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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Poster - Performing Feb. 28 - March 2 Colorful imagines of lightning and boy with backpack facing lightning stormPerformances

Coming Soon:

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Performances for the public:

February 28 – March 2 at 7:30pm in Campbell Building, Gifford Theatre.

Tickets are $15/General Admission and $10/Students and Seniors. To purchase tickets, see Box Office information below.

Matinee Performances for Schools: 

We are offering TWO morning matinee performances for middle and high school ages on Thursday, February 29 and Friday, March 1 at 10am. There is a discounted price of $7 per person and limited seating. If you are interested in reserving seats for you and your school group at one of these matinee performances, please contact

Check our schedule.



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Our mission is to empower agency and citizenship through the works of William Shakespeare. We challenge our community to answer the question: what does Shakespeare say to me, what do I say with him? Our region has a beautifully unique worldview that is not celebrated often enough. Portrayals of our region rarely express a true Appalachian experience and often focus on negative stereotypes. We want to counteract this narrative by confronting high culture with the agency of Appalachian students: we provide a safe place for Appalachian students to realize their story and tell it using Shakespeare’s text as a tool to contextualize their place in the world.

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Box Office and Ticket Information


Tickets for our productions will be available online through the EKU Center for the Arts.

Tickets range from $15/General Admission to $10/Student & Senior

Purchase Tickets Here

Matinee Performances:

If you are interested in bringing your school group or organization to a matinee performance of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” please reach out to for more information


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Cameras and Recording Devices

The use of cameras, with or without flash, recorders, or other electronic devices inside the theatre are strictly prohibited.

Please be courteous to those around you and turn off all pagers, phones, and other electronic devices and refrain from texting during the show. If children prove to be disruptive or restless, please remove them to the lobby.



Musical Theatre Minor

If you are a student who is interested in musical theatre, check the program requirements to earn a minor.

Contact EKU Theatre

521 Lancaster Avenue
Jane F Campbell Building, Rm 306
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1315, Production Manager

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521 Lancaster Avenue
Foster 101
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-3266

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