The best plays and performances for kids in NYC

If your tots are into musicals, puppetry or interactive theater shows, these plays and performances are just the ticket for a fun experience


When it comes to plays and performances for kids, NYC has a variety of shows to delight all ages and interests. Book seats at any of these family-friendly plays to introduce little ones to the magic of children’s theater and performing arts before shelling out the big bucks for Broadway shows and Off Broadway shows. Tickets might be cheaper, but they still pack in the enjoyment of watching adventures play out on stage.

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Whether your kids are into animal puppets, musicals, fun twists on classic stories or want to be a part of the action at an interactive show, these productions are ready to entertain all! And once the tiny theatergoers are ready for larger spectacles, check out our tips on how to get discount tickets for Broadway shows for kids.