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Boston Theatre for Kids and Families

Most Boston Theatre stages feature family-friendly performances throughout the year suitable to kids. Find out what's playing near you in Boston and introduce your kids to the wonders of live performance.

Detention: Stand-Up Comedy and $4 Drinks in a SpeakeasyBoston, $$
Sat, September 10, 2022  -  Thu, November 30, 2023   
$4 for drinks at a stand-up comedy show in a speakeasy in an abandoned classroom in Cambridge. Doors at 8PM. The Stand-Up Comedy Show in an Abandoned Classroom, with $4 Drinks.
POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumb*ss Are Seven Women Trying To Keep Him AliveBoston, $$
Fri, September 15, 2023  -  Sun, October 15, 2023   
Direct from Broadway, this Tony-nominated comedy pulls back West Wing curtains to shine light on the brilliant and beleaguered women who keep things running behind the scenes.
Blue Man Group at Charles PlayhouseBoston, $$
Sat, September 23, 2023  -  Wed, October 25, 2023   
Blue Man Group is back!! Best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as 'ground-breaking', 'hilarious', 'visually stunning' and 'musically powerful'.
Cardboard Explosion! by Paper Heart PuppetsBrookline, $
Sat, September 30, 2023  -  Sun, October 8, 2023   
Join Brad Shur, beloved former resident artist of Puppet Showplace, on a choose-your-own-adventure featuring cardboard creations assembled before your very eyes! Save the cardboard city from a giant baby!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in ConcertBoston, $$
Sat, October 7, 2023  -  Sat, October 7, 2023   
Featuring a soundtrack that blends orchestral music with hip-hop, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Live in Concert pairs a screening of the Academy Award® winning animated film with an orchestra, band, and turntables live on stage.
The Company Theatre: Misery The PlayNorwell, $$
Fri, October 13, 2023  -  Sun, October 29, 2023   
From the mind of Stephen King comes the live version of this intense thriller. A famous romance novelist is held captive by a deranged woman claiming to be his no.1 fan or is she?
The Baffo Box Show by Modern Times TheaterBrookline, $
Sat, October 14, 2023  -  Sun, October 15, 2023   
Performed in a one-of-a-kind wearable stage, this show packs classic hand puppetry, colorful scenery, and stand-up comedy into a cardboard box and delivers it live on stage!
Cannabis CabaretBoston, $
Sat, October 14, 2023  -  Sat, October 14, 2023   
Welcome to Cannabis Cabaret! The THC-themed HIGH DRAG extravaganja! At Jacques' Cabaret on Saturday October 14. $15 -- outside food allowed so BYOMUNCHIES. Hosted by: Tara Dikhof Featuring: Violencia! - Chito - Jamie Zolanski - Keeli...
Hansel and Gretel by Tanglewood MarionettesBrookline, $
Sat, October 21, 2023  -  Sun, October 29, 2023   
In this beautiful adaptation of the classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, the pages of a giant storybook turn to reveal each scene of Hansel and Gretel’s adventure!
MAME, Broadway's Musical Hit!Stoughton, $$
Sat, October 21, 2023  -  Sun, November 12, 2023   
Mame a very Classic Musical is based upon the story of Auntie Mame which starred Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur on Broadway. Boasts many famous songs to include It's Today and the title song MAME.
Disney's FrozenBoston
Wed, October 25, 2023  -  Sun, November 12, 2023   
Broadway In Boston presents the hit Broadway musical, Disney's Frozen! Frozen will be played at the Citizens Bank Opera House in Downtown Boston from October 25, 2023 through November 12, 2023.
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Frozen: The MusicalBoston, $$$
Wed, October 25, 2023  -  Sun, November 12, 2023   
An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, Frozen is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And...
The Company Theatre: Elf The Musical Jr.Norwell, $$
Fri, November 10, 2023  -  Sun, November 12, 2023   
ELF THE MUSICAL JR.: Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.
A Drag Queen ChristmasBoston, $$
Sat, November 18, 2023   
A Drag Queen Christmas. It’s a magical (and hilarious) evening of holiday performances featuring contestants from the reality television show on VH1.
The Company Theatre: Rodgers and Hammerstein's CinderellaNorwell, $$
Fri, November 24, 2023  -  Sun, December 17, 2023   
This holiday season, we enhance this cherished classic with new twists, surprises, and transformations that spark the imagination, as Cinderella discovers the power within to create her own destiny.
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Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker 2023Boston, $$
Fri, November 24, 2023  -  Sun, December 31, 2023   
A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting holiday classic - set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky - continues to...
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MusicalBoston, $$$
Fri, November 24, 2023  -  Sun, November 26, 2023   
Don’t miss this family favorite that the Boston Globe is calling a “holiday staple” and the Orlando Sentinel deems an “utterly charming, top-notch production.”
The Illusionists: Magic of the HolidaysBoston
Fri, December 8, 2023  -  Sun, December 10, 2023   
Celebrate the holidays with the entire family at THE ILLUSIONISTS: MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS, a mind-blowing showcase featuring jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth.
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914Stoneham, $$
Fri, December 8, 2023  -  Sat, December 23, 2023   
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.”
Dinosaur World LiveBoston
Sun, January 14, 2024  -  Sun, January 14, 2024   
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for the whole family. Book now before tickets become extinct!
Fri, January 19, 2024  -  Sun, January 21, 2024   
You Can't Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! HAIRSPRAY is 'fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!' (The New York Times).
Spotlight Playhouse Presents 'Broadway on Essex'Haverhill, $
Wed, March 28, 2914  -  Sat, March 29, 2014   
Spotlight Playhouse presents Broadway on Essex, a cabaret dinner theater, Seating is limited, get your tickets early for this fantastic evening that will bring a little Broadway to your own backyard!
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To Kill A MockingbirdBoston, $$$
Tue, April 5, 4022  -  Sun, April 17, 2022   
All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway...
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