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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  • Hampshire Shakespeare Company

    Hadley

    Shakespeare Under the Stars. more

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  • Puppet Showplace Theater

    Brookline

    Puppet Showplace Theatre is an award-winning non-profit performing arts organization committed to excellence in puppetry as a theatrical experience that... more

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  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

    The Clark Art Institute is best known for its French Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and... more

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  • Cape Cod Theatre Project

    Falmouth

    The Cape Cod Theatre Project presents staged readings of new American plays. Staged readings of brand new works allow the... more

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  • Charlton Woods

    Charlton

    Charlton Woods is a recreation and conference center located on 380 acres of beautiful woodland, including a 35 acre pond. Activities include... more

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  • CityStage/Springfield Symphony Hall

    Springfield

    Live professional theater. 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 Historical Society at Herman Melville's Arrowhead

    Pittsfield

    "Melville, Haunted" Join us this winter as Herman Melville returns to his Berkshire home to meet some spectral... more

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  • Berkshire Theatre Group - Berkshire Theatre Festival

    Stockbridge

    Berkshire Theatre Festival's mission is to sustain, promote, and produce theatre for its community through performance and educational activities. BTF... 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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  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

    Societies throughout history have generated scholars, artists, writers and thinkers who have raised fundamental questions to better understand and express... more

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  • The Colonial Theatre

    Boston

    Boston's premier showplace for over 100 years presenting the best of Broadway, world premiers, concerts, and special events. Available for private... 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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  • Medieval Manor Theatre Restaurant

    Boston

    Bawdy (PG-15.5) interactive show with six course, eat-with-your-hands banquet. Don't leave Boston without seeing the King! Also available for private... more

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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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  • 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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