Photo courtesy of Ballet Theatre Company
Photo courtesy of Ballet Theatre Company

Best Nutcrackers and Holiday Shows for Connecticut Kids

Showcasing everything from dancing teddy bears to a capella carolers, holiday musicals are some of our most beloved traditions this time of year. Starting in November and continuing through New Year's, there are family-friendly shows at community and city theaters from Bridgeport to Torrington. If you have a budding ballerina in your midst and Clara's story is on your "must see" list, we have you covered for local performances of The NutcrackerRudolph, Scrooge, the Grinch, and a certain lovable elf also take the stage in Connecticut this Christmas season. 

Grab your tickets now, and be sure to check out our list of our favorite New England holiday traditions for your family this holiday season, including some of the best places to have breakfast with Santa in Connecticut. Merry merry—almost!


Hamden High School
2040 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514

Palace Theater
100 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Milford Arts, The MAC
40 Railroad Avenue South Former Train Depot
Milford, CT 06460

Shubert Theater
247 College Street
New Haven, CT

Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven , 06510

University of Hartford Millard Auditorium
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford , CT 06117

Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117

Hoffman Auditorium
1678 Asylum Avenue University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, 06117

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106

Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT

Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

The Garde Arts Center
325 State St.
New London, CT 06320

Norma Terris Theater
33 North Main Street
Chester, CT 06412

Jorgenson Center for the Performing Arts
2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104
Storrs, CT 06269-3104

Garde Arts Center
325 State Street
New London, CT

The Bradley Playhouse
30 Front Street
Putnam, CT

The Warner Theatre
68 Main Street
Torrington, CT

Landmark Community Theatre
158 Main Street
Thomaston, CT 06787

Staples High School
70 North Avenue
Westport, CT 06880

The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 E Ridge Rd United States
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Danbury High School
43 Clapboard Ridge Road
Danbury, CT

The Klein
910 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

Wall Street Theater
17 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT

Palace Theater
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

The Palace Theater
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

The Wilton Playshop
15 Lovers Lane
Wilton, CT 06897

Downtown Cabaret
263 Golden Hill
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT 06877