Live Shows for Kids Coming Soon to Your Area: Disney on Ice, Cocomelon, Peppa Pig, and More
Live theater is not only entertaining for kids; it also teaches them life skills like empathy and problem-solving. But if you don't live near Broadway or one of the country's many wonderful children's theaters, never fear—many live shows for kids are coming to a theater or arena near you. Most of these shows for kids feature beloved characters from your children's favorite shows and movies, from Disney and Sesame Street friends to the Paw Patrol crew.
Here are 21 live shows for kids that are touring the US through September 2023. Not only are the live versions of these beloved kids' shows more entertaining for the grown-ups, they also help instill a lifelong love of theater in kids. You never know—Cocomelon Live! just might turn your kid into a Hamlet fan down the road!
We've included a date range, suggested ages, and a few cities for each of these live shows for kids, but be sure to click on each one to see a full list of tour dates and stops. Before heading to any of these shows for kids, check for any updated CDC protocols such as mask or vaccination requirements.
Live Shows for Kids on Tour Throughout the US
1. Disney Princess: The Concert — through December 10, 2022
Ages: 6 and older
Beloved princess songs are the focus in Disney Princess: The Concert, showcasing the music and stories that will make you fall in love with all the Disney princesses. More mature than other Disney shows, Disney Princess: The Concert is suitable for ages 6 and older. Traditional costumes will not be worn. Stops on this tour include Orlando (11/8/22), Miami (11/12/22), Long Island (11/20/22), Baltimore (11/25/22), and Red Bank, NJ (11/26/22).
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2. Disney Junior Live On Tour - Costume Palooza — through December 17, 2022
Ages: 2 to 8
Characters from fan-favorite Disney Junior shows like Spidey and His Amazing Friends, Doc McStuffins, and Puppy Dog Pals join Mickey and the gang in Costume Palooza. Help Mickey, Minnie, and their friends figure out the mysterious green rain, wind, and smoke that continues to disturb their costume party. This show features tons of music, dancing, and Spidey tricks to entertain the entire family. Come in costume, too! Stops on this tour include Orlando (11/18/22), Atlanta (11/26/22), and Anaheim (12/14/22).
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Sing along with JJ and friends at Cocomelon Live!: JJ’s Journey. Photo courtesy of Cocomelon
3. Cocomelon Live!: JJ’s Journey — through December 20, 2022
Ages: 0 to 7
“Yes, yes, yes! I want to go to Cocomelon Live!” Sing along to over 20 favorite nursery rhymes as JJ tries to write an original song. See JJ’s family and friends like YoYo, Bingo, Cody, Nina, and Ms. Appleberry on stage. Enjoy new songs, dances, and lots of fun from everyone’s favorite streamed show. Cocomelon Live!: JJ's Journey will have your kids on their feet the entire show. Stops on this tour include Hartford, CT (12/3/22); Reading, PA (12/6/22); and Richmond, VA (12/7/22).
4. Peppa Pig’s Adventure — through December 30, 2022
Ages: 2 to 6
See Peppa Pig, George Pig, Daddy Pig, and Mummy Pig in Peppa Pig's Adventure. In the show, Peppa goes on a camping trip with her friends Suzy Sheep, Pedro Pony, and Gerald Giraffe. There are plenty of games and surprises to enlighten the kids on this adventure. Read our post with details all about the show here. Stops on this tour include Houston (11/25/22), San Francisco (12/10/22), Anaheim (12/18/22), and Thousand Oaks, CA (12/23/22).
5. Baby Shark Live — through December 30, 2022
Ages: 2 to 6
Start your hand motions while shouting “Baby shark, doo doo doo!” on repeat. Baby Shark Live is back with every kid’s favorite song and many more. Get ready for lots of singing and dancing for an entire hour. Explore the jungle and under the sea while learning shapes, colors, and numbers with the Pinkfong gang. Stops on this tour include Morristown, NJ (11/6/22); Atlanta (11/20/22); Baltimore (12/26/22); and Brooklyn (12/30/22).
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Roll on over to Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure. Photo courtesy of Nickelodeon
6. Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure — through February 23, 2023
Ages: 1 to 8
Marshall, Chase, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, and Skye are on a roll in The Great Pirate Adventure. Kids will enjoy watching their favorite pups as they figure out a secret treasure map. Can they solve the map before Mayor Humdinger? In puppetry, the Paw Patrol also introduces Tracker to the stage. Stops on this tour include Springfield, MA (12/3/22 - 12/4/22); Baltimore (12/10/22 - 12/11/22), Newark (12/30/22 - 12/31/22); and Hershey, PA (1/14/23 - 1/15/23).
7. Disney On Ice - Road Trip Adventures — through March 26, 2023
Ages: 0 to 8
Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy go on an adventure all around the world. Kids will beam while watching all the obstacles ahead as the gang visits Mary Poppins in London and Moana in Te Fiti. The cast of The Incredibles also joins this Disney On Ice show. Stops on this tour include Los Angeles (12/8/22 - 12/11/22), Anaheim (12/15/22 - 12/19/22), San Jose (2/9/23 - 2/12/23), and Oakland (2/23/23 - 2/26/23).
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Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic? Photo courtesy of Sesame Street
8. Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic — through April 9, 2023
Ages: 18 months to 7 years
Sing and dance along to fan favorites with the Sesame Street gang as Elmo learns all about magic for a magic show. Abby, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Grover, Rosita, Count von Count, Ginger, and Justin help Elmo throughout his journey. Everyone will be cheering for Elmo along the way. Stops on this tour include San Jose (11/12/22 - 11/13/22); Long Beach, CA (1/13/23 - 1/15/23); and Philadelphia (4/6/23 - 4/9/23).
9. Disney On Ice - Into the Magic — through April 23, 2023
Ages: 0 to 8
Watch a variety of Disney characters such as Belle, Moana, Miguel, and Elsa take to the ice. Of course, Mickey and friends will be there as well. Enjoy amazing ice skating and tricks while the Disney crew takes a journey through your favorite movies. Stops on this tour include Houston (11/10/22 - 11/13/22); Bridgeport, CT (12/22/22 - 12/26/22); Long Island (1/5/23-1/8/23), Brooklyn (1/18/23 - 1/22/23); and Miami (3/30/23 - 4/2/23).
Disney On Ice - Let’s Celebrate features more than 50 beloved Disney characters. Photo courtesy of Disney
10. Disney On Ice - Let’s Celebrate — through April 30, 2023
Ages: 0 to 8
Can’t make a trip to Disney? This Disney On Ice show will come in close second as over 50 Disney characters perform on the ice stage. Let's Celebrate features Tangled, Toy Story 4, Aladdin, Frozen, and The Little Mermaid characters, just to name a few. Of course, tons of special effects, songs, and ice skating tricks also await. Stops on this tour include Hartford, CT (1/5/23 - 1/8/23) and Long Beach, CA (4/27/23 - 4/30/23).
11. Disney On Ice - Find Your Hero — through April 30, 2023
Ages: 0 to 8
Find Your Hero highlights the heroism in many of Disney’s tales. See characters like Moana, Maui, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Rapunzel, Belle, and so many more. The show brings lots of ice skating jumps, special effects, and gorgeous set designs that will amaze kids and parents. Stops on this tour include Boston (12/22/22 - 1/2/23); Trenton, NJ (3/16/23 - 3/19/23); and Hershey, PA (3/30/23 - 4/2/23).
You'll definitely be talking about Bruno after seeing Disney On Ice - Frozen and Encanto. Photo courtesy of Disney
12. Disney On Ice - Frozen and Encanto — through May 7, 2023
Ages: 0 to 8
Can't stop singing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Let It Go?" This is the Disney On Ice show for you. See Anna, Elsa, and the gang perform highlights from Frozen, then head to Colombia with Mirabel and the Madrigal family live. Sing along to favorite tunes while watching amazing acrobatics and ice skating tricks. Stops on this tour include Long Island (11/16/22-/11/20/22), Philadelphia (12/25/22 - 12/31/22), Chicago (1/26/23 - 1/29/23), Boston (2/22/23 - 2/26/23), and Houston (4/13/23 - 4/16/23).
13. Disney’s Winnie The Pooh — November 3, 2022 - May 7, 2023
Ages: 3 and older
Puppet master Jonathan Rockefeller brings the Hundred Acre Wood gang to life in this show, which is on tour following success in New York and Chicago. Disney's Winnie The Pooh features all of the original stories and songs as well as new storylines. A day spent with Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, Tigger, and Christoper Robin just might be your family's favorite day. Stops on this tour include New Haven, CT (3/11/23); Brooklyn (3/19/23); Philadelphia (3/23/23 - 3/26/23); Boston (3/31/23 - 4/1/23); Long Island (4/8/23) and Manassas, VA (4/16/23).
Blue's Clues & You! Live on Stage is an epic new adventure! Photo courtesy of the production
14. Blue’s Clues & You! — through May 21, 2023
Ages: 2 to 7
Young fans will love helping Josh as he tries to make a magical theater show. With Blue’s clues to solve, kids will be shouting as well as pointing out answers in the aisles. This Broadway-style production features Josh, Blue, Magenta, and Rainbow Puppy. Skidoo over and grab tickets for the entire family. Stops on this tour include Long Beach, CA (11/6/22); Englewood, NJ (12/10/22); Philadelphia (2/4/23); and Orlando (5/20/23).
15. Paw Patrol Live: Heroes Unite — February 3 - June 11, 2023
Ages: 1 to 8
“Paw Patrol, ready for action, Ryder, sir!” This mission needs the help of all pups and pup fans because Mayor Humdinger stole Robo Dog, causing lots of problems. Heroes Unite displays the qualities needed to make heroes—bravery and teamwork. Cheer on the Paw Patrol as they save Adventure Bay. Stops on this tour include Fairfax, VA (2/3/23 - 2/5/23); Boston (2/11/23 - 2/12/23); Chicago (3/25/23 - 3/26/23); and New York City (4/22/23 - 4/23/23).
16. Monster Jam — through July 1, 2023
Ages: 3 to 12
Grave Digger, Max-D, and Bigfoot are ready to show off their jumps, donuts, and wheelies! in this monster-truck show. Monster Jam is touring over 80 cities in the US between fall 2022 and summer 2023. Bring headphones for your kids, as this is a loud show to watch—think rumbling engines and smashing cars. From racing to freestyle, kids will be excited to see all the action. Stops on this tour include Bridgeport, CT (11/11/22 - 11/13/22); Anaheim (1/14/23 - 1/15/23); Washington, DC (1/28/23 - 1/29/23); Long Island (2/3/23-2/5/23) and Philadelphia (4/15/23).
Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in Madagascar the Musical. Photo by Scott Rylander
17. Madagascar the Musical — April 3, 2023 - July 1, 2023
Ages: 3 and older
Let’s move it, move it to see Madagascar the Musical! Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria have great and comfortable lives in the Central Park Zoo. However, Marty the zebra wishes he could live in the wild and escapes with his friends. Ending up in King Julien’s Madagascar, the friends learn how to live in the jungle. A story about friendship and teamwork, Madagascar is great for the entire family. Stops on this tour include New Brunswick, NJ (5/6/23) and Tysons, VA (5/26/23).
The beloved story of Aladdin is brought to thrilling theatrical life in this mesmerizing musical. Photo by Deen Van Meer
18. Aladdin the Musical — through July 20, 2023
Ages: 6 and older
See Aladdin, Genie, Jasmine, and Jafar on stage in your city. Aladdin the Musical will have kids singing favorites such as "A Whole New World," along with four new songs. Don’t miss “Friend Like Me,” which features medleys from The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and other Disney classics. Flying carpets, beautiful costumes, and outstanding music make this show truly magical. Stops on this tour include Miami (1/3/23 - 1/8/23); Washington, DC (4/19/23 - 4/30/23); and Chicago (5/17/23 - 5/28/23).
19. Frozen the Musical — through August 6, 2023
Ages: 8 and older
"Do you want to build a snowman?" has been on our playlists since 2013. Now the Disney favorite is onstage with Frozen the Musical. Darker than the movie, the musical is best for older kids. It takes a deeper look into all of the characters, features lots of diversity, and merges some of Frozen 2’s storyline. Stops on this tour include San Francisco (11/18/22 - 12/30/22), Costa Mesa (2/1/23 - 2/19/23), and Baltimore (6/7/23 - 6/18/23).
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20. Bluey’s Big Play — through August 27, 2023
Ages: 0 - 7 years old
Join Bluey and the Heeler family on their first US live theater tour—"for real life!” Bluey fans can expect loads of entertainment through creative games, singing, and dancing in this high-energy show that displays the importance of spending family time together. The adventure showcases Bluey and little sister Bingo's imaginations as they get their dad, Bandit, to join the fun instead of the couch. Stops on this tour include New York City (11/18/22 - 11/20/22), Philadelphia (12/2/22 - 12/3/22), Los Angeles (1/27/23 - 1/29/23), and Atlanta (5/20/23 - 5/21/23).
Join the circle of life at The Lion King on Broadway. Photo courtesy of the production
21. The Lion King — through September 3, 2023
Ages: 8 and older
This six-time Tony Award winner is a must-see Broadway show with costumes, props, and choreography that are beyond elaborate. Watch as Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, and Timon experience the wonders of the circle of life. Stops on this tour include Chicago (11/17/22 - 1/14/23); Los Angeles (2/2/23 - 3/26/23); Washington, DC (6/21/23 - 7/29/23); and Philadelphia (8/16/23 - 9/3/23).