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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 Band Shows at Buttonwood Park ZooNew Bedford, $
Mon, March 14, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
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!
Boston Ballet's The NutcrackerBoston
Fri, November 25, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Dare to dream big with New England’s favorite holiday tradition. Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker mesmerizes audiences of all ages with its beloved characters, swoon-worthy sets, and unparalleled choreography.
Gwendolyn's Nutty Nutcracker BalletNatick
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Walnut Hill School for the Arts Community Dance Academy presents a ballet performance of the popular children's book, Gwendolyn’s Nutty Nutcracker! A fun 1 hour “child friendly” event. Autographed books available at the performance.
Multiverse Concert Series: Reef MusicMassachusetts, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Music and science for all ages! After a sold out smash-hit run of Black Hole Symphony (as featured in the Boston Globe) this summer, Multiverse partners with Integral Steps to present Reef Music.
Coolidge Corner Kids ShowsBrookline, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Coolidge Corner Theatre presents weekly Kids Shows featuring live entertainment and big screen films just for kids.
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Annual Kendall Square Holiday on Ice ShowCambridge, Free
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Cambridge and Boston's newest winter attraction presents the Annual Free Holiday Show on Ice. Free skating show at 2:00pm with former Olympians and international medalists, produced by Frozen Frog Productions
Celebrations! at The New Philharmonia OrchestraNewton, $
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
The New Philharmonia Orchestra and the Boston Ballet School combine for a favorite family tradition! This colorful holiday program will put the entire family in the holiday spirit!
The Briar and Rusty Show: Viva Las VegasWatertown, $
Thu, December 15, 2022  -  Thu, December 15, 2022   
Boston's hottest drag couple, Briar Blush and Rusty Hammer, return with another retro-inspired drag and variety show! This time, a dazzling salute to Sin City combines drag, comedy, circus, live music, burlesque, and more.
The Midwinter Revels: A Solstice CelebrationCambridge, $$$
Fri, December 16, 2022  -  Wed, December 28, 2022   
The Midwinter Revels is a cherished holiday tradition. Every December, the Cambridge Revels community gathers in Harvard University’s historic Sanders Theatre to celebrate through the traditional songs, dances, & stories of cultures around the world.
Boston Tea Party 249th AnniversaryBoston, $
Fri, December 16, 2022  -  Fri, December 16, 2022   
Revolutionary Spaces commemorates the 249th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party with the return of the reenactment of the Meeting of the Body of the People at Old South Meeting House.
Ballet Misha presents 'The Nutcracker'New Hampshire
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
Ballet Misha presents its award winning production of 'The Nutcracker' . Ballet Misha’s professional production of The Nutcracker is a magical experience for the whole family.
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
One talented voice actor plays over 30 roles in this classic holiday ghost story! Nationally celebrated voiceover artist Dick Terhune returns to the Mosesian Main Stage with his solo stage performance of A Christmas Carol.
Ballet Misha presents 'The Nutcracker'New Hampshire
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Ballet Misha presents their award winning production of 'The Nutcracker'. Ballet Misha's professional production of The Nutcracker is a magical experience for the whole family.
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Disney On Ice presents 'Find Your Hero'Boston, $$
Thu, December 22, 2022  -  Mon, January 2, 2023   
Get ready to discover the hero inside us all when Disney On Ice returns with a magical adventure for the whole family! A magical medley of classic and modern tales including Moana, Tangled, and Frozen Skates Into...
Shen YunBoston, $$$
Tue, December 27, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Through breathtaking dance and music, Shen Yun’s artists tell of a time when divine beings walked upon the earth, leaving behind a culture that inspired generations. Ancient Chinese wisdom, infused with Buddhist and Taoist spirituality.
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CORTEO: by Cirque du SoleilBoston, $$$
Thu, June 8, 2023  -  Sun, June 11, 2023   
Corteo, the most enchanting arena production from Cirque du Soleil is back in North America and heading to Boston, MA, set to charm audiences. Corteo will be presented at the Agganis Arena for 7 shows only from June 8...
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
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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