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Ballet in the Park 2023

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All Performances are FREE!

Our Ballet in the Park series has been delighting audiences for over 30 years. The performances are family friendly and free and  are held in parks in Wichita and surrounding communities, and feature a new production each year.  It’s a relaxed and casual atmosphere where those in attendance can meet and mingle with the dancers after the show.  Bring your blankets and chairs as you enjoy an outdoor ballet performance this September!

Thumbelina, A Fairy’s Tale is a newly commissioned ballet based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson, 1835.

Follow the misadventures of a young girl destined to find true love and gain her wings.  Born of magic, tragically lost, and determined to find her own way in the world; audiences will delight in the comedic telling of this story based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson.

This production is for everyone who still celebrates all that is good and glorious about adventures and childhood.

Choreographed by Ballet Wichita’s  Artistic Director and internationally known director/choreographer, David Justin (Birmingham Royal Ballet (UK), San Francisco Ballet and Boston Ballet), the new work is designed to appeal to audiences young and old, just as the original story has done for over a century.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gigi Tsontos, Development Director, for ways you can partner with us to make this production and all the work we do possible! please email Gigi at balletwichita.giving@gmail.com.


September Showtimes


Saturday, September 16, 2023
10:00am |  Wichita Art Museum, Art Garden | Wichita
2:00pm |  Linear Park Pavilion | Goddard

Sunday, September 17, 2023
2:00pm | Sellers Park | Wellington
6:30pm | Riggs Park | Haysville

Friday, September 22, 2023
6:30pm | Naftzger Park | Wichita

Saturday, September 23, 2023
11:00am | Andover Capitol Federal Amphitheater | Andover
4:00pm | 205 W Central, GOLD FEST | El Dorado

Sunday, September 24, 2023
1:00pm | Claire Donnelly Amphitheater | Maize
6:30pm | Madison Avenue Central Park | Derby

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