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!

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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. 

RECOMMENDED: More plays for kids in NYC

Get moving and grooving with Stomp or feel merry and bright with How The Grinch Stole Christmas. (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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Stomp

icon-location-pin Orpheum Theater, East Village
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Stomp takes percussion to a whole new level. A small cast of characters makes use of atypical objects—wooden polls, push brooms—to create a unique musical experience. A catchy rhythm, impressive dance moves and laugh-out-loud moments prove why this Off-Broadway show is such a crowd pleaser, even if there isn't any dialogue. Your kiddos might be inspired to take household items and start a jam session of their own! Ages 4 and up.

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Gazillion Bubble Show

icon-location-pin New World Stages, Hell's Kitchen
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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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