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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  • Gloucester Stage Company

    Gloucester

    Small, professional, award-winning theater company founded in 1979; presenting new plays as well as recognized classics. more

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  • Greenfield Garden Cinemas

    Greenfield

    Historic Theater containing 7 screens, playing first run movies. Built in 1928. Open everyday 365 days a year. more

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  • Hampshire Shakespeare Company

    Hadley

    Shakespeare Under the Stars. 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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  • 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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  • Shakespeare and Company

    Lenox

    Classically trained and highly collaborative company presents performances of Shakespeare and new works of social and political significance. Shows are... more

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  • Stageloft Repertory Theater

    Sturbridge

    Professional theater. more

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  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

    The Clark is a gem of a museum rarely found in a small town. The Clark is home to collections... 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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  • Worcester Forum Theatre Ensemble

    Worcester

    Off-Broadway shows and productions in outdoor amphitheatre. 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

    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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  • 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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  • Boston Center for the Arts

    Boston

    Four-acre complex includes the Cyclorama, built in 1884; home to the Community Music Center of Boston, the Art Connection, the Boston... more

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  • Cape Cod Center for the Arts Theatre for Children

    Dennis

    Enjoy the magic and wonder of live theatre designed especially for children. Appropriate for children preschool age on up. On... 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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  • 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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