FAMILY-FRIENDLY THEATER

Live theater is back in NYC, with shows for even the littlest audience members.

Age ranges are suggestions only (except in the case of vaccination requirements), each kid is unique. Feel free to email us with questions; there are audiences opportunities for all.

These are just upcoming highlights; see our complete list of family-friendly performances (including lots of kid-friendly music).

***Through May 29th, get $20 tickets to participating Off Broadway plays and musicals at the box office twenty minutes prior to curtain (cash only) including Gazillion Bubble Show, STOMP, Vital's Wizard of Oz and The Play That Goes Wrong.**

BEST OF MAY

Ricitos and the 3 Bears / Ricitos y los 3 Ositos

Teatro SEA
107 Suffolk Street 
⏱  Saturdays 11 am through June 18
🎟 $20/adults, $10/kids
* Ages 3+

In a bilingual update on the classic tale, puppets and live actors speak both Spanish and English to tell the story of Mr. Oscar, Mrs. Osaura, little Oscarito and the over curious, super-snooping Ricitos.

NEW YORK CITY BALLET FAMILY SATURDAY: A MAGICAL MIDSUMMER

Lincoln Center
⏱ May 28, 11 am
🎟 $22-$32
* Ages 4-12

See excerpts from George Balanchine’s beloved ballet inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring feuding fairy kingdoms, quarreling couples, and a troupe of bumbling actors entangled in a magical forest. Hear from the artists who perform it and learn a few fairy moves from your elegant seat.

 

Dog Man: The Musical

Queens Theatre
Flushings Meadow Corona Park

⏱ May 29, 1 & 3 pm
🎟 $15, $55/4 tickets
* Ages 5-12

See a hilarious  musical based on the worldwide bestselling series Dog Man from Dav Pilkey, adapted for the stage by acclaimed TheaterWorksUSA. A brilliant soundtrack (we love the Evil ABCs) and excellent cast tell the story of 5th graders George and Harold making a musical based on the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and all hero.

 

Wake Up, Daisy!

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Central Park at West 79th Street

⏱ Thursday-Sunday 11 am & 1 pm
🎟 $8-$12
* Ages 2-10

See an updated, musical Sleeping Beauty about a modern NYC girl in an enchanting Central Park cottage.

OFF BROADWAY

VITAL’S WIZARD OF OZ

Actor’s Temple Theatre
339 West 47th Street
⏱ Saturdays 11 am through June 26
🎟 $49.50, $20 through 20at20 Off-Broadway
* Ages 2+

Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, and even munchkin puppetry, as they travel through a re-imagined world of Oz.

GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW

New World Stages
340 W 50th St

⏱ Friday 7 pm
Saturday 11 am & 2 pm
Sunday 12 & 3 pm
🎟 $59, $20 through 20at20 Off-Broadway
* All Ages

Bubble lovers can get their fix at this long-running show that combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. Great first show for all ages with only 60 minute running time and casual atmosphere.

BLUE MAN GROUP

Astor Place Theater
340 W 50th St

Tuesday-Sunday, Times vary
🎟 $54.50-$102, see current discounts
* Ages 3+

Three bizarre bald blue men make music with innovative instruments and interact with each other and the audience without words in a fusion of comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party. Hard to explain and thoroughly entertaining for all ages.

STOMP

Orpheum Theater
126 Second Ave

Tuesday-Sunday, Times vary
🎟 $48-$100, $20 through 20at20 Off-Broadway
* Ages 4+

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at, this inventive show stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm. No plot, just a rotating cast of eight energetic performers making musical magic out of unexpected objects.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

New World Stages
340 W 50th St

⏱ Wednesday-Monday 7 pm
Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 2 pm

🎟 $79-99, $20 through 20at20 Off-Broadway
* Ages 7+

In this hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes, the opening night of a murder mystery play-within-a-play quickly goes from bad to utterly disastrous. A silly play (not a musical) with slapstick, physical comedy.

B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z

From AUDITIONS to ZIEGFELD, grab a ticket to this smash-hit, rhythmic alphabet book featuring favorite Broadway performers, creators, songs, and shows. Spot beloved stars and creators from today and yesterday, such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Ethel Merman, and Billy Porter, depicted in snappy text and vibrant illustration.

A portion of sale proceeds is donated to The Actors Fund.