8 Kid-Friendly Broadway Shows For The Entire Family

 

9 Kid-Friendly Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows Great for the Entire Family
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8 Kid-Friendly Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows Great for the Entire Family

For visitors and residents alike, Broadway is an NYC staple! Talent is everywhere and will be cherished by all ages. Whether it be a matinee or the glow of an early evening show- it’s difficult for kids to forget their first Broadway experience.

Plan to dine before or after the show to make your Broadway experience even more fun. And this is New York, baby -from pizza to fine dining, you can map out the ultimate experience out on the town with the fam!

Check out these kid-friendly Broadway and Off-Broadway shows that the entire family will enjoy! It’s important to remember that, like movies, not every show will be appropriate for the whole family. But no need to worry; we’ve got you covered.

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The Lion King

Tickets starting at $112.00
2 hours 30 min, one intermission 

This stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney film follows the story of a young lion prince in the African Pride Lands. After young Simba’s father is killed, it is up to him to fulfill his destiny of becoming king. Follow along his journey of meeting new friends and enduring adventure to achieve his goal.

From the intricate costume design to ever-so rhythmic music, this truly is an encapsulating spectacle. Similar to the memorable film, prepare to be entranced by song and dance as you and your family watch the story come alive. Recommended for ages 6+ years, children under 2 years are not permitted. 

Aladdin

Tickets starting at $71.32
2 hours 30 min, one intermission 

Aladdin’s stage adaptation of the hit Disney motion picture will deliver a magical experience for its viewers. After charming street urchin Aladdin discovers a magic lamp in the Cave of Wonders and is granted three wishes, his life turns upside down in his pursuit of Princess Jasmine.

With the help of familiar faces like Genie (and some new faces not featured in the 1992 film), this production is just as entertaining as the original. And yes, up-beat musical favorites like “Friend Like Me” and the classic love ballad “A Whole New World” are included too!

This shining show is bound to knock your socks off. Recommended for ages 6+, children under the age of 2 years are not permitted. 

Be sure to check out our article on the Aladdin’s Times Square Palace Suite if you really want to elevate your experience!

Back to the Future

Tickets start from $72.89
2 hours 40 min, one intermission

See this new musical inspired by the classic 80s family comedy! When Marty McFly gets transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by an eccentric scientist, he must fix the present and get himself back to the future.

Recommended for ages 6+, children under the age 4.

&Juliet

Tickets start from $93.22
2 hours 30 min, one intermission

&Juliet is a twist on one of the most famous love stories of all time: Romeo and Juliet. In this version of the story, Juliet takes agency of her own destiny and takes a second chance at love on her own terms.

The story is told through iconic pop songs by Max Martin, like “Can’t Stop the Feelings,” “Roar,” “Larger Than Life,” and much more. Recommended for ages 8+.

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

Tickets start from $72.89
3 hours 30 min, one intermission 

Many know the magical world of Harry Potter from the novels and movies, but get ready to enter a whole new story in this magical Broadway production.

Set 19 years after the conclusion of the original Harry Potter series, a new generation of wizards embark on a time-traveling adventure to stop a mysterious force.

For Harry Potter-lovers or even those who have yet to discover all that Hogwarts has to offer, this continuation of these epic stories is sure to please all. Recommended for ages 8+ years, children under 5 years are not permitted. 

Six

Tickets start from $72.89
1 hour 20 min, no intermission

This mock concert is filled with girl power and history. The six wives of Tudor monarch Henry VIII air out their frustrations and insert their stories back into history in this modern pop production.

Each Queen in this production is inspired by real-life queens of pop, like Beyonce, Rihanna and Adele.

Watch as these phenomenal women sing from their hearts in this  jaw dropping musical production. New York Times has dubbed Six “pure entertainment”! Recommended for ages 10+ years, children under the age of 4 are not permitted. 

Hamilton

Tickets start from $115.73
2 hours 55 min, one intermission

Watch the story of America then told by America now, accompanied by iconic music. Hamilton follows the rise and fall of founding father Alexander Hamilton and his legacy that shaped the founding of America.

See why this show has won Tonys, Grammys and even a Pulitzer Prize. Recommended for ages 10+, children under the age of 4 are not permitted.

Wicked

Tickets start from $115.73
2 hours 45 min, one intermission 

Adventure into the land of Oz, but view it from a different angle than we’ve seen in the past. Elphaba, a fiery girl with emerald skin meets Galinda, a bubbly girl with exceptional popularity.

Follow along as this unlikely friendship unfolds and the world deems to call one “good” and the other “wicked”. This show is filled with magical effects, and follows a compelling story that will be enjoyed by all. Recommended for ages 8+ years, children under the age of 5 years will not be permitted. 

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