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 amazing plays and performances in the greater Kalamazoo area with your kids and support the local arts.

There’s something for every age and budget in 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 tickets pricing and show times. 

Did we miss any local plays or performances? Make sure to submit your event to our Event Calendar.

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

Sunday July 21, 2019

Civic in the Park

Location: Celery Flats – 7366 Garden Lane Portage
Join us for The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre’s “Civic in the Park” Teen actors from The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre’s Academy of Theatre Arts will be presenting a 60-minute version of Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Celery Flats Amphitheatre in Portage and various parks in Kalamazoo this July. Audiences will [...]
Time: 2:00 pm

The Wizard of Oz

Location: Comstock Community Auditorium – 2107 N 26th St Kalamazoo
Join us as Center Stage Theatre celebrates our 45th season with the production of The Wizard of Oz! This is going to be an amazing show that you will want to see. Get your tickets now for reserved seating. TICKET PRICES: $12.00 ADULTS $10.00 STUDENTS $10.00  SENIORS
Time: 2:00 pm

Big the Musical

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in this unforgettable theatrical experience where a frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child’s play. Rated PG Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Backstage Xperience dates: July [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday July 22, 2019

Big the Musical

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in this unforgettable theatrical experience where a frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child’s play. Rated PG Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Backstage Xperience dates: July [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tuesday July 23, 2019

Big the Musical

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in this unforgettable theatrical experience where a frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child’s play. Rated PG Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Backstage Xperience dates: July [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series in St. Joseph

Location: St. Joe Today – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind.
Time: 12:00 pm

Big the Musical

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in this unforgettable theatrical experience where a frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child’s play. Rated PG Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Backstage Xperience dates: July [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thursday July 25, 2019

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series

Location: Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina – Water Street South Haven
The Community Riverfront Concert Series begins its season in May. Each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., South Haven's Riverfront Park will host a variety of musical performances, including jazz, classical, folk and contemporary. Concerts are free to the public. Nestled on the banks of the Black River and located just [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Big the Musical

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in this unforgettable theatrical experience where a frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child’s play. Rated PG Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Backstage Xperience dates: July [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday July 26, 2019

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 South Rose Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food….Lunchtime Live has it all! Get the family out of the house this summer and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical [...]
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Big the Musical

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in this unforgettable theatrical experience where a frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child’s play. Rated PG Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Backstage Xperience dates: July [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday July 27, 2019

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD (Musical Theatre for Young Audiences)

Location: farmers alley theatre – 221 farmers alle Kalamazoo
Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leilapalooza - The Leila Arboretum Music Festival

Location: Leila Arboretum – 928 West Michigan Avenue Battle Creek
Looking for something fun to do in Battle Creek this summer? Don't want to spend a lot of money or travel far away to have a good time? Do you love music? Leilapalooza is a one day music festival held on the beautiful grounds of the Battle Creek Leila Arboretum. [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD (Musical Theatre for Young Audiences)

Location: farmers alley theatre – 221 farmers alle Kalamazoo
Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD (Musical Theatre for Young Audiences)

Location: farmers alley theatre – 221 farmers alle Kalamazoo
Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, [...]
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Big the Musical

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in this unforgettable theatrical experience where a frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child’s play. Rated PG Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Backstage Xperience dates: July [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sunday July 28, 2019

Big the Musical

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in this unforgettable theatrical experience where a frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child’s play. Rated PG Book by John Weidman Music by David Shire Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Backstage Xperience dates: July [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra - Peter and the Wolf

Location: Celery Flats – 7366 Garden Lane Portage
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra - Peter and the Wolf »» Tuesday, July 30, 6 PM »» Celery Flats Amphitheatre (7334 Garden Lane) »» FREE The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra “Family Fun Chamber Series” presents Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. Pre-school and elementary aged children and their families are invited to [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Joel Tacey’s AstroReader Magical Comedy Show

Location: VBDL Antwerp Sunshine Branch – 24823 Front Avenue Mattawan
3…2…1…BLASTOFF into reading with Spaceman Joel! Featuring dazzling magic, silly stunts, goofy gadgets, and lots of audience participation, this family-friendly program will have kids and grown-ups laughing out loud. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome.
Time: 10:30 am

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD (Musical Theatre for Young Audiences)

Location: farmers alley theatre – 221 farmers alle Kalamazoo
Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series in St. Joseph

Location: St. Joe Today – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind.
Time: 12:00 pm

Thursday August 1, 2019

2019 Ribfest

Location: Arcadia Creek Festival Place – 145 East Water Street Kalamazoo
Ribfest is a three day event at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Downtown Kalamazoo. As one of the original festivals held downtown, Ribfest is now in its 30th year and attracts over 10,000 people each summer. Proceeds from the Kalamazoo Ribfest go to benefit the Arc Community Advocates who work with [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD (Musical Theatre for Young Audiences)

Location: farmers alley theatre – 221 farmers alle Kalamazoo
Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Believe in Battle Creek's Free Concert Series

Location: Leila Arboretum – 928 West Michigan Avenue Battle Creek
Battle Creek's Fantasy Forest, located inside Leila Arboretum will host a Free concert series on Thursday evenings in August. Bring a chair and a friend to join us each week for Live Music and fun. August 1st: BAREFOOT BLONDE -- A powerhouse female vocalist with a tight rock and roll [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series

Location: Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina – Water Street South Haven
The Community Riverfront Concert Series begins its season in May. Each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., South Haven's Riverfront Park will host a variety of musical performances, including jazz, classical, folk and contemporary. Concerts are free to the public. Nestled on the banks of the Black River and located just [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday August 2, 2019

2019 Ribfest

Location: Arcadia Creek Festival Place – 145 East Water Street Kalamazoo
Ribfest is a three day event at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Downtown Kalamazoo. As one of the original festivals held downtown, Ribfest is now in its 30th year and attracts over 10,000 people each summer. Proceeds from the Kalamazoo Ribfest go to benefit the Arc Community Advocates who work with [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD (Musical Theatre for Young Audiences)

Location: farmers alley theatre – 221 farmers alle Kalamazoo
Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 South Rose Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food….Lunchtime Live has it all! Get the family out of the house this summer and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical [...]
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Saturday August 3, 2019

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD (Musical Theatre for Young Audiences)

Location: farmers alley theatre – 221 farmers alle Kalamazoo
Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

2019 Ribfest

Location: Arcadia Creek Festival Place – 145 East Water Street Kalamazoo
Ribfest is a three day event at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Downtown Kalamazoo. As one of the original festivals held downtown, Ribfest is now in its 30th year and attracts over 10,000 people each summer. Proceeds from the Kalamazoo Ribfest go to benefit the Arc Community Advocates who work with [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD (Musical Theatre for Young Audiences)

Location: farmers alley theatre – 221 farmers alle Kalamazoo
Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD (Musical Theatre for Young Audiences)

Location: farmers alley theatre – 221 farmers alle Kalamazoo
Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, [...]
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monday August 5, 2019

WWE LIVE: SUMMERSLAM HEATWAVE TOUR

Location: Wings Event Center – 3600 Vanrick Drive Kalamazoo
WWE Champion - KOFI KINGSTON vs. DOLPH ZIGGLER ROMAN REIGNS vs. DREW MCINTYRE PLUS, Smackdown Woman’s Champion - BAYLEY Plus, MANY MORE!!! *Talent is subject to change*
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesday August 7, 2019

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series in St. Joseph

Location: St. Joe Today – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind.
Time: 12:00 pm

Thursday August 8, 2019

Believe in Battle Creek's Free Concert Series

Location: Leila Arboretum – 928 West Michigan Avenue Battle Creek
Battle Creek's Fantasy Forest, located inside Leila Arboretum will host a Free concert series on Thursday evenings in August. Bring a chair and a friend to join us each week for Live Music and fun. August 1st: BAREFOOT BLONDE -- A powerhouse female vocalist with a tight rock and roll [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series

Location: Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina – Water Street South Haven
The Community Riverfront Concert Series begins its season in May. Each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., South Haven's Riverfront Park will host a variety of musical performances, including jazz, classical, folk and contemporary. Concerts are free to the public. Nestled on the banks of the Black River and located just [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday August 9, 2019

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 South Rose Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food….Lunchtime Live has it all! Get the family out of the house this summer and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical [...]
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Mamma Mia!

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with Mamma Mia! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless hit songs propels this funny, enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating the ultimate feel-good show! Rated PG-13 Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Some [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series in St. Joseph

Location: St. Joe Today – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind.
Time: 12:00 pm

Mamma Mia!

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with Mamma Mia! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless hit songs propels this funny, enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating the ultimate feel-good show! Rated PG-13 Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Some [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thursday August 15, 2019

Believe in Battle Creek's Free Concert Series

Location: Leila Arboretum – 928 West Michigan Avenue Battle Creek
Battle Creek's Fantasy Forest, located inside Leila Arboretum will host a Free concert series on Thursday evenings in August. Bring a chair and a friend to join us each week for Live Music and fun. August 1st: BAREFOOT BLONDE -- A powerhouse female vocalist with a tight rock and roll [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series

Location: Riverfront Park at Southside Municipal Marina – Water Street South Haven
The Community Riverfront Concert Series begins its season in May. Each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., South Haven's Riverfront Park will host a variety of musical performances, including jazz, classical, folk and contemporary. Concerts are free to the public. Nestled on the banks of the Black River and located just [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mamma Mia!

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with Mamma Mia! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless hit songs propels this funny, enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating the ultimate feel-good show! Rated PG-13 Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Some [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday August 16, 2019

Lunchtime Live!

Location: Bronson Park – 200 South Rose Street Kalamazoo
Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food….Lunchtime Live has it all! Get the family out of the house this summer and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical [...]
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Mamma Mia!

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with Mamma Mia! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless hit songs propels this funny, enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating the ultimate feel-good show! Rated PG-13 Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Some [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday August 17, 2019

Mamma Mia!

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with Mamma Mia! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless hit songs propels this funny, enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating the ultimate feel-good show! Rated PG-13 Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Some [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday August 19, 2019

Mamma Mia!

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with Mamma Mia! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless hit songs propels this funny, enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating the ultimate feel-good show! Rated PG-13 Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Some [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tuesday August 20, 2019

Mamma Mia!

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with Mamma Mia! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless hit songs propels this funny, enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating the ultimate feel-good show! Rated PG-13 Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Some [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series in St. Joseph

Location: St. Joe Today – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind.
Time: 12:00 pm

Mamma Mia!

Location: Barn Theatre – 13351 M-96 Augusta
Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with Mamma Mia! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless hit songs propels this funny, enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating the ultimate feel-good show! Rated PG-13 Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Some [...]
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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