Gallery Hop Stops

Our downtown Danville gallery hop event will be Friday, June 9, from 5:30 to 8pm. There will be special exhibits in the McKinney Conference Center, the log courthouse building in Constitution Square with music on the stage.
For more information, contact: Mimi Becker, 859-236-2361, ext 111.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Performing Arts

West T. Hill Community Theatre
Named in honor of its founder West T. Hill, this organization has been the foundation of amateur theater in this community for more than three decades. It offers five to six high-quality productions each season. From modern drama, popular musicals, and full-length productions to original one-act plays and a children’s production—West T. Hill Community Theatre presents a variety of theatrical experiences. Other offerings each year include “play reading week” and a children’s summer theater camp, CAMPCAUSEWELOVETOACT. More information about upcoming auditions, productions, workshops, and tickets is available at

Pioneer Playhouse
Founded more than sixty years ago, Danville’s Pioneer Playhouse Pioneer Playhouse is Kentucky’s original outdoor theater. With professional actors, who come here from New York for the summer, the season features five plays from mid-June to mid-August. The complex features a campground, a 19th-century village, and pieces from the set of the MGM Civil War epic Raintree County, some of which was in Boyle County. Theatre-goers can opt for dinner on the patio before the performances, which go on rain or shine. More information is available at

Norton Center for the Arts
Housedon the campus of Centre College in a 85,000 square-foot complex designed by architect William Wesley Peters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the Norton Center for the Arts hosts a world-class performing arts series each year and serves as a focal point for the college’s academic programs in dramatic arts and music. Major performances are held in Newlin Hall, a 1,500-seat concert hall, known to have one of the finest acoustical designs in the country, while more intimate performances are held in its Weisiger Theatre, a 360-seat theater in the round. For new season and ticket information, visit the Norton Center on the Web.

Dramatic Art students present two or more major productions each year, as well as one-act plays directed by senior students. These high-quality productions are seen in Weisiger Theatre in the Norton Center for Arts. For the schedule, visit DramaCentre.