Touring and Regional Productions ‐ open to professional actors

Our Associate Artists are an integral part of the mission of LCT, as they help us bring theatre to tens of thousands of young people in Lexington, across Kentucky, and beyond! If you are an imaginative, versatile performer with an interest in Theatre for Young Audiences, we would love to have you join our company of dynamic artists.

We are currently accepting applications and interviewing candidates for the 2021-2022 Season. Apply NOW!

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Equal Opportunity Employment: Lexington Children’s Theatre welcomes, celebrates, and seeks people of all ages, ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, and physical and cognitive abilities to join our dynamic artists.

Discovery Productions – open to the public

Since 1938, LCT has been creating productions for young audiences using young artists as actors and occasionally as technicians. As our productions became more and more popular with school groups, and our professional acting company expanded, we realized that fewer young people would be able to participate in subscription series productions. Many of our Main Stage shows require students to miss up to 12 days of school in a row! That makes it very difficult to keep up with schoolwork. To ensure that LCT retained its tradition of offering young people a variety of performance and technical opportunities, we began the Discovery Series in 1995. Our goals were relatively simple:

  • Provide challenging performance opportunities for young people by presenting plays with central characters that are also young in age.
  • Encourage and mentor students in the many areas of technical theatre.
  • Shorten the run of the show so as to limit the number of missed school days.
  • Provide LCT’s professional staff as support to improve the quality of our youth performances.

Upcoming Discovery Auditions – Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Our next Discovery auditions will be for Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! and auditions will be held September 18-20, 2021 at LCT. The show itself will perform between November 27 – December 6, 2021 at The Lexington Opera House.

Audition dates
Saturday, September  18th from 2:00-4:00pm
Saturday, September 18th from 4:00-6:00pm
Sunday, September 19th from 4:00-6:00pm
Monday, September 20th from 6:30-8:30pm

Auditionees must attend the entire two-hour block of time.

How old do I have to be to audition and what are the requirements?
All performers must turn 12 prior to October 15th, 2021 to be eligible to audition. All participants in this production are asked to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This is to ensure a safe environment for all involved. We will be wearing masks during rehearsals and following all CDC and KY guidelines.

How do I audition for this production?
You must have an appointment to audition. It helps the stage manager know how many scripts to have prepared and enables the director to gauge the best use of time.

To sign up for auditions, visit the link below to fill out an audition form. Once you’ve completed your form, you’ll receive an email with instructions to confirm your appointment and we’ll email you an audition packet. Please complete it and bring it with you to the audition.

Audition Form

If you have questions, please be sure to read the Discovery Audition FAQ Page below.

Audition FAQ

When are the next auditions? What show are they for?

Our next Discovery Production Auditions are for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit in January of 2022. We’ll begin taking audition appointments beginning on or about December 10th. We hope to see you there and at other Discovery Production auditions next season:

  • Summer Family Musical (April audition)
  • Be on the lookout for the 2022-2023 discovery production announcements.

How can I get involved before the next production?

Theatre School
LCT’s Theatre School classes are a great way to have a ton of theatre fun and grow your skills before the next set of auditions.  Check out our education page here: Theatre School Workshops and Classes

Check out Companies Auditions!
If you’re between 6-12th grades during the 2021-2022 school year and are interested in growing as a performer and theatre artist, keep an eye out for auditions for LCT’s Teen Companies!

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Want to learn about upcoming auditions for young people and community members? Click here to sign up for our Discovery Auditions Email list!

If you have questions, please be sure to read the Discovery Audition FAQ Page below.

Audition FAQ