January 20, 2024 – May 4, 2024 all-day
Keeping Mr. Lincoln, sponsored by Erie Insurance
January 29 - February 7


Family Weekend Performance Dates: February 17, 2024

School Matinee Performance Dates: January 29 – February 7, 2024 

On Tour: January 20May 4, 2024

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Ages 9+
≈1 hour
The Larry and Vivian Snipes Main Stage 

Prices: $20/Adult, $15/Child, $10/Members 

By Sandra Fenichel Asher 

Commissioned for Lexington Children’s Theatre 


Get ready to step back in time and immerse yourself in the life of one of America's most legendary figures - President Abraham Lincoln. This biographical play delves deep into the personal and political life of the 16th President of the United States, as told through his own words and the words of those who knew him best. But what's truly unique about this performance is that every actor takes on the role of Lincoln at some point during the play, showcasing how we all "keep" Mr. Lincoln alive by continuing to explore his story and the timeless ideals he embodied. This captivating and thought-provoking play is a must-see for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of one of America's greatest leaders.


Family Weekend Performance Info


This is a One Night Only Show! 

Saturday, February 17 2:00pm (Pay What You Will)* 

FREE Discover More Series Event

Start the Presidents Day fun early and help build a GIANT Lincoln Log Cabin while testing your Lincoln Family and Kentucky knowledge! LCT and the Mary Todd Lincoln House are teaming up on Saturday, February 17th for a FREE Discover More Series event immediately following the 2:00pm (PWYW) performance of Keeping Mr. Lincoln. Win door prizes, take selfies with a cut-out of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln, and participate in a Lincoln Log building trivia competition, hosted by the Mary Todd Lincoln House team.Saturday, February 17 – 3:00pm 

*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 4th – 12th  

Curricular Connections: U.S. Civil War, History, Biography 


Monday, January 29 – 10:00am & 11:45am 

Tuesday, January 30 – 10:00am & 11:45am 

Wednesday, January 31 – 10:00am & 11:45am 

Thursday, February 1 – 10:00am & 11:45am 


Tuesday, February 6 – 10:00am & 11:45am 

Wednesday, February 7 – 10:00am & 11:45am 


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

Individual Rate: $12 per seat 


In-School Touring Performances 

This show is also a Touring Production, which means it can travel to your school, library, or other venue and perform there. 

Touring Dates: January 20 – May 4, 2024

Things to Know Before the Show

Emotional Intensity

2 out of 5

Action/Stage Combat

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Sound & Lighting

1 out of 5