LCT’s Pay What You Will (PWYW) performances are a great way to see imaginative, professional theatre with your whole family, at a price that works best for you! With PWYW, patrons may pay any amount they choose for their tickets to one of our shows. We strive to make theatre accessible, and we never want the cost of a ticket to keep families from going to see live theatre. The first Saturday evening performance of each production is reserved for PWYW thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors who help make this program possible.
Pay What You Will tickets may be purchased through our Box Office during regular hours either in person or over the phone at 859.254.4546 x245. Let our staff know you are reserving PWYW tickets, how many seats you need, and what amount you would like to pay. PWYW tickets may also be purchased at the Box Office on the day of the show beginning one hour before curtain (6:00pm).
Upcoming Pay What You Will Performances:
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! – Saturday, December 4 @ 7:00pm
The Lexington Opera House, 401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Saturday, December 11 @ 7:00pm
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – Saturday, February 5 @ 7:00pm
The Hobbit – Saturday, March 19 @ 7:00pm
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Saturday, April 9 @ 7:00pm
Balloonacy – Saturday, April 30 @ 2:00pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I purchase my tickets online?
We have not yet found an online solution to provide Pay What You Will tickets. Because there is a fee associated with online sales, we cannot offer this as an option for our PWYW performances. However, you can reserve your tickets ahead of time by visiting or calling the Box Office! Let our staff know you are reserving PWYW tickets, how many seats you need, and what amount you would like to pay.
How much should I pay?
Our typical ticket prices are between $15-25 a ticket. We do not set a minimum amount or make a suggestion for our Pay What You Will tickets. We simply ask you to pay what you are comfortable with. If you wish to pay the full ticket price for your order know that you’re covering the cost of your seat and throwing in a little extra to help support the Pay What You Will program for everyone.
What if I can only afford a dollar?
Then this is the seat just for you. No questions asked, just come in, pay whatever you wish, and receive your ticket.
Does anyone pay more than they have to?
Yes, we have many wonderful supporters who pay $20, $30, even $50 and more every time they see a show. Their support is a large part of how we’re able to continue this program.
Is there a way to save money on tickets other than PWYW?
You may also purchase an LCT Membership, which drops the price from $15-25 per ticket to $10 a ticket. Memberships give you a discount on Theatre School, the ability to refund unused tickets at the end of the season, and more! Click Here for more information on memberships.