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4 Great Places to Catch a Live Children’s Performance in LA

Get out from behind the flat panel and get your family out to see characters come to life on the main stage! Here are four great picks for enchanting your little ones with some local family friendly theater that even toddlers could sit through.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 West First Street,  Los Angeles
Who doesn’t love a puppet show? Especially one as well done as this one. Open since 1961, this puppet theater near downtown has been providing magical old-fashioned entertainment to several generations of Los Angelites. Shows run Tuesday through Sunday and kids two and under are free.

Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 Fourth Street,  Santa Monica
This family-oriented theater is a perfect pick for kid friendly live performances. Their “Family Theater” program includes old-fashioned musical reviews and fairy tale sing-alongs. Birthday parties and children’s workshops are also available.

The Raven Playhouse
5233 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood
This San Fernando Valley theater offers a variety of classes and workshops for theatrically minded kids who are interested in exploring their inner comedian.  Giggle Gaggle Saturday’s are the time where budding comedians strut their stuff on stage with comedy, stand-up, improv and character based performances.

The Geffen Playhouse Saturday Scene
10886 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles
From noble crayons to musical pirates, this iconic theater takes on the toddler crowd with Saturday Scene featuring kid friendly original works that will inspire even the youngest of live theather enthusiasts. Geared to introduce children ages two and up to the magical world of theater and music, original works are written and produced by some of the top artists in children’s entertainment.

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