Broadway Shows for Kids



Lion King, Wicked, Matilda and More!

Choosing the best NYC Broadway Show for Kids can be quite a challenge! NYC always has an amazing selection of kids shows, like Aladdin, Lion King, Wicked, Matilda and Finding Neverland. Shows for kids tend to be just as much fun for adults, with grander sets and costumes, spectacular singing and choreography and overall, a very classic "Broadway" feel to them.

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Aladdin Broadway Musical Comedy

Aladdin Broadway Musical

With just one rub of a magic lamp, Aladdin’s journey sweeps you into an exotic world full of adventure, comedy and romance. Grab a magic carpet and prepare to fly with Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway.

Anastasia Broadway Musical

Anastasia Broadway Musical

Inspired by the 1997 animated film, Anastasia tells the tale of Anya, a Russian orphan trying to understand her true past, which may be as the surviving member of the Tsarist royal family. Set during the Russian Empire and traveling through Paris in the 1920s, Anastasia is a true romantic adventure. Ages 7+. Previews March 23rd, Opens Apr 24, 2017

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime, but beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems. Ages 6+. Previews March 28, 2017; Opens Apr 23

Cirque du Soleil Paramour

Cirque du Soleil Paramour

Set in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood, PARAMOUR spins the thrilling tale of a beautiful young actress forced to choose between love and art. Featuring a cast that seamlessly merges the ultimate in circus arts and the best of Broadway musical theatre. Ages 8+. Closing April 16

More Info: Paramour Tickets and Schedule

Lion King Broadway Musical

Lion King Broadway Musical1998 Tony Award Winner!

The classic story of young royal heir, Simba, and the animals of the African Pride Lands brought to vivid life.

School of Rock

School of Rock Broadway Musical

Dewey, a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in reading, writing and arithmetic, Dewey creates his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mic-dropping rock band. (Ages 8+)

Wicked Broadway Musical

Wicked Broadway Musical and NYC Insider Guide Review and Tips

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the Land of Oz. Elphaba – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood.

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Broadway Shows for Kids Discount Tickets

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Off Broadway Shows for Kids

Off Broadway Shows for Kids

Broadway show tickets are usually upwards of $100 each, which can add up for a family, shows are roughly 3 hours and children under the age of 4 are generally not permitted in theaters.

If any of these seem like challenges for your family, then you MUST check out a New York Off Broadway Show, like Gazillion Bubble Show (photo above), Stomp or Blue Man Group. Tickets are much less money, more readily available and suitable for younger ages.

Read more About New York Broadway Shows, including how to get half price tickets and my personal tips on whether a Matinée or Evening Show is better.

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Broadway Shows for Kids – FREE!

Kids Night on Broadway

Every Jan/Feb, Kids (ages 6-18) go FREE in NYC!

Kids Night on Broadway (KNOB) let’s kids go FREE to over 20 Broadway shows, when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Kids dine free at many Times Square restaurants, and parents get discounted parking rates.

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Special Shows for Kids

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Every season, we have special limited-run shows just for kids. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Disney on Ice, Harlem Globetrotters, Big Apple Circus…to name just a few. Our new New York City Kids Events Calendar is searchable by category and date and keeps you up to date on the latest and greatest for kids in NYC!

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Radio City Christmas with Rockettes

November – January
Tickets on Sale in May

While not officially a Broadway Show, the Rockettes have been a NYC Holiday tradition for more than 75 years and everyone loves their signature eye-high kicks, precision choreography and show-stopping numbers.

Get Your Discount Tickets: Radio City Christmas Spectacular with Rockettes

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