November 25, 2023 – December 4, 2023 all-day

Family Weekend Performance Dates: November 25 & December 2-3, 2023 

School Matinee Performance Dates: November 27 – December 4, 2023

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Ages 6+
≈1 hour
Performed at The Lexington Opera House 

Prices: $25/Adult, $20/Child, $10/Members 

Adapted by Barbara Robinson


The Bradley family’s church Christmas Pageant is always the same, year after year – until the Herdmans show up! With “the worst kids in the world” taking the lead roles, this year’s Pageant will be a total disaster. But it might just be the year when the rambunctious, rag-tag Herdmans help their community see Christmas in a whole new way, and prove that even the worst kids in the world can change it for the better. 

Family Weekend Performance Info 


Saturday, November 25 – 2:00pm 

Saturday, December 2 – 2:00pm 

Saturday, December 2 – 7:00pm* (Pay What You Will) 

Sunday, December 3 – 2:00pm 


Discover More Event: The Best Coat Drive Concert

Saturday, December 2 – 5:30pm 

We invite you to join us for coat drive benefitting the local non-profit Believing in Forever, who empower children to become community game changers! As a thank you, Devine Carama of One Lexington, is hosting an exciting concert before the Pay What You Will performance of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. This is a FREE event and we welcome winter coat donations for all ages and sizes.

*Pay What You Will tickets cannot be purchased online, but can be reserved ahead of time by calling our Box Office at 859.254.4546 x245. Learn more on our Pay What You Will page.


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For Educators:

School Matinee Performances 

Our School Matinee Performances allow you to bring your students to the theatre for an unforgettable field trip!  

Recommended for Grades 1st-8th  
Curricular Connections: Holiday Traditions, Social Inclusion, Adaptation

Monday, November 27 – 10:00am & 12:00pm 
Tuesday, November 28 – 10:00am & 12:00pm 
Wednesday, November 29 – 10:00am & 12:00pm 
Thursday, November 30 – 10:00am & 12:00pm 
Friday, December 1 – 10:00am & 12:00pm 

Monday, December 4 – 10:00am & 12:00pm 

School Group Rate: $8 per seat with every 10th seat FREE! 
Individual Rate: $15 per seat 

For Performers:

This show has open auditions! They are open for actors ages 9 to Adult. Learn more and sign up for an audition at the link below. 

Audition Dates: August 20 – 22, 2023 

Things to Know Before the Show

Emotional Intensity

2 out of 5

Action/Stage Combat

1 out of 5


2 out of 5

Sound & Lighting

2 out of 5