Lexington Children’s Theatre is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome to enjoy the magic of theatre.

SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES

Sensory friendly performances are designed to be a safe environment where young people with sensory sensitivities or disabilities, first time theatre goers, young children, and their friends and family are free to speak, respond, and move around the seating area in reaction to the story. Movement and vocal reactions to the show are expected and welcomed!

For LCT’s performance:

  • We will make environmental alterations including lighting and sound.
    • The house lights will remain dimmed during the performance, rather than off.
    • Lighting effects such as strobe or flashing lights will be slightly dimmer or may not be used.
    • We reduce the volume of the recorded sound in particularly noisy moments.
  • We will use glow sticks to indicate where potentially loud noises, big movements, changes, or potentially scary moments may occur.
  • All seating will be general admission to better accommodate individual family needs.
  • Each family will have more space to spread out in the theatre before, during, and after the performance.
  • The lobby will be available as a quiet space for children who need to take a break from the production.
  • The board room will be available for children to listen and watch the production on a television monitor if that is their preference.
  • We will provide sensory supports (earplugs, noise cancelling ear-muffs) in the lobby before the show.
  • Families are welcome to bring their own manipulatives, seat cushions, comfort objects, and extra support items to the show.
    • Use of notebook computers or other electronic devices will be permitted.
  • Trained staff will be available to guide patrons to and from the lobby as needed.
  • You can meet the actors in the lobby before the production, have your photo taken and and ask them questions about the show you are about to see.

Pre-visit Resources

  • For a description of the space and your experience read the Main Stage social story below.
LCT Social Storybook

 

  • To learn more about the play and the story you are about to see, take a look at our production Play Guides available below.
Play Guides

 

  • ‘Meet Your Seat’ opportunities are provided to reduce stress and support successful priming for the actual event. To schedule a Meet Your Seat visit prior to your scheduled performance date, email emcguire@lctonstage.org.

 

17/18 Sensory Friendly Performances:

  • The Ugly Duckling – Sunday, December 17th at 4:30pm
Tickets & More Info
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz – Sunday, April 29th at 4:30pm
Tickets & More Info

Click here for tickets. Please call 859.254.4546 or email emcguire@lctonstage.org with questions!

 

AUDIO DESCRIPTION

Narration services are available upon request for the following performances:

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – December 2nd, 2017 at 2:00pm
  • The Ugly Duckling – Sunday, December 17th at 4:30pm
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz – Sunday, April 29th at 4:30pm

To request this service please call or email Erin McGuire-Thompson at 859.254.4546 x 222 or emcguire@lctonstage.org at least two weeks prior to the performance.

 

ASL INTERPRETATION

American Sign Language interpretation is available for all first Sunday at 2:00pm performances.

To request this service or with questions about school matinee interpreters please call or email Erin McGuire-Thompson at emcguire@lctonstage.org or 859.254.4546 x 222 at least two weeks prior to the performance.

 

ACCESS SEATING & DROP OFF

Access seating is available in our Main Stage, to reserve access seats please call the Box Office at 859.254.4546 x 247 or 1.800.928.4545 x 247.

A “Drop –Off” zone is located directly in front of the theatre at 418 W. Short Street. Patrons are welcome to drop off family members who may have impaired mobility in this zone prior to any performance.