Kid-Friendly Broadway Shows, NY Activities

6 Kid-Friendly Broadway Shows

When you’re looking for NY Activities for kids and adults, these Kid-Friendly Broadway Shows are great choices!

February 24, 2016

Seeing a show on Broadway is a top NYC Thing to Do. While not every show is suitable for little eyes and ears, you’ll find many Kid-Friendly Broadway Shows that will make a night at the theatre a perfect NY Activity for families. Below are some of the best Broadway Shows for kids.

  1. The Lion King
    Minskoff Theatre | 200 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036
    The show debuted in 1997, and it has been delighting audiences of all ages ever since. The stories of Simba, Pumba, and the other favorite characters are brought to life. The amazing costumes, music, and sets make this NYC Thing to Do unforgettable. Tickets start at $92.
  2. Matilda
    Shubert Theatre | 225 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
    If your children enjoyed the book by the same name, then this Kid-Friendly Broadway Show is not to be missed. Matilda Wormwood has a lot to overcome, but with her love for books, her imagination, and her sweet teacher, Miss Honey, she is able take control of her life and stand up to all the injustice that’s around her. Tickets start at $37.
  3. Aladdin
    New Amsterdam Theatre | 214 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036
    Princess Jasmine, Aladdin, and Genie are just a few of the characters you will recognize from the hit movie of the same name. The gorgeous sets and brilliant story telling help to capture the attention of kids and adult alike making a night out to see Aladdin a perfect family adventure. Tickets start at $49.50
  4. Wicked
    Gershwin Theatre | 222 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019
    There are two sides to every story, and Wicked tells the other side of the story told in The Wizard of Oz. Why is the Wicked Witch so wicked…or is she really wicked at all? Get a new perspective on the characters you thought you knew so well at this Kid-Friendly Broadway Show. Note that children must be at least 5 years old to attend Wicked. Tickets start at $76.25.
  5. School of Rock – The Musical
    Winter Garden Theatre | 1634 Broadway New York, NY 10019
    This funny, music-filled show is based on the movie, and the high energy of the show helps keep kids and adults entertained. If you’re looking for a feel-good NY Activity then seeing School of Rock – The Musical is a perfect choice. Tickets start at $79.
  6. Fiddler on the Roof
    Broadway Theatre | 1681 Broadway New York, NY 10019
    This classic Kid-Friendly Broadway Show was recently reincarnated, and the current version opened in December of 2015. This might not be the first show you think of when you’re searching for NYC Things to Do with kids, but you’ll find that the whole family will be singing Matchmaker, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man and other catchy tunes long after the curtain goes down. Tickets start at $55.

TKTS Booths
Enjoying this NY Activity can be pricey – especially if you’re trying to see a Kid-Friendly Broadway Show with a large family. One way to save big on tickets to Kid-Friendly Broadway Shows is to buy tickets at a TKTS Booth. TKTS Booths offer deeply discounted tickets to Broadway Shows. They do not have tickets to every show every day, so there is not a guarantee you will be able to get discounted tickets to your top choice of shows.

You can download an app that will let you know what tickets are available before heading to the booth. There are three TKTS Booth locations. Note that each offer slightly different services.

Times Square Location offers:

  • Same-day discount tickets
  • Same-day full price tickets
  • Full-price tickets to future performances

South Street Seaport Location offers:

  • Same-day discount tickets to evening performances
  • Next-day discount tickets to matinee performances

Downtown Brooklyn Location offers:

  • Same-day discount tickets to evening performances
  • Next-day discount tickets to matinee performances
  • Full-price tickets to Brooklyn Performing Art events