SHOWS

While we very much miss live performances, we are enjoying high quality broadcasts of family-friendly productions at home. All are free or low-cost your kid can freely talk/question/dance along.

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…

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.

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.…

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…

TheaterWorks Anywhere

Use your imagination while learning the process of creating theater and adapting a book or story for the stage. Watch video clips from TheaterWorksUSA productions including Dog Man The Musical and Rosie Revere and Friends, go behind the scenes with…

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,…

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company

Watch archival videos of imaginative interactive family-friendly performances designed for as young as two-years-old. 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, Dance, popular American songs and more. Designed…

Met Opera Streams

See weekly free streams of an opera specially selected for young audience members, and hear from some of the artists who helped make it happen. Download illustrated synopsis, coloring pages, informative educator guides and more. Additional daily Live in HD…

Broadway HD 

Broadway HD offers free 30-day trials of their their streaming live theater library. Family-friendly choices include Cats (live, not the creepy movie), Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Advenbtures in Wonderland and Disney Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall. Use code BDWYRoulette (courtesy of…

Kaufman Center

Kaufman Music Center’s social channels posts Online Encores of favorite moments from past performances. See videos of Broadway Playhouse, one of our favorite kids’ performance series, celebrating composers like Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical and Steven Schwartz (Wicked) with entertaining tales,…

Shakespeare’s Globe A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Macbeth

Watch a 2013 production of Shakespeare’s magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream at London’s Globe Theatre. Great visual stories and introductory notes to help kids follow along with the teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive story of charmed lovers and…

Met Opera Global Summer Camp

Join operatic adventures based on a weekly-kid-friendly opera (available to watch online Wednesday-Friday). Join interactive online informational sessions, arts & crafts, artist chats, opera story time, camper showcases and printable activity sheets live or watch the videos after.

Met Opera Free Student Streams

Each week, watch one opera specially selected for young audience members, along with opportunities to learn more about the production and hear from some of the amazing artists who helped make it happen. Download illustrated synopsis and educator guides plus…

Ballet Hispánico B Unidos Video Series

Join Ballet Hispánico watch parties and enjoy a Company performance home, followed by live Q&A sessions with Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico Eduardo Vilaro, choreographers and Company dancers. Featured pieces include Waiting for Pepe, Sombrerísimo, Noche Unidos, a…

Story Creation Zone

Zany local educational troupe Story Pirates presents live virtual improv shows, where they bring kids’ ideas to life on the spot.

Tada! Youth Theater Musical Theater Summer Camp

Learn fun songs & dances related to weekly themes and participate in vocal, dance and creative play daily activities with NYC professional Teaching Artists. On the last day, perform for friends and family all over the world. Ages 6+ devise…