Lexington Children’s Theatre is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels welcome to enjoy the magic of theatre.


Sensory friendly performances are designed to be a safe environment for young people with sensory sensitivities or disabilities as well as first time theatre goers. We encourage patrons to speak freely, respond, and move around the seating area in reaction to the story. Environmental elements including lighting and sound are also altered to make the space more comfortable for our sensory sensitive audience members. All Sensory Friendly performances are also Pay What You Will - call or visit our Box Office to pay whatever you would like for your tickets to these shows.

For Sensory Friendly performances:

  • We will make some environmental alterations to lighting and sound:
    • The house lights will remain dimmed during the performance, rather than off.
    • Lighting effects such as strobe or flashing lights will be slightly dimmer or may not be used.
    • We reduce the volume of the recorded sound in particularly noisy moments.
  • We will use glow sticks to indicate where potentially loud noises, big movements, changes, or potentially scary moments may occur.
  • All seating will be general admission to better accommodate individual family needs.
  • Each family will have more space to spread out in the theatre before, during, and after the performance.
  • The board room or an LCT office will be available as a quiet space for anyone who needs to take a break from the production.
  • The lobby will be available for anyone to listen and watch the production on a television monitor if that is their preference.
  • We can provide sensory supports (sunglasses, noise cancelling ear-muffs) in the lobby before the show upon request.
  • Families are welcome to bring their own manipulatives, seat cushions, comfort objects, and extra support items to the show.
    • Use of notebook computers or other electronic devices will be permitted.
  • Trained staff will be available to guide patrons to and from the lobby as needed.
  • You can meet the actors in the lobby before the production, take photos, and and ask them questions about the show you are about to see.

Pre-visit Resources

  • For a description of the space and your experience read the Main Stage social story or watch our introductory video below.

LCT Social Storybook  Sensory Friendly Video

  • To learn more about the play and the story you are about to see, take a look at our production Play Guides available below.

Play Guides

  • ‘Meet Your Seat’ opportunities are provided to reduce stress and support successful priming for the actual event. To schedule a Meet Your Seat visit prior to your scheduled performance date, email emcguire@lctonstage.org.

2023/2024 Sensory Friendly Performances:

The Smartest Girl in the World - Sunday, September 24 – 4:30pm

The Reluctant Dragon - Saturday, November 112:30pm

Cows Don't Fly and Other Known Facts - Saturday, February 102:30pm

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! - Saturday, March 16 – 2:30pm

Circle and Square - Sunday, May 5 – 4:30pm

Click on the links above for tickets. Please call 859.254.4546 or email PatronServices@lctonstage.org with questions!


American Sign Language interpretation is available upon request for all first Sunday at 2:00pm performances.

To request this service or with questions about school matinee interpreters please call or email Rachel Ray at rray@lctonstage.org or 859.254.4546 x229 at least two weeks prior to the performance.


Accessible seating is available in our Main Stage - we have front-row spaces someone using a wheelchair can utilize, seats on the floor and second row that eliminate or reduce the need for climbing stairs. To reserve accessible seats please call the Box Office at 859.254.4546 x245.

A “Drop-Off” zone is located directly in front of the theatre at 418 W Short Street. Patrons are welcome to drop off family members who may have impaired mobility in this zone prior to any performance.