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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, $$
Sat, June 8, 2019  -  Tue, December 17, 2019   
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as 'ground-breaking', 'hilarious', 'visually stunning' and 'musically powerful'.
Summer Stage at Central Square TheaterCambridge, $$
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 39 StepsGloucester, $$
Fri, July 5, 2019  -  Fri, July 26, 2019   
A fast paced and witty mystery play, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay who feeling stricken with a boring life sets out for adventure.
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Dear Evan HansenBoston, $$$
Wed, July 10, 2019  -  Sun, August 4, 2019   
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.
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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'.
The Lightening Thief MusicalBoston, $$$
Wed, July 17, 2019  -  Sun, July 28, 2019   
As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods.
House of Several Stories: A Tragedy in Two Acts of NonsenseCambridge, $
Fri, July 19, 2019  -  Sun, August 4, 2019   
House of Several Stories: A Tragedy in Two Acts of Nonsense by A. John Boulanger is an absurdist comedy about a dysfunctional family and their Thanksgiving 'guests.'
Judy Saves The Day!Brookline, $
Wed, July 24, 2019  -  Sat, July 27, 2019   
Resident Artist Sarah Nolen breaths new life into one of the oldest puppet characters! This modern interpretation of the traditional 'Punch and Judy' show is a timely farce that the whole family will enjoy.
Once on This Island Jr.Lexington, $$
Thu, July 25, 2019  -  Sat, July 27, 2019   
Arlington Children's Theatre is proud to present its summer youth production of Once on This Island, Jr., with 3 shows at the Cross Performing Arts Center in Lexington.
Murder Mystery Dinner in Boston (adults)Arlington, $$$
Thu, July 25, 2019  -  Thu, July 25, 2019   
A murder mystery dinner is a type of dinner theater in which audience members cooperate with each other and interact with performance cast members in order to solve a fictitious murder scene.
House of Several Stories: A Tragedy in Two Acts of NonsenseCambridge, $
Fri, July 26, 2019  -  Sun, August 4, 2019   
Rollicking, absurdist dark comedy by American playwright A. John Boulanger. Examines perception, dysfunction, the ways that stories can help us live, and a whole lot else.
The Addams FamilyLexington, $$
Fri, July 26, 2019  -  Sun, July 28, 2019   
Arlington Children's Theatre is proud to present our summer teen production of The Addams Family, with 3 shows at the Cross Performing Arts Center in Lexington.
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!
Movie Musicals at the MarketplaceBoston, Free
Thu, August 1, 2019  -  Thu, August 1, 2019   
Join us for the kickoff to our Movie Musicals at The Marketplace Series with Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again on Thursday, August 1. Pre-Show Activities Begin at 7:30 pm and the show will begin at dusk.
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.
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The Young Company Summer Festival 2019Stoneham, $
Thu, August 8, 2019  -  Sun, August 18, 2019   
Join us for The Young Company Summer Festival 2019 - 2 weeks of exciting non-stop theatrical fun for all ages, proudly presented by our Young Company students in grades 4–12.
Hello DollyBoston, $$$
Tue, August 13, 2019  -  Sun, August 25, 2019   
Hello, Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion—hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
The Cat Came BackBrookline, $
Wed, August 14, 2019  -  Sat, August 17, 2019   
Mr. Johnson has a problem with a pesky cat…no matter what he does to get rid of the cat, the cat keeps coming back!
Three Billy Goats GruffBrookline, $
Sat, August 24, 2019  -  Sun, August 25, 2019   
Join classic characters like the Tortoise and the Hare and the Three Billy Goats on a fairy tale adventure in this hilarious comedy featuring colorful puppet characters and lots audience interactivity.
Lollipops for BreakfastBrookline, $
Sat, August 31, 2019  -  Mon, September 2, 2019   
'Lollipops for Breakfast' is a wildly imaginative ode to children’s boundless creativity. The performance, told entirely without words, features multiple styles of puppetry, original music, acrobatics, and lots of audience participation.
The Wiggles @ the Boch CenterBoston, $$
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, $$$
Wed, September 25, 2019  -  Sun, October 13, 2019   
ArtsEmerson is honored to open its 10th Anniversary season with the U.S. premiere of Passengers, marking the return of The 7 Fingers and their signature electrifying – and endearing – mix of circus, theatre, illusion, music and dance.
Fri, September 27, 2019  -  Sun, October 6, 2019   
Boston Lyric Opera (BLO)’s season opens with Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s indelible PAGLIACCI, starring Mexico-born tenor Rafael Rojas as Canio and his murderous circus clown alter-ego of the title.
Disney's The Lion KingBoston, $$$
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.
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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, $$$
Tue, October 29, 2019  -  Tue, October 29, 2019   
The queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race must save the galaxy in their brand new WERQ THE WORLD show, touring the USA and Canada this September through November.
Come From AwayBoston, $$$
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!
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.
Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream TourBoston, $$
Sat, November 16, 2019  -  Sat, November 16, 2019   
Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream Tour, a groundbreaking tour featuring the award-winning rock and roll legends, will take the Boch Center Shubert Theatre stage on Saturday, November 16.
Mandolin Orange at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
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, $$$
Sat, November 30, 2019  -  Mon, December 2, 2019   
Madonna will bring her recently announced Madame X Tour to the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage for three performances from November 30th through December 2nd.
Cirque Du Soleil presents: AxelWorcester, $$$
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!
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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, $$
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested.
Swan LakeBoston, $$
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.
Eros Ramazzati At the Wang TheatreBoston, $$
Thu, February 27, 2020  -  Thu, February 27, 2020   
The Eros Ramazzotti show originally scheduled for June 22, 2019 at the Wang Theatre has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00pm. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new date.
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RiverdanceBoston, $$
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, $$
Fri, May 1, 2020  -  Sat, May 2, 2020   
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the recording session that brought together rock icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
An Evening with Eckhart TolleBoston, $$$
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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