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 2022-2023 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 – Aesop’s Fables On Stage

Our Summer Student Touring Company will be performing Aesop’s Fables On Stage this summer at schools, libraries, and other venues across Kentucky! Auditions for our 2022 Summer Student Touring Company will be held April 29-30, 2022 at Lexington Children’s Theatre. The Touring Company performs on the road Wednesdays-Saturdays in June and Thursdays-Saturdays in July, then will finish their run at Lexington Children’s Theatre for in-house performances on August 6-7th, 2022. Specific tour performance/travel dates will be shared at a later time.

Audition dates
Friday, April 29th from 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday, April 30th from 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, May 4th from 6:00-8:00pm

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 be 16 years old prior to or on April 29th, 2022, to be eligible to audition. All participants in this production are asked to be vaccinated for COVID-19 with at least 14 days between your final dose and audition date. 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 confirmation for your audition appointment. Arrive to LCT at the time and date of your scheduled audition.

Audition Form
If you will not be available to audition in person and want to be considered, please reach out to Heather at residentdirector@lctonstage.org and include an audition video (1-2 minutes of a monologue and song if possible).

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

Audition FAQ

Upcoming Discovery Auditions – Shrek The Musical

Our Summer Family Musical auditions will be for Shrek The Musical and auditions will be held May 6-8, 2022 at Lexington Children’s Theatre. The show itself will perform between July 21-31, 2022 on the Larry and Vivian Snipes Main Stage at LCT.

Audition dates
Friday, May 6th from 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, May 7th from 3:30-6:30pm
Sunday, May 8th from 3:30-6:30pm

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

How old do I have to be to audition and what are the requirements?
All performers must turn 9 prior to or on May 6th, 2022, to be eligible to audition. All participants in this production are asked to be vaccinated for COVID-19 with at least 14 days between your final dose and audition date. 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 confirmation for your audition appointment. Arrive to LCT at the time and date of your scheduled audition.

Audition Form

Questions?
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 will be for our Learning Stage Series Production of The Hundred Dresses and will take place August 6-7, 2022. Learning Stage Series auditions are open to anyone ages 9-18! Keep an eye on this page for more details about a month before auditions.

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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!

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 2022-2023 school year and are interested in growing as a performer and theatre artist, keep an eye out for auditions for LCT’s Teen Companies!


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

Audition FAQ