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 Resource Pack before the performance to enhance the experience for students.

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

In-Theater Performances:
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021

11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center

Virtual Performance Available:
December 13 – 17, 2021

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!

Sleeping Beauty

Thursday, March 31, 2022
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Brown Theatre

Enjoy excerpts from Louisville Ballet resident choreographer Adam Hougland’s world-premiere reimagining of the classic ballet, Sleeping Beauty

Pricing + Payment Policies

All in-person student tickets are $10, with one FREE chaperone ticket provided per 10 student tickets. Additional adult tickets are available for $20 each. Virtual student tickets are $5, with one FREE adult/chaperone ticket provided per 10 student tickets. 

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!


Health + Safety Policy

Masks are required for all attendees. Theater capacity will be restricted to 50 – 75% capacity in order to allow for physical distancing between groups. Kentucky Performing Arts’ policy requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test does not apply to student matinees.


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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