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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.


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Dream Boston: 5 Minute Audio PlaysOnline, Free
Tue, August 25, 2020  -  Thu, October 1, 2020   
Through 5-minute audio plays, Dream Boston asks local playwrights to imagine their favorite locations, landmarks, and friends in a future Boston, when we can meet and thrive in our city.
Starlight Central Square: Outdoor Performances & ClassesCambridge, $$
Tue, September 1, 2020  -  Tue, October 27, 2020   
Enjoy classes and performances at Starlight by partners at Central Square Theater, Dance Complex, ImprovBoston, Global Arts Live, Studio at 550, and more!
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America’s Got Talent Winner Darci Lynn Farmer at Yarmouth Drive-inCape Cod, $$$
Sun, October 4, 2020   
Comedian, singer, and ventriloquist, Darci Lynn Farmer is bringing her incredible talent to the Yarmouth Drive-in on Cape Cod on Sunday, October 4. The family-friendly show begins at 3:00 PM.
POSTPONED to 10/30 - An Evening with Eckhart TolleBoston, $$$
Fri, October 30, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
Eckhart Tolle will now take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage October 30, 2020. Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers today.
The Toe Jam Puppet Band: 'Green Show'Weston, $$
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.
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Million Dollar Quartet (RESCHEDULED)Boston, $$
Fri, November 20, 2020  -  Sat, November 21, 2020   
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the recording session that brought together rock icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
Trolls LIVE! (RESCHEDULED)Boston, $$
Sat, November 21, 2020  -  Sun, November 22, 2020   
Trolls LIVE! will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on May 9 & 10! Get ready for another adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour!
POTPONED: Bikini Kill at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Mon, November 23, 2020  -  Mon, November 23, 2020   
Bikini Kill will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on a new date: November 23rd. If you had purchased tickets, your original tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date. Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and...
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Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker 2020 (Virtual)Boston, $$
Sat, November 28, 2020  -  Sat, December 5, 2020   
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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The Christmas Revels 2020 (Virtual)Cambridge, $$$
Sun, December 20, 2020  -  Sun, December 20, 2020   
Celebrate the season with family and friends at this joyous theatrical solstice celebration filled with music, dance, comedy and carols.
The Bachelor Live (POSTPONED)Boston
Tue, January 19, 2021  -  Tue, January 19, 2021   
Please be advised that The Bachelor Live On Stage originally scheduled for the Wang Theatre on March 27, 2020 has been rescheduled to a new date on January 19, 2021.
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Shen Yun 2021Boston, $$$$
Sat, April 10, 2021  -  Sun, April 18, 2021   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band / The Avett BrothersBoston, $$$
Thu, June 3, 2021  -  Thu, June 3, 2021   
Don't miss Ringo Starr, with multi-Grammy Award nominated Americana legends The Avett Brothers, and his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart.
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Free Shakespeare on the Common 2021: The TempestBoston, Free
Thu, July 22, 2021  -  Mon, August 9, 2021   
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 'Cymbeline'.
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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