If your family is full of little thespians, Massachusetts is center stage. The Boston Children’s Theater features live theater for children, by children, and rivals internet cat videos on the cuteness scale. The Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham has plays, shows and concerts aimed at a young audience. Take the family to the Arlington Children’s Theater, and you might catch a glimpse of the next Daniel Day-Lewis or Meryl Streep making their career debut. If you’re looking for something on a grander scale, Boston’s big venues like the Wang Theater and the Citi Emerson Colonial Theater regularly present family friendly fare. Any miniature Shakespeare would find a lot to love in Massachusetts.

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  • Mystery Cafe

    Boston

    We are America's Original Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Our doors opened in 1987 to a packed house in Cambridge, MA and... more

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  • The Salem Magic Show

    Salem

    The Haunted Magic Show will be the only live consistently running magic and mind reading show in Salem during the... more

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  • Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Williamstown

    Continuing our 57-year history, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, under the artistic direction of Jenny Gersten, brings award-winning actors, directors and... more

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  • AHA! New Bedford

    New Bedford

    AHA! (art, history and architecture) Night is a FREE arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of... more

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  • Berkshire Theatre Group

    Pittsfield

    The Colonial and Berkshire Theatre Fest have joined forces forming a partnership that will continue to serve as the backbone... more

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  • Boston Children's Theatre

    Boston

    Live theater for children by children. more

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  • Cape Cod Theater Coalition

    Dennis

    17 live theater venues across Cape Cod from Woods Hole to Provincetown. Comedy, drama, music and more. Year-round and summer theater. more

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  • Cape Playhouse

    Dennis

    Celebrating its 85th season, the Cape Playhouse is proud to be America's Oldest Professional Summer Theatre - celebrating today's theater... more

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  • Celebrity Series of Boston

    Boston

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  • Central Square Theater

    Cambridge

    Central Square Theater is a unique collaboration between two professional theater companies - The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway... more

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  • Drawbridge Puppet Theater

    Lunenburg

    Puppet and Marionette performances -Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM and 1:00 PM - year round! $5.00 per person. Free Parking. Visit our Enchanted... more

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  • Huntington Theatre Company

    Boston

    Boston's largest and most popular theatre, presenting comedies, classics, musicals and new works in two of Boston's best theatre spaces.... more

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  • Ko Festival of Performance

    Amherst

    Professional summer theatre festival, presenting 5 weeks of performances, workshops and special events, including all-ages events. This year's theme is AGE &... more

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  • The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

    Great Barrington

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  • Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

    Professional summer stock in the country's oldest operating barn theatre. more

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  • Salem Arts Festival

    Salem

    For three days each summer, this free festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase... more

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  • Shea Theatre

    Turners Falls

    Professional and community theater productions; performing arts center. more

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  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall

    Wellfleet

    Wellfleet Preservation Hall, is a year-round community cultural center uniquely reflecting the creative spirit of the area. With two performing... more

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  • Worcester Forum Theatre Ensemble

    Worcester

    Off-Broadway shows and productions in outdoor amphitheatre. more

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  • Amherst Cinema

    Amherst

    The Pioneer Valley's only non-profit, independent, member-supported cinema screening the best in current and classic independent film. more

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