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Theatre is more than entertainment; it is a unique, immersive learning experience for audiences of all ages. Performing arts teach children how to think creatively through imagination, and live shows teach them how to appreciate people of all kinds and how to respect other points of view. Here is a list of some of the best places to enjoy children’s theater and let your kids' imaginations flourish.

24th STreet Theatre is an unique arts organization that creates award-winning theatre for young audiences that is sophisticated enough for adults. This is a place where neighborhood residents come for inspiration and leave with their hearts full.

Location:  1117 West 24th St.,Los Angeles, CA, 90007

​Tel: (213) 745-6516 

With over 300 performances a year, utilizing over 2000 handcrafted puppets, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater caters to birthday parties, school groups, weddings, and community functions of all sorts. Following each performance, the guests are invited to join the Puppeteers for some after show refreshments in the setting of the charmingly thrilling historical Party Room.

Location: 4949 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

​Tel: (213) 250-9995

Every Saturday & Sunday at 12 noon, Really Awesome Improv Show, a fast paced and high energy improv comedy show, plays at The Second City in Hollywood. It's a fun for all ages comedy show featuring improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation. The Really Awesome Improve Show has been voted Best Kids' Comedy Show by LA Magazine. There’s a rotating cast so you’ll see a different faces and games each week. The cost is only $5 per person.

What Rhymes with Orange is a fairy tale musical for all ages. From the greatest heights to the mysterious jungles below, follow the hero Amari into the magical musical world of flying books, feathered librarians, singing raccoons and a land of giants as we search for the simple answer that will save the day: What Rhymes with Orange? This premium musical is a G-rated, family friendly show. Playing every Sunday at 1 pm. Tickets: $12 per person.

Location: 6560 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

​Tel:  (323) 464-8542

Producing plays since 1929, the Assistance League® of Los Angeles Theatre for Children is the oldest children’s theatre in Southern California. The League’s award-winning Nine O’Clock Players Auxiliary  performs two plays annually chosen from classic children’s literature with dancing, singing and special effects.

Location: 1367 N. St. Andrews Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

​Tel: (323) 545-6153

A Faery Hunt creates Fairyland by weaving their faery magic with original stories, dancing and songs that will inspire you and your kids. There is only gentle and silly fun in A Faery Hunt shows. All performances are outdoors except shows at the Sunset Theatre Company (which is indoors and outdoors). Children are encouraged to come in their favorite fairy, princess or super hero costume!

Location: 2332 Fern Dell Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068


Established in 1962 Theatre West is an internationally acclaimed arts organization and the oldest continually running theatre company in Los Angeles. Their Storybook presents non-threatening, interactive musical theater appropriate for children 3-9 years old.

Location: 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles, CA 90068

Tel: (323) 851-4839

Since 2013, The Wallis has produced and presented more than 150 dance, theatre, opera, classical music and family programs. The Wallis brings audiences world-class theater, dance and music, performed by many of the world's most talented and sought-after artists.

Location: 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

​Tel: (310) 746-4000

Established in 1960, the Playhouse is celebrating over half a century of continuous theatrical and educational services to the community. Its Family Theatre offers a multi-generational exchange of ideas and experiences.

Location: 1211 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

​Tel: 310-394-9779

The immersive interactive shows and kids events at Creating Arts Company are fun for the entire family. They offer a variety of exciting shows and specialty events that have been featured on film and multiple television shows and are fun for boys and girls.


Location: 1404 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

​Tel: (310) 804-0223

The Santa Monica Theatre Guild at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre is a community theatre that provides a balanced, varied and challenging season of published plays. They entertain, educate, enrich, and inspire all ages. They also offer four youth productions each year and one full-length youth musical each year.

Location:  2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

​Tel: (310) 828-7519

Since 1947, Glendale Centre Theatre has been home to many live productions on the stage every week. Performing comedies and musicals, classics to Broadway hits, and children’s theatre on select Saturday mornings, this is the perfect venue for both seasoned theatre veterans and introducing new theatre-goers to the thrill of live theatre!

Location:  324 N. Orange St., Glendale, CA 91203

​Tel: (818) 244-8481

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