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Broadway & Off Broadway shows for kids

Discover Broadway shows for children and more family-friendly shows playing all across the city, and have a day out at the theatre everyone will enjoy.
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Get tickets to the best Broadway shows for children on New York Theatre Guide. Taking a young child to a Broadway show is a fantastic way to introduce them to theatre and the arts, and it might instill wonder, amazement, and a love for the arts they'll maintain for a long time. Going to a show as a family also allows everyone to make a memory together that will last a lifetime, and there are so many theatre events for families out there.

See Disney shows such as Aladdin or The Lion King, family Broadway shows based on famous stories like Wicked and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, or the Off-Broadway hit The Play That Goes Wrong, which is a great Broadway play for kids that offers mile-a-minute laughs. There are also venues in New York dedicated entirely to children's theatre, where families can attend a show designed specifically for the youngest theatregoers to explore the art form for the first time. Even if a child has attended a show before, they'll watch and hear a story written specifically with them in mind, and they can even engage with the performers.

These shows make great summer break theatre options as you look for things to do with the kids while they're out of school. Get tickets to kids' Broadway shows on New York Theatre Guide now.

Audiences are no longer required to present proof of vaccination at Broadway theatres, and mask-wearing is optional. Find out more about Broadway's latest Covid safety policies here.

Frequently asked questions

What shows can I take my kids to on Broadway?

Long-running family-friendly Broadway shows include Wicked, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Browse this page for a full list of kid-friendly theatre playing right now, and read our guide to the plots, age recommendations, and runtimes of Broadway shows for kids.

How old do kids have to be to see a show on Broadway?

Broadway theatres allow children ages 4 and older to attend. Not all Broadway shows are suitable for children that young, however; be sure to check a show's age recommendations before taking kids to a Broadway show.

Do children require individual tickets to attend a show?

Yes, each child must have their own ticket to attend a show. While there are some exceptions — for example, some shows designed specifically for very young children may allow parents to sit an infant on their lap — all Broadway shows and most Off-Broadway shows require children to sit in their own seat.

Do children's shows have intermissions?

Some children's shows have intermissions, while others do not. Family-friendly Broadway musicals like The Lion King have an intermission, as the show is approximately two hours long. Some shows geared specifically toward very young children, however, will not have an intermission, but those shows only tend to run about an hour long.

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