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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.

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Boston Ballet's Don QuixoteBoston, $$$
Thu, March 16, 2023  -  Sun, March 26, 2023   
Watch Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel Don Quixote jump off the pages and onto the stage with choreography by Rudolf Nureyev, spectacular dancing, sets and costuming, and playful characters.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid by Winchester Cooperative TheatreWinchester, $
Fri, March 24, 2023  -  Sun, March 26, 2023   
The Winchester Cooperative Theatre's spring performance of Disney's Little Mermaid is coming to McCall Middle School the weekend of March 24, 25 and 26! Tickets are $20 each and available by visiting:
Squirrel Stole My Underpants by The GottabeesBrookline, $
Sat, March 25, 2023  -  Sun, March 26, 2023   
Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off.
Magic Ark Performing Arts Series - The Magic School BusNewton, $
Today  -  Sun, March 26, 2023   
This beloved children's classic comes to life in a educational play brought to you by Magic Ark. This event is perfect for families with younger children, 4-10 years old.
John Tobin Presents...Boston Comedy Blowout!Massachusetts, $$
Sat, April 1, 2023  -  Sat, April 1, 2023   
Featuring comedians Chris Tabb, Will Noonan, Christine Hurley, and Steve Sweeney Entertainment features Boston's funniest stand-ups as Chris Tabb, Will Noonan, Christine Hurley, and Steve Sweeney are compliments of the season
Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup by WonderSpark PuppetsBrookline, $
Sat, April 1, 2023  -  Sun, April 2, 2023   
Who has the best chicken soup?! Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is about two grandmothers, one Jewish and one Chinese, who come up with elaborate ways to show their granddaughter their cultural heritage, their chicken soup!
Won't Back DownBeverly, $$
Sat, April 1, 2023  -  Sat, April 1, 2023   
Won't Back Down celebrates the music and life of Tom Petty. This show is dedicated to the remembrance of Tom Petty featuring songs written and/or performed over his entire career.
NEMPAC Perform-a-thonBoston, Free
Sun, April 2, 2023   
The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is pleased to announce its annual Perform-a-thon on Sunday, April 2nd from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Boston Public Market to benefit Youth Scholarships.
Poetry Night feat. Queen HodgeWestwood, Free
Wed, April 5, 2023  -  Wed, April 5, 2023   
Join us for poetry at Hale! Each gathering begins with an open mic and ends with a set by a featured poet. This month will feature Queen Hodge.
Interactive Bird Shows at Roger Williams Park ZooRhode Island, $$
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Sun, August 13, 2023   
In the spirit of our Dinosaurs Among Us experience, we’re also bringing dinosaurs descendants here to the Zoo—birds! Enjoy interactive bird shows, happening daily (weather permitting)
Jackie TilksWestwood, $
Thu, April 13, 2023  -  Thu, April 13, 2023   
Live! at Hale: Music in the Barn returns Thurs. April 13, featuring rockabilly-blues-punk musician Pete Cassani of The Peasants, singer-songwriter Ken Carter of Cold Car, and rock 'n' roll dup Tokyo Tramps.
It Must All Be Done In DarknessSouth End
Fri, April 14, 2023  -  Sat, April 15, 2023   
“It must all be done in darkness…” is an intimate and immersive experience centered on writer and abolitionist Harriet Jacobs' seven years spent in isolation before escaping to Massachusetts.
Johnny Peers & The Muttville ComixMassachusetts, $$
Sun, April 16, 2023  -  Sun, April 16, 2023   
Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix Comedy! Dogs! Slapstick! Live onstage at the Regent Theatre... the Personality-Plus Dogs are back! Slapstick comedy like no other. Sunday, April 16th at 2:00pm
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Johnny Peers and the Muttville ComixArlington, $$
Sun, April 16, 2023   
Sit! Stay! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone! A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny Peers has been working with dogs since he got his first puppy in 1972.
Once Upon A Time: An Evening of Enchanted Music and StorytellingGloucester, $$
Fri, May 5, 2023  -  Sat, May 6, 2023   
Join us for a night of beloved Broadway songs and a modern day retelling of the classic fairytale Cinderella. You'll be singing along in no time!
Back in BlackBeverly, $$
Sat, May 6, 2023  -  Sat, May 6, 2023   
The “True AC/DC Experience” show performed by BACK IN BLACK has been touring the United States since 1990, entertaining audiences with AC/DC´s music old and new.
DOSED: The Trip of a LifetimeArlington, $$
Wed, May 10, 2023  -  Wed, May 10, 2023   
DOSED: The Trip of a a Lifetime has the potential to save millions of lives by raising awareness about the healing powers of psychedelic medicine.
The British InvasionMassachusetts, $$
Sat, May 13, 2023  -  Sat, June 24, 2023   
Fun for springtime! A Musical Celebration through song and comedy of legendary U.K. musicians with your singing waitstaff 'The Starliners'. Date and Time: On Saturday May 13, 2023 at 18:30 - 22:00
Joe Avati: When I Was Your Age...Arlington, $$
Fri, June 23, 2023  -  Fri, June 23, 2023   
Australia's best comedian returns to his favorite venue...where else but Arlington's Show Place of Entertainment!Australia's best comedian returns to his favorite venue...where else but Arlington's Show Place of Entertainment!
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Circus Smirkus 2023 Big Top Tour16 Locations, $$
Sat, July 1, 2023  -  Sat, August 19, 2023   
Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! In the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, kids – ages 10 to 18 – are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more.
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Kidz Bop LIVE! 2023Boston, $$
Sat, July 8, 2023   
Kidz Bop is an interactive experience for the whole family, where the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing some of today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids,” with engaging new set design, exciting choreography, and more.
Frank SpadoneArlington, $
Sun, September 24, 2023  -  Sun, September 24, 2023   
Frank Spadone | Actor, Writer, ComedianSpadone's remarkably perceptive observations of the world we live in gives his brand of comedy a universal appeal. Within five minutes you'll be lost in non-stop laughter that makes you
The Uncle Louie Variety ShowArlington, $$
Sat, November 4, 2023  -  Sat, November 4, 2023   
Lou Greco and Carlo Russo have been making people laugh for years! Lou Greco and Carlo Russo Regent Theatre 7 Medford St. Arlington, MA 02474 Saturday, November 4th
The NutcrackerNorwood, $$
Fri, December 15, 2023  -  Sun, December 17, 2023   
This holiday tradition is sure to warm your heart from Clara’s dazzling party, to an epic battle between mice and soldiers, and finally a whirling snow scene that makes this classic ballet truly timeless!
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
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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