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Children’s Theater and Live! Shows Listings around Chicagoland

Taking your children to the Theatre is an exciting and memorable experience. Some of the shows are recommended even for very young children, so they can start their Theatre adventures pretty early. Children look at the colorful scenery, beautiful costumes, sing-along songs, and imagine a different world. Kid-friendly productions offer audience participation, engage and inspire children of all ages.

 

 

Mother Goose’s Garden
April 22 – December 31, 2017
Little Theatre in Lakeview
2933 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Recommended for children ages 0-5.

Read our review HERE.


Rapunzel 
November 1 – December 15, 2017
Stahl Family Theater
5900 W. Belmont,
Chicago, IL 60634

Recommended for children ages 2-8.

 

 


Sleeping Beauty
November 10 – December 30, 2017
The Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
For all ages.


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
November 12 – December 31, 2017
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
175 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Recommended for children ages 3-13.

Read our review HERE.

 


A Christmas Carol with Breakfast or Dinner
November 15 – December 23, 2017
Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

 

 

 


Irving Berlin’s White Christmas 
November 21 – December 3, 2017
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

 


Elf: The Musical
November 22, 2017 – January 7, 2018
The Paramount Theatre
23 East Galena Boulevard,
Aurora, IL 60506

Children under 2 are not permitted.


Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical 
November 30 – December 23, 2017
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th,
Chicago, IL 60655

Recommended for children ages 2-8.

 

 


The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
December 2 – 17, 2017
Chicago Children’s Theatre: The Station
Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
100 S. Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607
Recommended for children ages 2-6.


Shopkins LIVE!
December 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Rosemont Theatre
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


Potted Potter 
December 13, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Broadway Playhouse
175 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Recommended for children ages 5 and up.


Montauciel Takes Flight Musical
January 13 – February 18, 2018
Lifeline Theater
6912 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
Recommended for kids 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.

Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performance
Sunday, February 4 at 3pm


My Wonderful Birthday Suit!
January 16 – February 18, 2018
Chicago Children’s Theatre: The Station
Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
100 S. Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607
Recommended for children ages 4 – 7.


Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – Live!
January 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Rosemont Theatre
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!
January 24-28, 2018
Allstate Arena
6920 N. Mannheim Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


The Tortoise and the Hare 
January 24 – February 19, 2018
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th,
Chicago, IL 60655

Recommended for children ages 2-8.

 

 


Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare
January 27 – February 25, 2018
Apollo Theatre
2540 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Recommended for children ages 5+

 


Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!
January 31 – February 4, 2018
United Center
1901 W Madison St,
Chicago, IL 60612


Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!
February 7-11, 2018
Allstate Arena
6920 N. Mannheim Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
February 17-18, 2018
The Chicago Theatre
175 N State St,
Chicago, IL 60601

 

 


The Emperor’s New Clothes
February 23 – May 13, 2018
The Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069


An Epic Tale of Scale
March 10 – April 8, 2018
Chicago Children’s Theatre: The Station
Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
100 S. Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607
Recommended for children ages 6 and up.


You Think It’s Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?
March 17 – April 22, 2018
Lifeline Theater
6912 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.

Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performance
Sunday, April 15 at 3pm


Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
March 24 – May 26, 2018
Apollo Theatre
2540 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Recommended for children ages 3+

 

 


Power Rangers Live!
March 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Rosemont Theatre
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


Last Stop on Market Street
April 24 – June 3, 2018
Chicago Children’s Theatre: The Station
Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
100 S. Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607
Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

 


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella 
April 27 – May 6, 2018
Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60603

 

 


Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour LIVE!
May 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Rosemont Theatre
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018


The Wizard of Oz
May 8-20, 2018
The Chicago Theatre
175 N State St,
Chicago, IL 60601

 


Pinkalicious The Musical 
July 14 – August 12, 2018
The Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

 


Shrek The Musical 
October 5 – December 30, 2018
The Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

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