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Due to the recent fire at The Kentucky Center, Dan & Phil World Tour 2018: Interactive Introverts, previously scheduled for Whitney Hall, has been moved to Iroquois Amphitheater. The event will still be held on August 2nd at 8 pm.

Ticket holders were carefully reassigned into comparable reserved seating at Iroquois Amphitheater. The Kentucky Center box office is sending new tickets to those patrons per their original delivery method. Anyone who purchased tickets in-person will receive their new tickets by mail.

The Kentucky Center remains the OFFICIAL ticket service for this event and open seats for the event at Iroquois Amphitheater are now on sale. Tickets are available online and by phone (584-7777).

A message from The Kentucky Center’s President and CEO, Kim Baker:

As you may know, The Kentucky Center is owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Moving forward, our friends and partners at the Commonwealth Finance and Administration Cabinet are working very closely with us on all remediation, restoration efforts, and the schedule for completion of the building project.

The Finance Cabinet is working in coordination with Metro Louisville, The Kentucky Center, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and others to work through this process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We thank Cabinet Secretary William M. Landrum III and his team for their support and leadership during this challenging time. State inspectors are currently conducting the thorough damage assessment necessary to determine the building’s safety.

The time needed to complete that assessment precluded our ability to present PNC Broadway in Louisville’s production of Waitress, scheduled June 26-July 1. This was a tough decision, but PNC Broadway in Louisville president Leslie Broecker understands and supports the decision.  All ticket buyers will be issued refunds.

In the coming days, we will be in a better position to determine plans for future performances.

The Center will remain closed to the public for now, but the business of The Center continues.

With The Kentucky Center Foundation’s recent purchase of the Brown Theatre, we now have an alternate space in our family of venues that can accommodate a number of events and performances.

In our nearly 35 year history, The Kentucky Center building has faced other calamities, and always comes back stronger than ever. Just like the proud community we serve, when disaster strikes, we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and get back to work.

The dedication of our staff and love from our community reminds us all that The Kentucky Center is more than a building, it is an idea that binds us together through the joy, love and power of the arts.

The wonderful artists and audiences we serve at The Kentucky Center can rest assured we are doing everything in our power to return the building to a fully operational state as quickly and safely as possible.

Laughter is the best medicine, or so the saying goes! We’re thrilled to offer so many top-notch comics on stage at the historic Brown Theatre on Broadway. Tickets are on sale now. Follow the links below or call The Kentucky Center Ticket Service at (502) 584-7777.

Viewers have embraced NBC’s This Is Us, a show that celebrates human connection and the power of family. Fans of all ages overwhelmingly relate to the humor, depth, and vibrancy that Chrissy Metz brings to playing “Kate Pearson” on the beloved series.

This spring, join Chrissy on her This Is Me Tour for an evening of honest conversation about life and its lessons – featuring real advice, tough love, and shared moments of are-you-kidding-me, I-wish-I-was laughter. Chrissy will share the struggles and triumphs of her life, and invites you to join her on a journey toward self-acceptance, embracing the lives we want and deserve.

he Kentucky Center Presents


Friday, April 6, 8 p.m.

The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater

Each ticket includes a copy of Chrissy Metz’s memoir, This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today. 

Tickets go on sale to the public through The Kentucky Center Ticket Service on Friday, February 9, at 10 a.m., online, by phone (584-7777), and at The Kentucky Center box office (501 W. Main).  Standard tickets start at $50, reserved seating, fees apply. VIP Experience tickets are $95, and include priority seating, the book, and a Meet & Greet plus photo opportunity.

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has a long, award-winning history of improving arts access for people with disabilities. Adding to a robust and dedicated effort to ensure the arts are available to everyone, The Kentucky Center is now the first performing arts venue in the United States to employ Indoor Explorer technology to assist visitors who are visually disabled.

The “Indoor Explorer” app, developed by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), based in Louisville, Kentucky, presents a groundbreaking opportunity that advances access to the arts for those who are blind or have low vision.

APH has taken advantage of Bluetooth, beacon technology with the app for use on iOS devices. Once visitors to The Kentucky Center download the app, they can easily navigate every aspect of the venue from the entrance, to the box office, and the restrooms and, of course, the performance theaters. The Kentucky Center’s volunteer staff will be prepared to help patrons to their seats.

“The Kentucky Center has a groundbreaking history in inclusivity and accessibility so that everyone can enjoy the arts,” said Kim Baker, President of The Kentucky Center. “This technology, provided by the American Printing House for the Blind, is revolutionary because it will literally open doors and present new opportunities for our guests with a visual disability.”

The technology will first be employed for the PNC Broadway in Louisville musical Chicago, at The Kentucky Center, January 23-28.

“Indoor Explorer” makes use of beacons and indoor information stored in the OpenStreetMap® database. There are 23 beacons are currently located throughout The Kentucky Center. The beacons were installed during the fall of 2017 in designated spots. When used, the app looks up the beacon’s latitude, longitude and floor number. It also looks up points of interest on that same floor and reports their name, distance and position as users move and navigate their way through the building. It also allows users to use the GeoBeam or Compass feature to point the device to locations inside the building. When using the app indoors, the compass, in addition to reporting the direction, names all the building features in that direction.

“The arts are an experience of all the senses and the heart, and they are enjoyed by many people with visual impairments,” said Craig Meador, president of APH. “By adding Indoor Explorer wayfinding to their already robust array of accessibility services, the Kentucky Center is affirming that the arts belong to everyone, and that no one should ever be excluded from the artistic experience.”

“Indoor Explorer” takes advantage of small beacons that periodically transmit brief bursts of data. The app can correlate each beacon’s identification with information about its precise location. “Indoor Explorer” uses this information along with the signal strength of the beacon and any other beacons that may be in the vicinity to help determine your location. Once the app has a location, it can access points of interest (POIs) such as ticket counter, restaurants, security, bathrooms and specific theater entrances.

The technology was developed by APH, who worked closely with The Kentucky Center as well as it’s access services team. Partial financial support for the installation of the new technology in The Kentucky Center was provided by the James Graham Brown Foundation.

The free app can be found in the App store by searching “Nearby Explorer”.

The Kentucky Center’s Access Services Program offers services to ensure that the facility and programming are accessible to everyone by providing assistive listening devices, audio description, captioning, sign language interpretation, and large print programs for events and activities at The Kentucky Center and other facilities, including The Brown Theater (Indoor Explorer is not yet installed at The Brown Theater). The Kentucky Center provides these services to partnering arts groups and at other organizations such as Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. For more information, contact the Access Services Hotline at (502) 566-5111 (V) or (502) 566-566-5140 (TTY) or email Access Services at access@kentuckycenter.org.

The Kentucky Center Presents



Thursday, August 2, 8 p.m.

The Kentucky Center

Fans 14-and-under must be accompanied by someone 18+

Photo: The Kentucky Center

Dan and Phil present their new stage show – Interactive Introverts. Two internet dwelling, insecure nerds standing under the spotlight to give the people what they want: an epic interactive experience of rants, roasts, battles, stories…and surprises that will make you laugh, cry, cringe – and puts the audience in control unlike anything before!

The Kentucky Center is the official ticket service for this event.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 14, at 4 p.m., online, by phone (502-584-7777), and at the box office (501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202).

There are NO PRESALES for this tour; all available tickets go on sale at the same time.

Limit 8 tickets per transaction.

Standard tickets start at $30, reserved seating, fees apply.

A limited number of VIP packages are also available for $149, reserved seating, fees apply. A VIP ticket gives you one of the best seats for the show, access to a Meet & Greet with Dan and Phil, including a selfie on your own phone/camera, and an exclusive gift.

Photo: Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series

With mega-hits including Surfin’ USA, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, and California Girls, The Beach Boys are an American institution that remains iconic around the world.  The Beach Boys will be making another appearance in Louisville on May 13, 2018 in Whitney Hall.

Tickets are currently on sale to the public through The Kentucky Center Ticket Service online, by phone (584-7777), and at the box office.

Groups of 10-or-more save 10% on select seats. Call 566-5152 for details.