What is LCT’s Theatre School?

The mission of Lexington Children’s Theatre’s Education Department is to provide students of all ages with the means to actively explore the beauty, diversity, complexity, and challenges of the world around them through the dramatic process. We strive for our students to develop their own unique creative voice, their imagination, and their understanding of drama and its role in society. Theatre school classes are offered in five seasonal sessions. Each session offers a variety of classes designed to give our students a rewarding experience while still targeting and meeting their needs physically, mentally, and creatively. We offer classes for young people ages 4 to 18, with a purpose of producing a valuable educational and creative experience for the young artist.

What if my child has already taken several of your classes?

Learning to act is a skill that must be developed over time and with scores of hours dedicated to practice. Many actors and theatre artists call the art of acting a craft or a skill. In order to develop a skill or a talent you must practice. After all, no one sits at a piano for the first time and plays a Chopin cantata. The craft of acting is very much like learning to play the piano. It cannot be learned in a day, a week, or even a month. Most actors consider developing their craft a lifelong process. There are always new techniques to learn in order to improve an actor’s instrument: the body, voice, and personal creativity.

How do I register my child in LCT’s Theatre School?

  • Register online directly from our Theatre School Classes page.
  • Call the Education Department 859.254.4546 x225 or x226
  • Stop by or call our Box Office at 418 W Short St (859.254.4546 x245) during our Box Office hours:
    • Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
      Monday-Friday,  9:00am-4:30pm
    • Season Hours (September – May)
      Tuesday ‐ Friday 9:00am‐3:30pm (with a break from 1:00-2:00pm for lunch)Saturday (when Theatre School is in session) – 9:00‐11:30am

Payment in full must be made at time of registration.
*Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted.

How will I receive confirmation?

Once your registration is complete, our ticketing system will send an automatic confirmation to the email address used to register for the class. We will also send a reminder email one week before the class is scheduled to begin.

How many students are in each class?

Each class has a minimum and maximum number of students. Minimum enrollment is generally five students. LCT reserves the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. The maximum number of students varies with each class, depending on the age range and type of program. Some classes may fill, but we will accept students on a waiting list in case of cancellations or additional sections.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

If a student cancels more than two weeks before class begins, the student will receive a full refund. If the student cancels less than two weeks prior but before class begins, the student will receive full credit towards another theatre school class or production during that fiscal year. If the student cancels after class begins, a credit will be issued for 70% of the tuition. After the second class, no adjustments will be made. If LCT cancels the class for any reason, the student will receive a full refund.

Is financial aid available for LCT classes?

Financial aid is available for all classes and is awarded based solely on financial need. Generally, qualified applicants receive a 15%, 25%, or 50% waiver of the tuition fee. Applications must be submitted no less than two weeks before a class begins. Visit this page or email Rhonda Bell at education@lctonstage.org to request an application.

What are LCT’s attendance policies?

Students should be brought inside by a parent or guardian on the first day. We invite the parents to stay for the first ten minutes of the class to meet the teacher and ask questions. After the first day, students can meet the teacher in the lobby fifteen minutes before class starts.

When class is over, the group is led downstairs to the lobby. A parent or guardian should come inside to meet their child. If other arrangements are needed, please send a note authorizing LCT to release your child.

If a child is left in our care for more than fifteen minutes after their class’s dismissal time, a $15 late fee will be charged.

Where do I park when bringing my child to LCT?

We have a pick‐up/drop‐off area where you may park for a brief period of time. Parking is available at The Square Garage, meters (Short St., Algonquin, Main St.), and residential areas (such as 2nd St.).

What are LCT’s business hours?

Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Monday-Friday,  9:00am-4:30pm

Season Hours (September – May)
Tuesday ‐ Friday 9:00am‐3:30pm (with a break from 1:00-2:00pm for lunch)Saturday (when Theatre School is in session) – 9:00‐11:30am

If your class falls outside of these hours, the lobby doors will be locked. If a student is more than 10 minutes late or 15 minutes early for class, they may not be able to get into the building.

What else do I need to know?

An emergency contact form must be filled out and turned in the first day. We keep a copy on file for one year, so returning students will only need to verify the information is correct.

Download the Student Emergency Form