5 Family-Friendly Shows in New York
Finding something fun to do or a show to go and do in New York is no problem. Comedy clubs, Broadway shows, live music venues, bars—you name it, NYC has it. When you add kids to the mix, however, it gets a wee bit more complicated. Lucky for you, we’ve rallied up the best kid-friendly shows the whole family can look forward to next weekend.

Yarrrr going to love Pirate Pete’s Parrot Family Show.

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Ahoy, mateys! Families can jump aboard this pirate musical production, designed with children in mind. Filled with singing swashbucklers and wise-cracking buccaneers, kids will love the adventures of Pirate Pete and his ragtag crew of misfits. Even adults will appreciate this production, which is based in the wildly popular tradition of English pantomime shows. Grab your tickets and see if the pirate’s life is something for you.

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Nothing beats a Dahl classic like Matilda the Musical.

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Roald Dahl fans are in for a treat with this musical, adapted for stage from the beloved children’s novel. Telling the story of a young prodigy scheming to get away from her repugnant family and headmaster, Matilda will have your kids singing along and begging you to reread them the book afterward. For those of us who grew up reading Dahl’s other classics, this will be a slice of nostalgia the whole family will love.

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Experience the story of a very particular princess.

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Recommended for children aged three and up, Princess Particular tells the story of a free-spirited, unstoppable princess who decides to become a ballerina against her parents’, the King and Queen’s, wishes. Filled with opportunities for audience participation that will have your kids jumping at the chance to get on stage, this musical both entertains and educates as your family giggles the afternoon away.

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We just can

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Roaring even louder live on the Broadway stage, Disney’s The Lion King will have you and the kids saying, “Hakuna matata”. Children and adults alike can appreciate this stage adaptation of the animated film, which features stunning costuming, gorgeous musical numbers and kid-friendly humor. You’ll have no worries taking your kids to a show they’ll not only enjoy, but remember for years to come.

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50% theatre, 50% transportation, 100% fun.

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Ever dreamed of having front row tickets to a show? You don’t have to dream (or break the bank) any longer when you and the whole family embark on this live moving bus theater that’s part-show, part-city tour. You and the kids will sit on a state-of-the-art bus that zig zags you through Midtown Manhattan. On your journey, the fam will be entertained by street performers, including breakdancers, ballerinas and iconic characters from history. Sign up now to experience the ride of your life. Note: children must be 6 years or older.

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