This year's Ballet Under the Stars features six performances around the Valley during September, with a presentation of "Class Act." In this Ballet Arizona Education and Outreach program, professional Ballet Arizona dancers' talents combine with the youthful and creative ideas of school-age children. These classical and contemporary performances are suitable for all ages to enjoy a professional ballet presentation in a unique, outdoor setting complete with stage, lighting, costumes and (hopefully) beautiful September evening weather.
General admission to Ballet Under the Stars is free. Blanket and low lawn chair seating is available. Alcoholic beverages are typically not permitted to be brought to area parks.
Ballet Under the Stars performances bring classical and contemporary ballet to wider and more diverse audiences. Each year, this series is performed for nearly thousands of children, adults, and families, many of whom experience Ballet Arizona for the first time.
Directions to the Tempe Center for the Arts:
The Tempe Center for the Arts is on the south side of Tempe Town lake and adjacent to Tempe Beach Park in downtown Tempe. The major cross streets are Rio Salado Parkway and Hardy Drive. Hardy Drive is west of Mill Avenue.
From wherever in the Phoenix area you are traveling, get to the 202 Red Mountain Freeway.
If you are approaching Tempe from the west and driving east, exit at Priest Drive. Turn right (south) on Priest, and then left (east) on Rio Salado Parkway to Hardy Drive. Turn left at Hardy (north) to enter the parking lot.
If you are approaching Tempe on the 202 from the east and driving west, exit at Rural Road. On Rural Road make a left (south) to Rio Salado Parkway. Make a right (east) on Rio Salado parkway, driving across Mill Avenue, to Hardy. Make a right turn (north) to enter the parking lot.
The entrance to the main parking lot is on the north side of the building, on Hardy Drive just north of the Rio Salado Parkway.