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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.


Coolidge Corner Kids ShowsBrookline, $
Sat, January 5, 2019  -  Mon, April 13, 2020   
Coolidge Corner Theatre presents weekly Kids Shows featuring live entertainment and big screen films just for kids.
Toe Jam Puppet BandNew Bedford, $
Mon, January 14, 2019  -  Fri, November 20, 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!
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Sleepy Hollow at Old Sturbridge VillageSturbridge, $$$
Fri, September 27, 2019  -  Sun, November 3, 2019   
Recognized as one of the country’s top five Halloween plays by American Theatre Magazine, The Sleepy Hollow Experience is an immersive, outdoor theatrical experience that reimagines Washington Irving’s iconic 1820’s...
Frightful Fridays at Gore PlaceWaltham, $$$
Fri, October 11, 2019  -  Fri, October 25, 2019   
October is the perfect time for creepy stories in an old mansion. On Friday, October 11, 18 and 25 at 7:00 and 8:15 p.m., Gore Place will present Frightful Fridays: spooky tales told in the mansion.
A Boston Tribute to Cellist Pablo Casals: Cello RecitalBoston, $
Fri, October 18, 2019  -  Fri, October 18, 2019   
This special project celebrates the legacy of the great cellist Pablo Casals and his connections to Boston and Puerto Rico. Featuring Casals’ godson and New England Conservatory string chair Lluís Claret.
SteveSongs Family ConcertArlington, $$
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Steve ('Mr. Steve' on PBS Kids!) has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for the past 15 years. He blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies to create an entertaining, interactive show.
Meet Amelia EarhartWeston, $
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
Actress Sheryl Faye will bring to life the famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart ins a 45 minute multi media presentation for all ages. Plenty of time to ask question.
A Boston Tribute to Cellist Pablo Casals: Cello OrchestraBoston, Free
Sun, October 20, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
This special project celebrates the legacy of the great cellist Pablo Casals and his connections to Boston and Puerto Rico. An orchestra of 56 cellists share the stage for the first time.
Mozart & Haydn: Opera Meets SymphonyBoston, $$
Fri, October 25, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Hear two stellar Classical symphonies–Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony No. 36 in C and Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 in B flat– paired with a set of virtuosic arias sure to dazzle.
Margaret Moody Puppet ShowActon, Free
Sun, October 27, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Free kids puppet show from 5:30-6:30 in The Gallery at Villageworks, Acton, MA. Families are welcome to stay for free documentary screening 'Make Me Dance' from 6:30- 7:30
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Airborne Comedians at the Regent TheatreArlington, $
Sat, November 2, 2019   
The Airborne Comedians' fast lines, fast hands, and incredible acrobatics bring laughter and amazement to audiences of all ages. Witness their hilarious banter as they toss, then juggle electric guitars, lawn chairs,...
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The Dragon King by Tanglewood MarionettesBrookline, $
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
A terrible drought has overtaken the land and the people are beginning to wonder why The Dragon King, ruler over all things water, has not brought the life-giving rains in such a very long time.
Scottish CeilildhWest Roxbury, $$
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
Join us for an evening of Scottish music, performances of highland and Scottish country dances, snacks, raffles, and easy country dances for all. Music by A Parcel of Rogues.
Boston Ballet II to Perform at Spruce Peak Performing Arts CenterVermont, $$
Sat, November 2, 2019   
A three-work Boston Ballet II performance will take place at Spruce Peak Resort. The event is led by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Associate Director Peter Stark.
Rainforest Reptiles & Open HouseDedham, Free
Sun, November 3, 2019  -  Sun, November 3, 2019   
Join us for a live animal show with Rainforest Reptiles and learn about these fascinating creatures. Stay for the Open House at 10:00 AM and learn more about the Rashi experience.
Kidz Bop 2019Boston, $$
Fri, November 15, 2019   
Kidz Bop is an interactive experience for the whole family, where the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing some of today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids,” with engaging new set design, exciting choreography, and more.
Kids' Show: Magic by Scott JamesonBrookline, $
Sun, November 17, 2019  -  Sun, November 17, 2019   
Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson at the Coolidge for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.
Mike the Bubble ManBrookline, $
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Mike the Bubble man brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive show about BUBBLES! Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles — in all different shapes and sizes — come alive, sparking imagination and wonder.
Boston Baroque Presents: Handel’s MessiahBoston, $$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Ring in the holiday’s with Boston Baroque’s annual holiday tradition, Handel’s Messiah! A longtime Boston favorite, this event is not to be missed!
Boston Baroque's New Year’s CelebrationCambridge, $$
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Celebrate the new year with this program of Baroque sparklers, including orchestral masterpieces by Bach, Corelli, and Rameau, and a glittering Vivaldi motet featuring soprano Maggie Finegan.
Boston Baroque Presents: Vivaldi’s The Four SeasonsBoston, $$
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.
Boston Baroque Presents: Handel’s AriodanteBoston, $$
Fri, April 24, 2020  -  Sat, April 25, 2020   
With a plot filled with moonlight encounters, attempted seductions, and star-crossed lovers, Handel’s seldom-performed masterwork comes to glorious life in the hands of a stellar cast—the perfect finale for Boston Baroque's 2019-20 season.
Bread & Puppet Theater's 'The Overtakelessness Circus'Cambridge, Free
Sun, September 6, 2105  -  Sun, September 6, 2105   
The award-winning Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater takes its annual Labor Day weekend 'little big tour' down to the Boston area, this year bringing their ''The Overtakelessness Circus' to Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge.
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
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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