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!