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Theatre for Children (puppets & Shows) in New York

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:43 PM EST with 22 listings
Marionettes or puppets as they may be more commonly called can be traced back in history as far as Aristotle. Children's theater can often be entertaining for the eyes and ears of parents and children alike.
Theatre for Children (puppets & Shows) in New York

Abrons Arts Center

Arts for Family series that offers puppetry, magic and theater. Great for ages 4 to 12 years.
466 Grand St., Lower East Side NY 10002 Tel 212-598-0400
Fax: 505829

Alvin Ailey American Dance Troupe

Modern dance troupes and ballet. $10 for a single dance class; annual registration card for $15. The Dance Troupe is a traveling company whose schedule & performance locations can be found on their website.
211 W. 61st St., Lincoln Center NY 10023 Tel 212-767-0590
Fax: 212-767-0625; Website: alvinailey.org

Arts Connection

Saturdays Alive series which are priced right and enjoyable performances. They also offer shows for 3 to 5 year olds.
120 W. 46th St., Theater District NY betw Sixth & Seventh Ave , Tel 212-302-7433

Caroline's Comedy Club

A Kids performer is available every Saturday and Sunday. This is exceptional for kids ages 3 to 9.
1626 Broadway, Midtown NY 10019 Tel 212-757-4100
Tel: 212-956-0101; Website: carolines.com


You have to experience these puppets on a weekend afternoon. They preform between 1pm and 6pm at the Bethesda Fountain.
Central Pk., Central Park NY Bethesda Fountain,

Fools Company Space

311 W. 43rd St., Clinton NY

Grove Street Playhouse

Classic tales presented by Miss Majesty's Lollipop Playhouse. Audience participation comedies. Kids love it. (betw. Seventh Ave. & Bleecker St.)
39 Grove St., Greenwich Village NY 10014 Tel 212-330-7755
Tel: 212-741-6436; Website: nytheatre.com

Here Theatre

Soho collaborative runs weekend programs on Saturdays. Tickets cost up to $6.
145 Avenue of Americas, Greenwich Village NY 10013 near Spring St., Tel 212-647-0202
Fax: 212-647-0257; Website: here.org

Kids 'N' Comedy Shows

Kids doing comedy once a month at Caroline's Comedy Club. Auditions are necessary. Kids ages 8 to 15.
1626 Broadway, Midtown NY (49th/50th),

Lenny Suib Puppet Playhouse

This center stages creative puppet shows for kids ages 3 and up.
555 E. 90th St., Yorkville NY Mazur Theater, Asphalt Green), Tel 212-369-8890

New Victory Theatre

Restored beautiful theater that focuses on children's theater. Performances include music, dance, drama, circus and puppetry. Affordable prices.
209 W. 42nd St., Theater District NY 10036 betw 7th & 8th Ave., Tel 646-223-3020
Website: newvictory.org

New York Youth Theater

Kids and adults perform in these productions. Saturday and Sunday matinees and nighttime performances Thursday to Saturday.
422 W. 57th St., Clinton NY betwNinth & Tenth Ave , Tel 212-315-1737

Paper Bag Players

Company of adults who create and perform original theater for children ages 4 through 9: short plays, rousing songs, freewheeling dances
225 W. 99th St., Upper West Side NY Tel 212-663-0390
E-mail: info@thepaperbagplayers.org; Website: paperbagplayers.org

Shadow Box Theatre

This award-winning theatre company specializes in children's programs. They utilize live theatre, puppetry and music.
325 West End Ave., Upper West Side NY 10023 Tel 212-724-0677
Fax: 212-724-0767; E-mail: sbt@shadowboxtheatre.org
Website: shadowboxtheatre.org

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

This Central Park theater is a great backdrop for a puppet show. The shows feature life-size marionettes, beautiful costumes and sets. The weekend shows are crowded and sold-out.
Central Pk. W., Central Park NY at 81 St in Central Park), Tel 212-988-9093
Website: cityparksfoundation.org

Symphony Space

Symphony Space offers a wide variety of performances from world music & symphonies to short story readings by film & stage stars. Schedule of Performances
2537 Broadway, Upper West Side NY 10025 95th St., Tel 212-864-5400
Website: symphonyspace.org


Talented professional NY child performers. The shows keep 3 year olds and up enthralled. One hour skits with music.
15 W. 28th St., Midtown South NY 10001 betw Broadway & 5th Ave., Tel 212-252-1619
Fax: 212-252-8763; E-mail: info@tadatheater.com
Website: tadatheater.com

Theaterworks USA

Theater group performs musical versions of classic children's stories. Good for ages 5 and up.
2162 Broadway, Upper West Side NY Promenade Theatre at 76th St, Tel 212-627-7373

Thirteenth Street Repertory Company

Children's shows offered two times a day. Matinees start at 1pm or 3pm. Great for ages 4 and up.
50 W. 13th St., Greenwich Village NY 10011 Tel 212-675-6677
E-mail: thirteenst@aol.com; Website: 13thstreetrep.org

TriBeCa Performing Arts Center

Theater, dance and music performances. The center is composed of two theaters. Theater 1 seats a little over 900 people and Theater 2 seats about 250.
199 Chambers St., Tribeca NY 10007 Greenwich Ave./West St.., Tel 212-346-8500
Box Office: 212-346-8510; Website: tribecapac.org

Wings Theatre

Each season includes a series of children's shows.
154 Christopher St., West Village NY 10014 Tel 212-627-2961
Fax: 212-418-9581

YWCA of Brooklyn

Shadow Box Theatre is the resident children's theatre here.