November 6, 2023 – November 11, 2023 all-day


Family Weekend Performance Dates: November 11, 2023 

School Matinee Performance Dates: November 6-10, 2023 

On Tour: September 11 – December 16, 2023 

If You Like...
  • How to Train Your Dragon 
  • The Paper Bag Princess 
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 

Ages 5+
≈1 hour
The Larry and Vivian Snipes Main Stage 

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

Adapted by Jeremy Kisling 

Based on the story The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame 

Lexington Children’s Theatre is proud to present A Reluctant Dragon, a World Premiere by Jeremy Kisling. Adrien likes baseball and poetry and is picked on at school and when they try and work things out with their stuffed animals it always ends in violence. When Adrien’s mother witnesses the episode, she puts them to bed and challenges Adrien to think of another way. Adrien enters a dream world of a modern-day telling of Kenneth Graham’s The Reluctant Dragon story complete with baseball and video games. Diego is a peaceful dragon who wants to paint, read, and have tea. But the villagers’ stereotypes and preconceived notions about dragons cause them to hire Santiago the Warrior to rid themselves of the beast. Adrien must find a way to end the conflict and bring about a peaceful solution.

Family Weekend Performance Info


This is a One Night Only Show! 

Saturday, November 11 – 2:30pm (Sensory Friendly)* & 7:00pm (Pay What You Will)* 

*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.

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 K-3rd  

Curricular Connections: Adaptation, Classic Literature, Fairy and Folktales, Kindness 


Monday, November 6 – 10:00am & 11:45am 

Wednesday, November 8 – 10:00am & 11:45am 

Thursday, November 9 – 10:00am & 11:45am 

Friday, November 10 – 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: September 11 – December 16, 2023 

Things to Know Before the Show

Emotional Intensity

1 out of 5

Action/Stage Combat

2 out of 5


0 out of 5

Sound & Lighting

1 out of 5