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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.

The 39 StepsStoneham, $$
Thu, September 23, 2021  -  Sun, October 10, 2021   
​Take Hitchcock’s masterpiece, mix it with a juicy spy novel, and add a dash of Monty Python and you’ve got The 39 Steps! A fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!
Be Here NowBoston, $$
Fri, September 24, 2021  -  Sun, October 17, 2021   
A quirky romantic comedy about a professor of nihilism who experiences joy for the first time, Be Here Now centers around Bari, a misanthrope who has returned to her hometown of East Cooperville, NY as she struggles to finish her thesis.
Firehouse Cabaret Series presents DECADESNewburyport, $
Sun, September 26, 2021  -  Sun, September 26, 2021   
Spanning the gamut of the musical theater canon, this cabaret will feature classic songs from your favorite musicals such as Oklahoma!, Pippin, Wicked and Waitress.
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Fri, October 8, 2021  -  Sun, October 10, 2021   
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.
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RENT - 25th Anniversary Farewell TourBoston, $$$
Tue, October 12, 2021  -  Sun, October 17, 2021   
RENT will play the Boch Center Shubert Theatre October 12-17, 2021. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre.
Frightful Fridays at Gore PlaceWaltham, $$
Fri, October 15, 2021  -  Fri, October 29, 2021   
Spooky stories told outside! Frightful Fridays features spooky but not scary tales told in a large, roomy tent. This event is appropriate for children 6 and up. No younger children please!
Playtime Theatre Shows by Concord Youth Theatre 2021Concord, $
Sat, October 16, 2021  -  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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Frankie Valley & the Four SeasonsBoston, $$$
Sat, October 23, 2021   
Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century.
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HadestownBoston, $$$
Thu, November 4, 2021   
Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful...
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Master Chef Jr. LIVE!Boston, $$
Fri, November 12, 2021   
MasterChef Junior Live! is bringing the culinary hit TV show directly to Boston…LIVE on stage for one night only! The cast will be cooking up a storm in head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!)...
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas MusicalBoston, $$
Fri, November 26, 2021  -  Fri, November 26, 2021   
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical is the thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves.
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914Stoneham, $$
Fri, November 26, 2021  -  Thu, December 23, 2021   
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.”
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Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric ChristmasBoston, $$$
Sat, November 27, 2021   
Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms, and performing poinsettias light up the stage in Lightwire Theater’s A...
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A Christmas Story, The MusicalBoston, $$
Tue, December 7, 2021  -  Sun, December 19, 2021   
A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage in Boston at the Boch Center Wang Theatre
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze 2021Boston, $$
Fri, December 10, 2021  -  Sun, December 12, 2021   
Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2021 season with the must-see holiday show. Featuring features over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers celebrating the most wonderful time...
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Hip Hop Nutcracker 2022Boston, $$$
Sat, January 1, 2022  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, and a violinist.
Jesus Christ SuperstarBoston, $$$
Tue, January 4, 2022  -  Sun, January 16, 2022   
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America.
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Hamilton - Boston Tour!Boston, $$$
Mon, January 17, 2022  -  Sat, March 12, 2022   
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury...
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Pretty Woman: The MusicalBoston, $$$
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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Summer: The Donna Summer MusicalBoston, $$$
Tue, February 22, 2022  -  Sun, March 6, 2022   
She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits, this electric experience is a moving...
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Shen Yun 2022Boston, $$$$
Sat, April 2, 2022  -  Sun, April 10, 2022   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
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Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The TemptationsBoston, $$$
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.
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, $$$
Tue, August 16, 2022  -  Sun, August 28, 2022   
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey across America at last! This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of...
Spotlight Playhouse Presents 'Broadway on Essex'Haverhill, $
Wed, March 28, 2914  -  Sat, March 29, 2014   
Spotlight Playhouse presents Broadway on Essex, a cabaret dinner theater, Seating is limited, get your tickets early for this fantastic evening that will bring a little Broadway to your own backyard!
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To Kill A MockingbirdBoston, $$$
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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