UK Fine Arts returns with wealth of dance, music, theatre, visual arts events this fall – UKNow

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2022)  After a few seasons impacted greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts is excited to return this fall with a wealth of arts events. UK’s music, dance, theatre and visual artists all have offerings on tap sure to thrill arts enthusiasts of all kinds.

As part of the College of Fine Arts, the Department of Theatre and Dance, School of Art and Visual Studies and School of Music will join the UK Art Museum in presenting a diverse selection of concerts, exhibits, theatre and dance programming. Here’s a sample of what you should look forward to in the coming year, including “Faculty Series: Vol. 5” showcasing the work of a select of UK art faculty opening today at Bolivar Art Gallery.


The Department of Theatre and Dance announces a 2022-23 Main Stage Season featuring classics with a contemporary spin, several regional premieres and the annual dance concert with works by faculty and student artists.

“These productions spotlight the fantastic diversity of talent within our students, faculty and staff. There is a poignant mix of drama, dance, laughter, satire and serious discussion about the world we live in and, perhaps, the one we aspire toward,” said Stephen Wrentmore, lecturer and season producer for UK Theatre and Dance.

The following five productions will be presented as part of this year’s Main Stage Season:

  • “Radium Girls” by D.W. Gregory, Oct. 13-16, Briggs Theatre;
  • “The School for Scandal” by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Dec. 1-4, Guignol Theatre;
  • “Rooted Forces” Dance Concert, Jan. 27-29, Guignol Theatre;
  • “Blood at the Root” by Dominique Morisseau, Feb. 23-26, Briggs Theatre; and  
  • “Shakespeare in Love” by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, April 20-23, Guignol Theatre.

For more information on each show and specific times and dates, visit UK Theatre and Dance online at

Tickets to all of UK Theatre and Dance’s Main Stage shows are available now through the Singletary Center for the Arts Box Office at or by calling 859-257-4929. Student tickets are $10 with a valid student ID and $15 for the general public, except for “Shakespeare in Love,” which is $15 with a valid student ID and $20 for the general public.


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