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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.



Detention: Stand-Up Comedy and $4 Drinks in a SpeakeasyBoston, $$
Sat, September 10, 2022  -  Thu, November 30, 2023   
$4 for drinks at a stand-up comedy show in a speakeasy in an abandoned classroom in Cambridge. Doors at 8PM. The Stand-Up Comedy Show in an Abandoned Classroom, with $4 Drinks.
Goofs Underground at The Cantab LoungeCambridge, $
Thu, September 15, 2022  -  Fri, February 28, 2025   
Boston's Funniest Comedy Show, Hidden in the Basement of The Cantab Lounge Doors at 8pm, show at 8:15pmEvery week, a line-up of absolutely hilarious comedians bring their best material to Central
Playtime Theatre Shows by Concord Youth Theatre 2022-2023Concord, $
Sat, October 1, 2022  -  Sat, April 29, 2023   
Come enjoy an interactive one of a kind theatre experience at Concord Youth Theatre! Everyone has the chance to watch their favorite stories come to life, and even participate with a sing-a-long or special talent!
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SixBoston, $$$
Wed, November 9, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power!
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The Play that Goes WrongBoston, $$$
Fri, November 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
“Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players at the Cornley University Society’s opening night performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor.
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The Nutcracker: A Family Tradition at the Commonwealth BalletWeston, $$
Fri, November 25, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
The Commonwealth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is renowned for its intimacy, humor, musicality and exciting dancing.
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'Twas the Night Before... by Cirque du SoleilBoston, $$
Fri, November 25, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
‘Twas the Night Before…” by Cirque du Soleil – is making its Boston debut at the Boch Center Wang Theatre. The show is Cirque’s exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas tale, is about the wonders of sharing and...
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Little WomenStoneham, $$
Fri, November 25, 2022  -  Fri, December 23, 2022   
Share the joy of the classic story with those you love this holiday season. Sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March experience the heartache and hope of growing up in Civil War America.
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Elf The MusicalNew Hampshire, $
Wed, November 30, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
The hilarious tale of Buddy the Elf. Unaware he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to NYC to find his...
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A Christmas Carol: North Shore Music TheatreBeverly, $$$
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Fri, December 23, 2022   
Ebenezer Scrooge and (assorted ghosts) discover the true spirit of the holiday in this North Shore Music Theater favorite, featuring dazzling special effects and traditional songs like God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman and We...
Crazy for You: Youth EditionWestford
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre.
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Joppa Dance Company presents Nutcrackah!Newburyport, $
Today  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Evil rats are NY Yankees, and our cast of characters tour the likes of the Boston Aquarium and Frog Pond, among other beloved sites. The festive music and dancing are sure to entertain!
The Dance Inn at the Regent TheatreArlington, $$
Today  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
The Dance Inn has been offering dance classes for ages three to adult since 1983 and performing their Holiday Recital at Arlington's Showplace for nearly 20 years!
'The Shoemaker And The Elves With Holly Days' By Wayne Martin PuppetsBrookline
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
The Shoemaker and the Elves tells the classic story of a humble shoemaker in trouble: his holiday deadline is fast approaching and there's no way he'll be able to make all the shoes in time!
Coolidge Corner Kids ShowsBrookline, $
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Coolidge Corner Theatre presents weekly Kids Shows featuring live entertainment and big screen films just for kids.
That Holiday Feeling/Forever Country Volume 2Stoughton
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
The Starline Tradition continues with That Holiday Feeling! Such a special show for all with favorite songs of the season! A fun night for all your holiday gatherings with Food and Bar!
Ludo Mlado Dance EnsembleArlington, $$
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sat, December 3, 2022   
Celebrating 20 Years of Dance. An invitation to unique music, dance, colorful costumes, and the vibrant energy of this Bulgarian dance ensemble based in Boston, MA.
That Holiday Feeling- Family ShowStoughton, $
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Don't miss out on our Annual Tradition with 'That Holiday Feeling' designed just right for all the kids! So much fun for all the families!
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Life of PiCambridge, $$
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, January 29, 2023   
Sixteen-year-old Pi and his family set off to emigrate from India, but after their ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Pi is left stranded on a lifeboat with just four other survivors—a hyena, a zebra, an...
OTP by Elise WienBoston, $
Thu, December 8, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Boston Playwrights' Theatre 2022-2023 Season: OTP by Elise Wien runs Dec 8-18. It's 2015, and two 15 year-old best friends want to write the best Obama fanfiction ever.
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A Christmas Story, The MusicalBoston, $$
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage in Boston at the Boch Center Wang Theatre
Through the Wardrobe: A Winter Wonderland Panto!Newburyport, $
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Edward Speck and Joshua Shack bring back a favorite Theater in the Open holiday panto, Through the Wardrobe! Fauns and turkish delight and pies-in-the-face return to the Firehouse Center for the Arts!
Miracle of 34th StreetAndover, $$
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’
That Holiday Feeling - Forever Country volume 2Stoughton, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
The Starline Tradition continues with That Holiday Feeling! Such a special show for all with favorite songs of the season! A fun night for all your holiday gatherings with Food and Bar !
Matt Heaton & the Outside ToysBrookline, $
Sun, December 11, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
Warm up the cocoa. Break out the candy canes. Dust off the Rudolph-singing pipes. Matt Heaton and the Outside Toys are coming to town! See you there!
Mosesian Arts Live presents The Ivy League of ComedyWatertown, $
Fri, December 16, 2022  -  Fri, December 16, 2022   
Featuring Kerri Louise, Tony Deyo, and Shaun Eli. The Ivy League of Comedy is the premier group of stand-up comedians touring America.Now come see them live on stage!
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The Midwinter RevelsCambridge, $$$
Fri, December 16, 2022  -  Wed, December 28, 2022   
Celebrate the season with family and friends at this joyous theatrical solstice celebration filled with music, dance, comedy and carols.
Tony Williams' Urban NutcrackerBoston, $$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Fri, December 23, 2022   
Anthony Williams’ URBAN NUTCRACKER, the modern Boston-centric holiday classic will return to the Shubert Theatre for the 2022 holiday season!
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Urban NutcrackerBoston, $$
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Fri, December 23, 2022   
Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker,” the modern Boston-centric holiday classic presented by City Ballet of Boston, returns to Boch Shubert Center this December!
The Muppet Christmas CarolBrookline, $
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
'Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale.
The NutcrackerMassachusetts, $$
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Safe Haven Ballet presents their spirited, full-length ballet Safe Haven Ballet presents their spirited, full-length ballet of The Nutcracker to The Larcom Theatre! Show Duration: 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission.
Intimate IllusionsBoston
Tue, December 27, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
Filled with amazing stories, hysterical situations, audience participation, and dazzling music, this 90-minute show is guaranteed to be an unforgettable evening out on the town with your family and friends that you will never forget.
Shen Yun in BostonBoston, $$$
Tue, December 27, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
A global sensation returns to Boston! Shen Yun is back with a brand-new production. A perfect gift for the entire family! Don't miss it this year!
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Hip Hop Nutcracker 2022Worcester, $$$
Thu, December 29, 2022  -  Thu, December 29, 2022   
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, and a violinist.
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Hamilton - Boston Tour!Boston, $$$
Tue, January 17, 2023  -  Sun, March 12, 2023   
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury...
Dragons and Mythical BeastsBoston, $$
Sat, January 21, 2023  -  Sat, January 21, 2023   
Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.
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PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite”Boston, $$
Sat, February 11, 2023  -  Sun, February 12, 2023   
Based on the hit animated TV series on Nickelodeon, PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite” brings everybody’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure.
Make Way For Ducklings the MusicalBoston, $$
Fri, February 17, 2023  -  Sun, March 12, 2023   
A classic story for all ages, this New England premiere musical celebrates family, Boston, children and the beings who make an unfamiliar place a home.
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The Simon & Garfunkel StoryBoston, $$$
Sat, March 4, 2023   
The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
Paddington Gets in a JamBoston
Sat, March 11, 2023  -  Sat, March 11, 2023   
Watch Paddington, the famous, accident prone bear, as he takes to the stage in this fun filled comedy. Will Paddington be able to fix everything before Mr. Curry and his great aunt arrive home?
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Jurassic World Live TourBoston, $$
Fri, March 31, 2023  -  Sun, April 9, 2023   
Jurassic World Live is an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that brings the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans. Dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including...
Winnie the PoohBoston, $$
Fri, March 31, 2023  -  Sat, April 1, 2023   
Disney's iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh… and don't forget Tigger too!) have come to life in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation.
Disney's Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage AdaptationBoston, $$
Sat, April 1, 2023  -  Sat, April 1, 2023   
A new adventure is about to happen as Pooh and all of his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood make their way to the Emerson Colonial Theater stage.
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Bluey’s Big Play: The Stage ShowBoston
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Sat, April 8, 2023   
Grab the sticky geckos, break out the duck cakes, and alert the grannies! It’s time to meet the much-loved Heeler family, who will be coming to theaters all across the United States with the Bluey live show, Bluey’s Big...
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My Fair Lady: Broadway in BostonBoston, $$$
Thu, April 13, 2023  -  Sun, April 30, 2023   
Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a...
Bud, Not BuddyBoston, $$
Fri, April 14, 2023  -  Sun, May 14, 2023   
Bud goes on a quest to find his father and blossoms when he finds family in a jazz band. An epic adventure full of dreams, jazzy tunes and heart.
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Beetlejuice: Broadway in BostonBoston, $$$
Tue, May 2, 2023  -  Sun, May 14, 2023   
Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a...
Champions of MagicBoston, $$
Fri, May 5, 2023  -  Sat, May 6, 2023   
Break away from the screen and experience live entertainment like never before with Champions Of Magic – an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special effects.
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Clue on StageStoneham, $$
Fri, June 2, 2023  -  Sun, June 25, 2023   
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious story of murder, madness, mayhem, and mystery.
Jagged Little Pill: Broadway in BostonBoston, $$$
Tue, June 13, 2023  -  Sun, June 25, 2023   
Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show— is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music.
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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