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Belteshazzar: A Perilous Tale in Fort Wayne

  • First Presbyterian Theater 300 W Wayne St Fort Wayne, IN, 46802 United States (map)

Ballet 5:8 Presents Epic Full-Length Story Ballet

Ballet 5:8 Belteshazzar in Fort Wayne

Performances made possible in part by Bott Radio Network and the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

A fantastic event for the whole family, Ballet 5:8's Belteshazzar: A Perilous Tale brings the Biblical story of Daniel to the stage in dramatic proportions. Featuring kings and kingdoms, royal egos, unfathomable dangers and mysterious dreams, the ballet takes audiences to the ancient Middle East for a wild ride alongside the young Daniel and his amazingly unwavering integrity. Set to the fabulous music of Benjamin Britten’s score originally used for Prince of the Pagodas, the ballet Belteshazzar is an important story for us all in a day where standing firm according to our convictions is easier said than done.

Ticket Information 

Pricing: $15-$32 - Please see ticketing page for details. 


Advance tickets to Ballet 5:8 performances are available up to 24 hours prior to each performance. Advance tickets can be purchased online using the link above through our ticket distributor, Brown Paper Tickets. Advance tickets can also be purchased by calling our distributor, Brown Paper Tickets, at 1-800-838-3006.

If advance ticket sales have closed, you are always welcome to purchase tickets prior to the performance from the box office, which opens onsite at the performance venue 90 minutes prior to the show. In the event of a sold out performance, the website listing for the performance will be updated accordingly.

Performance Information

Performance Length: Approximately two hours including intermission.

Location and Parking:

The First Presbyterian Theater is located inside First Presbyterian Church’s building at 300 W. Wayne Street in Fort Wayne. A fully-functioning venue with just under 300 seats, the theater is a comfortable but intimate performance setting.

Parking is available in two lots, one at the west end of the building (including handicap access) with one entrance off Wayne Street.  The second lot is on the north side of the building. There are three entrances to this lot off Berry Street. Street parking is also available.  There is no charge for metered spaces after 5pm weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Art Gallery

The First Presbyterian Theater is the proud host of an ongoing art gallery! Details are available at the PBC website here.