Children's Theatre Shows Coming to Chicago

Looking for something fun and engaging to do with the kids? Check out these upcoming children's theatre shows coming to Chicago! From classic tales to new favorites, there's something for everyone. And what better way to introduce young ones to the magic of live theater than by seeing a show designed just for them?

So mark your calendars and get ready for a memorable experience the whole family will enjoy. Who knows, you might just have a future theater fan on your hands!

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

Elmo is planning a trip to Chicago for the children's play "Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic" based on the popular children's program "Sesame Street." When Elmo meets magician extraordinaire Justin, who has come to Sesame Street to provide a magic show, he is inspired to learn a trick. But there's one issue...Elmo isn't sure how to do magic! Through Justin's encouragement of him to practice, work hard, and never give up, Elmo goes on an amazing adventure. He learns that it's okay to make mistakes and that magic can be found anywhere when you believe in yourself and the power of what's yet to be. Cookie Monster and Gonger uncover the science behind some of Justin's tricks to help Elmo master his own magic. This play is sure to be a hit with the entire family!

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa's Adventure
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa's Adventure is coming to Chicago, and your little ones won't want to miss it! Peppa and her school pals George, Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe go on an exciting camping trip in the woods with Daddy Pig as their driver. Peppa and her friends are excited about their outdoor journey, which includes singing, dancing, games, and surprises. Little piggies all over the world will enjoy this 60-minute live musical event!

Peabody, A Musical Comedy For Intrepid Young Scientists
Are you looking for something fun and new for your kids to do in Chicago? Check out Peabody, A Musical Comedy For Intrepid Young Scientists at the Greenhouse Theater Center presented by Young People's Theatre of Chicago in their inaugural season.

This rollicking musical comedy is perfect for inquisitive young minds. It tells the story of 11-year-old Alyssa Peabody, who turns the world of science upside down with her questioning of things like why do apples fall.

Your kids will love this fun and interactive show that teaches them to think outside the box. And you'll be able to rest easy knowing they're being entertained and educated at the same time. So don't wait, get your tickets today. Your kids will thank you for it!

Spy Ninjas Live!
The Spy Ninjas are coming to the Rosemont Theatre this Fall, and they need your help! In their new live action play, the ninjas must reach major cities across North America to defeat a Hacker Sleeper cell. They'll be taking over local theaters as their headquarters and will need surveillance and a team of local Ninja associates-the audience-to help them dismantle the cell. Join Chad and Vy this Fall and help the Spy Ninjas save the day! Children's theatre has never been so exciting!

Jurassic World Live Tour
The children's show called "Jurassic World Live Tour" is coming to Allstate Arena. This is a show that will have children entertained as they learn about the dinosaurs from the iconic movie franchise. The production features more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, with scale, speed and ferocity, operated by animatronics and performers. The dinosaurs will be a big hit with the kids as they have become fan favorites over the years. This is a great opportunity for parents to bond with their children and teach them about these fascinating creatures in a fun and interactive way.

The distinctive music from Jurassic World is meshed with projection and real-world elements to create a Jurassic jungle environment on the arena, where actual Gyrospheres thunder through the valley and scientists work to expose a nefarious plot and rescue yet another dinosaur from an untimely demise. With pulse-pounding action and an original, accurate narrative, this production is certain to produce memories that will endure 65 million years.

The Wizard of Oz
If you're searching for a great show that'll keep the kiddos occupied, look no further! Check out The Wizard of Oz, returning to the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. The tale of The Wizard of Oz comes to life with four unlikely companions on an incredible journey. Join Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow (as well as little Toto) as they travel down the yellow brick road to the mystical Emerald City. Featuring the classic songs "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," THE WIZARD OF OZ will remind you that there really is "no place like home". So don't miss out on this fun-filled adventure, get your tickets today!

The Lion King
The musical "The Lion King" is coming back to Chicago to the Cadillac Palace Theatre. This show is a Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation that will be sure to thrill your family. The story follows the adventures of Simba, a young lion who must find his place in the world after his father's death. With the help of his friends, Simba learns that he has the power to change his destiny. This heartwarming story is brought to life with stunning visuals, pulsating rhythms, and an unforgettable score. Don't miss your chance to see this show!

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
The holidays are just around the corner and that means it's time for the annual Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party! This year's event promises to be even more enchanting than ever, with three delightful Beatrix Potter tales being brought to life through mesmerizing puppetry and live music.

Audience members will have the opportunity to pull the levers and turn the cranks that create the magical images on stage, making for a truly interactive experience. The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party is the perfect way to kick off your family's holiday festivities - so don't miss it!

Bluey's Big Play
Children's theater is gaining popularity again, and "Bluey's Big Play" is at the forefront! This brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy award-winning children's television series features an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, new music by Bluey composer Joff Bush, and of course, the lovable heeler pups! Join Bluey and her family in their first live theatre show, coming soon to Chicago! You won't want to miss it!

Whether you're looking for a heartwarming story, an exciting adventure, or just some good old-fashioned family fun, there's a child-friendly show coming to Chicago that's sure to fit the bill. So gather up the little ones and get your tickets today - they won't want to miss out on these great performances!

Go to our Children's Shows page to a see a list of all Children's Shows In Chicago.