There are so many great opportunities to experience family-friendly theatre productions in the greater Philadelphia region. Check out our top picks below! Share your favorite family theater shows with us on Twitter @Phillyfunguide!
After the sudden death of her parents, ten-year-old Mary Lennox is sent to live with an uncle whom she’s never met. Mourning the loss of his own true love, Uncle Archibald is distant and strange. Cold, bleak Misselthwaite Manor, haunted by spirits and secrets of the past, is no place for a little girl. Strong-willed and brave-hearted, Mary finds solace in a locked-up, hidden garden, and with it, a path to rebirth, proving that hope can bloom from the darkest of places. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden’s heartwarming story and beautiful, soaring ballads make this Tony Award-winning musical a treat for young and old alike!
Camp Walnut at Walnut Street Theatre
Classes and Workshops
Is your child ready to step into the spotlight? There are a lot of great classes and workshops offered by some of the most well known theatre companies in the Philadelphia area. Sign up your kids and watch them shine!
The Arden offer a number of thematic camp offerings throughout the entire summer for kids of all ages. Camp themes included Where the Wild Things Are, Star Wars and Space Adventures, Harry Potter and Magical Creatures, and Wonderland – Through the Looking Glass – to name a few. On the final day of each session, campers showcase all they have learned by presenting their own original play to family and friends – for example, participants in the Musical Theatre Camp for teens will be able to produce and perform the musical Seussical!
Curio Theatre Company continues its 11th anniversary season of providing theatre education in West Philadelphia! Qualified theatre professionals engage campers in acting, improvisation, movement/dance, theatrical design, and playwriting. Campers will present a final performance for family and friends on the final day of each session!
Have you ever wanted to be on stage? Do you want to know what it feels like play the part of someone else? To explore something creative that you've never done before? This fun course teaches the basics of acting utilizing vocal/physical training, theatre games and improvisation. Students acquire improved communication skills and self-confidence for performance. This class ends with a showcase in our classrooms for family and friends, so each student can get the real experience of performing for someone else!
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