The best shows for kids NYC families need to check out

Bravo! The best shows for kids NYC has to offer deserve nothing short of a standing ovation!

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Good luck trying to hold your applause: We found the best shows for kids NYC has to offer, and they're a hit from beginning to end. 

Whether it's a Disney movie come to life or a small production of a classic story, theater buffs of all ages will find something to love thanks to wonderful Broadway shows for kids, Off Broadway shows for kids and local performances. It's time to get comfy in your seat and kick back for a stellar amalgamation of dance numbers, songs, stage productions and storytelling at its finest. 

If your actors in the making are feeling inspired by what they see on stage, check out fun acting classes for kids and performing arts camps, too! The only thing we have left to say is "Bravo!"

 

 

Plays for kids in NYC

The best Broadway shows for kids
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The best Broadway shows for kids

The best Off-Broadway shows for kids
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The best Off-Broadway shows for kids

The best puppet theaters in NYC
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The best puppet theaters in NYC

The best plays and performances in NYC
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The best plays and performances in NYC

Get discount Broadway tickets for kids
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Get discount Broadway tickets for kids

Archive coverage of plays for kids

Documentary about Broadway's Annie airs on PBS
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Documentary about Broadway's Annie airs on PBS

Matilda on Broadway: Meet the four girls who play the title role
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Matilda on Broadway: Meet the four girls who play the title role

Lance Somerfeld of NYC Dads Group
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Lance Somerfeld of NYC Dads Group

Five reasons to see Newsies on Broadway
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Five reasons to see Newsies on Broadway