Upcoming Events: Performances for Young Audiences
Me and My Shadow
Apr. 26 - 27, 2014 | Buy Now
This new show from Australia's renowned Patch Theatre Company uses a combination of light and shadow, paper and water, fantastical imagery, and intriguing sounds to reveal the perplexities and pleasures of friendship. Age 4+
NSO Kinderclassics: Bears, Bears Everywhere!
Sat., May 3, 2014 | Buy Now
Back by popular demand! It's a big bear world out there, and every sort of bear has its own look and growl. This concert takes a peek at these adorable creatures and the sounds of their homelands--music that's as unique as they are. Age 4+
NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Two Divas and a Bear!
May 11 - 24, 2014 | Buy Now
What happens when you bring together a concert violinist, an opera singer, and everyone's favorite stuffed animal? You get Two Divas and a Bear! Explore the human voice with NSO violinist Marissa Regni and soprano Kari Paludan. Age 3–5
NSO Family Concert: Mozart's Magnificent Voyage
Sun., Jun. 1, 2014 | Buy Now
Mozart's young son Karl longs to leave boarding school and spend more time with his famous father. When he stumbles upon a magic traveling trunk, his wish comes unexpectedly true as he's swept back in time to Mozart's childhood! Age 5+
Doktor Kaboom: LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour
Oct. 4 - 12, 2014 | On Sale 8/6/14
Back by popular demand, Doktor Kaboom returns with a world premiere Kennedy Center co-commission! This time focusing on the power of electricity, he creatively blends theater with the wonders of scientific exploration to audience's delight. Age 7+
The Gift of Nothing
Nov. 22 - Dec. 28, 2014 | On Sale 8/6/14
In this Kennedy Center world premiere musical starring characters from the comic strip MUTTS, a charming cat searches for a special gift for his best friend, a lovable pup. Join Mooch and Earl for this heartwarming adventure! Age 4+
Jan. 17 - Feb. 1, 2015 | On Sale 10/1/14
Adapted from the 2010 National Book Award–winning novel, this vibrant and inspirational world premiere play, commissioned by the Kennedy Center and VSA, tells the story of a young girl on the autism spectrum who changes a community. Age 10+
Jack' s Tale: A Mythic Mountain Musical Adventure
Feb. 14 - 15, 2015 | On Sale 11/19/14
This world premiere Kennedy Center co-commission with Nashville Children's Theatre uses actors and a live bluegrass band to dive deep into the eclectic music traditions of the Appalachians. The result: a delightfully authentic mountain musical! Age 8+
NSO Family Concert: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
Based on Jon Scieszka's children's book, NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke composed an exciting new work that follows Alexander T. Wolf's misadventures during his quest for a cup of sugar to finish his grandmother's birthday cake.
Outside the Bachs
Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2015 | On Sale 11/19/14
NYC-based hip-hop company Full Circle Productions returns with more thrilling dance and spoken word for family audiences--this time set to classical music and awesome remixes--in this world premiere Kennedy Center co-commission. Age 8+
Apr. 25 - 26, 2015 | On Sale 2/4/15
Arch8 dance company from the Netherlands brings together two of their most physically awe-inspiring works--Tetris and No Man is an Island--to explore how we connect, communicate, cooperate, and invite others into our world. Age 7+
Feet Don't Fail Me Now!
May 15 - 17, 2015 | On Sale 2/4/15
Known for transforming its tap shoes into new instruments of rhythm, innovative performance company Rhythmic Circus infuses its unpredictable blend of hard-hitting tap, high-spirited humor, and finger-snapping tunes into one amazing show. Age 7+
All programs are subject to change.
Additional support for Performances for Young Audiences is provided by The Clark Charitable Foundation; Kaplan, Inc.; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Macy's Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; an endowment from the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; U.S. Department of Education; Washington Gas; and by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
The content of this program may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.