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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, $$
Sat, September 10, 2022  -  Thu, November 30, 2023   
$4 for drinks at a stand-up comedy show in a speakeasy in an abandoned classroom in Cambridge. Doors at 8PM. The Stand-Up Comedy Show in an Abandoned Classroom, with $4 Drinks.
Goofs Underground at The Cantab LoungeCambridge, $
Thu, September 15, 2022  -  Fri, February 28, 2025   
Boston's Funniest Comedy Show, Hidden in the Basement of The Cantab Lounge Doors at 8pm, show at 8:15pmEvery week, a line-up of absolutely hilarious comedians bring their best material to Central
Playtime Theatre Shows by Concord Youth Theatre 2023Concord, $
Sat, January 7, 2023  -  Sat, April 29, 2023   
Come enjoy an interactive one of a kind theatre experience at Concord Youth Theatre! Everyone has the chance to watch their favorite stories come to life, and even participate with a sing-a-long or special talent!
The Made-Up MatineeBoston, $
Sat, January 7, 2023  -  Sat, April 29, 2023   
The same audience-interactive and lightning-fast improv that you've loved for years is now available... FOR YOUR KIDS! The return of Made-Up Matinee is here! See you there!
Blue Man Group at Charles PlayhouseBoston, $$
Fri, February 10, 2023  -  Sat, June 10, 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'.
CinderellaStoughton, $$
Sun, February 26, 2023  -  Sun, March 26, 2023   
Join us as we present a Magical night for young and old ! Rodgers and Hammerstein's Classic musical Cinderella always delivers beautiful music and a fairy tale story. A Great night out for all!
The Secret GardenNorwell, $$
Fri, March 17, 2023  -  Sun, April 2, 2023   
A dark English manor, a coveted garden, and the healing power of hope change the course of an entire village as Francis Hodgson Burnett's novel is bought to life in this enchanting musical.
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Into the WoodsBoston, $$$
Tue, March 21, 2023  -  Sun, April 2, 2023   
Direct from Broadway, the critically acclaimed and much beloved production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony®-winning triumph is coming to Boston with its Broadway stars to boot.
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The SpongeBob Musical at Open Door TheaterActon, $
Today  -  Sun, April 2, 2023   
Open Door Presents The SpongeBob Musical March 24-April 2, 2023. Soak in the effervescent SpongeBob Musical with Open Door Theater at The Dragonfly Theater, R.J. Grey Jr. HS in Acton March 24-April 2.
Sat, March 25, 2023  -  Sat, March 25, 2023   
Ruff Ruff , Come Meet Bluey!!! Saturday 1PM-2:30PM Walk, Run, or dance on in to see Bluey at Learning Express. Avalible for pictures and high fives; remember your camera FREE EVENT FOR ALL
TRANScendent: A Ms. Adventure in ComedyMassachusetts, $$
Sat, March 25, 2023  -  Sat, March 25, 2023   
A celebration of queer comedy! TRANScendent is a celebration of queer comedy. Ms Adventure, Cam Ohh, and Deby Xiadani are up-and-coming comedians in Boston who've dealt with the horrors of living outside.
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Jurassic World Live TourBoston, $$
Fri, March 31, 2023  -  Sun, April 9, 2023   
Jurassic World Live is an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that brings the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans. Dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including...
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Junie B's Essential Guide to SchoolStoneham, $$
Fri, March 31, 2023   
With a jillion tips, tricks, and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about!
Littleton High School Drama presents CHICAGO (Teen Edition)Littleton
Fri, March 31, 2023  -  Sun, April 2, 2023   
Littleton High School Drama invites you to their production of CHICAGO, the Musical (Teen Edition). March 31 at 7pm, April 1 at 1pm and 7pm, and April 2 at 2pm.
Winnie the PoohBoston, $$
Fri, March 31, 2023  -  Sat, April 1, 2023   
Disney's iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh… and don't forget Tigger too!) have come to life in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation.
Soggy Po' BoysNewburyport, $
Sat, April 1, 2023  -  Sat, April 1, 2023   
The Soggy Po Boys, native to New England, have quickly become an institution. They are spreading the good news of New Orleans music across the northeast and beyond.
Spring Comedy NightNewburyport, $$
Thu, April 6, 2023  -  Thu, April 6, 2023   
Join us for a night of laughs as Comedy Night returns to the Firehouse, featuring a wealth of comedic talent! Hosted by Mike Smith with headliner Steve Sweeney along with Jody Sloane and Jeff Koen.
Will Dailey's $10 Song TourNewburyport, $
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Fri, April 7, 2023   
Will Dailey is an acclaimed independent recording artist, performer & artist advocate. His sound has been described as a Venn diagram of multiple genres with a rich vintage vibe that weaves through his authentic, energetic performances.
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Bluey’s Big Play: The Stage ShowBoston
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Sat, April 8, 2023   
Grab the sticky geckos, break out the duck cakes, and alert the grannies! It’s time to meet the much-loved Heeler family, who will be coming to theaters all across the United States with the Bluey live show, Bluey’s Big...
Butcher, Baglio & EstesNewburyport, $$
Sat, April 8, 2023  -  Sat, April 8, 2023   
Jon Butcher, Sal Baglio & Allen Estes. Three veteran musicians and familiar names from the Boston music scene. Their debut album, GYPSY CARAVAN is 11 new electric and acoustic stories steeped in the blues and Americana.
Tanglewood Marionettes present Sleeping BeautyBrookline, $
Sat, April 8, 2023  -  Sat, April 8, 2023   
Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of Sleeping Beauty begins with a brief demonstration of art of puppetry. Through humorous interplay, the audience will learn about various forms of puppets, from simple glove puppet to sophisticated marionette.
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My Fair Lady: Broadway in BostonBoston, $$$
Thu, April 13, 2023  -  Sun, April 30, 2023   
Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a...
Bud, Not BuddyBoston, $$
Fri, April 14, 2023  -  Sun, May 14, 2023   
Bud goes on a quest to find his father and blossoms when he finds family in a jazz band. An epic adventure full of dreams, jazzy tunes and heart.
Trifles and Escaped AloneNewburyport, $$
Fri, April 14, 2023  -  Sun, April 23, 2023   
Written one hundred years apart in drastically different styles, these one-act plays of murder and mayhem share startling similarities, depicting the lives of women with precision, ferocity and immense empathy.
Danny Aiello’s Italian ChicksMassachusetts, $$
Sat, April 15, 2023  -  Sat, April 15, 2023   
Three dynamic, multi-talented women hit the stage with a celebration of food, family, memories and Italian tradition. Three dynamic, multi-talented women hit the stage with a celebration of food, family
Beyond Impossible: Prepare for a Reality Check!Abington, $$
Fri, April 21, 2023  -  Fri, April 21, 2023   
Join us for a family-friendly, mind-blowing experience that far exceeds traditional magic and creates the illusion of a 6th sense! Beyond Impossible: Prepare for a Reality Check! The Donnino Mentalists return!Join us for a
The Spongebob Musical at The Company TheatreNorwell, $$
Fri, April 21, 2023  -  Sun, April 30, 2023   
An unexpected hero takes center stage just as Bikini Bottom is facing total annihilation! Join SpongeBob and Friends as this delightful Broadway musical shines with the power of optimism.
Beyond Impossible: Prepare for a reality check!Arlington
Fri, April 21, 2023  -  Fri, April 21, 2023   
Come join us for an unforgettable and mind-blowing experience that transcends traditional magic! As “Mentalists”, we use psychology, the five senses, and stage-craft to create the illusion of a 6th sense.
A Brit of MagicNewburyport, $$
Tue, April 25, 2023  -  Tue, April 25, 2023   
Keith Fields and Lady Sarah are a true comedy double act. One moment they are performing an amazing piece of magic, the next… you can never be certain of what is going to happen next
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Beetlejuice: Broadway in BostonBoston, $$$
Tue, May 2, 2023  -  Sun, May 14, 2023   
Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a...
Champions of MagicBoston, $$
Fri, May 5, 2023  -  Sat, May 6, 2023   
Break away from the screen and experience live entertainment like never before with Champions Of Magic – an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special effects.
The British InvasionMassachusetts
Sat, May 6, 2023  -  Sat, May 6, 2023   
Fun for Springtime! A Musical Celebration through comedy and song with your singin waitstaff 'The Starliners' The Paris Cabaret Starline Room Dinner Theatre in Stoughton, Ma. presents its newest show never done before!
Gianmarco Soresi Comedy NightBoston, $
Sun, May 7, 2023  -  Sun, May 7, 2023   
Gianmarco Soresi, actor, stand- up comic, and writer based in New York City, is coming to Boston! Come watch his comedy live at Laugh Boston.
An Evening with Livingston TaylorNewburyport, $$
Fri, May 12, 2023  -  Fri, May 12, 2023   
Livingston Taylor recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.
Dino Ranch LiveBoston
Sat, May 13, 2023  -  Sat, May 13, 2023   
For the first time ever, Disney Junior’s Dino Ranch comes to the stage with a fun-filled, action-packed live show. As the young ranchers learn the ropes, they discover the thrill of ranch life.
Madagascar The MusicalWorcester, $$
Fri, May 19, 2023  -  Fri, May 19, 2023   
Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. Filled with outlandish adventures galore, you'll have no choice but to 'Move It!'
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Clue on StageStoneham, $$
Fri, June 2, 2023  -  Sun, June 25, 2023   
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious story of murder, madness, mayhem, and mystery.
Corteo by Cirque du SoleilBoston, $$$
Thu, June 8, 2023  -  Sun, June 11, 2023   
Corteo, the latest and most enchanting Cirque du Soleil’s arena production is now touring in North America. The show will visit Boston at the Agganis Arena from June 8-11 2023 for a limited run of fifteen performances.
Jagged Little Pill: Broadway in BostonBoston, $$$
Tue, June 13, 2023  -  Sun, June 25, 2023   
Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show— is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music.
Cooking with The Calamari SistersMassachusetts, $$
Thu, June 15, 2023  -  Fri, June 16, 2023   
Let Delphine & Carmela launch your Summer! Cooking with The Calamari Sisters Let Delphine & Carmela launch your Summer! You will laugh from start to finish as their singing, dancing, cooking and ad lib banter with guests
Being Petty - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers EXPERIENCENewburyport, $$
Thu, June 15, 2023  -  Thu, June 15, 2023   
What would it be like if Tom Petty was still with us, performing with the Heartbreakers to this day? Now the fantasy comes to life, with Being Petty – the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Experience.
An Evening with Chris SmitherNewburyport, $$
Sun, July 23, 2023  -  Sun, July 23, 2023   
Born in Miami, during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he first started playing music as a child on his mother's ukulele.
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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