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Theater for kids in New York

Broadway plays for kids, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway shows and family-friendly musicals for kids in New York City.

Blue Man Group

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Three deadpan, blue-skinned men with extraterrestrial imaginations carry

  1. 434 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Fri May 29 - Thu Dec 31
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Matilda

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Not since Billy Elliot has an English musical import been so hyped. And,

  1. 225 W 44th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Fri May 29 - Thu Dec 31
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My City Park!

For the second year, arts nonprofit New York City Children's Theater

  1. Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell 85 Bradhurst Ave, at 148th St
  2. Sat May 30
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My City Park!

For the second year, arts nonprofit New York City Children's Theater

  1. Marcus Garvey Park Madison Ave, between 120th and 124th Sts
  2. Sat Jun 6
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My City Park!

For the second year, arts nonprofit New York City Children's Theater

  1. Sara D. Roosevelt Park Chrystie St, between Canal and E Houston Sts
  2. Sun Jun 7
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My City Park!

For the second year, arts nonprofit New York City Children's Theater

  1. New York Public Library, Hamilton Fish Park Branch 415 E Houston St, at Ave D
  2. Sat Jun 13
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Storybook Theatre

Pack a picnic and escape into beloved kids’ stories like There Are

  1. Elysian Park Hudson St, between 10th and 11th Sts
  2. Sat Jun 13
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My City Park!

For the second year, arts nonprofit New York City Children's Theater

  1. Bowling Green Park 11 Broadway, Corner of Braodway and Whitehall
  2. Sat Jun 27
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Theatreworks USA's Skippyjon Jones Snow What

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Tickets for this musical from Theatreworks USA are distributed on a

  1. Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher St, between Bleecker and Hudson Sts
  2. Thu Jul 2 - Fri Aug 7
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Storybook Theatre

Pack a picnic and escape into beloved kids’ stories like There Are

  1. Elysian Park Hudson St, between 10th and 11th Sts
  2. Sat Jul 11
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Storybook Theatre

Pack a picnic and escape into beloved kids’ stories like There Are

  1. Elysian Park Hudson St, between 10th and 11th Sts
  2. Sat Aug 8
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Holiday shows for NYC kids

  • Price band: 1/4

Whatever you believe, celebrate at these festive stage spectacles.

Preview: Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan

  • Critics choice

Cathy Rigby returns to her roots with Madison Square Garden's Peter Pan.

Review: Untapped!

  • Price band: 1/4

Raw Metal Dance wows audiences with Untapped! at the New Victory Theater.

Review: Bai Xi by Cirque Shanghai

  • Price band: 2/4

Cirque Shanghai wows young audiences with Bai Xi at the New Victory

The best stage shows for kids in January and February

  • Price band: 2/4

Mark your calendars for these family-friendly productions. In this

Review: The Hundred Dresses

  • Price band: 1/4

Atlantic for Kids' new musical production shines a light on the dark heart

The best things to do on public-school kids' day off from school on Thursday, June 7

Make the most of the kids' latest random day off of school on Thursday,

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience

  • Price band: 2/4

Harry Potter fans young and old will enjoy the limited Off Broadway run of

Review: Everything About School (Almost)

Tada! Youth Theater's latest production teaches kids about growing up and

Fringe Festival 2012 offerings for New York City families

  • Price band: 1/4

From puppets and princesses to superheroes and slimy villains, Fringe

Get your tickets to four great holiday shows opening this month

It may only be the first week of November, but with the season's first

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starts this Friday, November 11

It's that time of year again—the takes the stage at Radio City Music Hall

Two new shows for families open on Wednesday, December 14

  • Price band: 2/4

It's a big night for family-friendly entertainment in Manhattan. Both

Events we're excited about for kids in 2012

Happy new year! 2012 may have just begun, but we're already excited about

The New Victory debuts its Zoem! Dutch Theater series on Friday, January 6

  • Price band: 2/4

Theater fanatics can get a taste of the Netherlands performance world this

Score special tickets to Literally Alive's free musical Tico Tales

  • Free

Rain forests, volcanoes and tribal beats may sound like the elements of an

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