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 $6.75 a seat, and every 10th seat is FREE

Ticket subsidy is also available to help cover costs for students who receive Free or Reduced Lunch. 

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Upcoming Shows

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

Recommended for PreK – 5th grade

Recommended for Kindergarten – 3rd grade

Recommended for 1st – 4th grade

Recommended for 3rd – 8th grade

Frequently Asked Questions about School Matinee Performances

Where do the shows perform?
Most of our shows are performed on LCT’s Main Stage which is conveniently located at 418 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells will take place right across the street from LCT in The Lexington Opera House at 401 W Short Street. 

Are parents, teachers, the bus driver, etc. FREE?
Every 10th ticket is free. For example, book 52 seats and 5 of those are free of charge, so you pay for 47 of the 52 seats. Every person who plans on attending the production must be included in the total number of seats ordered. We only charge you for nine of every ten tickets you order. How you use your free tickets is up to you! Please note that individual tickets not ordered through the school (parents, for example) will be sold at full price rather than the school group rate, and we cannot guarantee that they will be able to be seated with the school group.

What if additional individuals wish to attend?
Individual tickets to a school day show can be purchased at regular rates (please see individual shows for pricing). Individual tickets must be paid for at the time of ordering, and there are no refunds for individual tickets. 48-hour notice is required to be seated with a group already attending.

What if I need to change my seat total?
Seats may be added to an order, subject to availability. You can make reductions before the cancellation date. Once the cancellation date has passed, you may reduce your order by ten seats or less until one week prior to your show. All changes to an order must be placed by the school, by the person who initially placed the order.

What if I need to cancel my order? 
You may cancel your order up to 30 days before the scheduled performance. You may not cancel after this cancellation date and are considered responsible for the amount invoiced.

If school is cancelled, can I get a refund?
If your school day is cancelled, we will do our best to reschedule you to a different performance of the same show, or if that is not possible to another show later in our season. A refund will be issued if rescheduling is not possible. If LCT has to cancel a show for any reason, you will receive a full refund as well.

When is payment due? 
Payment is due no later than the day your group attends the performance. You are welcome to hand a check to our box office staff when you arrive if that is easiest for you! We will have a receipt available for you at the end of the show.


Got more questions?

Contact our Box Office at 859.245.4546 x245 or