LCT's School Matinees allow your students to experience the magic of live, professional theatre. Performances take place at our Main Stage theatre located in downtown Lexington. We have shows available throughout the school year for a variety of grade levels and interests! All school matinees include a post-show Q&A and access to our Educational Play Guide for the production.

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At Lexington Children's Theatre, we want every student in Kentucky to have an incredible theatre experience. We understand the needs of schools and that having a ticket that is affordable is essential, which is why we keep our ticket prices low while maintaining our professional high quality.

Tickets for school matinees are $7.50 a seat, and every 10th seat that you reserve is FREE (discount will appear on invoice)

Toyota Ticket Subsidy helps cover costs for students who receive Free or Reduced Lunch.

Subsidy is available for any school matinee performance in Lexington.

Learn more about Toyota Ticket Subsidy

Upcoming Shows

Click on the logos below to learn more about each of our shows for next season!

Recommended for PreK - Kindergarten 

Recommended for PreK - 5th grade

Recommended for 1st - 5th grade

Recommended for 3rd - 8th grade

Frequently Asked Questions about School Matinee Performances

Payment is due no later than the day your group attends the performance. You can mail a check to the theatre, please include the invoice number in the memo of the check. You are also welcome to hand a check to our box office staff when you arrive if that is easiest for you! Receipts will be emailed to the teacher who made the reservation within 1-3 days after the show.

Got more questions?

Contact Dani Garner, our Marketing and Patron Services Coordinator, at 859-254-4546 x239 or

Looking for a place to eat lunch or play after the show?

Check out our field trip sponsor, Gattitown! Tell the staff you just came from a show at LCT and receive some bonus gameplay!