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 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

    + 5 saves
  • Shubert Theatre

    Boston

    Newly restored 1600+ seat theater, considered Boston Theatre District's Little Princess. Home to many local community arts organizations and venue for... more

    + 5 saves
  • 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

    + 4 saves
  • 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

    + 4 saves
  • The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

    Great Barrington

    The mission of The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is to be the leading year-round presenter of performing arts, film, educational... more

    + 4 saves
  • 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

    + 4 saves
  • Skeleton Crew Theater

    Gill

    Part scavenger hunt, part theater. People go on a interactive story walk in the woods and meet huge animechanical characters... more

    + 4 saves
  • Stageloft Repertory Theater

    Sturbridge

    Professional theater. more

    + 4 saves
  • 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

    + 3 saves
  • 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

    + 3 saves
  • Boston Children's Theatre

    Boston

    Live theater for children by children. more

    + 3 saves
  • 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

    + 3 saves
  • CityStage/Springfield Symphony Hall

    Springfield

    Live professional theater. more

    + 3 saves
  • Ko Festival of Performance

    Amherst

    Professional summer theatre festival, presenting 5 weeks of performances, workshops and special events, including all-ages events on the campus of Amherst... more

    + 3 saves
  • 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

    + 3 saves
  • 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

    + 3 saves
  • 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

    + 3 saves
  • 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

    + 3 saves
  • 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

    + 3 saves
  • Amherst Cinema

    Amherst

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

    + 2 saves

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