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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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Miracle on 34th StreetStoneham, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
When Kris Kringle agrees to serve as a last-minute replacement for Santa in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he is so convincing that he is offered a job as the Santa for Macy's Department store. Based on the...
Boston Ballet's The NutcrackerBoston
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Boston Ballet proudly presents the return of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker. Celebrate the holiday season with one of New England’s most beloved annual traditions.
OGOBrookline, $
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Ogo is a tribute to the kindness, curiosity, and creativity that are unleashed when we have nothing to do but wait. The show celebrates the imagination of young spectators and is accompanied by live music on the harmonica, melodia, kalimbola and xylophon
Boston Baroque Presents: Handel’s MessiahBoston, $$
Today  -  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!
The Longwood Players and Brain Aneurysm Foundation Present Burst, a Play by AmyBoston, $$
Today  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
The Longwood Players in partnership with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation proudly present Burst, a play by Amy Leigh Horan and directed by Adrienne Boris at Chelsea Theatre Works.
Snow White and Other Tales at Puppet ShowplaceBrookline, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
See “Little Red Riding Hood” as it might have been performed in ancient Rome, play pranks with the medieval puppet cast of “The Princess and the Pea” and get a taste of Dad’s unusual sense of humor in a dinner-table retelling of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
PJ Library Lights Up ChanukahBelmont, $$
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Run away to the circus for Chanukah! Join PJ Library and Simply Circus for an imaginative, illuminated interpretation of Chanukah at Studio Cinema (376 Trapelo Road) in Belmont on Sunday, December 8 from 4-5:30pm.
ChoreoLab: InFlight: An Informal Presentation of Aerial DanceBoston, Free
Thu, December 12, 2019  -  Thu, December 12, 2019   
Boston University’s Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is pleased to present ChoreoLab: InFlight 2019, our inaugural all-aerial dance informal showing of works created by instructors and students of the Boston University Dance Program.
What The Dickens! A Contemporary Dance Twist on a Holiday ClassicBoston, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Deborah Mason's Cambridge Youth Dance Company, with their roster of stellar guest artists, are bringing their acclaimed production of 'What the Dickens!' to John Hancock Hall for six performances.
Holiday Sing a LongBrookline, $$
Thu, December 19, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Celebrate the season with a family friendly sing-a-long featuring dancing snowmen, jingle bells, and lots of snowy fun! Two friendly performers guide children (and their grownups) through sing-alongs, stories, and imagination games.
Concord Women's Chorus presents 'The Harps Eternal'Concord, $$
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Incuding, and drawing inspiration from Benjamin Brittens incomparable A Ceremony of Carols, our winter concert offers a program of elegant, lustrous works written for womens voices and harp, featuring celebrated harpist Franziska Huhn.
Ballet Misha presents'The Nutcracker'New Hampshire, $$
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Ballet Misha presents 'The Nutcracker' at The Dana Center at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH on Dec. 21st at 1pm and 7pm and on Dec. 22nd at 1pm.
Sunday Jazz at the W Gallery in WaylandWayland, Free
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The second Jazz event in the series features the trio MIXCLA on December 22, 2019 from 2-4 pm. This event is free although donations are greatly appreciated.
Secrets & IlllusionsBoston, $$
Fri, December 27, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Boston Globe boasts ”Magic with a Message.” It's a 90-minute spectacular show which displays Ivan’s signature style of thought-provoking vignettes, audience participation, and storytelling.
Cinderella: presented by Tanglewood MarionettesNewton, $
Sat, December 28, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
Mark your calendars now to see a spectacular production of the classic story Cinderella on Saturday December 28th. Two shows in Newton; 11am and 1pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.newtonmarec.com.
Boston Baroque's New Year’s CelebrationCambridge, $$
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Celebrate the new year with this program of Baroque sparklers, including orchestral masterpieces by Bach, Corelli, and Rameau, and a glittering Vivaldi motet featuring soprano Maggie Finegan.
Dinosaur World Live!Boston, $$
Sun, January 12, 2020  -  Sun, January 12, 2020   
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer to discover a pre-historic world of dinosaurs.
Tanglewood Marionettes presents Sleeping BeautyActon, $
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Tanglewood Marionettes presents Sleeping Beauty! Acton Recreation is happy to once again bring another great Marionette show to the new Recreation Department in our large multipurpose room.
Respect: A Boston Arts Academy Tribute to Aretha FranklinRoxbury, $$
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
You don’t want to miss Boston Arts Academy students paying tribute to Aretha Franklin—twice named “the greatest singer of all time” by Rolling Stone.
Boston Baroque Presents: Vivaldi’s The Four SeasonsBoston, $$
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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