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 10 upcoming shows in the Boston area — get your tickets now!

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

Make Way for Ducklings — The Musical

Wheelock Family Theater
February 17-March 12, 2024
All ages

Bostonians will be enchanted with the Mallard duck family as this classic tale leaps off the stage and soars into their hearts. A classic story for all ages, this New England premiere musical celebrates family, Boston, children and the beings who make an unfamiliar place a home.

Disney on Ice — Magic in the Stars

TD Garden
February 21-25, 2024
All ages

Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice, where every story starts with a wish! Magic in the Stars includes 56 of your favorite Disney stars, including Mirabel, Woody and Buzz, Tiana, Moana, and more! Celebrate the unforgettable adventures of Disney and Pixar brought to life in new ways — you can reach the stars if you just believe!

Masters of Illusion LIVE!

The Cabot
March 7, 2024
All ages

The Hanover Theater
March 8, 2024
All ages

These cutting-edge illusionists perform sleight-of-hand, perplexing interactive mind magic, hilarious comedy, dangerous escapes and large scale illusions that have taken a lifetime to perfect. Audience members will be baffled by the astounding skills of these modern illusionists!

Boston Ballet’s Cinderella

Citizens Opera House
March 14-24, 2024

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Watch your favorite Company dancers bring the epic story to life with all the artistry and emotion you can imagine. A timeless love story sure to inspire and delight the whole family!

Sesame Street LIVE! Say Hello

Emerson Colonial Theatre
April 19-20, 2024
All ages

In Sesame Street Live! Say Hello, you can sing and dance with your favorite furry friends while enjoying fun surprises along the way. Put on your dancing shoes and make your way to where the air is sweet for this all-new celebration on Sesame Street!

Laurie Berkner LIVE!

The Cabot
April 21, 2024
All ages

Beloved children’s musician Laurie Berkner will perform many fan favorites that encourage kids and grownups alike to get up, sing along, and move, including “Victor Vito,” “We Are The Dinosaurs,” “Pig On Her Head,” “Waiting for the Elevator,” and “Chipmunk at the Gas Pump” — plus some new hits!

Dog Man: The Musical

Emerson Colonial Theatre
April 27-28, 2024
All ages

Based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pilkey, DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious and heartwarming new production following the chronicles of Dog Man, who with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture.


Emerson Colonial Theatre
April 30-May 5, 2024
Recommended for ages 13 and up

Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget! Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.

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.

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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