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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.

Playtime Theatre Shows by Concord Youth Theatre 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!
ImprovBoston Family ShowCambridge, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Mon, December 28, 2020   
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 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Coolidge Corner Theatre presents weekly Kids Shows featuring live entertainment and big screen films just for kids.
Shear MadnessBoston, $$
Wed, January 29, 2020  -  Sun, May 3, 2020   
'Shear Madness” is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery.
Dare to Dream Drama ClubMedford, Free
Fri, March 6, 2020  -  Sat, May 9, 2020   
Dare to Dream is a drama club dedicated to students in the 5th -8th grade who have a passion for the arts and a strong dedication to a larger community.
The Glass MenagerieLittleton, $$
Fri, March 13, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
The Cannon Theatre of Littleton is delighted to present “The Glass Menagerie”, the celebrated classic play written by Tennessee Williams, and directed by Janet Tyndall.
CANCELLED: Blue Man Group: Charles PlayhouseBoston, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Thu, December 17, 2020   
Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as 'ground-breaking', 'hilarious', 'visually stunning' and 'musically powerful'.
Family Opera - The Cutlass CrewCambridge, Free
Sat, March 28, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
Based on the historical figure, Lady Mary Killigrew, The Cutlass Crew tells of the adventures of this English aristocrat-turned-pirate who, with her servants-turned-crew, menaced the high seas in the time of Queen Elizabeth I. As always, our performances will be...
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POSTPONED: RiverdanceBoston, $$
Today  -  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!
CANCELLED: Violet (the Musical)Boston, $
Thu, April 2, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
The Tony award-winning musical follows a scarred woman on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a preacher...discovering the true meaning of beauty along the way.
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show BostonSomerville, $$$
Sat, April 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Solve a hilarious mystery while enjoying a four-course plated dinner. A Prize awaits our Top Sleuth... But be careful! Everyone is a suspect and the killer might be at your table!
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Shen Yun 2020Boston, $$$$
Sat, April 11, 2020  -  Sun, April 19, 2020   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
Flying ForwardBoston, Free
Tue, April 14, 2020  -  Tue, April 14, 2020   
Experience a 50 minute documentary premiere screening followed by an innovative and interactive 30 minute dance premiere performance of Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto with soloist Ilana Zaks and more.
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show BostonSomerville, $$$
Sat, April 18, 2020  -  Sat, April 18, 2020   
Solve a hilarious mystery while enjoying a four-course plated dinner. A Prize awaits our Top Sleuth... But be careful! Everyone is a suspect and the killer might be at your table!
Dead Can DanceBoston, $$
Fri, April 24, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
Since their inception in Melbourne in 1981, Dead Can Dance have been informed by folk traditions from all over Europe, not just solely in terms of instrumentation, but also by secular, religious and spiritual practices.
War PaintConcord, $$
Fri, April 24, 2020  -  Sun, May 17, 2020   
Hailed as “thoroughly compelling and masterfully entertaining” WAR PAINT is the true-to-life story of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein, masters of self-invention and titans of the cosmetics industry.
Ali Wong StandupBoston, $$
Sat, April 25, 2020  -  Sat, April 25, 2020   
Ali Wong is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, now living in Los Angeles. Her first Netflix stand-up special BABY COBRA was filmed when she was 7 months pregnant.
Ali WongBoston, $$
Sun, April 26, 2020  -  Sun, April 26, 2020   
Ali Wong is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, now living in Los Angeles. Her first Netflix stand-up special BABY COBRA was filmed when she was 7 months pregnant.
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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.
Trolls LIVE!Boston, $$
Sat, May 9, 2020  -  Sun, May 10, 2020   
Trolls LIVE! will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on May 9 & 10! Get ready for another adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour!
Bikini Kill at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Thu, May 14, 2020  -  Thu, May 14, 2020   
Bikini Kill will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on May 14! Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997.
Miranda SingsBoston, $$
Fri, May 15, 2020  -  Fri, May 15, 2020   
Best known for portraying her character “Miranda Sings,” a personality that is the polar opposite of herself, Colleen Ballinger has amassed over 20 million followers across social media and passed 2 billion views on YouTube.
Bill Maher performs at Boch CenterBoston, $$
Sat, May 30, 2020  -  Sat, May 30, 2020   
First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last fourteen years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 41 Emmy nominations.
An Evening with Eckhart TolleBoston, $$$
Mon, June 1, 2020  -  Mon, June 1, 2020   
Eckhart Tolle will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on Monday, June 1, 2020. Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers today.
Above & Beyond @ The Boch Center Wang TheatreMassachusetts, $$
Tue, June 2, 2020  -  Tue, June 2, 2020   
Above & Beyond, or Jono, Tony and Paavo as they are better known to their legions of fans around the world, have been at the forefront of electronic dance music for two decades.
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band / The Avett BrothersBoston, $$$
Wed, June 10, 2020  -  Wed, June 10, 2020   
Don't miss Ringo Starr, with multi-Grammy Award nominated Americana legends The Avett Brothers, and his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart.
The Masked Singer at Boch CenterBoston, $$
Sat, June 13, 2020  -  Sat, June 13, 2020   
An all new live production based on the hit TV show.... The Masked Singer National Tour is coming to the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston!
Broadway Bound: One-Week Summer Theater ProgramFoxboro, $$$
Mon, July 20, 2020  -  Fri, July 24, 2020   
Great theater program for tweens or teens! Check out Broadway Bound! This Summer. Spend time acting, singing, dancing and having fun on stage at a non-profit Theater!
Kraftwerk 3-D ConcertBoston, $$
Fri, July 31, 2020  -  Fri, July 31, 2020   
After their worldwide hugely successful 3-D concert tours, the Electro pioneers Kraftwerk announced North American tour dates. Bringing together music, 3-D visuals and performance art, KRAFTWERK are a true „Gesamtkunstwerk„ a total work of art.
Maks & Val Live 2020: Motion Pictures TourBoston, $$
Thu, August 13, 2020  -  Thu, August 13, 2020   
Acclaimed dance duo and brothers MAKS & VAL CHMERKOVSKIY have announced their third nationwide tour MAKS & VAL LIVE 2020: MOTION PICTURES TOUR featuring special guests, spouses and celebrated dancers JENNA JOHNSON and PETA MURGATROYD.
The DecemberistsBoston, $$
Wed, August 19, 2020  -  Wed, August 19, 2020   
Over the past 20 years The Decemberists have toured the world, performed at countless major festivals, and even founded Travelers’ Rest a festival of their own curation in Missoula, Montana.
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Cirque du Soleil: UNDER THE SAME SKYBoston, $$$
Sat, August 29, 2020   
Cirque du Soleil UNDER THE SAME SKY - a brand new Big Top production to Premiere in Boston at Suffolk Downs on August 29th, 2020 Tickets on sale now!
The Toe Jam Puppet Band: 'Green Show'Weston, $$
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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