FAMILY-FRIENDLY THEATER

Theater capital NYC has excellent 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 free concerts), holiday shows, all-ages Nutcrackers and guide to Broadway/Off-Broadway for kids.

BEST OF JAN/FEB

LOS KIDS: JOHANN STRAUSS JR., POP STAR!

Kaye Playhouse

⏱  Feb 4-5

🎟 $23-$61

* Ages 3-10

Join Johann Strauss Jr., young soloists, and a professional Orchestra to see what happens when “classical” music is more like “pop” music. Theatre, comedy, video, dancing, original scripts and expertly crafted music education come together for an engaging show. Includes audience participation during the show and digital pre & post concert guides.

HIP HOP CINDERELLA

New Victory Theater

⏱ Feb 10-Feb 26
🎟 $20-$45
* Ages 7+

A constellation of rapping styles—melodic, braggadocio, battle rap— and a sassy robot sidekick tell the timeless classic with a cheeky, inventive, time-warping twist.

Come early for pre-show lobby activities.

Wake Up, Daisy!

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Central Park at West 79th Street

⏱ Fri-Sun 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

GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW

New World Stages
340 W 50th St

⏱ Friday 7 pm
Saturday 11 am & 2 pm
Sunday 12 & 3 pm
🎟 $59
* 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.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

New World Stages
340 W 50th St

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

🎟 $79-99
* 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.