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Kid and Family Theater Performances in Philly & the Suburbs

Family-friendly performances from local theaters and companies for the 2019-2020 season




School hallways aren’t the only place drama returns this September. Local theater companies kick off their 2019-2020 seasons, featuring performances for audiences of all ages. Whether you’re introducing your little one to kiddie versions of popular productions or encouraging a teen thespian’s love of the art form, there’s a performance for everyone.

Philadelphia

ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Young kids

Baby Shark Live (Nov. 10)

Nick Jr. Live: Move to the Music (Feb. 7-9)

Tweens & teens

Don Quixote (Oct. 10-20)

Mean Girls (Nov. 19-Dec. 1)

Hello, Dolly! (Feb. 19-March 1)

Les Misérables (March 17-29)

Jesus Christ Superstar (April 7-13)

ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY

Young kids

The Snow Queen (Nov. 27-Jan. 26)

Dr. Seuss’s the Cat in the Hat (April 9-June 7)

Tweens & teens

Ragtime (Sept. 19-Oct. 20)

My General Tubman (Jan. 16-March 1)

MERRIAM THEATER

Young kids

The Rainbow Fish (Nov. 23)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (Dec. 20 & 21)

Wild Kratts Live (April 18)

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live (May 9)

Tweens & teens

Rent (Oct. 18-20)

WALNUT STREET THEATRE

WALNUT STREET THEATRE

Young kids

The Little Mermaid Jr. (Sept. 21 & 22)

Grace for President (Feb. 1 & 2)

Junie B. Jones the Musical (March 28 & 29)

Nate the Great (May 30 & 31)

Tweens & teens

Young Frankenstein (Sept. 3-Oct. 20)

Shrek the Musical (Nov. 5-Jan. 5)

A Woman of No Importance (Jan. 14-March 1)

The Bodyguard (May 12-July 12)

The Suburbs

STEEL RIVER PLAYHOUSE, POTTSTOWN

Young kids

Aesop’s Oh So Slightly Updated Fables (April 4 & 5)

Tweens & teens

A Christmas Carol Dec. 6-22)

The Diary of Anne Frank (March 6-22)

MEDIA THEATRE, MEDIA

Young kids

Matilda the Musical (Oct. 2-27)

Elf the Musical (Nov. 13-Jan. 12)

Tweens & teens

Mamma Mia! (April 15-June 12)

PLAYERS CLUB OF SWARTHMORE, SWARTHMORE

Young kids

 Junie B. Jones the Musical (Oct. 5-13)

We Are in a Play (Feb. 29-March 8)

Tweens & teens

Annie (Nov. 22-Dec. 7)

Next to Normal (Feb. 7-22)

Anything Goes (April 17-May 2)

WOLF PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, BRYN MAWR

Young kids

A Year with Frog and Toad Kids (Dec. 4-8)

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids (April 25 & 26)

Tweens & teens

Charlotte’s Web (Dec. 13-15)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Summer Camp Shake-Up (Jan. 9 & 11)

MONTGOMERY THEATER, SOUDERTON

Young kids

Imaginary (Oct. 18-27)

Tweens & teens

Nutcrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical (Nov. 14-Dec. 8)

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