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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!
Lowell Summer Music Series 2019Lowell
Fri, June 14, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
Lowell Summer Music Series is proud to present the very best in blues, folk, roots and rock music in the most beautiful and intimate outdoor amphitheater in New England at the very best prices possible.
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Circus Smirkus 2019 Big Top Tour: Carnival14 Locations, $$
Sat, June 29, 2019  -  Sun, August 18, 2019   
Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! In the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, kids – ages 10 to 18 – are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more.
Frank, The Man and His Music Starring Bob AndersonBoston, $$
Sat, June 29, 2019  -  Sat, June 29, 2019   
Frank, The Man and His Music Starring Bob Anderson is a One man show with Frank Sinatra's 32 Piece full Orchestra bringing Sinatra back to life through Bob Anderson, Las Vegas astounding impressionist
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Chinatown Main Street Festival 2019Boston, Free
Sat, July 6, 2019  -  Sat, July 6, 2019   
Enjoy martial arts, Asian dance and crafts, and health booths are among the attractions at this celebration of Boston’s Chinatown. Plus, look for the festival’s lion dance exhibition.
Storytellers at Faneuil HallBoston, Free
Tue, July 9, 2019  -  Tue, August 27, 2019   
On Tuesdays in July and August, our favorite professional storytellers perform free shows that are kid-tested and parent-approved. Find the fun on South Market Street outside Wagamama.
Boston ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concerts 201911 Locations, Free
Wed, July 10, 2019  -  Mon, August 5, 2019   
Throughout the summer, join in on the different concerts held all over Massachusetts with many different performers in Roxbury, Dorchester, Brighton and Roslindale!
RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 11 TourBoston, $$$
Wed, July 10, 2019  -  Wed, July 10, 2019   
The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11 Tour brings their sickening show to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre on July 10! All 15 season 11 Queens will be featured.
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Free Shakespeare on the Common 2019: CymbelineBoston, Free
Wed, July 17, 2019  -  Sun, August 4, 2019   
One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's “Free Shakespeare On The Common” continues it's seasonal tradition with William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline'.
Un-Common Theatre's RENT School EditionFoxboro, $$
Thu, July 18, 2019  -  Sun, July 21, 2019   
Tickets are now on sale for Un-Common Theatre’s production of RENT School Edition at Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center/Foxboro, July 18-21, 2019. Tickets may be purchased online at uncommontheatre.org/tickets
Weird Al YankovicBoston, $$
Sun, July 21, 2019  -  Sun, July 21, 2019   
Musical comedy legend Weird Al Yankovic makes a stop in our city as a part of his 'Strings Attached - The 2019 Tour'. Al is back to playing the hits and classics for this tour,
I Want to Go to JailConcord, $
Thu, August 22, 2019  -  Thu, August 22, 2019   
A staged reading in period costumes of the original play 'I Want to Go to Jail', about suffragists in their quest to pass the suffrage amendment in 1919, and the unexpected obstacles they encounter.
Bread & Puppet Theater's 'The Overtakelessness Circus'Cambridge, Free
Sun, September 6, 2105  -  Sun, September 6, 2105   
The award-winning Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater takes its annual Labor Day weekend 'little big tour' down to the Boston area, this year bringing their ''The Overtakelessness Circus' to Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge.
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
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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