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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.