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Boston Theatre and Shows

Boston offers amazing accessibility to theatre & shows for kids and families. From bigger broadway shows at the Boston Opera House & the Citi Wang Theater to smaller stages like the North Shore Music Theatre, The Wheelock Family Theatre, and the Lyric Stage, you are sure to find a show you'll enjoy in Boston.


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The Greater Boston Stage Company (Formerly Stoneham Theatre)Stoneham, $$$
A wonderfully restored gem, built in 1917 and former home to silent movies and vaudeville acts, The Greater Boston Stage Company brings upscale theater to the suburbs.
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ImprovBostonBoston, $$
Hailed by The Boston Globe as 'Comedy Masters,' ImprovBoston has been New England's leading theater and school dedicated to the art of comedy in all its forms. Voted 'Best of Boston' by The Phoenix, The Improper...
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Boston Opera HouseBoston, $$$
The newly renovated Boston Opera House, located in the heart of Boston's theatre district, has quickly become one the best theatre venues in Boston.
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Chevalier TheatreMedford, $$$
Located in Medford, Massachusetts, the Chevalier Theatre is one of the Boston area's hidden gems, an historical landmark, a memorial to a hero and a cultural icon.
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Maudslay State Park - Theater in the OpenNewburyport, $$
Theater in the Open is an outdoor performance stage that transforms the magical tradition of storytelling into theater using puppetry, pageantry, music, movement, and acting.
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Amazing Things Art CenterFramingham, $$
A Beautiful Renovated 1908 Firehouse 3 blocks from the Framingham train station with parking in the rear. Amazing Things Arts Center is the place to find the best in music - from jazz to classical, visual arts - from...
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Arlington Children's Theater3 Locations, $$
Arlington Children's Theater is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to creating positive theatrical experiences for children aged 5 through 18.
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Boch Center TheatreBoston, $$$
The elegant Wang Theatre is one of the nation's foremost not-for-profit performing arts institutions featuring Broadway plays and national touring shows.
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Boch Shubert TheatreBoston, $$$
The Shubert Theatre, along with the Boch Center, join together to make Boch Citi Performing Arts Center. Built in 1910, it is fondly thought of as the Theater District's 'Little Princess.'
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Boston Children's Museum - KidstageBoston, $$
Kidstage at the Children's Museum is a state-of-the-art performance space designed to introduce children to the wonderous world of performing arts.
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Boston Children's TheatreBoston, $$$
Boston Children's Theater's Mainstage Series brings 3 exciting productions annually to thousands of kids in grades K-12.
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Brattle TheaterCambridge, $$
Independent, classic, and cutting-edge films. The theater also features Parents' Afternoons - movies where babies are welcome to attend.
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Cabot Street Cinema TheaterBeverly, $$$
Belying an elegant lobby and sizable interior, the Cabot Street Cinema's facade doesn't do justice to this local gem.
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Cape Cod Melody TentHyannis, $$$
For more than 50 years, the South Shore Music Circus and it’s sister venue, the Cape Cod Melody Tent, have been presenting world-class entertainment in the scenic Massachusetts coastal communities of Cohasset and...
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Cape Playhouse Children's TheatreDennis, $
The CCCA brings you classic tales, zany humor, beloved stories and lively music - each production a wonderful way to introduce young people to the joys of theatre.
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Capitol Center for the ArtsNew Hampshire, $$
New Hampshire's Capitol Center for Performing Arts offers a variety of mixed of family shows, live theater, musical performances, and art films.
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Center For Arts in NatickNatick, $$
TCAN provides a cultural center to the MetroWest Boston region, where national and emerging artists present performances, literary events, and art exhibitions in an environment that brings together individuals and...
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Chapel School Of Creative ArtsLexington, $$
Chapel School of Creative Arts offers after-school theater classes for children in Grades 2 - 12, ages 8-18.
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Chunky's Cinema Pub3 Locations, $
At Chunky's, dinner and a movie are all the same thing! Order from a complete pub menu, and enjoy a first-run movie.
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Concord Youth TheatreConcord, $$
CYT is committed to making high-quality live theatre accessible, relevant, and memorable for young people and their families. Through their performance company productions, and theatre arts classes, CYT brings the...
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Coolidge Corner TheatreBrookline, $$
Saturday morning family fun featuring live vaudeville shows with jugglers, magicians, comedians, musicians and puppets. In addition, Coolidge Corner Theatre is a classic venue to view movies on the big screen for all...
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Cutler Majestic TheatreBoston, $$$
You will find, almost every day of the year, performances of professional opera, musical theater, dance, classical music and drama in the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College.
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Drawbridge Puppet TheatreLunenburg, $
Marionette and Puppet Shows for All Occasions! With plenty of FREE parking, beautifully landscaped grounds, a delightful walk-thru garden, the new location for the Drawbridge Puppet Theater is truly wonderful.
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Firehouse Center For The ArtsNewburyport, $$
Firehouse features an art gallery, restaurant and intimate 195 seat Theater which presents dance, concerts, drama, musicals, new works and kid's programming.
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Jordans IMAX Theater2 Locations, $$
IMAX at Jordan's Furniture is the ultimate movie experience. With crystal clear images up to eight stories high, and wrap-around digital surround sound, IMAX takes you to places you only imagined.
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KidstockWinchester, $$
Kidspace offers dozens of theater workshop programs year-round, for kids in pre-school through high school in creative theater, video production and studio art.
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Leddy Center for the Performing ArtsNew Hampshire, $
2007 marks Leddy Center's 33rd year producing quality shows and concerts in lovely southeastern New Hampshire!
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Lowell Memorial AuditoriumLowell, $$$
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium plays a starring role in the region's cultural and entertainment scene. It is also the site where boxing greats Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler won their first Golden Gloves...
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Marblehead Little TheatreMarblehead, $$
MLT was born 50 years ago by the local Marblehead Women's Club when they decided to form a group to perform amateur theatrical performances. Their first performance was in Moss Hart's, Light up the Sky and the rest is...
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Mendon Twin Drive-InMendon, $$
The Mendon Twin Drive-in first opened in June 1954. Now with two screens and capacity for 800 cars, it shows 4 movies a night – a children’s movie, followed by a more grown-up flick on each screen.
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Mugar Omni IMAX Theater At Boston Museum of ScienceBoston, $$
The Mugar Omni Theater presents larger-than-life images on a domed screen that reaches five stories high. It’s New England's only 180-degree IMAX® dome.
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New England Aquarium Simons IMAX TheaterBoston, $$
Simons IMAX Theatre allows aquarium visitors to get to know animals and habitats that are too large, too small, or too endangered to exhibit in an Aquarium setting.
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Orpheum TheatreFoxboro, $$
The Orpheum theatre company offers productions with talented performers of all ages. In addition to their mainstage productions, they also offer youth year round theater, musical theatre classes after school.
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Priscilla Beach TheatreManomet, $$
The country's oldest summer stock playhouse. Children's shows run from June-Sept. There is also a performing arts daycamp available.
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Puppet Showplace TheaterBrookline, $$
The Puppet Showplace Theatre is a perfect place to introduce your children to the world of make believe. Puppets of all kinds are part of wonderfully imaginative shows.
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Regent TheatreArlington, $$
Enjoy a wonderful mix of family shows, live theater, musical performances, and art films.
Rogers Center for the ArtsNorth Andover
The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College encourages artistic excellence and expression, and integrates appreciation of the arts into the lives of students and neighbors
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Seacoast Repertory TheatreNew Hampshire, $$$
This wonderful theater offers first-rate productions for the whole family and a school for the performing arts. Worth the trip!
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Showcase Cinemas RandolphRandolph, $$
The Showcase Cinemas in Randolph, MA are an excellent way to spend a rainy day or even a summer day that is just too hot! The stadium seating allows for much roomier seats than your average theater.
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Somerville TheatreSomerville, $$
Somerville Theatre has 5 auditoriums. All are fully accessible via elevator. The Main Theatre is the perfect venue for concerts and theatre performances. The other 4 cinema theatres house intimate venues for movie...
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South Shore Music CircusCohasset
For more than 50 years, the South Shore Music Circus and it’s sister venue, the Cape Cod Melody Tent, have been presenting world-class entertainment in the scenic Massachusetts coastal communities of Cohasset and...
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The Colonial TheatreBoston, $$$
The Colonial Theatre, located in Boston's Historic Theatre District, is the oldest continuously operating theatre in New England. Today the Colonial continues to present the best Broadway shows and world premieres using...
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The Company TheatreNorwell, $$
Each year, thousands of theatre-goers across the South Shore and Southeastern Massachusetts are dazzled by the excellence of the shows staged by the award-winning Company Theatre.
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The Music HallNew Hampshire, $$
The Music Hall is a non-profit performing arts center that entertains 100,000 patrons, including 20,000 school children, annually with acclaimed film, music, theater, and dance performances.
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UMass Lowell Center for the ArtsLowell, $
UMass Lowell Center for the Arts offers professional, nationally and internationally known performing arts in weekday programs for students and Sunday programs for families.
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Village Theatre 'Young Company” WorkshopsHarvard, $$$
Weekly Saturday “Young Company” workshops for aspiring performers will begin on September 11 and continue through December 18 at the theatre’s rehearsal space in Harvard, MA
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Watertown Children's TheatreWatertown, $$
The Watertown Children's Theatre is a non-profit theatre company founded in 1983 for children ages 4-17.
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Wellesley Summer Theater For ChildrenWellesley, $$
Enjoy Brainard Duffield's retelling of this Lewis Carroll classic tale. Each show will be followed by a tea party with Alice and her friends.
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Wellfleet Drive-In TheatreCape Cod, $$
Cape Cod's only drive-in theater - a fun family outing that is sure to please. There is also a fun playground and snack bar. Call or visit Web site for current schedule.
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Weston Friendly Society of the Performing ArtsWeston
The Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts, Inc. is the second oldest theatre group in MA and has a rich history of putting on quality shows.
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Wheelock Family TheatreBoston, $$$
The Wheelock Family Theatre, is a non-profit, professional, equity theatre, located in Boston, providing affordable, quality theatre for both adults and young people.
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Zeiterion TheatreNew Bedford
Welcome to The Z's landmark 2005/2006 season. As the only performing arts center of the SouthCoast region, the Z has all the ingredients you'd expect from a world-class performance venue.


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From puppet shows, plays and musicals, drama performed by kids is everywhere in this city. Get your child interested and who knows where it might lead. Give our regards to Broadway!