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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.

The Lightning Thief

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Every summer (this year marks the 26th anniversary), Theatreworks USA

  1. 121 Christopher St, between Bleecker and Hudson Sts
  2. Tue Jul 29 - Fri Aug 22
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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. Tue Jul 29 - Wed Dec 31
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Unsung & Heroes

  • Price band: 1/4

This new off-Broadway combination of two productions performed by kids,

  1. TADA! Theater 15 W 28th St, between Fifth Ave and Broadway, second floor
  2. Tue Jul 29 - Fri Aug 1
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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. Tue Jul 29 - Wed Dec 31
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Newsies

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

The 1992 Disney film gets the stage treatment in a new musical set during

  1. Nederlander Theatre 208 W 41st St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Tue Jul 29 - Sun Aug 31
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Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Enchanting aerials, juggling, Russian swings and clown acts will wow

  1. 620 Atlantic Ave, at Flatbush Ave, 11217
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sun Aug 3
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Mulan the Musical

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 3/4

China's all-female percussion group, The Red Poppy Ladies, returns

  1. Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa E.T.C. 66 E 4th St, between Bowery and Second Ave, 10003
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sat Sep 13
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The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told!

  • Price band: 3/4

Catch this half-improv, half-scripted musical about swashbucklers from

  1. Snapple Theater Center 210 W 50th St, at Broadway
  2. Sat Aug 2
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Puppetworks presents Peter and the Wolf

  • Price band: 1/4

For their summer program, the Park Slope nonprofit Puppetworks presents

  1. Puppetworks 338 Sixth Ave, at 4th St
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sun Aug 17
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Pinkalicious

  • Price band: 2/4

A tot obsessed with pink cupcakes finds herself turning her favorite rosy

  1. 10 W 64th St, between Central Park West and Broadway
  2. Sat Aug 2 - Sun Aug 31
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The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told!

  • Price band: 3/4

Catch this half-improv, half-scripted musical about swashbucklers from

  1. Snapple Theater Center 210 W 50th St, at Broadway
  2. Sat Aug 9
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FringeJR: Vagabond$

  • Price band: 1/4

ExtraTeatro presents a musical show directed by Arianna De Giorgi. Join an

  1. 344 E 14th St, between First and Second Aves
  2. Sat Aug 9 - Sun Aug 24
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Story Pirates at Hudson River Park

  • Free

Watch this wacky comedy troupe transform kids' submitted stories into a

  1. Hudson River Park at Pier 25 West St, at North Moore St
  2. Mon Aug 11
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The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told!

  • Price band: 3/4

Catch this half-improv, half-scripted musical about swashbucklers from

  1. Snapple Theater Center 210 W 50th St, at Broadway
  2. Sat Aug 16
More info

The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told!

  • Price band: 3/4

Catch this half-improv, half-scripted musical about swashbucklers from

  1. Snapple Theater Center 210 W 50th St, at Broadway
  2. Sat Aug 23
More info

The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told!

  • Price band: 3/4

Catch this half-improv, half-scripted musical about swashbucklers from

  1. Snapple Theater Center 210 W 50th St, at Broadway
  2. Sat Aug 30
More info

The Old Man and The Old Moon

  • Price band: 2/4

PigPen Theatre Co., a harmonious band of college buddies turned

  1. New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Fri Sep 26 - Mon Oct 13
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The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess

On its newest touring production, the arts nonprofit Making Books Sing is

  1. Theater Three 311 W 43rd St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves, third floor, 10036
  2. Sat Nov 15
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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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