About Us

The Balagula Theatre Company is an award winning Lexington drama theatre that showcases leading theatre artists in professional quality productions. “The Balagula Theatre tackles a remarkable variety of themes and is best known for its artistic risk-taking and intellectually heavy-heating fare " (Lexington Herald Leader). We aspire to contribute to the advancement and preservation of theatre as an art form while delivering intelligent, innovative and inspiring theatre to audiences in Kentucky and beyond through: distinctive and ambitious artistic programming; commitment to artists; intellectual and social relevance; continuous education; and our capacity to engage audiences. The Balagula Theatre mounts productions of modern classics and new plays that challenge both participating artists and audiences by enticing their imagination and skill, forms of expression and limits of perceptions. We distinguish between tradition and convention; and aim to develop a unique point of view worthy of artists’ engagement, audiences’ attention and community’s resources. We strive for artistic excellence by upholding professional standards in every aspect of our productions. Our commitment to artists is expressed through stimulating and nurturing creative excitement and mutual enrichment; and through rewarding artists financially. We explore every play within a broad social context and consider its relevance to contemporary audiences. We chose material of high literary quality and rich emotional, intellectual and cultural content. The Balagula Theatre’s capacity to deliver meaning, entertainment and a shared experience makes each production both a community event and a way to build communities.

MISSION STATEMENT:

We aspire to deliver intelligent, innovative and inspiring theatre to audiences  in Kentucky and beyond while contributing to the advancement and preservation of theatre as an art form through: distinctive and ambitious artistic programming; artistic excellence; commitment to artists; intellectual and social relevance; continuous education; and our capacity to engage audiences. We distinguish between tradition and convention; and aim to develop a unique point of view worthy of artists’ engagement, audiences’ attention and community’s resources.

Values:

The Balagula Theatre mounts productions of modern classics, new and contemporary plays that challenge both participating artists and audiences by enticing their imagination and skill, and expanding the forms of expression and limits of perceptions. 

We strive for artistic excellence by upholding professional standards in every aspect of  our productions.

Our commitment to artists is expressed through stimulating and nurturing creative excitement and mutual enrichment; and through rewarding artists financially. 

 We see artistic process as a form of continuous learning and evolution of self. While aiming to maintain this process within our theatre, we also deliver artistic content through educational infrastructures to the community at large.

We explore every play within a broad social context and consider its relevance to contemporary audiences. We chose material of high literary quality and rich emotional, intellectual and cultural content. 

The Balagula Theatre’s capacity to deliver meaning, entertainment and a shared experience makes each production both a community event and a way to build communities.