Discover Performances for all Ages

Have a budding thespian in the house or looking to take a digital break and enjoy live entertainment?

If you’re like me, you’re excited to take in one of the many heartwarming plays and performances in the greater Kalamazoo area with your kids and support the local arts.

There’s something for every age and budget on this list. You’ll want to read the synopsis to determine if a performance is appropriate for the age of your child before buying tickets.

Check our Event Calendar for more information about ticket pricing and show times. 

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Plays, Musicals, Concerts, and Theatre Shows for Kids and Families around Kalamazoo

Friday November 15, 2019

The Curious Savage

Location: Hackett Theatre – 1000 W Kilgore Rd Kalamazoo
Join us for a hilarious story of family, inheritance, kindness and loyalty as we present The Curious Savage by author John Patrick.
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo
Your Favorite Grinch Songs Come to Life! Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as comes to life on stage at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo, November 15, 16 & 17, 2019! Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more [...]
Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Three Musketeers

Location: Parish Theatre – 426 South Park St. Kalamazoo
Based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with D'Artagnan, who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with D'Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with D'Artagnan to [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday November 16, 2019

The Three Musketeers- Sensory Friendly Performance

Location: Parish Theatre – 426 South Park St. Kalamazoo
Based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with D'Artagnan, who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with D'Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with D'Artagnan to [...]
Time: 10:00 am

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo
Your Favorite Grinch Songs Come to Life! Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as comes to life on stage at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo, November 15, 16 & 17, 2019! Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Three Musketeers

Location: Parish Theatre – 426 South Park St. Kalamazoo
Based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with D'Artagnan, who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with D'Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with D'Artagnan to [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

The Curious Savage

Location: Hackett Theatre – 1000 W Kilgore Rd Kalamazoo
Join us for a hilarious story of family, inheritance, kindness and loyalty as we present The Curious Savage by author John Patrick.
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo
Your Favorite Grinch Songs Come to Life! Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as comes to life on stage at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo, November 15, 16 & 17, 2019! Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more [...]
Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Sunday November 17, 2019

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo
Your Favorite Grinch Songs Come to Life! Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as comes to life on stage at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo, November 15, 16 & 17, 2019! Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday November 20, 2019

Broadway Grand Rapids Presents The Lion King

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids brings you The Lion King, November 20 - December 1, 2019. With 16 performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best [...]
Time: 12:00 am

Thursday November 21, 2019

Broadway Grand Rapids Presents The Lion King

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids brings you The Lion King, November 20 - December 1, 2019. With 16 performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best [...]
Time: 12:00 am

Friday November 22, 2019

Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School Of Magic And Magic!

Location: Vicksburg High School PAC – 501 E Hwy Street Vicksburg
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. This clever and inventive play gives audiences a new look at a familiar adventure from [...]
Time: 7:00 pm

Elf the Musical

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Broadway Grand Rapids Presents The Lion King

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids brings you The Lion King, November 20 - December 1, 2019. With 16 performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best [...]
Time: 8:00 pm

Saturday November 23, 2019

Voices of Wellspring: All Ages Concert

Location: Wellspring Theater – 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo
Bring the whole family down to the Wellspring Theater for our ALL AGES performance of our Fall Concert of Dance! You will get a full Wellspring experience at this show (minus the mature content featured in our evening performances) which will also include longer pauses between pieces (for the necessary [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Elf the Musical

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

The Sugar Plum Fairy

Location: Comstock Community Auditorium – 2107 N 26th St Kalamazoo
Join us on a journey to The Nutcracker’s Land of The Sweets with Ballet Kalamazoo’s original ballet The Sugar Plum Fairy! The Land of the Sweets is one of the most magical places in all the world. Filled with everything sweet and kind, the land sparkles with fairies dancing upon [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School Of Magic And Magic!

Location: Vicksburg High School PAC – 501 E Hwy Street Vicksburg
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. This clever and inventive play gives audiences a new look at a familiar adventure from [...]
Time: 7:00 pm

WWE LIVE SUPERSHOW

Location: Van Andel Arena – 130 West Fulton Grand Rapids
WWE Live Supershow comes to Van Andel Arenaon Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30PM. See your favorite WWE Superstars LIVE! Tickets on sale now! Ticket prices are subject to change. For current ticket prices, visit Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices may vary, as market pricing applies to all tickets. Prices may fluctuate based [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Broadway Grand Rapids Presents The Lion King

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids brings you The Lion King, November 20 - December 1, 2019. With 16 performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best [...]
Time: 8:00 pm

Sunday November 24, 2019

Elf the Musical

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School Of Magic And Magic!

Location: Vicksburg High School PAC – 501 E Hwy Street Vicksburg
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. This clever and inventive play gives audiences a new look at a familiar adventure from [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

The Sugar Plum Fairy

Location: Comstock Community Auditorium – 2107 N 26th St Kalamazoo
Join us on a journey to The Nutcracker’s Land of The Sweets with Ballet Kalamazoo’s original ballet The Sugar Plum Fairy! The Land of the Sweets is one of the most magical places in all the world. Filled with everything sweet and kind, the land sparkles with fairies dancing upon [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tuesday November 26, 2019

Broadway Grand Rapids Presents The Lion King

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids brings you The Lion King, November 20 - December 1, 2019. With 16 performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best [...]
Time: 12:00 am

Wednesday November 27, 2019

Broadway Grand Rapids Presents The Lion King

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids brings you The Lion King, November 20 - December 1, 2019. With 16 performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best [...]
Time: 12:00 am

Thursday November 28, 2019

Broadway Grand Rapids Presents The Lion King

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids brings you The Lion King, November 20 - December 1, 2019. With 16 performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best [...]
Time: 12:00 am

Friday November 29, 2019

Elf the Musical

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Elf the Musical

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Broadway Grand Rapids Presents The Lion King

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids brings you The Lion King, November 20 - December 1, 2019. With 16 performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best [...]
Time: 8:00 pm

Saturday November 30, 2019

Elf the Musical- Sensory Friendly Performance

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 10:00 am

Elf the Musical

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Broadway Grand Rapids Presents The Lion King

Location: DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
Broadway Grand Rapids brings you The Lion King, November 20 - December 1, 2019. With 16 performances, don’t miss this amazing show at DeVos Performance Hall! More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best [...]
Time: 8:00 pm

Sunday December 1, 2019

Elf the Musical

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Location: Van Andel Arena – 130 West Fulton Grand Rapids
The multi-platinum, critically acclaimed progressive rock group, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019. Returning with all new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, "Christmas Eve and Other Stories," coming to Van Andel Arena with two shows on Sunday, December 1st at 3:00PM and [...]
Time: 3:00 pm

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Location: Van Andel Arena – 130 West Fulton Grand Rapids
The multi-platinum, critically acclaimed progressive rock group, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019. Returning with all new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, "Christmas Eve and Other Stories," coming to Van Andel Arena with two shows on Sunday, December 1st at 3:00PM and [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Tuesday December 3, 2019

PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"

Location: Wings Event Center – 3600 Vanrick Drive Kalamazoo
It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay and Ryder will need all paws on deck as he and the PAW Patrol discover a secret treasure map while on a mission to rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. It’s up to Chase, Marshall, Skye and all their heroic pirate pup friends [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday December 4, 2019

PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"

Location: Wings Event Center – 3600 Vanrick Drive Kalamazoo
It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay and Ryder will need all paws on deck as he and the PAW Patrol discover a secret treasure map while on a mission to rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. It’s up to Chase, Marshall, Skye and all their heroic pirate pup friends [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"

Location: Wings Event Center – 3600 Vanrick Drive Kalamazoo
It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay and Ryder will need all paws on deck as he and the PAW Patrol discover a secret treasure map while on a mission to rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. It’s up to Chase, Marshall, Skye and all their heroic pirate pup friends [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday December 5, 2019

AMY GRANT & MICHAEL W. SMITH CHRISTMAS 2019

Location: Van Andel Arena – 130 West Fulton Grand Rapids
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are reuniting to co-bill their popular Christmas tour this upcoming holiday season, where they will be joined by special guest Marc Martel. Incorporating a full symphony orchestra at each performance, this musical mastery is being presented by Balsam Hill®. Kicking off [...]
Time: 7:00 pm

Friday December 6, 2019

Elf the Musical

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

Ballet Arts Ensemble presents Nutcracker

Location: Chenery Auditorium – 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo
Are you looking for an affordably priced holiday concert that will please the entire family? Look no further! BAE brings the magic and wonder of Nutcracker 2019 to the stage of Kalamazoo's classic Chenery Auditorium. A traditional favorite, BAE's full-length production about Clara and her nutcracker is noted for its [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Elf the Musical

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Ballet Arts Ensemble presents Nutcracker

Location: Chenery Auditorium – 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo
Are you looking for an affordably priced holiday concert that will please the entire family? Look no further! BAE brings the magic and wonder of Nutcracker 2019 to the stage of Kalamazoo's classic Chenery Auditorium. A traditional favorite, BAE's full-length production about Clara and her nutcracker is noted for its [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fifth Annual Screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Location: Kalamazoo State Theatre – 404 S. Burdick Kalamazoo
$1 for every ticket sold is donated to WMU’s Seita Scholars Program Spend Christmas with the Griswold family for the fifth annual screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation under the twinkling stars at historic Kalamazoo State Theatre! KST is offering a special movie screening of this Christmas tradition Saturday, December 7th! [...]
Time: 8:00 pm

Sunday December 8, 2019

Ballet Arts Ensemble presents Nutcracker

Location: Chenery Auditorium – 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo
Are you looking for an affordably priced holiday concert that will please the entire family? Look no further! BAE brings the magic and wonder of Nutcracker 2019 to the stage of Kalamazoo's classic Chenery Auditorium. A traditional favorite, BAE's full-length production about Clara and her nutcracker is noted for its [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Elf the Musical

Location: Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – 329 S. Park Street Kalamazoo
Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf on a journey to find his own identity. As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly transported to the North Pole. The boy is raised as an elf until his [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

Saturday January 18, 2020

Dinosaur World LIVE

Location: Miller Auditorium – 1903 W. Michigan Ave Kalamazoo
Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus, to name a few! Tickets available now by [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday April 18, 2020

Butterfly

Location: Wellspring Theater – 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo
From the whispers of the past we hear a resound that cannot be silenced. Every human - beautiful or plain, desirable or marginalized - is precious and created with purpose. Join Ballet 5:8 for an evening of one-act ballets featuring Julianna Rubio Slager’s Butterfly, in memory of the children of [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Sunday April 19, 2020

Butterfly

Location: Wellspring Theater – 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo
From the whispers of the past we hear a resound that cannot be silenced. Every human - beautiful or plain, desirable or marginalized - is precious and created with purpose. Join Ballet 5:8 for an evening of one-act ballets featuring Julianna Rubio Slager’s Butterfly, in memory of the children of [...]
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Friday June 19, 2020

Friday Night Concert Series

Location: John E.N Howard Bandshell – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more! 2020 Dates: (Please note there will be no concerts on July 3 or 10) June 19, 26 July 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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