Student Matinee Performances

Join Louisville Ballet for a specially-designed student matinee! Educators and students have the opportunity to enjoy a live performance while getting a behind-the-scenes look at ballet and the performing arts. All student matinees are one hour and include excerpts from the production performed by Louisville Ballet. In addition, educators receive a comprehensive Study Guide before the performance to enhance the experience for students.


Friday, October 13, 2023
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
The Brown Theater
Suitable for All Ages

The real and the supernatural worlds of Eastern Kentucky collide in this tragic retelling of a ballet classic. Giselle is the romantic story of a beautiful coal miner’s daughter and the disguised son of a mining magnate. In the real world, their love is doomed. In the spiritual world, it may be saved.

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Thursday, December 21, 2023
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center
Suitable for All Ages

Delight in excerpts from both acts of this holiday classic and follow Marie’s journey through the Land of Sweets as she meets the Nutcracker Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Rat King!

Romeo & Juliet

Friday, March 1, 2024
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center
Suitable for Grades 6 – 12

Louisville Ballet’s own breath-taking production beautifully portrays the bitter feud between the Montague and Capulet families that disrupts the city of Verona and ends in tragedy for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up far too quickly —
and fate takes their lives.

Pricing + Payment Policies

All student tickets are $10, with one FREE chaperone ticket provided per 10 student tickets. Additional adult tickets are available for $20 each. 

Payment for student matinees is due three weeks prior to the performance. Cancellations may be made until 30 days prior to the performance. After this deadline, field trip reservations become a final sale, and your school is responsible for the full amount due. Adjustments are not allowed for absences on the day of the show.


To reserve your school’s spot, fill out our online form to request seats for your students. Please note that ticket reservations are not complete until you receive a confirmation from Louisville Ballet.

Do you have questions about our Student Matinees? Send us an email at or give us a call at (502) 583-3150 x251!


Virtual Performances

Can’t join us at the theater? Louisville Ballet offers several virtual performances so you can enjoy the show from your school or home. Find out more by visiting our Virtual Programs webpage.


November 11-14 2021
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Robert Curran
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

December 11-23, 2021
Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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January 12-22, 2022
Louisville Ballet Studios

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Spotlight Series: Impressionism to Jazz

March 3-5, 2022
The Brown Theatre
A mixed repertory evening featuring:


Choreography by George Balanchine

Music: "Pelléas et Mélisande" + "Shylock" by Gabriel Fauré

In G Major

Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music: "Piano Concerto in G Major" by Maurice Ravel

World Premiere Work

Music by Louisville-based Jazz Composer and Musician, Dick Sisto

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Sleeping Beauty

March 31 - April 2, 2022
The Brown Theatre
Choreography by Adam Hougland
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchakiovsky

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