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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.

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Nature: A Walking Play3 Locations, $$
Fri, August 27, 2021  -  Sun, October 3, 2021   
The play Nature, explores humankind's relationship to nature through the eyes of two of America’s greatest environmental voices and friends, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
Virtual Puppet Playtime for Toddlers & Tiny TotsVirtual/Online
Thu, September 30, 2021  -  Thu, November 18, 2021   
'Puppet Playtime' is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3). In each hour-long session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grownups) through free play, sing-a-longs, stories, and hands-on imagination activities.
Tanglewood Marionettes and LexFUN! present “The Dragon King' Puppet ShowLexington, $
Sat, October 2, 2021  -  Sat, October 2, 2021   
This year’s LexFUN! puppet show is The Dragon King, appropriate for all ages, is on Saturday October 2nd at 1pm or 3pm showings. Buy tickets here: 
The Maggie Scott TrioWayland, Free
Tue, October 19, 2021  -  Tue, October 19, 2021   
The W Gallery proudly presents The Maggie Scott Trio on Sun., Sept. 19th from 2-4 pm. The W Gallery is located at 57 Andrew Ave, Wayland, MA. Learn more at
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Alton Brown LIVE: Beyond the EatsBoston, $$$
Fri, October 22, 2021   
Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more comedy, more music, more highly unusual cooking demos, and more potentially dangerous sciencey stuff. Prepare for an evening...
Festival Ballet Presents The NutcrackerSeekonk, $$
Fri, December 17, 2021  -  Fri, December 24, 2021   
Festival Ballet Providence presents The Nutcracker. A Brand New Production! Experience the magic of Festival Ballet Providence’s brand-new production of The Nutcracker for the first time ever at the majestic Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
Fiddler On The RoofBoston, $$
Tue, December 21, 2021  -  Sun, December 26, 2021   
Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece.
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Disney On Ice Presents Mickey’s Search PartyBoston, $$
Thu, December 23, 2021  -  Sun, January 2, 2022   
Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party is bringing the magic to guests through dynamic moments that take place on the ice and in the air. This adventure delivers compelling storytelling through multi-leveled...
Dinosaur World Live!Boston, $$
Sat, January 22, 2022  -  Sat, January 22, 2022   
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.
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Shen Yun 2022Boston, $$$$
Sat, April 2, 2022  -  Sun, April 10, 2022   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
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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