picture of a curtain in a theater (family theater in Boston)New York City isn’t the only place to catch a great show! There are so many family-friendly theater options in Boston for plays, musicals, and all sorts of shows your kids will love. You can catch anything from a classic like “Annie” to a live viewing of Paw Patrol or a concert by your kid’s favorite singer! Here are a few upcoming shows in the Boston area — get your tickets now!

(Looking for holiday-specific shows? We have a list for that, too!)

A Wrinkle in Time

Wheelock Family Theater
April 13-May 11, 2024

Recommended for ages 8+

On a dark and stormy night, the eccentric Mrs. Whatsit arrives at the home of Meg Murry, a young teen who doesn’t fit in at her New England high school. Meg’s father vanished two years ago under mysterious circumstances, and Mrs. Whatsit and her friends embark on a mission through time and space to rescue him from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet.

Bluey’s Big Play

Wang Theater
May 18-19, 2024
All ages

When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy award-winning children’s television series, with an original story and new music.


Lynn Memorial Auditorium
May 30, 2024
All ages

Stomp is unlike any show you’ve ever seen or heard! The show features a rotating cast of talented performers who conjure up heart-pounding music on an array of everyday household objects, including brooms, garbage can lids, vacuum cleaners, hammers, and more! The whole family will be dancing in their seats!

Charlotte’s Web

Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham
June 8, 2024
All ages

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. This treasured tale, featuring our favorite endearing farm animals, explores bravery, love and the true meaning of friendship.

The Wiz

Citizen’s Bank Opera House
August 12-24, 2024
All ages

Groove to 70s-style funk, soul, gospel, and rock in this groundbreaking twist on “The Wizard of Oz” as you follow Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world. Audiences will enjoy the epic grooves of beloved, timeless hits like “Ease on Down the Road,” which became the show’s break-out single, and the classic “Home” in this spectacular revival.

Skrek the Musical

Emerson Colonial Theatre
September 13-15, 2024
All ages

Join Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey in this magical musical version of our favorite animated film! Bursting from the screen to the stage, “Shrek The Musical” brings the swamp-dwelling ogre and his wise-cracking donkey sidekick to the stage for a family-friendly adventure you won’t soon forget!

Blue Man Group

Charles Playhouse
All ages

Blue Man Group will rock every one of your senses! The three Blue Men will amaze you with their talent and tickle your funny bone as you celebrate human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication!

Allison Margolies
Allison grew up in Massachusetts and after living for over a decade in New York she moved back and now lives in Needham, MA with her husband, daughter (born in 2014) and dog Noodle. Allison has a Masters in Public Administration and currently works in the healthcare industry. Allison is passionate about the work she does especially with third party reproduction and helping others create their own families. Allison volunteers for the Boston Children's Hospital League where she serves on their board. When not working she can be found traveling, reading or eating too many french fries.


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