Outdoor Series

Returning for its second year, this three-day outdoor festival is held at the gorgeous Merrie Mill Farm & Vineyard! Charlottesville Ballet presents the best of the performing arts across Central Virginia, bringing together eight arts partners for an incredible weekend of music, theater, singing, and dance.

The Inaugural ‘Outdoor Series’ in April 2022

Don’t miss collaborative performances with Charlottesville SymphonyCharlottesville OperaHeifetz Institute, The Front Porch, UVA Chamber Singers, The Oratorio Society of Virginia, and Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia…all on our outdoor stage sponsored by the Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation!

– See the Full Festival Lineup –

Friday, April 26

Ballet + Song

Friday, April 26 at 7:00PM

Presenting a sunset concert on the outdoor stage with performances by artists from Charlottesville Opera, The Oratorio Society of Virginia, The University of Virginia Chamber Singers, Harold Bailey of The Front Porch, CB accompanist Katherine Nies and soprano Christina Fleming, and the artists of Charlottesville Ballet

Saturday, April 27

Sensory-Friendly: Snow White at the Vineyard

Saturday, April 27 at 11:00AM

Join us for a FREE sensory-friendly performance of Snow White, our Family Series ballet based on the beloved Grimm’s fairy tale, hosted on the outdoor stage. Follow the fairest of them all as she meets a forest full of friends, the Seven Dwarfs, and a dashing Prince. Experience the magic of love and friendship in an abridged version that’s designed for neurodiverse audiences. 

This Outdoor Series performance venue removes sensory challenges (such as jarring sounds or lights in a theater) and families can come and go as needed during the one-hour performance. A quiet area will also be available during the show for any patron who needs to take a break.

Accessible Theatre Project strives to offer safe, judgement-free environments for audiences who would benefit from accessibility accommodations. They provide inclusive theater experiences for neurodiverse audience members and their families by partnering with theater organizations to create sensory-friendly productions.

Created by Kathryn Tokar Conley, Patron Services Coordinator & Precious Moyer, CB Moves Intern (VCU College of Health Professions, Bachelor of Science in Health Services)

Ballet + Symphony

Saturday, April 27 at 3:00PM

An exciting collaboration of Charlottesville’s own arts institutions and talented youth provides an afternoon of entertainment with a mixed repertoire show that’s sure to dazzle and delight!

An exciting afternoon concert of audience favorites and collaborative performances by Charlottesville Symphony, , Charlottesville Opera, Heifetz Institute, Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia, and Charlottesville Ballet.

Arrive early at 2:30PM to enjoy music by the Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia while getting your complimentary glass of wine!

Sunday, April 28

Snow White at the Vineyard

Sunday, April 28 at 1:00PM & 4:00PM

Experience Snow White at the Vineyard for a captivating ballet based on the beloved Grimm’s fairy tale. Follow the fairest of them all as she meets a forest full of friends, the Seven Dwarfs, and a dashing Prince. This abridged version is perfect for families.

Arrive 30-minutes early for in interactive demonstration with the dancers!

*Please note our Weather Policy*

All Outdoor Series performances are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Rescheduling concerts is not feasible with so many collaborating arts organizations, and Merrie Mill does not have enough covered space to keep all 250+ patrons dry in the event of rain.

Charlottesville Ballet will notify all ticket buyers via email and post alerts on our homepage in the event of a cancellation, and your Outdoor Series ticket will automatically be converted for our Friday evening private performance of Snow White at The Paramount Theater on Friday, May 3 at 7:00PM! Thank you for your understanding and support!