About

HISTORY OF THE CENTER

The Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky offers the promise of excitement and discovery that only great performances and art can provide.  Named on April 16, 1987 for the retiring eighth President of the University, the Center has become a major cultural resource for the Commonwealth.  From its opening on November 1, 1979, the Center has accomplished Dr. Singletary's wish to provide a succession of brilliant performances in our Concert and Recital Halls, which constitute impressive evidence of the University of Kentucky's continuing commitment to the arts.  Hosting an average of 400 events annually, the Singletary Center has served over 3.7 million patrons in the history of the Center.

The Center provides professional, full-service venues for the creation, practical application and dissemination of artistic, cultural and educational expressions by international, national, regional, university and student performers, artists and speakers.

MISSION STATEMENT

A part of the College of Fine Arts and essential to the UK School of Music, the Singletary Center for the Arts presents and hosts artistic, cultural and educational events for the University community, Lexington community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

(Pictured: Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band / performed in 2012 / photo by Matt Goins)

MAIN OFFICE HOURS:  8am to 4:30pm  |  859-257-1706
TICKET OFFICE HOURS:  10am to 5pm  |  859-257-4929

  • Main Office Line: 859.257.1706 | Email
  • Ticket Office Line: 859.257.4929 | BUY ONLINE
  • Fax: 859-323-9991

Main Address: 405 Rose Street | Lexington, KY | 40508

Michael Grice, Director
Email  |  859-257-1706

Elizabeth Navarra Varnado, Office Manager
Email  |  859-257-1706

Tanya Harper, Production Director
Email  |  859-257-4776

Matt Gibson, Ticketing & Marketing Manager
Email  |  859-257-5030

Hong Shao, Patron Services Coordinator
Email  |  859-257-2414

Danny Bowling, Assistant Production Director & Lighting
Email  |  859-257-4776

Seth Murphy, Technical Services Assistant & Sound
Email  |  859-257-4776

OTHER COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS DEPARTMENTS:

  • School of Art and Visual Studies: 859-257-8151
  • School of Music: 859-257-4900
  • Department of Theatre and Dance: 859-257-3297
  • Arts Administration Program: 859-257-4142
  • Dean's Office: 859-257-1707
(Pictured: Pink Martini - performed in 2011 - photo by Matt Goins)