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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  • 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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  • Smith College Performing Arts

    Northampton

    Whether classical or cutting-edge, the arts at Smith never fail to inspire and engage audiences with vibrant and passionate performances... 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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  • 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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  • Cabot Street Cinema Theatre

    Beverly

    Restored 1920 theater; movie classics and "Le Grand David and His Own Spectacular Magic Show." 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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  • Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston

    Jamaica Plain

    In a city immersed in music, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble is distinguished by superb artistry, luminous performances, and dynamic musical... more

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  • Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

    Boston

    Restored 1903 Beaux Arts theater now home to 14 performance groups that present musicals, ballet, opera, theater, modern dance, and early music... more

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  • Cyclorama

    Boston

    The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts is an impressive and historic venue located in the stylish South... more

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  • Hub Theatre Company of Boston

    Brookline

    Hub Theatre Company of Boston is a non-profit professional theatre company based in Boston, MA. Our mission is to cultivate... more

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  • Images Cinema

    Williamstown

    Images Cinema is a year-round, non-profit community film house featuring the best in world cinema. Annual Family Flicks Under the... more

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  • Laugh Boston

    Boston

    Boston's Premiere Stand-Up Comedy Club, located in the Westin Waterfront Hotel, featuring the best in local and national comedians, Wed=... more

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  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    North Adams

    Located in Berkshire County's vibrant arts community, MCLA offers a wide array of meeting and event spaces to accommodate 10 to 2,000... more

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  • massmouth,inc

    Jamaica Plain

    Promoting the timeless art of storytelling through social media, education and live performance. more

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  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    Lowell

    Merrimack Valley's only professional theatre company, presenting contemporary and new plays from September - May. An intimate and inviting 308-seat... more

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  • Monomoy Theatre

    Chatham

    Repertoire ranges from musicals to Shakespeare. more

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  • New Century Theatre

    Northampton

    Sam Rush and playwright Jack Neary founded New Century Theatre in 1991. NCT's artistic goal is to produce new works, area... more

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