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Theater programs developed for kids help to spark a child’s love for the arts from a young age. These metro Atlanta theater companies have developed colorful and engaging series for the entire family. Check out Atlanta Parent’s events page for current shows.

Alliance Theatre

Alliance is the grandparent of children’s theaters in Atlanta, cultivating the love of performance for over 40 years. The Theatre for the Very Young has year-round shows for children ages 0-5 and their parents. Their main theatre also has performances for older children and teens. Atlanta, 404-733-4650.

Center for Puppetry Arts

The newly-expanded puppet center offers a wide variety of classic story adaptations, new works by the center’s staff and traveling shows, including an entertaining family series. The museum has puppets from around the world including Jim Henson’s Big Bird and Kermit. Atlanta, 404-873-3089.

Aurora Children’s Playhouse

Children’s programming currently on hold.
These adaptations of popular books and stories are fun for the entire family. They are intended for children to have their first theatrical experience, and often include puppeteers, magicians, storytellers, jugglers and musicians. They are 45 minutes each, making them perfect for young attention spans. Performances are each Sat. at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Lawrenceville, 678-226-6222.

Synchronicity Theatre

This theater has incorporated a great holiday family program into their regular season. Each Friday show is PJs & Play! Kids can wear pajamas and enjoy milk and cookies while watching the performance. Atlanta, 404-484-8636.

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

The theatre’s FamilyStage: Adventure Series currently includes virtual performances. These include adventures in storytelling, music, history and improvisation. See for tickets. Located in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Roswell, 770-641-1260.

Horizon Theatre

This venue is an intimate theater in Atlanta’s eclectic Little Five Points business and arts district. Horizon has partnered with The Atlanta Children’s Theatre Company to bring a family-friendly holiday program to their audiences. Atlanta, 404-584-7450.

MJCCA Morris & Rae Frank Theatre

The performance hall is a part of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta building, and includes productions from different groups around Atlanta as well as the MJCCA Youth Ensemble. Dunwoody, 678-812-4000.

Theatrical Outfit

Atlanta’s second-oldest continually operating professional theater company is filled with history and stories from classic and contemporary literature. For holiday programming, the theater has added a family-friendly show for ages 12 and older. Atlanta, 678-528-1500.

– Teresa Farkas

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