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Boston Performance Events for Kids and Families

Introducing your child to live theatre and performances at a young age is a terrific idea. Not only will they learn to appreciate the talents of others, they may just be inspired to find their own gift of performing art.


Toe Jam Puppet BandNew Bedford, $
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Wed, December 30, 2020   
Join us every Monday to sing, dance and play the hour away with the famous Toe Jam Puppet Band! Sing, dance and play the hour away with New Bedford’s favorite, the Toe Jam Puppet Band!
Coolidge Corner Kids ShowsBrookline, $
Sat, January 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Coolidge Corner Theatre presents weekly Kids Shows featuring live entertainment and big screen films just for kids.
The Tale of the Fisherman and the FishNeedham, $$
Fri, February 14, 2020  -  Sun, April 12, 2020   
Pushkin’s most famous tale comes to life with puppetry and live actors interacting in this extraordinary new adaptation.
Fiddler On The RoofBoston, $$
Tue, February 25, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece.
Davey the ClownBrookline, $
Sat, February 29, 2020  -  Sat, February 29, 2020   
Davey the Clown's show is big and funny, perfect family entertainment that will keep both kids and adults convulsed — with laughter and enjoyment! At the Coolidge Corner Theatre!
Children's Series: Ed the Wizard 'Reading is Magic'Hopkinton, $
Sun, March 1, 2020  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Ed the Wizard presents his program 'Reading is Magic,' a 45-minute interactive magic performance with emphasis on the importance of reading. At the HCA.
BMV's Annual Family Concert: Young Heroes of Folklore!Boston, $$
Sun, March 8, 2020   
Experience time-honored, timely tales through live music and dance as Boston Musica Viva.
Stravinsky and Berlioz - The Boston Philharmonic Youth OrchestraBack Bay, $$
Thu, March 12, 2020  -  Thu, March 12, 2020   
The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs a concert led by conductor Benjamin Zander featuring two storytelling works – Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.
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The Joshua Show - Kids at the CabotBeverly, $
Sat, March 14, 2020   
A modern day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal, Joshua Holden and his puppet sidekick, Mr. Nicholas, are bringing their award-winning family production “The Joshua Show” to The Cabot!
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Celebrate! Celtic Bells - The Irish in BostonBoston, Free
Sat, March 14, 2020   
Listen to the story of Irish immigrants in Boston through songs and poems of work, humor, protest, longing for home, and longing to feel at home as immigrants in America. Enjoy the lively music of the fiddle, bodhran...
Ballet Misha presents 'Danse Nouveau V'New Hampshire, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
Ballet Misha with NSquared Dance presents a concert of new choreography by Director Amy Fortier, Mari-Frederique Streitburger, Alyssa Desruisseaux, Lauren Elrick, and NSquared Dance on Saturday, March 14th at The Audi, 2 Prince St., Concord, NH.
Pro Arte presents SERENADES AND ILLUMINATIONSNewton, $$
Sat, March 21, 2020  -  Sat, March 21, 2020   
Pro Arte welcomes Guest Conductor David Angus and tenor Jesse Darden for an enchanting program of two retrospective serenades by Strauss and Brahms and one visionary song cycle by Britten.
The Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston 2020Cambridge, $
Sun, March 22, 2020  -  Sun, March 22, 2020   
The Israel Folkdance Festival is a wonderful afternoon of Israeli and Jewish dance suitable for all. 22 dance groups will perform and then join together in a fabulous finale.
Boston Baroque Presents: Vivaldi’s The Four SeasonsBoston, $$
Fri, March 27, 2020  -  Sun, March 29, 2020   
Boston Baroque returns to two of Vivaldi’s masterworks for its spring concerts. The Four Seasons—Vivaldi’s quartet of concerti depicting the seasons—will feature GRAMMY-nominated concertmaster Christina Day Martinson.
Natick Drama Workshop's 'The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast'Natick, $
Fri, March 27, 2020  -  Sun, March 29, 2020   
The youth theatre organization Natick Drama Workshop will present a family friendly musical “The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast” the weekend of March 27-29
Celebrate! Bright Star Touring Theatre: We Can Do It! American Women in HistoryBoston, Free
Sat, March 28, 2020   
Be inspired by some of the world’s most remarkable female pioneers. Discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more!
Good News GusBrookline, $
Sat, April 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Join Harry LaCoste as he wiggles, giggles, juggles and jams with his sunshine- spreading sidekick, Good News Gus! Good News Gus is a fuzzy yellow puppet!
Children's Series: Mad ScienceHopkinton, $
Sun, April 5, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
This Mad Science Special Event program focuses on specific scientific principles related to air and air pressure. Part of the Children's Entertainment Series at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.
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Shen Yun 2020Boston, $$$$
Sat, April 11, 2020  -  Sun, April 19, 2020   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
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Rick Adams: Red's Recycle 'o RamaBoston, Free
Tue, April 21, 2020   
Assisted by Rusty, the recycled and recycling dog, Red uses storytelling, magic, juggling, hand shadows, original songs and fun-loving tips on how and why to recycle, reuse, and reduce. Join in and explore creative and...
Boston Baroque Presents: Handel’s AriodanteBoston, $$
Fri, April 24, 2020  -  Sat, April 25, 2020   
With a plot filled with moonlight encounters, attempted seductions, and star-crossed lovers, Handel’s seldom-performed masterwork comes to glorious life in the hands of a stellar cast—the perfect finale for Boston Baroque's 2019-20 season.
Boston University's Dance Theatre Group Presents Visions 2020!Boston, $
Fri, April 24, 2020  -  Sat, April 25, 2020   
Boston University’s Dance Theatre Group presents VISIONS 2020, a spring dance concert with performances on April 24-25th. This production showcases original works by student, alumni, and faculty choreographers at BU.
Puppet Show with Margaret Moody Puppets of ArlingtonArlington, $
Sat, April 25, 2020  -  Sat, April 25, 2020   
Come to the Old Schwamb Mill to enjoy a Puppet show with Margaret Moody Puppets of Arlington for ages 4 to 9 with adult. Moody works in the style of traditional Taiwanese hand puppetry.
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Kidz Bop LIVE! 2020Boston, $$
Sat, July 11, 2020   
Kidz Bop is an interactive experience for the whole family, where the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing some of today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids,” with engaging new set design, exciting choreography, and more.
Bread & Puppet Theater's 'The Overtakelessness Circus'Cambridge, Free
Sun, September 6, 2105  -  Sun, September 6, 2105   
The award-winning Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater takes its annual Labor Day weekend 'little big tour' down to the Boston area, this year bringing their ''The Overtakelessness Circus' to Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge.
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
Tue, March 5, 3016  -  Sat, May 28, 2016   
Space pirates, talking dogs, trees that hug you…this show has it all because it's the adventure you and your family create together! Each performance is based on your imagination so no two adventures are ever the same.


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