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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.
The Stone by Marius von MayenburgNeedham, $$
Fri, May 17, 2019  -  Sun, June 9, 2019   
Directed by Arlekin Players' award-winning director Igor Golyak, The Stone follows the lives of the house’s residents, who must grapple with their own identity while experiencing the reverberations created by 60 years of German history.
10th Annual Next Generation Ballet PerformanceBoston, $$
Wed, May 22, 2019  -  Wed, May 22, 2019   
Boston Ballet School (BBS) presents the 10th annual Next Generation performance showcasing elite young dancers of Boston Ballet II and Boston Ballet School with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
PinocchioBrookline, $
Thu, May 23, 2019  -  Mon, May 27, 2019   
by National Marionette Theatre Follow Pinocchio as he goes on a series of adventures and discovers that only by being truthful, selfless, and kind to others will he realize his dreams.
Express YourselfBoston, Free
Thu, May 23, 2019   
For the past 25 years, Express Yourself has provided pure kid joy to thousands of the most at risk and vulnerable youth diagnosed with mental illness.
Ubu RoarBoston, Free
Sat, May 25, 2019  -  Sat, May 25, 2019   
The Suffolk University Theatre Department in partnership with The National Theatre of Allston present the premiere production of Juvenilia, 'Ubu Roar' Translated and adapted by Brenda Withers
Shear MadnessBoston, $$
Wed, May 29, 2019  -  Wed, July 3, 2019   
'Shear Madness” is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery.
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The Legend of the Banana Kid 2019Brookline, $
Thu, May 30, 2019  -  Thu, May 30, 2019   
Frogtown is back! In 'The Legend of the Banana Kid' our friend Little Chucky meets a mysterious cowboy who takes him to a remote Western town that is being harassed by a seedy group...
Disney's, Aladdin, Jr.Beverly, $
Fri, May 31, 2019  -  Sun, June 2, 2019   
Neverland Theatre is excited to present this magical show, Aladdin, Jr. Featuring a talented, all youth cast, head to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, with Aladdin and the wondrous Genie!
ArtBarn: The Rainbow Fish MusicalBrookline, $
Sun, June 2, 2019  -  Sun, June 2, 2019   
Artbarn's Traveling Geese Touring Company dives into the best selling children's book by Marcus Pfister. All the sea-creatures admire the famous Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in all the ocean.
Cozy CornerBrookline, $
Thu, June 6, 2019  -  Sat, June 8, 2019   
by Faye Dupras & Max Weigert Cozy Corner is a great introduction to live theater for very young audiences. Join Max, Rory, and friends as they learn and play in a world full of wonder.
Blue Man Group: Charles PlayhouseBoston, $$
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'.
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Miss SaigonBoston
Wed, June 12, 2019  -  Sun, June 30, 2019   
This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I.
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The Fairy Circus by Tanglewood MarionettesBrookline, $
Thu, June 13, 2019  -  Sat, June 15, 2019   
by Tanglewood Marionettes 'The Fairy Circus' is a showcase for turn-of-the-century style trick puppetry, performed by over 20 beautifully handcrafted marionettes. Each performance includes an interactive puppetry...
Corteo by Cirque du SoleilBoston, $$$
Wed, June 19, 2019  -  Sun, June 30, 2019   
Corteo, the latest and most enchanting Cirque du Soleil’s arena production is now touring in North America. The show will visit Boston at the Agganis Arena from June 19 to 30, 2019 for a limited run of fifteen performances.
Hannah Gadsby ShowBoston, $$
Wed, June 19, 2019  -  Wed, June 19, 2019   
Who is Douglas? Well, apparently, Hannah Gadsby thinks he is the only one who can help her follow up on the trail blazed by her last show: Nanette.
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Comedian Hannah GadsbyBoston, $$
Thu, June 20, 2019  -  Thu, June 20, 2019   
SECOND SHOW ADDED - Comedian Hannah Gadsby will bring her show Douglas to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre stage as part of her first ever US tour, June 19 & 20.
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Celeste BarberBoston, $$
Fri, June 21, 2019  -  Fri, June 21, 2019   
Celeste Barber will take the Boch Center Shubert Stage Friday, June 21! Actor, Comedian, and Social Media Super Star Celeste Barber is the self proclaimed queen of everyday sophistication and low budget lifestyle...
Iyanla Vanzant's Acts of Faith Remix TourBoston, $$
Sat, June 22, 2019  -  Sat, June 22, 2019   
Now fresh off the success of her 2018 Get Over It! Tour, Iyanla Vanzant returns to the stage in 2019 with her Acts of Faith Remix Tour.
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Tea at FiveBoston, $$
Sat, June 22, 2019  -  Sat, July 13, 2019   
Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway portrays Katharine Hepburn in the Pre-Broadway Premiere of the acclaimed play Tea at Five!
Summer Stage at Central Square TheaterCambridge, $$
Mon, June 24, 2019  -  Fri, August 9, 2019   
Join us for Summer Stage at Central Square Theater! We are thrilled to offer a summer of exploration, creativity, performance, laughs, imagination, magic, and more!
The Pirate, the Princess, and the PeaBrookline, $
Wed, July 10, 2019  -  Sat, July 13, 2019   
Come along on a thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities, featuring colorful scenery, multiple styles of puppetry, and original pirate songs!
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KIDZ BOP World Tour and KIDZ BOP WorkshopMansfield, $$$
Sat, July 13, 2019   
KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, is bringing its highly-anticipated KIDZ BOP World Tour and new KIDZ BOP Workshop to Boston. Learn dance moves and vocal techniques during the day and enjoy the show at night.
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Free Shakespeare on the Common 2019: CymbelineBoston, Free
Wed, July 17, 2019  -  Sun, August 4, 2019   
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'.
Cardboard Explosion!Brookline, $
Wed, July 17, 2019  -  Sat, July 20, 2019   
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! Audiences help outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, and participatory show!
Broadway Bound Summer ProgramFoxboro, $
Mon, July 22, 2019  -  Fri, July 26, 2019   
Why choose just one show when you can create your own? Whether you are new to performing or an experienced pro join us for this fun week of acting, singing, dancing, and making new friends!
Judy Saves The Day!Brookline, $
Wed, July 24, 2019  -  Sat, July 27, 2019   
Resident Artist Sarah Nolen breaths new life into one of the oldest puppet characters! This modern interpretation of the traditional 'Punch and Judy' show is a timely farce that the whole family will enjoy.
The Pied PickerBrookline, $
Wed, July 31, 2019  -  Sat, August 3, 2019   
With his banjo in hand, Picker Pete sets off seeking fame and fortune. “The Pied Picker” features a colorful cast of fairytale characters, skillful moving-mouth puppetry, live banjo music, and lots of laughs!
The Amazing Story MachineBrookline, $
Wed, August 7, 2019  -  Sat, August 10, 2019   
With help from the audience and a cast of unique puppet characters, fairy tales spring to life. This charming and highly interactive show features multiple styles of puppetry, original live music, and theatrical clowning.
The Cat Came BackBrookline, $
Wed, August 14, 2019  -  Sat, August 17, 2019   
Mr. Johnson has a problem with a pesky cat…no matter what he does to get rid of the cat, the cat keeps coming back!
Three Billy Goats GruffBrookline, $
Sat, August 24, 2019  -  Sun, August 25, 2019   
Join classic characters like the Tortoise and the Hare and the Three Billy Goats on a fairy tale adventure in this hilarious comedy featuring colorful puppet characters and lots audience interactivity.
Lollipops for BreakfastBrookline, $
Sat, August 31, 2019  -  Mon, September 2, 2019   
'Lollipops for Breakfast' is a wildly imaginative ode to children’s boundless creativity. The performance, told entirely without words, features multiple styles of puppetry, original music, acrobatics, and lots of audience participation.
The Wiggles @ the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Thu, September 5, 2019  -  Thu, September 5, 2019   
For the first time in years the world’s most successful children’s entertainment group will perform in 28 cities this Summer from the west to the east coast of the USA!
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Peppa Pig's AdventureWorcester, $$
Fri, September 6, 2019  -  Fri, September 6, 2019   
Peppa Pig Live! is here with the ALL NEW action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure!
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Adam AntBoston, $$
Tue, September 17, 2019  -  Tue, September 17, 2019   
Pop icon Adam Ant will perform his landmark album “Friend or Foe” at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre on September 17! The “Friend or Foe” album was Adam’s first release as a solo artist.
Tycho @ the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Wed, September 18, 2019  -  Wed, September 18, 2019   
Tycho will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage September 18. Tycho is a producer and graphic artist based in San Francisco, California. Tycho debuted in 2002 with The Science of Patterns, a self-released four-track EP.
An Evening with King CrimsonBoston, $$
Thu, September 19, 2019  -  Thu, September 19, 2019   
As part of a series of events and releases for their 50th anniversary, King Crimson will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on September 19!
Passengers: The 7 FingersBoston, $$$
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.
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, $$
Sat, October 5, 2019  -  Sat, October 5, 2019   
Maggie Rogers will come to the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Saturday, October 5! Acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers released her Capitol Records debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, on January 18, 2019.
Marc Maron: Stand-up ComedyBoston, $$$
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, $$$
Tue, October 15, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.
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RENTBoston, $$$
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, $$$
Tue, October 29, 2019  -  Tue, October 29, 2019   
The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race must save the galaxy in their brand new WERQ THE WORLD show, touring the USA and Canada this September through November.
MadonnaBoston, $$$
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.
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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!
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Irving Berlin's White ChristmasBoston, $$
Tue, December 17, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
The timeless movie “White Christmas” is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.”
Swan LakeBoston, $$
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.
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RiverdanceBoston, $$
Tue, March 31, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
Riverdance will play the Boch Center Wang Theatre March 31 – April 5, 2020. See Riverdance as you’ve never seen or heard it before in the New 25th Anniversary production!
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Million Dollar QuartetBoston, $$
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.
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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