Kentucky Theatre Trail -- 8 Great Theatres in Kentucky (cb)


Kentucky's summer theatre trail will help you explore the uncharted territory of the mind...the ultimate wilderness!

From real life Kentucky legends captured in story and song to Broadway hits beneath a blanket of stars, Kentucky's BEST summer theatres invite you to begin your exploration when stars and dreams emerge!

BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL! We list the tourism offices of each theatre's city so that you can contact them to custom design a unique travel experience.



PIONEER PLAYHOUSE (City: Danville, Region: Bluegrass/Central) - Five fantastic comedies and southern fried chicken served in a historic one-of-a kind outdoor setting that's been described as 'one of the most amazing in America'.

1. Prestonsburg
Jenny Wiley Theatre
2. Horsecave (near Mammoth cave)
Kentucky Repertory Theatre
3. Falmouth
Kincaid Regional
4. Louisville
Broadway At Iroquois

5. Caneyville
Pine Knob Theatre
6. Danville
Pioneer Playhouse
7. Bardstown
Stephen Foster The Musical
8. Gilbertsville
Twilight Cabaret Production

STEPHEN FOSTER THE MUSICAL (City: Bardstown, Region: Louisville - Lincoln) - The music and story of legendary song writer Stephen Foster comes alive with glorious costume and song in one of the state's most beautiful parks.

JENNY WILEY THEATRE (City: Prestonsburg, Region: Eastern Highlands) - Kentucky's only professional reparatory theater east of I -75, produces musicals, historic dramas, classic Broadway hits and more, both inside and out, within the boundaries of Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

PINE KNOB THEATRE - (City: Caneyville, Region: Louisville-Lincoln) - Located in a scenic rural community, Pine Knob, producing 5 different productions each summer from the second Saturday in June through the last weekend in September.  History, Folklore, and 50s-60s Rock N Roll shows.  With lots of food available from an Outdoor Cookout, Delilah's for fish, chicken, and steakes, to a buffet in the "Gustava" a railroad Diner Car.  New this season "Elvis" the last weekend in August.  Family entertainment near lakes and resorts! 270-991-8191

 BROADWAY AT IROQUOIS - (City: Louisville, Region: Louisville - Lincoln) - Located in Louisville's historic Iroquois Park, enjoy song and dance at Iroquois Amphitheater, where musical theatre has played under the stars for decades.


KENTUCKY REPERTORY THEATRE at HORSE CAVE (City: Horse Cave, Region: Caves, Lakes, Corvettes) - Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave is one of only a handful of Equity, professional rotating repertory theatres in the United States and is nationally recognized for its quality performances of comedy, drama, classics and original plays. KRT is also an arts education facility benefiting thousands of students from counties throughout the Bluegrass State. In this our 32nd year, we are proud to announce our involvement in the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. Our production of Abraham Lincoln, from the play by John Drinkwater, is an official activity of the National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and will be staged in 2008 and 2009. Join us as we create “art to enchant” here at the Kentucky Repertory Theatre.  1-800-342-2177

KINCAID REGIONAL THEATRE (City: Falmouth, Region: Northern Kentucky) - Nestled in the Kentucky foothills along the banks of the Licking River, Broadway shows come alive on Kincaid's stage as the audience steps from fireflies into footlights. This magical, theatrical journey takes place all summer long.

TWILIGHT CABARET PRODUCTIONS (City: Mayfield; Region: Western Kentucky) A regional professional non-profit theatre located several miles west of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley areas, just off the Purchase Parkway in Mayfield, Kentucky. The audience can enjoy a wonderful live theatre performance designed for the entire family.