Theater Shows for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Got a pint-sized thespian on your hands? Indulge their interests and take them to one of these upcoming Detroit and Ann Arbor theater shows.

Curious when Disney on Ice is coming back to Detroit? Wondering where you can see the Paw Patrol pups at next? Our list of upcoming theater shows in Detroit and Ann Arbor has you covered.

We took a dive into the schedules of local theater groups and big players in the theater game to find the best kid-friendly performances coming soon to our area.  

Take a look to find details on shows — including dates and ticket prices — coming up in in 2023. Click the links and get your tickets today! 

Don’t see a show for you in this list? Check out our online calendar for even more theater shows and family events! 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

March 18-19, 2023

See Belle and the Beast and all the other characters from the Beast’s castle in this performance from the Disney classic.

After Snark at Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit’s Black Box Theatre 

March 24-26, 2023

This show is based on Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark. It follows an unlikely crew on an adventurous quest in search of a mythical Snark.

Step Afrika! at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

March 25, 2023

See Step Africa! one of the top ten African-American dance companies in the U.S. as they integrate storytelling, songs, humor and audience participation into their dancing.

Llama Llama─Live! at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

March 28, 2023

See the children’s performance, which is based on the beloved book by Anna Dewdney and the new series on Netflix.

Magical Journey at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

April 1, 2023

Grab your crowns and see a magical performance, which features a sing-along and meet and greet your favorite characters.

Magical Journey – Sensory Friendly at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

April 1, 2023

See a royal sensory-friendly performance, which features a sing-along and meet and greet your favorite characters. This performance will have low level lights and sound, designated quiet and calm spaces and more.

Bluey’s Big Play at the Fox Theatre

April 21-23, 2023

Fans of all ages will get to see Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli as the Heelers embark on their very first live theater show. It will feature live actors, puppetry and iconic sets. Based on an original new story written by Bluey creator Joe Brumm.

Annie at Fisher Theatre

April 25-30, 2023

See little orphan, Annie in one of the best-loved musicals of all time. The open captioned performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023. The performance is 2 hours and 40 minutes long, including an intermission.

Macomb Ballet Company Presents The Little Mermaid at The Macomb Center for Performing Arts

April 25-30, 2023

Follow The Little Mermaid on her magical journey under the sea and delight in colorful fish, slithering eels, majestic jellyfish, an evil Sea Witch and a tale of true love. For all ages. The show runs for 90 minutes and includes an intermission. Meet and greet after all four performances.

Disney’s Aladdin at Fisher Theatre

May 9-14, 2023

Ages 6 and up can enjoy this Disney film in a broadway musical. Watch as Aladdin rubs the lamp to make his three wishes come true. The open-caption performance will be on May 12.

Madagascar The Musical at the Fox Theatre

May 13, 2023

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

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