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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.

ImprovBoston Family ShowCambridge, $
Sat, December 15, 2018  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Hilarious improvised comedy show that everyone in the family will love. This evening full of interactive games and music, performed by the ImprovBoston Family Show Crew, is sure to bring out the child in everyone.
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.
Blue Man Group: Charles PlayhouseBoston, $$
Sat, June 8, 2019  -  Tue, December 17, 2019   
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as 'ground-breaking', 'hilarious', 'visually stunning' and 'musically powerful'.
Playtime Theatre Shows by Concord Youth Theatre 2019-2020Concord, $
Sat, September 14, 2019  -  Sat, April 18, 2020   
Come enjoy an interactive one of a kind theatre experience at Concord Youth Theatre! Everyone has the chance to watch their favorite stories come to life, and even participate with a sing-a-long or special talent!
Esther: For Such A Time As ThisGroton, $$
Today  -  Sun, September 29, 2019   
The New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater presents the premiere production of an original musical theater adaptation of Esther: For Such A Time As This.
40th Anniversary Musical RevueNorwell, $$
Sat, September 21, 2019  -  Sat, September 21, 2019   
The Company Theatre celebrates its 40th Anniversary Season with a memorable revue, spanning four decades of outstanding musical theatre. This is a rare, can’t miss event, 40 years in the making.
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Sunset Boulevard The MusicalBeverly, $$
Tue, September 24, 2019  -  Sun, October 6, 2019   
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning masterwork SUNSET BOULEVARD is the story of dreams and desire in the early days of Hollywood!
Passengers: The 7 FingersBoston, $$$
Wed, September 25, 2019  -  Sun, October 13, 2019   
ArtsEmerson is honored to open its 10th Anniversary season with the U.S. premiere of Passengers, marking the return of The 7 Fingers and their signature electrifying – and endearing – mix of circus, theatre, illusion, music and dance.
Primark Fashion Show & After PartyBoston, Free
Wed, September 25, 2019  -  Wed, September 25, 2019   
Primark DTX is hosting a fashion show on Wednesday, September 25th from 5:00 – 5:30pm on the steps of Downtown Crossing, at the corner of Washington & Franklin, in honor of Boston Fashion Week.
The Book Club PlayBoston, $
Thu, September 26, 2019  -  Sun, October 13, 2019   
The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías Directed by Shana Gozansky A Boston premiere. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
Fri, September 27, 2019  -  Sun, October 6, 2019   
Boston Lyric Opera (BLO)’s season opens with Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s indelible PAGLIACCI, starring Mexico-born tenor Rafael Rojas as Canio and his murderous circus clown alter-ego of the title.
42nd Street: The MusicalConcord, $
Fri, September 27, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
A delightful tap dance spectacular for the inaugural production of The Umbrella Stage Company, and Grand Opening run in The Umbrella’s newly constructed multi-theater complex at 40 Stow St, Concord
Disney's The Lion KingBoston, $$$
Thu, October 3, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands.
Bianca Del RioBoston, $$
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Fri, October 4, 2019   
After global sold-out tours, comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio announces North American dates for her brand-new comedy show It’s Jester Joke.
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The Tallest Man On EarthBoston, $$
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Fri, October 4, 2019   
In April, The Tallest Man On Earth will release his first album in 4 years. I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream. was written and produced by Kristian Matsson and was recorded in his apartment.
Maggie Rogers in ConcertBoston, $$
Sat, October 5, 2019  -  Sat, October 5, 2019   
Maggie Rogers will come to the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Saturday, October 5! Acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers released her Capitol Records debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, on January 18, 2019.
WilcoBoston, $$
Thu, October 10, 2019  -  Fri, October 11, 2019   
Wilco will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage October 10 - 11. The performance is part of the Boch Center’s Folk, Americana & Roots Music Series initiative.
Marc Maron: Stand-up ComedyBoston, $$$
Sat, October 12, 2019  -  Sat, October 12, 2019   
After recently reaching a landmark one thousand episodes of his hit podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, Marc Maron will take the Boch Center Shubert Theatre stage with his latest hour of stand-up on October 12.
Ray LaMontagne at Boch Center Wang TheatreBoston, $$
Sat, October 12, 2019  -  Sat, October 12, 2019   
Ray LaMontagne will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre as part of his Just Passing Through tour on October 12. This show will feature special guest Kacy & Clayton.
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Bethel Music - Victory TourBoston, $$
Sun, October 13, 2019   
For the first time in over a year, Bethel Music is hitting the road to major cities in the western United States for an extended VICTORY Tour.
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The Spongebob MusicalBoston, $$$
Tue, October 15, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.
Cavalleria Rusticana at the Emerson Colonial TheaterBoston, $$$
Fri, October 18, 2019  -  Fri, October 18, 2019   
Italian Opera coming to Boston for one night only, October 18th @8pm, at the Emerson Colonial Theatre. Live orchestra and actors, touring from Italy and Boston is part of it!
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Blue Man Group Boston annual Autism-Friendly ShowBoston, $$
Sat, October 19, 2019  -  Sat, October 19, 2019   
On Sunday, October 19 at 11:00 am Blue Man Group teams up with Autism Speaks to host an autism-friendly performance featuring slight modifications geared towards those affected by autism, including reduced sound and...
The BJ Hickman Magic ShowBrookline, $
Sun, October 20, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
The BJ Hickman Magic Show is family entertainment, with fun, audience participation magic, and silliness galore. Get ready for tons of fun, laughter, and amazing magic!
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Roald Dahl’s Willy WonkaBoston, $$
Fri, October 25, 2019  -  Sun, November 17, 2019   
Roald Dahl’s timeless musical story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.
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RENTBoston, $$$
Tue, October 29, 2019  -  Sun, November 10, 2019   
RENT will play the Boch Center Shubert Theatre October 29 – November 10. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre.
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RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World TourBoston, $$$
Tue, October 29, 2019  -  Tue, October 29, 2019   
The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race must save the galaxy in their brand new WERQ THE WORLD show, touring the USA and Canada this September through November.
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The Dragon King by Tanglewood MarionettesBrookline, $
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
A terrible drought has overtaken the land and the people are beginning to wonder why The Dragon King, ruler over all things water, has not brought the life-giving rains in such a very long time.
Come From AwayBoston, $$$
Tue, November 5, 2019  -  Sun, November 17, 2019   
The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.
Funny As Ish Comedy TourBoston, $$$
Fri, November 8, 2019  -  Fri, November 8, 2019   
The Funny As Ish Comedy Tour, featuring Mike Epps, Gary Owen, Earthquake, and special guest host Sommore, will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on Friday, November 8.
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Baby Shark Live!Boston, $$
Sat, November 9, 2019   
Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins up with his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs!
Kids' Show: Magic by BonapartéBrookline, $
Sun, November 10, 2019  -  Sun, November 10, 2019   
Bonaparté’s award-winning Family Magic Concert features astounding magic, hilarious comedy, oodles of audience participation, and the dramatic appearance of his adorable furry and feathered friends — ‘Whiskers’ the Bunny and ‘Snow’ the white dove.
Hoosier at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Tue, November 12, 2019  -  Tue, November 12, 2019   
Multi platinum singer & songwriter Hozier will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage as part of the Wasteland, Baby! Tour on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:00PM.
Hozier at the Bosch Center Wang TheatreBoston, $$
Wed, November 13, 2019  -  Wed, November 13, 2019   
Hozier will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage as part of the Wasteland, Baby! Tour on November 12 & 13. This show will feature support from Angie McMahon.
Passim's 60th Anniversary ConcertBoston, $$
Thu, November 14, 2019  -  Thu, November 14, 2019   
Grammy-award winner Patty Griffin will join Josh Ritter, Dar Williams, and special guests to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Passim with a benefit concert at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre on Thursday, November 14!
Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream TourBoston, $$
Sat, November 16, 2019  -  Sat, November 16, 2019   
Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream Tour, a groundbreaking tour featuring the award-winning rock and roll legends, will take the Boch Center Shubert Theatre stage on Saturday, November 16.
Sasha Velour's 'Smoke & Mirror's'Boston, $$$
Sat, November 16, 2019  -  Sat, November 16, 2019   
“Smoke & Mirrors,” Sasha Velour’s first one-queen theatre tour, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances..
A Drag Queen ChristmasBoston, $$
Thu, November 21, 2019   
A Drag Queen Christmas. It’s a magical (and hilarious) evening of holiday performances featuring contestants from the reality television show on VH1.
Roald Dahl's Matilda The MusicalFoxboro, $$
Fri, November 22, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
Tickets on sale now for Un-Common Theatre's Road DAhl's Matilda The Muscial. Four shows, Nov. 22-24 at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center/The Orpheum, Foxboro.
Mandolin Orange at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sat, November 23, 2019   
Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy.
MadonnaBoston, $$$
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Mon, December 2, 2019   
Madonna will bring her recently announced Madame X Tour to the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage for three performances from November 30th through December 2nd.
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas CarolBoston, $$$
Tue, December 3, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The fabulous, heartwarming holiday tale is coming to Boston! Experience the Smoky Mountain reimagination of Charles' Dickens' classic story this holiday season. December 3rd through 29th.
Cirque Du Soleil presents: AxelWorcester, $$$
Thu, December 5, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Cirque du Soleil Is Back on Ice a New Experience Fusing World-Class Ice Skating with Breathtaking Acrobatics at the DCU Center for six performances only.
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MusicalBoston, $$$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
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.”
Moscow Ballet Great Russian NutcrackerBoston, $$
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Fri, December 6, 2019   
Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Friday, December 6! This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!
Tuck EverlastingConcord, $
Fri, December 6, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Based on the book by the same name which also inspired a 2002 Disney movie, this magical, musical adventure by The umbrella Stage Company is fun for the whole family and a dazzling spectacle!
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Irving Berlin's White ChristmasBoston, $$
Tue, December 17, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The timeless movie “White Christmas” is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.”
Urban NutcrackerBoston, $$
Thu, December 19, 2019  -  Sat, December 28, 2019   
Urban Nutcracker will return to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre December 19 - 28! Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, the modern Boston-centric holiday classic, will celebrate its 19th annual season at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.
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Little Women: The Broadway MusicalBoston, $$
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested.
Little Big Town at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Fri, February 7, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Little Big Town first entered the music scene over 20 years ago with hit songs “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Good As Gone” and the GRAMMY-nominated “Little White Church.”
Swan LakeBoston, $$
Fri, February 21, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
The Ballet of the Odessa National Opera Theatre will perform the famous Swan Lake at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre from Friday, February 21 through Sunday, February 23, 2020.
Fiddler on the RoofBoston, $$$
Tue, February 25, 2020  -  Thu, March 5, 2020   
A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.
Eros Ramazzati At the Wang TheatreBoston, $$
Thu, February 27, 2020  -  Thu, February 27, 2020   
The Eros Ramazzotti show originally scheduled for June 22, 2019 at the Wang Theatre has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00pm. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new date.
Nick Jr. Live! Move to the MusicBoston, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
Sing, clap, dance, and move to the music with all your favorite Nick Jr. friends! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present Nick Jr. Live! 'Move to the Music', an all-new, one-of-a-kind adventure.
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RiverdanceBoston, $$
Tue, March 31, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
Riverdance will play the Boch Center Wang Theatre March 31 – April 5, 2020. See Riverdance as you’ve never seen or heard it before in the New 25th Anniversary production!
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The Little PrinceBoston, $$
Tue, April 28, 2020  -  Sat, May 23, 2020   
The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert and a mysterious, regal “little man” who appears and asks him to “Please, sir, draw me...
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Million Dollar QuartetBoston, $$
Fri, May 1, 2020  -  Sat, May 2, 2020   
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the recording session that brought together rock icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
An Evening with Eckhart TolleBoston, $$$
Mon, June 1, 2020  -  Mon, June 1, 2020   
Eckhart Tolle will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on Monday, June 1, 2020. Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers today.
The Toe Jam Puppet Band: 'Green Show'Weston, $$
Wed, November 11, 2020  -  Thu, November 11, 2010   
The Provisional Group of the Weston Garden Club is sponsoring the Toe Jam Puppet Band for a Veterans Day puppet show, concert and bake sale. Please join us on Thursday, November 11th from 10 to 11 AM at the Country School cafetorium on Alphabet Lane.
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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