sword on April 20

Price, includes equipment rental:
Long Sword $75
Dueling Sword $60 (more…)

Kentucky Shakespeare Kicks Off 6th annual SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS tour – April 6 – May 25, 2019

Kentucky Shakespeare announces the 2019 SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS tour.Their 6-actor, 90-minute production of MACBETH will tour to 28 parks in Louisville, Indiana, and other Kentucky cities this spring, bringing free Shakespeare to neighborhoods April 6-May 25, 2019.
“We couldn’t be happier to be able to serve so many parks and neighborhoods with this tour. In 2014 we started with nine parks and this spring we’ll triple that number! This season, we branch out even further, bringing free Shakespeare in the Parks to Mt. Washington in Bullitt County and Bowling Green plus serving some local neighborhoods for the first time including Smoketown and Klondike Park. We’ll again have backup rain spaces for each location too, so you can join us rain or shine. We’re grateful for the opportunity to bring this special free family event to neighborhoods across the area!” says Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace. (more…)

59th Annual Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park Featuring As You Like It, Henry IV Part II, and King Lear

Kentucky Shakespeare kicks off its 59th annual free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park with a comedy, a history, and a tragedy. The season begins with their professional productions of As You Like It May 29th, then Henry IV, Part II June 13th, followed by King Lear on June 27th. July 9th-21st all three performances will be presented in repertory. The season will be dedicated to the late Bekki Jo Schneider, former Producer of Kentucky Shakespeare and founder Doug Ramey’s immediate successor. “Last year we lost our dear friend Bekki Jo. She was instrumental in helping make the company what it is today, not only during her tenure here as an actor and leader but for years after as a mentor to me and to so many others in our community. We dedicate this season to her as we celebrate her life and legacy,” said Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director.