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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 2022Concord, $
Sat, January 8, 2022  -  Sat, April 16, 2022   
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!
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Mr. Parent at Lyric StageBoston, $$
Thu, January 13, 2022  -  Sun, February 6, 2022   
A struggling actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, thinking 'how hard could it be?' A one-man performance based on actor Maurice Emmanuel Parent’s real-life adventures teaching in an urban public school...
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Pretty Woman: The MusicalBoston, $$$
Tue, January 18, 2022  -  Sun, January 30, 2022   
After an incredible record-breaking run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award Winner Pretty Woman: The Musical will be on tour in the fall of 2021!
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!Worcester, $$
Fri, January 21, 2022   
Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel takes the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of...
Puffs: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and MagicEaston, $
Fri, January 28, 2022  -  Sun, January 30, 2022   
The Un-Common Theatre Company continues our 2021-2022 season with our Winter Play PUFFS (Two Act Edition) Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic by Matt Cox.
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Blippi the MusicalBoston, $$
Sat, February 5, 2022   
Blippi the Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, young audience engagement and amazing music.
Blue Man Group Returns to Charles PlayhouseBoston, $$
Thu, February 10, 2022  -  Fri, June 10, 2022   
Blue Man Group is back!! Best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as 'ground-breaking', 'hilarious', 'visually stunning' and 'musically powerful'.
Trolls LIVE! - CANCELLEDBoston, $$
Sat, February 12, 2022  -  Sun, February 13, 2022   
Trolls LIVE! will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on February 12-13! Get ready for another adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour!
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Summer: The Donna Summer MusicalBoston, $$$
Tue, February 22, 2022  -  Sun, March 6, 2022   
She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits, this electric experience is a moving...
Taylor, the Next Jedi: An Improvised Star Wars ParodyWatertown, $$
Fri, February 25, 2022  -  Sun, February 27, 2022   
Taylor, the Next Jedi: An Improvised Star Wars Parody is a fun-filled interactive show where the audience shapes the newest legendary story inspired by our favorite interstellar characters!
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The Wizard of Oz at Wheelock Family TheatreBoston
Fri, April 8, 2022  -  Sun, May 1, 2022   
Based on the beloved novel and Classic Motion Picture, The Wizard of Oz follows the story of a young girl, Dorothy, as she finds the true meaning of “home.”
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L.O.L. Surprise!™ LiveBoston, $$
Sun, April 10, 2022  -  Sun, April 10, 2022   
Calling All B.B.’s will feature fan favorites and best sellers Lady Diva, Royal Bee, Neonlicious, and Swag in the first-ever family spectacular with original music, dancers, a DJ, and never-before seen live holograms.
Head Over Heels: A Musical ComedyConcord, $$
Fri, April 15, 2022  -  Sun, May 8, 2022   
Head Over Heels is the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening.
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Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The TemptationsBoston, $$$
Tue, April 19, 2022  -  Sun, May 1, 2022   
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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Make Way for Ducklings at Wheelock Family TheatreBoston, $$
Fri, May 6, 2022  -  Sun, May 29, 2022   
Bostonians will be enchanted with the Mallard duck family as this classic tale leaps off the stage and soars into their hearts. A classic story for all ages, this world premiere musical celebrates family, Boston,...
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Riverdance: 25th Anniversary TourBoston, $$
Tue, May 10, 2022  -  Sun, May 15, 2022   
Riverdance will play the Boch Center Wang Theatre May 10 - 15, 2022. See Riverdance as you’ve never seen or heard it before in the New 25th Anniversary production!
Trolls LIVE! at Hanover TheatreWorcester, $$
Sat, May 21, 2022  -  Sun, May 22, 2022   
The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show, jam-packed with all the epic music, glitter, humor and happiness only the Trolls can create.
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band / The Avett BrothersBoston, $$$
Thu, June 2, 2022  -  Thu, June 2, 2022   
Don't miss Ringo Starr, with multi-Grammy Award nominated Americana legends The Avett Brothers, and his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart.
WickedBoston, $$$
Wed, June 8, 2022  -  Fri, June 24, 2022   
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin– is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular.
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AnastasiaBoston, $$$
Tue, August 16, 2022  -  Sun, August 28, 2022   
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey across America at last! This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of...
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Hamilton - Boston Tour!Boston, $$$
Tue, January 17, 2023  -  Sun, March 12, 2023   
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury...
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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