Houston Children’s Theaters & Venues with Family Friendly Shows
For performance dates and times for each venue, check ParentsPost.com’s CULTURE CALENDAR. Some venues have limited engagements that are family-friendly, in terms of formality, subject matter and show times.
The following list begins with the larger performance halls. The latter half of the list includes smaller theaters that may be preferable to families looking for more intimate experiences.
MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE
6000 Hermann Park Drive, Hermann Park, 281-373-3386
All performances are free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Families can bring picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs. The 2013 season brings Pinocchio, Goldilocks, Hansel & Gretel, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., The Three Little Pigs and more.
1500 McKinney Street, 713-400-7336
All performances are free. Families can bring blankets and lawn chairs.
This park offers a wide variety of entertainment from live music to films, from story time readings to children’s writing workshops.
HOBBY CENTER, SAROFIM HALL
800 Bagby, 713-558-2600
Performances by Broadway Across America & Theatre Under The Stars
The 2013-2014 Season features Elf the Musical, The Wizard of Oz and The Little Mermaid
615 Louisiana Street, 713-224-4240
Performances by Houston Symphony & Society for the Performing Arts
The Houston Symphony’s Family Concert Series includes four performances in the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Season: Peter and the Wolf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Wild, Wild West! and Belle of the Ball.
WORTHAM THEATER CENTER, BROWN THEATER
Performances by Houston Ballet & Mercury
Houston Ballet performs the Nutcracker from November 29-December 29. In Spring 2014, the spotlight’s on Houston Ballet’s Aladdin and Swan Lake.
MAIN STREET THEATER
4617 Montrose Boulevard, 713-524-6706
The 2013-2014 Theater for Youth Season shows include: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Giver, A Year with Frog and Toad, James and the Giant Peach, and Pippi Longstocking: The Family Musical.
2710 W. Alabama, 713-526-2721
The 2013-2014 Children’s Theater shows include: The Bully Show, The Pass-It-On Christmas, The Magician’s Nephew, and The Hero Squad vs. The Supervillains Apprentice.
1703 Heights Boulevard, 713-838-7191
In December, families can enjoy A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol Starring Santa Claus. In Spring 2014, the spotlight’s on the childhood favorites Willy Wonka and Schoolhouse Rock Live!
536 Westbury Square, 713-726-1219
The 2013-2014 Children’s Theater schedule includes Frosty the Snowman and Robin Hood.
CLASS ACT PRODUCTIONS
25275 Buddle Road, The Woodlands, 281-292-6779
In December, families can catch The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. In February, Class Act presents the popular Shrek the Musical.
6608 FM 1960 W, Suite E, 281-440-4111
The 2012-2013 season includes the shows A Year With Frog And Toad, Little Women and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
CHRISTIAN YOUTH THEATER
25003 Pitkin Road D200, Spring, 832-487-8770
The 2012 musical schedule includes: The King and I and Guys and Dolls.