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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 2019-2020Concord, $
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.
Summer Sample at Wheelock Family TheatreBoston, Free
Mon, January 20, 2020   
This sampler day is geared toward children who will be entering kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall of 2020. Sign-up for a FREE 45-minute sample class with Wheelock Family Theatre Teaching Artists, meet members of our staff to learn about all of our classes, and...
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Young Company Winter Festival Theatre 2020Stoneham, $
Wed, January 22, 2020  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
Performed by talented actors in grades 1-12, the young company at the Greater Boston Stage present four fantastic Winter Festival shows for audiences of all ages January 23 - February 2!
Hundred DaysConcord, $$
Fri, January 24, 2020  -  Sun, February 16, 2020   
HUNDRED DAYS is an uncensored, exhilarating and heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live.
FirebringerStoneham, $
Fri, January 24, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Join the Young Company at Greater Boston Stage Company for the production of: FIREBRINGER A new hilarious musical from the creative froces behind A Very Potter Musical. Performed by Students in Grades 10-12
TWT's 'Into the Woods'Acton, $
Fri, January 24, 2020  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
Theatre With a Twist in Acton, MA, is thrilled to present the Drama Club’s production of “Into the Woods” for six exciting performances January 24-February 2, 2020!
Nic Di Paolo Stand-up ShowBeverly, $$$
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Brutally honest stand up – funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless! Known for his strong political opinions and razor wit. Hosts “The Nick Di Paolo Show” and “The Nick & Artie Show.”
Willy WonkaStoneham, $
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
Join the Young Company at Greater Boston Stage Company for the production of: ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA Performed by Students in Grades 4-9. This performance runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with an intermission.
The Addams FamilyStoneham, $
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Join the Young Company at Greater Boston Stage Company for the production of: THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL Performed by Students in Grades 7-12. This performance runs approximately 2 hours with an intermission.
Frozen Jr.Stoneham, $
Sun, January 26, 2020  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
Join the Young Company at Greater Boston Stage Company for the production of: DISNEY'S FROZEN JR. Performed by Students in Grades 1-9 This performance runs approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.
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Little Women: The Broadway MusicalBoston, $$
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested.
Respect: A Boston Arts Academy Tribute to Aretha FranklinRoxbury, $
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
You don’t want to miss Boston Arts Academy students paying tribute to Aretha Franklin—twice named “the greatest singer of all time” by Rolling Stone.
AFC Tanglewood Marionettes The Fairy CircusMedford, $
Sun, February 2, 2020  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
Join Arlington Family Connection for the Tanglewood Marionettes’ presentation of The Fairy Circus. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air to the best-loved music of favorite composers!
Il Volo at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Mon, February 3, 2020  -  Mon, February 3, 2020   
Il Volo will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on February 3. Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble are the three members of IL VOLO.
Little Big Town at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Fri, February 7, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Little Big Town first entered the music scene over 20 years ago with hit songs “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Good As Gone” and the GRAMMY-nominated “Little White Church.”
Swan LakeBoston, $$
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.
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Fiddler on the RoofBoston, $$$
Tue, February 25, 2020  -  Thu, March 5, 2020   
A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.
Eros Ramazzati At the Wang TheatreBoston, $$
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.
Queen Mab presents A Midsummer Night's DreamWayland
Sat, March 7, 2020  -  Sat, March 7, 2020   
Join us at the W Gallery as actor Benjamin Evett takes on the whole gallery of characters in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production is presented by the theatre company Queen Mab – a Micro-Theatre.
Nick Jr. Live! Move to the MusicBoston, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
Sing, clap, dance, and move to the music with all your favorite Nick Jr. friends! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present Nick Jr. Live! 'Move to the Music', an all-new, one-of-a-kind adventure.
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RiverdanceBoston, $$
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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Shen Yun 2020Boston, $$$$
Sat, April 11, 2020  -  Sun, April 19, 2020   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
Flying ForwardBoston, Free
Tue, April 14, 2020  -  Tue, April 14, 2020   
Experience a 50 minute documentary premiere screening followed by an innovative and interactive 30 minute dance premiere performance of Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto with soloist Ilana Zaks and more.
Dead Can DanceBoston, $$
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.
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.
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.
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band / The Avett BrothersBoston, $$$
Wed, June 10, 2020  -  Wed, June 10, 2020   
Don't miss Ringo Starr, with multi-Grammy Award nominated Americana legends The Avett Brothers, and his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart.
The Toe Jam Puppet Band: 'Green Show'Weston, $$
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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