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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.


Toe Jam Puppet Band Shows at Buttonwood Park ZooNew Bedford, $
Mon, March 14, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
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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Circus Smirkus 2022 Big Top Tour16 Locations, $$
Sat, July 2, 2022  -  Sun, August 14, 2022   
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.
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Stewie’s Magic HatBrookline
Sat, July 9, 2022  -  Mon, July 11, 2022   
At long last, the time has come for Stewie to follow his family’s tradition and find a job with a very important hat! His Grandmother announces that he will become an apprentice to the Great Garbanzo, a highly...
Boston ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concerts 202211 Locations, Free
Mon, July 11, 2022  -  Fri, August 12, 2022   
Throughout the summer, join in on the different concerts held all over Massachusetts with many different performers in Roxbury, Dorchester, Brighton and Roslindale!
Slow Food: A Three Course Comedy!Boston, Free
Sat, July 16, 2022  -  Sat, July 30, 2022   
Empty-nesters Irene and Peter are struggling to salvage their dinner at the only restaurant in town. However, when their maddening waiter inserts himself into their meal and their marriage, the evening really heats up!
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Free Shakespeare on the Common 2022: Much Ado About NothingBoston, Free
Wed, July 20, 2022  -  Sat, August 27, 2022   
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 'Much Ado About Nothing'.
Concerts in the Courtyard: BarrieBoston, $
Thu, July 21, 2022  -  Thu, July 21, 2022   
Musical artist and songwriter—Barrie will kick off the Museum of Fine Arts' Concerts in the Courtyard series which begins on July 21st at 7:30pm.
Slow Food: A Three Course Comedy!Boston, Free
Sat, July 23, 2022  -  Sat, July 23, 2022   
Irene and Peter are struggling to salvage their anniversary dinner at the only open restaurant in town. However, when their meddling waiter inserts himself into their meal and their marriage, the evening really heats up!
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Go Home Tiny MonsterBrookline, $$
Sat, July 23, 2022  -  Sun, July 24, 2022   
After a sudden storm, Sylvie and her loving family of homespun creatures suddenly find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out!
Concerts in the Courtyard: Dedicated Men of ZionBoston, $
Thu, July 28, 2022  -  Thu, July 28, 2022   
The musical group—Dedicated Men of Zion will perform as part of the MFA’s Concerts in the Courtyard series on July 28th at 7:30pm.
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Kidz Bop LIVE! 2022Boston, $$
Sun, August 7, 2022   
Kidz Bop is an interactive experience for the whole family, where the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing some of today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids,” with engaging new set design, exciting choreography, and more.
Concerts in the Courtyard: Lakou MizikBoston, $
Thu, August 11, 2022  -  Thu, August 11, 2022   
The musical collective— Lakou Mizik will perform as part of the Museum of Fine Arts' Concerts in the Courtyard series on August 11th at 7:30pm.
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
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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