SHOWS

While we very much miss live performances, we are loving high quality broadcasts of family-friendly productions at home. No need t 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.

Story Pirates Sleep Squad

This family-friendly, virtual theater experience turns your home into a rocket ship to launch kids into their dreams. Unique, kid-driven comedy and music from the Story Pirates create a new kind of bedtime ritual. Tony Award Nominee Lilli Cooper guides adventurers through three different enchanting virtual experiences, adapted from stories written by real kids and…

Isle Full of Noises

Emit Theatre presents an interactive digital retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest featuring the magician Prospero, an enchanted storm, the fairy helper Ariel and half-human, half-fish Caliban. Enjoy this classic story retold with a contemporary audience in mind right from the comfort of your own home. Kids will be able to play along and help characters throughout the…

New York International Children’s Film Festival

North America’s largest film festival for children and teens ages 3-18, goes online this year.Watch films from around the world for young audiences from home including short film programs, feature films and special talks. See animation, live action features and a Closing Spotlight screening of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon with a live conversation…

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…

TheaterWorksUSA TV

Rent videos of TheaterWorksUSA family-friendly musicals including Pete The Cat, We The PeopleDog Man The Musical (coming soon) and many more. Also see behind-the-scenes with the artists, and try theater activities and crafts to make and share online.

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.

NYCB Digital Season

Watch New York City Ballet presentations and performances online. A three-week series explores the narrative, classical, and neoclassical aspects of George Balanchine’s choreography in a group of works spanning more than 40 years of creation.
Learn some of the choreography during weekly Ballet Breaks.