Actors Theatre of Louisville presents

Sleep Squad

From Story Pirates


A child’s imagination is a true treasure, and that’s what the Story Pirates steal—or rather borrow—in their endlessly amusing work.

The New York Times

Actors Theatre of Louisville presents SLEEP SQUAD from Story Pirates.

Tickets to stream are available through Stellar Tickets.

SLEEP SQUAD is a family-friendly, interactive, virtual theatre experience that turns your home into a rocket ship to launch kids into their dreams. Featuring brand-new, unique, kid-driven comedy and music, this world premiere on-demand production creates a new kind of bedtime ritual for kids ages 4-12.

Running Time: 45 minutes + 15 minutes of soothing music to fall asleep to.

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More about SLEEP SQUAD

SLEEP SQUAD is brought to you by the "masterfully hilarious” Story Pirates, “some of the best creators and performers in kids’ media today” (Sirius XM). And it’s more than an on-demand evening of entertainment; it’s a one-of-a-kind experience that leaps off the screen to create performance-like, immersive family fun right at home.

On-Demand Family Passes can include a “Dreamtime Travel Kit” delivered to your home address. The items within—including a dream journal, explorer goggle sleep mask, co-pilot badge and star projectorare woven into the experience to create imaginative, educational and intergalactic experiences without leaving Planet Earth.

SLEEP SQUAD stars Tony Award Nominee Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob SquarePants, Tootsie) as the Dream Queen, pilot of the spaceship Ariem, which launches kids into the Slumber Galaxy on three different missions. They train to become members of the Sleep Squad—an elite group of the world’s most advanced dreamers. Sleep Squad hopefuls are sent into space to explore stories adapted from real kids’ dreams, accompanied with the co-pilot of their choice (their favorite stuffed animal, blanket or toy). The Dream Queen welcomes explorers onboard the Ariem for mission preparation, and then instructs them to put on their Sleep Squad sleep goggles for adventures, including trips to a desert island, a dinosaur’s birthday party, and an intergalactic nightclub. These immersive audio sections allow kids to take ownership of the imagination-powered storytelling. After kids complete the missions, they become official Sleep Squad members and are charged to fly solo into their own dreams, aided by calming sleep music.

SLEEP SQUAD is brought to you by Tony Award-winning producer Eva Price, is directed by Olivier-nominated Jennifer Weber and Drama Desk-nominated Lee Overtree, and is co-created by the critically acclaimed Story Piratescreators of the #1 podcast for kids, downloaded more than 25 million times and winner of both the 2020 Webby and iHeartRadio award for Best Kids and Family podcast.

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Sleep Squad FAQs

How do I get tickets?

Tickets to stream are available through Stellar Tickets.

Can I use a gift certificate or system credit?

As this project is produced by Story Pirates and transacted by Stellar Tickets, we are unable to accept Actors Theatre of Louisville gift certificates or system credits as payment. 


SLEEP SQUAD can be experienced after dinner, before bedtime, at nap time or any time young astronauts feel like going on an adventure into their dreams. You can pause the video to experience each story in 15-minute chunks!


While we highly recommend purchasing one Dreamtime Travel Kit for each kid viewer, it’s possible to experience SLEEP SQUAD without it. For those that choose not to purchase the Dreamtime Travel Kit, we provide recommendations of some simple household items that can help bring the immersive kit-driven moments to life.


SLEEP SQUAD can be viewed on desktop and mobile computer web browsers, as well as on iOS and Android devices. The production can also be enjoyed on a Smart TV via an Amazon Fire, AppleTV or Roku device.

Desktop or Laptop Browser: Stellar streams work on most browsers on both Mac and PC computers. We recommend Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for the best viewing experience. 

Mobile Browser: Viewing on a mobile browser works the same as viewing on a desktop browser. 

Stellar Tickets Mobile Apps: You can download the Stellar Tickets app for iOS or Android to watch your stream on your mobile device.

Stellar Tickets on your TV: The Stellar Tickets app for Apple TV devices running tvOS is available by searching for "Stellar Tickets" in the AppleTV app store. The Stellar Tickets app is also available for FireTV devices here. Stellar Tickets is available for Roku using the code "Stellar" or in the Roku Channel store.

For full instructions on how to watch on every device, view the Stellar Tickets Knowledge Base.

I'm streaming the event but there's no sound.

First, make sure the speakers on your computer or device are on and that you haven’t muted the sound. Next, check the volume on the stream. Look for the speaker icon on the player. If there’s an X next to it, the sound is muted. Click the icon to turn the sound back on and reveal the slider to adjust the volume.

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