“Creative, conceptual productions that capture the imaginations of your students while addressing national core content standards… AND all of this with a price tag that doesn’t send shivers down your spine!”

‐ Bradley Downall, Director,
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts; Madisonville, KY

Founded in 1938, Lexington Children’s Theatre (LCT) is a fully professional non‐profit theatre that produces imaginative and compelling theatre experiences for young people and families. For over thirty years, our touring productions have been bringing live theatre to schools, libraries, community centers, and performing arts centers across the nation.

Our Touring Company is designed to be compact and flexible, with minimal set-up and strike time required. We can present multiple performances in a day and travel with three to four performers. Our performances are 45 to 75 minutes long (depending on the show) and the company offers question and answer sessions following each performance. Access to study guides and other educational support materials are provided and are also available on the Play Guides page.

Every production available for tour is also produced for our Main Stage season in Lexington. Extensive production support and marketing materials are available from our knowledgeable staff.

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Learn more about our touring performances here:

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To book a touring performance for your venue:

Contact LCT Marketing and Sales Manager Kathryn Henriques at 859.254.4546 x 239 or khenriques@lctonstage.org


Learn more about our upcoming performances below:

On Tour February-May, 2020

Long Road to Freedom

By Jan Lucas

We put a quilt on the gate, and a candle in the window. Then we wait and hope and pray that the light finds those who need it most. Graceanna and Mary Catherine were brought together by the Underground Railroad and as their friendship stands the test of time, so does Graceanna’s determination to be reunited with her family. Working together, these girls turned women will need all of the courage they can muster to keep working, keep hoping, and keep paving the path to freedom.

Recommended for Grades 4th-12th

Curricular Connections: Underground Railroad, Social Responsibility, American History, Genealogy


The Princess and the Peas

By Vivian Snipes

Who is your favorite superhero? Princess loves strong characters that zip through space and jump buildings with a single bound – but one thing she can’t stand is her name – Princess. Princesses can’t be superheroes… can they? Vivian Hill Snipes, LCT Artistic Director, takes on this modern retelling of the classic tale all about what it means to be SUPER and what it means to be a princess.

Recommended for PreK-3rd grade

Curricular Connections: Adaptation, Language Arts, Fairy and Folk Tales, Girl Power, Overcoming Fears

On Tour September-December, 2020

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

From the book by Kate DiCamillo
Adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford

With his handmade silk suits, wide array of hats, and tiny gold pocket watch, Edward Tulane was the most exceptional toy in Abilene’s room. He was adored and he was happy. But then, one day, he was lost. Based on Newbery-winner Kate DiCamillo’s beloved book, LCT presents this breathtaking story of finding friendship, finding yourself, and eventually finding your way back home.

Recommended for Grades 3rd-10th

Curricular Connections: Literary Classic, Character Development, Language Arts, Reading, Life Events, Loss, Emotions

EPK - The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


The Tallest Tale Ever Told

By Vivian Snipes

In the days of Davy Crockett and the Wild Wild West, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind sets off on a tall-tale-worthy adventure filled with embellishment, enhancement, and aggrandizement galore! Made of stars, sunshine, and spitfire, Sally Ann could out-run, out-fish, and out-wrassle all nine of her brothers from the day she was born. She can, and will, change the world for the better – one action at a time!

Recommended for Kindergarten-5th Grade

Curricular Connections: Legends and Tall Tales, American Literature, Creative Writing/Hyperbole, Character Study

EPK - The Tallest Tale Ever Told


On Tour February-May, 2021

The Little Mermaid

Story by Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted by Mike Kenny

Have you ever been curious? So curious you decide to leave your very familiar home for a very unfamiliar new world? The Little Mermaid, an ordinary mermaid with an extra ordinary sense of adventure, wants to visit “the world above.” To do so she must confront the sea witch, drink a potion, lose her tail and her voice, and then convince the prince of her dreams to marry her. Comical comrades Flotsam and Jetsam creatively recount this beloved story of a Little Mermaid who discovers why a life full of BIG adventure is often full of even BIGGER choices.

Recommended for Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Curricular Connections: Marine Life, Language Arts, Non-verbal Communication, Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen, Sacrifice

EPK - The Little Mermaid


The Legend of John Henry

Adapted by Larry and Vivian Snipes

The sky is streaked with lightning…
Thunder rolls through the valley…
…and a baby is born with a hammer in his hand and the ring of steel in his blood.

John Henry is a natural-born steel-driving man. He can win any strength contest, outrun a horse, and drive steel better than any man alive. But can he beat the steam drilling machine at Big Bend Tunnel?

Recommended for Grades 3rd-8th

Curricular Connections: Legends, Folk Tales, Music, African-American Literature & Culture, U.S. History, The Industrial Revolution

EPK - The Legend of John Henry



To book a touring performance for your venue:

Contact LCT Marketing and Sales Manager Kathryn Henriques at 859.254.4546 x 239 or khenriques@lctonstage.org