Family Guide

Considering bringing the kids to a show? Check out our guidelines to help you decide.

We believe that sharing the theatre with youngsters can be a life-changing experience, but some shows are more family friendly than others. Our guidelines below can give you a general idea of what might be appropriate, but you know your child best. If you have questions or want to talk further about any show’s content, just call us at 404.873.4300. Generally, if your child can pay attention to a full-length movie at the cinema, he or she will probably enjoy a theatrical event. Please note: All children must have a ticket, regardless of age.

The Little Mermaid

By all means, this show is tailor-made for the kids! Even the young-young ones won’t be scared by that mean ol’ Miss Ursula, whose lair is accented with plenty of color and tricky stage effects. The last thing your kids will want to do is close their eyes.

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Grand opera and lush romance might not be their cup of tea. And the Phantom is a frightening guy. There are old-fashioned scare moments throughout—a dead corpse plunging from a noose, shrieking-for-their-lives ballerinas, that disfigured face... Such sights will either send your kid burying their face in your arm or thinking it’s the coolest show in town.

Run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes


Annie is the perfect Broadway musical for the whole family. The big revival features eight young actresses, an adorable dog and songs your child will sing for months to come. Miss Hannigan is still drunk and Rooster is still a bad guy, but children will find the show funny and silly, while adults enjoy the jokes on a different level, and everyone goes home feeling good about the bonds of family.

Run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes

The Bodyguard

Not recommended for children or preteens. Parental discretion advised.

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Matilda is perfect for kids: Colorful costumes, onstage magic and over-the-top comic performances make this musical a great Broadway outing for young theatergoers. They will not have a better time on Broadway this season than at Matilda.

Run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes


Recommended for ages 5 and up

Run time is 2 hours and 15 minutes

Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland is a great show to bring kids to. It's a story about the power of imagination and child-like wonder. There are mature themes like parents dying but is handled appropriately, with no graphic death scenes.

Run time is 2 hours and 35 minutes

Mamma Mia!

Though kids will love the cool music and the energetic dancing, the plot can bring up some questions for the little ones. But nothing’s very explicit and the tone is cheery throughout, making it a safe family destination.

Run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes


King and I is recommended for ages 8+

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Color Purple is an emotional and heartfelt story about a young woman’s journey through adversity to love and triumph in the American South. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, but the show does contain some mature situations that may not be appropriate for small children. Recommended for 8 and up.

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For Love Never Dies, the age recommendation is 12+.

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Disney on Broadway performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends its productions for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

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Rent is recommended for ages 13+

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Recommended Ages: Not recommended for those with large fortunes and distant heirs or for children under 10.

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Appropriate for ages 8+

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Hamilton is appropriate for ages 10+ since there is some strong language.

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Contains explicit language

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