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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.

Shadow Play Art Lab Hours at ICABoston, Free
Sat, September 2, 2023  -  Sun, December 31, 2023   
Get creative with us in Shadow Play, the Bank of America Art Lab installation by Boston artist Lily Xie. Step into the dark and explore form, transformation, and light through shadow puppets.
B. J. Novak: Art and PranksBoston, $$
Thu, September 28, 2023  -  Thu, September 28, 2023   
Join Novak for a special talk where he breaks down the prank, which at the time was highly publicized, and hear his thoughts on the intersection where pranks, creativity, authenticity, and art meet.
American Girl Live! in ConcertBoston
Fri, September 29, 2023  -  Fri, September 29, 2023   
American Girl LIVE! In Concert brings your favorite characters to life in a brand-new pop concert experience! Featuring a live cast, this show is filled with music, high energy dancing and lots of surprises.
Return to the RenaissanceGloucester, $$
Sat, October 7, 2023  -  Sat, October 7, 2023   
Join us as we Return to the Renaissance on our oceanside lawn with a live musical performance, a demonstration of a Knight's battle, and some family-friendly improv by none other than Shakespeare himself!
The Vampire CircusBeverly, $$
Sun, October 8, 2023  -  Sun, October 8, 2023   
The Vampire Circus has been called a mix of circus cabaret and theater and is the result of a fusion of Tim Burton and Cirque Du Soleil. Enjoy a phenomenal night of live entertainment!
The Addams Family: A New Musical ComedyBoston, $$$
Sat, October 14, 2023  -  Sun, November 19, 2023   
A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love!
CHRIS FUNKMassachusetts, $$
Sun, October 15, 2023  -  Sun, October 15, 2023   
The Wonderist brings you music and magic! CHRIS FUNK The Wonderist A MAGIC SHOW WITH LIVE MUSIC! People of all ages and backgrounds will share an experience that helps them believe that ANYTHING is possible! 
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Tales of the Macabre at House of Seven GablesSalem, $$
Sun, October 15, 2023  -  Sun, October 29, 2023   
Tales of the Macabre is a one-woman show performed by The Petticoat Pages. From Poe to Irving with a dash of Dickens, Jennifer whips up a maudlin Victorian performance.
Davey the ClownBrookline, $
Sun, October 15, 2023  -  Sun, October 15, 2023   
Davey the Clown is a physical comedian, juggler, unicyclist, and accordionist. Davey's show is big and funny, perfect entertainment that will keep kids and adults convulsed—with laughter!
Boston Pole Fitness presents: SamhainAmesbury, $$
Sun, October 22, 2023  -  Sun, October 22, 2023   
An Autumn Celebration Boston Pole Fitness presents… Samhain: An Autumn CelebrationJoin us for an unforgettable theatrical pole experience showcasing our exceptional instructors, students instructors, students
Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody By Dan and JeffMedford, $$$
Mon, October 23, 2023  -  Thu, October 26, 2023   
A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes.
Who's Bad? Thriller Night at The CabotBeverly, $$
Sat, October 28, 2023  -  Sat, October 28, 2023   
Who’s Bad can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing.
The Uncle Louie Variety ShowArlington, $$
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 Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow by Frogtown Mountain PuppeteersBrookline, $
Sat, November 4, 2023  -  Sun, November 5, 2023   
In this comedic version of the classic Washington Irving tale, school teacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image!
Don't Make Me Get Dressed by The GottabeesBrookline, $
Fri, November 10, 2023  -  Sun, November 26, 2023   
Puppet Showplace Theater is thrilled to present this world premiere from local favorites The Gottabees — creators of Squirrel Stole My Underpants and Go Home Tiny Monster.
The BJ Hickman Magic ShowBrookline, $
Sat, December 2, 2023  -  Sat, December 2, 2023   
Magician BJ Hickman returns to Coolidge Corner Theatre with his blend of audience participation, comedy magic, dazzling deceptions, and some silliness. Hickman’s shows are a popular favorite throughout New England.
The Calamari Sisters: The Feast of the Seven FishesArlington, $
Sat, December 9, 2023  -  Sun, December 10, 2023   
Your favorite siblings from Brooklyn (Delphine & Carmela Calamari) are back for the Holiday to celebrate the seasonal rites of laughter and joy! The Feast of the Seven Fishes
Hanukkats by Talking Hands TheatreBrookline, $
Sat, December 9, 2023  -  Sun, December 17, 2023   
How do you play dreidel and why? Join Ziva the cat as she goes back to the time of the first Hanukkah to recover the missing letters on her dreidel!
The NutcrackerRhode Island
Fri, December 15, 2023  -  Sun, December 24, 2023   
“Thoroughly charming and enchanting.” – Broadway World This not to be missed holiday spectacular, the Nutcracker brings magic to life for all ages. The awe-inspiring production features spectacular sets and costumes!
The NutcrackerNorwood, $$
Fri, December 15, 2023  -  Sun, December 17, 2023   
This holiday tradition is sure to warm your heart from Clara’s dazzling party, to an epic battle between mice and soldiers, and finally a whirling snow scene that makes this classic ballet truly timeless!
The Airborne ComediansBrookline, $
Sat, December 16, 2023  -  Sat, December 16, 2023   
The Airborne Comedians are two performers who’ve traveled the globe performing their high-energy, unorthodox comedy juggling show to the delight of all ages. A sure bet to make you laugh.
Holiday Sing-Along! with Sarah Nolen & Phil BermanBrookline, $
Wed, December 20, 2023  -  Sat, December 23, 2023   
Celebrate the season with a family-friendly sing-along featuring dancing snowmen, jingle bells, and lots of snowy fun! Two friendly performers guide the audience through songs, stories, and imagination games.
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Mike Birbiglia Live: Christmas ParmesanBoston, $$$
Wed, December 20, 2023  -  Sat, December 23, 2023   
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director, and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall to Broadway.
Disney On Ice presents 'Into The Magic'Boston, $$
Thu, December 21, 2023  -  Mon, January 1, 2024   
Join hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse for some action-packed extravaganza from December 21, 2023–January 1, 2024 at the Agganis Arena at Boston University featuring some of your favorite characters.
Disney On Ice: Into The MagicBoston
Thu, December 21, 2023  -  Mon, January 1, 2024   
Join hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse for some holiday magic bringing audiences on an expedition across raging seas, snow covered mountains and the marigold bridge in Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic.
Elf In ConcertBoston, $
Fri, December 22, 2023  -  Fri, December 22, 2023   
This holiday season relive this heartwarming holiday classic on a giant screen as every note of John Debney’s wonderful score is played live to the motion picture in: ELF IN CONCERT!
The Muppet Christmas CarolBrookline, $
Sat, December 23, 2023  -  Sun, December 24, 2023   
'Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the cherished stories of all time! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Dickens' classic tale.
Mr. Popper's PenguinsBoston, $$$
Thu, February 1, 2024  -  Sun, March 31, 2024   
It is hard enough for Mr. Popper, a simple painter, to support himself and his family. The addition of twelve penguins makes it impossible to make both ends meet.
Harry, Haydn + MozartBoston
Fri, February 23, 2024  -  Sun, February 25, 2024   
Join the Handel and Haydn Society through a collection of works Friday, February 23 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 PM at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall.
A Wrinkle In TimeBoston, $$$
Mon, April 1, 2024  -  Fri, May 31, 2024   
Adapted from Madeleine L’Engle’s much - loved classic tale, one of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back–braces, stubbornness and all. Let's join Meg in her adventures!
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
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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