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KPA at Home Week 8 Artists


KPA at Home announces artist lineup for week eight curated by Scott Carney

KPA at Home Week 7 Artists


KPA at Home announces artist lineup for week seven curated by Ben Sollee

KPA at Home Week 6 Artists


KPA at Home announces artist lineup for week six curated by Singer-Songwriter Carly Johnson

KPA at Home Week 5 Artists


KPA at Home announces artist lineup for week five. Streaming concert series unites community during pandemic.

KPA at Home Wk 4 Artists Announced


KPA at Home announces artist lineup for week four. Streaming concert series unites community during pandemic.

KPA at Home Week III Artists


Kentucky Performing Arts announces artist line-up for KPA at Home streaming concert series week three April 19-25

#KPA at Home Week 2 Lineup


Kentucky Performing Arts announces artist lineup for second smash week of virtual concerts featuring Kentucky artists

Announcing #KPAatHome


Kentucky Performing Arts and Brown-Forman launch #KPAatHome, a free daily virtual concert series allowing viewers to enjoy live performances from home

Centerstone: An ArtsThrive Partner


Centerstone and the Crisis Stabilization Unit has been a partner of Kentucky Performing Arts' ArtsThrive program since 2013.

Kentucky Performing Arts Venues Close Temporarily


All Kentucky Performing Arts venues will close effective March 19, 2020.

Math with Movement


Kentucky Performing Arts' ArtsRise staff observe students at Stonestreet Elementary School who are using movement to learn math.

The Kentucky Center Closes for 30 Days



Coronavirus: KPA Statement


At Kentucky Performing Arts, the safety of our patrons is always our primary concern. We are monitoring the novel coronavirus situation.

Broadway in Louisville Announces 20-21 Season


PNC Broadway in Louisville Announces their 20/21 Season

Improv with Kentucky School for the Blind


Kentucky School for the Blind students learn improv comedy from members of The Second City

World Bartender Day


Celebrate World Bartender Day with Alison Freels and Charisma Holt, two of our regulars behind the bar at SCENE and Old Forester's Paristown Hall

Secrets of the Stage: Valentines Edition


Behind the scenes of a proposal at The Kentucky Center during Louisville Ballet's performance of the Brown Forman Nutcracker

Gheens 2020 Recap


Kentucky Performing Arts brings extraordinary young classical musicians and dancers to our community through the Gheens Great Expectations program

Gheens Artist: Beyond the Stage


As a part of his residency, Gheens Artist Clayton Stephenson performed for students at the three arts magnet schools in Jefferson County Public Schools

Gheens Artist’s Mission to Give Back


Kentucky Performing Arts and its Gheens partners select a talented young artist to perform as the featured soloist with the Louisville Orchestra

Secrets of the Stage


I intend to share some of the historic, theatrical flotsam and jetsom of life backstage, particularly at Kentucky Performing Arts family of venues.

Bryan Warren Intro


I am Bryan Warren, the new Vice President of Education and Community Arts. I am excited to join the team at Kentucky Performing Arts.

GSA Holiday Gift Guide


Shop to support our local artists and entrepreneurs, and experience the many talents of our Governor’s School for the Arts alumni.

Introducing Kentucky Performing Arts


The Kentucky Center has for 36 years served as a beacon for the arts in our region. But we are more than a building or simply an organization.

The Second City: Fall 2019


The Second City visited several schools across Louisville, where participants learned about the fundamentals of improvisation

Malpaso Dance Company


Malpaso Dance company shares Cuban choreograpy and culture with youth during Louisville visit and live performance

Growing Up Gheens


Growing up Gheens Positive impact of education program exemplified by artist's journey from student to mentor

Abigail Washburn


Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei celebrate friendship and cultural exchange through music while visiting and performing in Louisville.

Black Violin invites students onstage during encore


Black Violin shares their spiritual connection to music by inviting students to perform on stage during two encores at the Brown Theatre.

Dorrance Dance


Dorrance Dance Company makes an impact with multiple tap workshops and jaw-dropping public performance

The Second City Ensemble


The Second City Ensemble infuses team building exercises for business leaders, veterans, educators, and teens, with a welcome dose of humor

Accessibility Services Core Values Award


Stacy Ridgway, Kentucky Performing Arts manager of Accessibility Services, receives Core Values award from KY Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Creative Aging Activities


Kentucky Performing Arts rolls out Creative Aging activities for Volunteer corps as part of overall Wellness in Action initiative

Diavolo Architecture in Motion


Diavolo Architecture in Motion builds fearless high flying live performances on foundation of trust, teamwork, and cutting edge design

Celebrating Dance Theatre of Harlem's 50th Anniversary


As part of its nonprofit mission, Kentucky Performing Arts celebrated Dance Theatre of Harlem's 50th Anniversary with multiple community activities.

Jinjoo Cho


Violinist Jinjoo Cho - a musical prodigy and Gheens Great Expectations artist - matures into a stellar musician and mentor

Jessica Lang Dance


Kentucky Performing Arts connects Jessica Lang Dance Company with local veterans and students prior to public performance

Urban Bush Women


Urban Bush Women Louisville artist residency facilitated by Kentucky Performing Arts affirms participants' "extra-ordinary and whole selves"

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Covid-19 Coronavirus

Following Governor Andy Beshear’s executive order outlining specific steps all public-facing businesses should take to contain and limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all Kentucky Performing Arts venues are temporarily closed.