Family/Children


Cirque de la Symphonie

NSO Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie: Halloween Extravaganza

Oct 13 - Oct 16, 2016

They're back by popular demand! Spooky fun abounds as Cirque de la Symphonie wows with sensational acrobatics and powerful music in a new Halloween-themed spectacular. Bring the whole family for this breathtaking and lively high-flying display. Age 5+

On Sale 8/1/2016


All the Way Live!

All the Way Live!

Oct 15 - Oct 16, 2016

In this interactive world premiere co-commission with B-Fly Entertainment, Hip Hop performers collaborate on the spot to "remix" everything from folk tales to classical art. History is revived with rockin' beats, rhythms, and rhymes! Age 7+

On Sale 8/1/2016


Where Words Once Were

Where Words Once Were

Nov 5 - Nov 27, 2016

Get ready for wordplay in this world premiere commission from playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer--set in a city where language is rationed, a sentence can get you sentenced, the silent are rising, and a word can change the world. Age 9+

On Sale 8/1/2016


Terence Blanchard

Bud, Not Buddy

Jan 12 - Jan 15, 2017

In 1936, a boy goes looking for his father guided by a band flyer. Jazz master Terence Blanchard composes the music and plays with an ensemble in this world premiere commission adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis's award-winning book. Age 9+

On Sale 9/14/2016


The Kennedy Center

NSO Family Concert: Joshua Bell in The Man with the Violin

Sun, Feb 12, 2017, 2:00 PM

When the world-renowned violinist played anonymously in DC's subway, his experience inspired an acclaimed children's book. Now this world premiere concert brings together sensational music, an engaging narrator, and colorful imagery from the story! Age 5+

On Sale 11/14/2016


Nearly Lear

Nearly Lear

May 12 - May 14, 2017

What if King Lear was told by his closest companion? In this one-woman tour-de-force, Susanna Hamnett plays the Fool--and every other character--to tell a very personal and poignant story borrowing from Shakespeare's words. Age 9+

On Sale 1/16/2017


Mouth Open, Story Jump Out

Mouth Open, Story Jump Out

May 20 - May 28, 2017

Don't miss a one-man show from Polarbear, one of the UK's most exciting spoken-word artists. International assassins, secret codes, dog-eating boa constrictors, and more come to life when a boy tries to make sense of his father's disappearance. Age 8+

On Sale 1/16/2017


Peter and the Wolf

NSO Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf

Sun, May 21

Bring your entire family to one of the world's most cherished works! Sergei Prokofiev's classic symphony for children--a musical fairy tale in which each character is represented by a different orchestral instrument--is a captivating musical event. Age 5+

On Sale 1/16/2017

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