50th Anniversary Block Party

August 17 - August 17, 2013

Kick off our Golden Anniversary Season with the Louisville community at this exciting FREE event!

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50th Anniversary Block Party

Saturday, August 17

1 – 10 p.m.

Main Street between Third and Fourth


Don’t Miss the Biggest Blowout Celebration in Actors Theatre’s History!

Join thousands of people throughout the Louisville community in a national celebration of the arts, right here in your hometown, as Actors Theatre celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a FREE block party on Main Street!  Join us for a day of activities, food, libations, behind-the-scenes tours, a prop and costume sale, kids’ zone, live music and fun! This family friendly affair is sure to kick off our 50th Anniversary Season in style! Special guests will also be on hand from other local arts organizations and community partners, so keep checking this event page for updates and details. Full schedule will be released shortly.

Special Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor LG&E and KU Energy, with additional support from GE Appliances.

CLICK HERE to view the full schedule of events

Every hour throughout the Block Party we will be giving you a chance to bag a bargain at our Box Office. CLICK HERE to view the special Block Party Offers 

We have an exuberant array of activities for all-ages including: 

LIVE MUSIC (6 – 10:30 p.m.): Featuring Ben Sollee, The Pass, Nick Dittmeier and Willow Creek!

INTERACTIVE BOOTHS (1 – 6 p.m.):  We’ll give attendees the chance to grab a garment from the theatre’s costume trunk, peruse Actors Theatre’s prop Museum, and try your hand at making your own fake blood!

TOURS (1 – 6 p.m.): Go behind-the-scenes and see a set being built on the Pamela Brown stage, or experience the sensation of sound and lights as you move through the Bingham Theatre.

LOCAL THEATRE: We’ll be celebrating the wealth of arts organizations in Louisville with performances from Theatre [502], Walden Theatre, Louisville Ballet, Blue Apple Players, Motown Singers, Savage Rose Classical Theatre, WhoDunnit Murder Mystery and more.

PROP AND COSTUME SALE (1-10 p.m.): Hosted by the Actors Associates. You can own a piece of Actors Theatre memorabilia with this giant cash and carry sale of items once featured on our stages.

KID ZONE (1-6 p.m.): Face Painting, Storytelling, Zoo Animals, Magic, Bubbles, Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Water Company play area and more.

CULINARY DELIGHTS: provided by Chef Edward Lee and MilkWood and local food trucks: Grind, Holy Mole, Lil Cheezers and Snowie Shaved Ice Bus.

PUBLIC ART: Your chance to discover the artist in you with the Speed Art Museum’s interactive public art installation

BARTENDER CHALLENGE (6-10 p.m.):  The Generation One Board is challenging bartenders from restaurants and bars throughout the community to create a 50th Anniversary cocktail that will be available at Actors Theatre all season long.  Come and try them and vote for your favorite.

PLUS – beer, cocktails, the Brown Jordan Lounge, glass blowing, street performers, giveaways and day-of discounts available throughout the day.   Parking will also be FREE in the Actors Theatre Garage at Third and Main (space is limited).


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Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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