SHOWS

While we very much miss live performances, we are loving high quality broadcasts of family-friendly productions at home. No need to stay quiet for these show; all ages can freely talk/question/dance along.

See our guides to Hamilton for kids and online music for more virtual performing arts (and socially-distanced pop-up performances around NYC).

Treehouse Shakers

This local family-friendly theater/dance company offers its charming shows online: Hatched (designed for babies through preschoolers) the story of a newborn chick who emerges from her shell to a strange, busy world told through movement, music, and puppets and Under the Tangle (ages 8+), the story of a young orphaned girl lost in a mysterious…

EduHam at Home

Explore the world of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and America’s founding era. Access free materials to create songs or scenes inspired by history. Follow in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s footsteps, learning how he incorporated primary sources into the songs he wrote for the show. Includes video clips of the show; interviews with Miranda, Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron…

Ailey All Access

The acclaimed Alvin Ailey dance company shares full length videos of past performances. Also see videos of company members dancing the landmark Revelations and other pieces together from home, join free online dance classes and check out the  great Resource Guide for Educators.

Find free live and on-demand classes for all ages in a variety of dance…

ArtsPower Theatre On Demand

Watch ArtsPower’s acclaimed, full-length literature-based musicals and dramas online. Includes fun activities that families can complete together. School Editions with a multiple-lesson, academic course also available.

Currently showing Chicken Dance, Anne of Green Gables, The Monster Who Ate My Peas and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

The Paper Bag Players At Home

Watch short sketches from The Paper Bag Players, an acclaimed NYC troupe that makes stories out of cardboard and paper, paired with questions and/or activities that will help children think more about what they’ve watched and provide opportunities for them to create and imagine on their own. Play games and make cars, crazy faces, and…

Lincoln Center At Home

Watch short #concertsforkids recorded (at home) by world-class artists including musician Etienne Charles celebrating a cross-section of cultures from the African Diaspora, Soul Science Kids weaving soul, funk, hip-hop and educational themes and many more diverse voices.

Learn puppetry, dance, songwriting and other art forms with simple materials found at home with Lincoln Center Pop-up…

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company

Watch archival videos of imaginative interactive family-friendly performances plus new digital productions designed for  two-years-old to teen audiences. Also join the artists for on-demand peeks behind the scenes and creative mini-classes. New show posted each Monday.

Kennedy Center Education

Explore music, dance, theater, opera, visual and media arts through informative and engaging Kennedy Center Education interactive lessons with music videos. Learn about African-American History,  US President’s Favorite Music, all sorts of dance, popular American songs and more.

Designed for grades K-12.

Met Opera Streams

See daily Live in HD screenings of the Metropolitan Opera’s legendary repertory. Not all shows are kid-friendly (watch out for murder/rape/etc), but the music and visuals are always stunning.

Broadway HD 

Broadway HD offers free 7-day trials of their their streaming live theater library ($8.99/month after trial). Family-friendly choices include Cats (live, not the creepy movie), Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Disney Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall. 

Also watch full-length musicals, opera and concerts on PBS Great Performances including a live Sound…

NEW VICTORY ARTS BREAK

Learn circus tricks, songwriting, puppet making, tap dance, magic and more  skills inspired by the diverse shows at New Victory Theatre, an amazing NYC performing arts venue for families. Watch excerpts from past and sadly cancelled productions. Currently featuring partners from around the world.

New York City Center Digital

Experience world-class dance at home and support an iconic NYC venue.

Shows change every few weeks and include American Ballet Theater repertory and favorite gender-bender, innovative ballets from Matthew Bourne

Repeat on demand viewing included with price.

Story Pirates Halloween Party and Costume Contest

Celebrate Halloween with zany local educational troupe Story Pirates. Wear your costumes for a Zoom parade and see what costumes the Story Pirates are wearing while playing games and celebrating at the silliest Halloween party there is.

Enter to win Story Pirates shirts for the whole family by RSVPing and posting your Story Pirates-themed costume.