C. S. Lewis On Stage


On February 23rd & 24th, experience the mind of C. S. Lewis on stage at the Lexington Opera House.


From the creators of the recent and acclaimed film The Most Reluctant Convert comes a chance to imagine what it would be like to sit down with the legendary C. S. Lewis. Award-winning actor Max McLean’s tour de force performance captures Lewis’s magnetic personality, astonishing eloquence, and self-deprecating wit to create an onstage experience venturing deep into the soul of one of the most influential thinkers of the past century.

Further Up and Further In run time is 90 minutes with no intermission and is followed by a post-show discussion with Max McLean.


You will need a physical ticket to enter the show. If you’ve purchased a ticket through Lewis House or CSF, you can pick up your physical ticket at the Lewis House/CSF building Monday-Friday from 9-5.

If you do not have a physical ticket you will need to come to the “Will Call” area the night of the show to pick up your ticket for admission. “Will Call” will open at 6 p.m. (45 minutes prior to the beginning of general admission).

Still need a ticket? Purchase here: www.lewishouse.org/tickets.

Free parking is available at the Broadway Christian Church parking structure directly adjacent to the Lexington Opera House on a first come/first serve basis.  

Additional paid parking on the street and in other nearby parking structures are readily available close to the Opera House.

You can purchase $5 tickets for the Thursday night performance with Venmo or Credit Card here: www.lewishouse.org/tickets Additionally, students can purchase and pick up tickets at many campus ministries at the University of Kentucky including the BCM, Campus Outreach, CSF, Lewis House, Newman Center and Wesley Foundation. Tickets for the Friday night performance are sold out.

The show is General Admission. There will be assigned seats listed on your ticket, but disregard those seat assignments. Seating is first come / first served and you can sit with friends wherever you like in the theater.

Doors open at 6:45. Arriving no later than 7:15 is strongly suggested. 

The show starts at 7:30. This is a nationally touring show that will only allow late arrivals entry at select times throughout the production. Please arrive early so you can enjoy the entirety of this unique and powerful evening.


  • This 7:30 p.m. showing is mostly for students. Student tickets are only $5, thanks to the generosity of Fellowship for Performing Arts donors!
    • To get yours, email [email protected]. (Student ID to be shown on the night of at the Opera House.)
  • A select few general admission tickets for the community are available for this showing.
Email [email protected]


  • This 7:30 p.m. showing is mostly for the community.
    • To get your tickets, click here or follow the link below to the Lexington Opera House website.
    • A select few student tickets ($5) are available for this showing. To inquire about these, email [email protected].

Using Lewis’s own words, this dazzling, multimedia theatrical event explores:

  • What convinced Lewis of the divinity of Christ.

  • Why the BBC gave him a huge audience to deliver wartime talks that would become Mere Christianity.

  • How Hitler influenced the writing of The Screwtape Letters.

  • How his profound insights on prayer, heaven and the Second Coming of Christ influenced The Chronicles of Narnia.

The Lewis House is honored to sponsor this special stage production. Don’t miss this mesmerizing, one-of-kind stage experience that promises to take you further up and further in the heart and mind of C.S. Lewis.