LCT's School Matinees allow your students to experience the magic of live, professional theatre. Performances take place at our theatre located in downtown Lexington. We have shows available throughout the school year for a variety of grade levels and subjects! All school matinees include a post-show Q&A and access to our Educational Play Guide for the production.
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 $8.00 a seat, and every 10th seat that you reserve is FREE (discount will appear on invoice)
Grant & Subsidy Resources
LCT is committed to providing arts education and theatre experience to young people regardless of their economic barriers. Take a moment to explore some resources you can apply for to make LCT's programming even more accessible.
Fayette County Teachers and Students: LexArt's Arts in Schools Impact Grant
Kentucky public or private schools (PK-12): Kentucky Arts Council's TranspARTation Grants
Click on the logos below to learn more about each of our shows for next season!
Recommended for PreK - Kindergarten
Recommended for 1st - 3rd Grade
Recommended for 4th - 6th Grade
Recommended for 7th - 12th Grade
Frequently Asked Questions
Face masks are not currently required in our building, but patrons are welcome to wear them if they wish. We ask that anyone who is sick wear a mask and practice frequent handwashing to help keep everyone else in the theatre healthy!
Unfortunately, LCT does not have space in our building for groups to eat lunch out side of shows.
Triangle Park is a lovely outdoor space one block from our theatre and could be a good option for smaller groups as it has several tables around the park. Larger groups might want to check out our field trip sponsor Gattitown, which has several lunch and play options and is a fifteen-minute drive from our theatre.
The Lexington Convention Center and The Square are not open for large group seating, please do not go there to eat lunch unless you are able to arrange a visit with them ahead of time.
Seats may always be added to an order, subject to availability. Up until 2 weeks before the date of your performance, you may cancel any number of seats, up to and including canceling the entire booking. After the 2-week cancelation deadline, you may decrease up to 10 seats from your order until 1 week before the performance, at which point no additional seat reductions can be made. All changes to an order must be placed by the school, by the person who initially placed the order, and must be communicated to and approved by LCT prior to arrival for the show.
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 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.