For the Fall 2020 semester, the Singletary Center will remain closed to the public as we transition our efforts into becoming a socially-distanced classroom space for the UK College of Fine Arts. 

All public events have been cancelled or postponed.  This difficult decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, community, and visitors.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that one of the most effective measures for controlling the spread of COVID-19 is through social distancing. As a public institution it is our responsibility to follow these guidelines, as well as the plans set forth by the University.  We will provide updates on our website & social media and look forward to having you back in our halls to enjoy live music once it is safe to do so.  We will get through this together.


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 its history.  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.


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.