Photograph: Courtesy Lindsey Best

Best Off Broadway shows for kids and families

Blue Man Group, Stomp and other fun Off Broadway shows for kids make for a memorable night out. You'll love them all!

By Time Out New York editors
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There's no business like show business, and these Off Broadway shows for kids in NYC prove just that. 

There are plenty of qualities that make these productions unique—blue men from other planets, percussion instruments you've never seen before and, much to kids' delight, lots of bubbles. 

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Get moving and grooving with Stomp or Blue Man Group. (Don't forget to check out Broadway tickets, too.) 

Have you checked out these cool off Broadway shows for kids? NYC still has plenty of other fun activities up its sleeve. Visit these family attractions with your crew, grab a bite to eat after the show at one of these fun restaurants and try to check off our list of 101 things to do with kids in NYC off your list. 

Off Broadway Shows for Kids

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Blue Man Group

4 out of 5 stars
Theater Astor Place Theatre, Downtown

A sea of toilet paper, neon paint splashes and three blue men have kept audiences laughing and amazed in this long-running Off-Broadway hit. Stand by as these other-worldly fellows learn about the environment around them...and make a bit of noise in the process (largely thanks to the large tubs of paint). You'll laugh, you'll catch one of the group members in the audience and you'll love the wonky happenings throughout the performance. If you catch a show in the first row, wear the poncho—chances are you're going to get splattered with something! Ages 5 and up. 

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Gazillion Bubble Show

4 out of 5 stars
Theater New World Stages, Hell's Kitchen

Husband and wife duo Fan and Ana Yang have traveled world-wide to dazzle their audiences with their self-titled masterpiece, "bubble artistry." As lights flicker and music plays, prepare to catch some of the wonkiest looking bubbles you've ever encountered. Kids and parents alike will love how these soapy spectacles create a can't-miss experience. Ages 5 and up.

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Stomp

Theater Musicals Orpheum Theater, East Village
Open run

This shrewd garbage heap of clog dancing, prop comedy and chest-thumping percussion spins out impressive (if numbing) variations on vaudeville by way of English punk.

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