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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, $$
Sat, June 29, 2019  -  Sun, August 18, 2019   
Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! In the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, kids – ages 10 to 18 – are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more.
Cambridge Arts: Summer in the City PerformancesCambridge, Free
Mon, July 1, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
Each summer, Cambridge parks come alive with music, dance, storytelling, theater, puppetry, movies and more! Enjoy interactive arts programs, performances, and activities both day and night for children, families, and the entire community.
Storytellers at Faneuil HallBoston, Free
Tue, July 9, 2019  -  Tue, August 27, 2019   
On Tuesdays in July and August, our favorite professional storytellers perform free shows that are kid-tested and parent-approved. Find the fun on South Market Street outside Wagamama.
Annual Regattabar Kids’ Summer Music SeriesCambridge, $
Sun, July 14, 2019  -  Sun, August 25, 2019   
Kids and parents alike are invited to dance till they drop to musical favorites at the REGATTABAR. Musicians that specialize in delighting kids with different styles of music perform everything from bilingual songs to magical folk tunes, and even dino-soaring!
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The Young Company Summer Festival 2019Stoneham, $
Thu, August 8, 2019  -  Sun, August 18, 2019   
Join us for The Young Company Summer Festival 2019 - 2 weeks of exciting non-stop theatrical fun for all ages, proudly presented by our Young Company students in grades 4–12.
Where The Girls AreStoughton, $$
Sat, August 10, 2019  -  Sat, August 24, 2019   
Join The Starliners your singing waitstaff in their newest summer show WHERE THE GIRLS ARE featuring songs of the Girl groups from The Supremes, Chiffons, Shirelles, Ronettes through The Pistol Annies and The Spice Girls.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingStoneham, $
Fri, August 16, 2019  -  Sun, August 18, 2019   
Join Greater Boston Stage Company for the Young Company production of: Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows' HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Performed by Students in Grades 10-12 and 2019 High School graduates.
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.
Where The Girls AreStoughton, $$
Sat, September 7, 2019  -  Sat, September 7, 2019   
Join The Starliners your singing waitstaff in their newest summer show WHERE THE GIRLS ARE featuring songs of the Girl groups from The Supremes, Chiffons, Shirelles, Ronettes through The Pistol Annies and The Spice Girls.
BU Dance Showcase 2019Boston, $
Fri, September 27, 2019  -  Sat, September 28, 2019   
Boston University's Dance Showcase 2019 includes works by faculty and guests with members from BU’s Reach program. Pieces include a variety of styles, such as bungee, aerial silks, trapeze, ballet, modern, and more.
Bianca Del RioBoston, $$
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Fri, October 4, 2019   
Drag queen, and insult comedian Bianca Del Rio is touring across North America and makes a stop in our city! Сoncert audience will see new show program Blame It On Bianca Del Rio!
Sebastian Maniscalco Comedy Show at TD GardenBoston, $$
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Fri, October 4, 2019   
The comedian, actor, and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco is giving a concert in our city! Let's face it: in our increasingly tepid, polite, and politically correct culture we need more people like Sebastian Maniscalco.
Frightful FridaysWaltham, $$$
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.
Mozart & Haydn: Opera Meets SymphonyBoston, $$
Fri, October 25, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Hear two stellar Classical symphonies–Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony No. 36 in C and Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 in B flat– paired with a set of virtuosic arias sure to dazzle.
Scottish CeilildhWest Roxbury, $$
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 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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