Family Events in Metro DC including Theatre, Dance, Music & More

Find great family events and activities in Metro DC with Check here for family concerts and performances, hands-on activities and fun exhibitions for you and your kids, teens and tweens to experience together throughout Metro DC.

There are 313 events in this category. Browse Family Events [163] ... Family Events: Dance [11] ... Family Events: Museums [24] ... Family Events: Music [38] ... Family Events: Theatre [77] ...

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Choral Arts: A Family Christmas at the Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center
Mon. Dec 24
Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them!

Kids Concert + Family Happy Hour with King Bullfrog

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Fri. Jan 25, 2019
A casual happy hour for parents and tots! Your favorite band, King Bullfrog, will hit the stage with high-energy original, folk and blues songs carefully tailored to get children dancing and delight grownups.

The Washington Chorus Family Christmas

George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Sun. Dec 23
A special Christmas concert just for families, with all your favorite carols, sing-alongs, and special fun for all ages (including an appearance by Santa).

A Candlelight Christmas

Dec. 20 – 21
Candlelight Christmas features traditional carols, contemporary compositions, and sing-a-longs of your favorites.

School Of Rock - The Musical

National Theatre
Jan. 16 – 27, 2019
This new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Dec 8, 2019
Pairing reimagined designs with beloved choreography, the opulent production delivers treasured moments and surprising new delights.

Choral Arts: A Family Christmas in Alexandria

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
Sat. Dec 22
A merry tour of holiday sing-alongs and Christmas favorites that will have your family singing all the way home. Expect a visit from Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph!

The 2018 Christmas Revels: An Elizabethan Winter Celebration

GW Lisner Auditorium
Dec. 15 – 16
Spend a festive holiday evening with the Queen—Elizabeth the First, that is! The year is 1599.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Dec. 18 – 19
The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography.

Billy Elliot the Musical

Signature Theatre
Dec. 15, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019
A dynamic score by the legendary Elton John with sensational dance to create a heartwarming, inspirational and triumphant experience for the entire family.

A Candlelight Christmas

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 16 – 22
A Candlelight Christmas features traditional carols, contemporary compositions, and sing-a-longs of your favorites.


Young Portrait Explorers: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Mon. Dec 17

Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Dec. 15 – 30

A Christmas Carol

Ford's Theatre
Dec. 15 – 30

The Nutcracker

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Dec. 15 – 30

Kwanzaa themed Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Mon. Dec 31

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Keegan Theatre
Dec. 22 – 30

An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Arena Stage
Sat. Jan 26, 2019

The Washington Ballet: The Nutcracker

Warner Theatre
Dec. 15 – 28

Elf: The Musical

Olney Theatre Center
Dec. 15, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019

Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas

Adventure Theatre MTC
Dec. 15, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019

The Brothers Grimm Excellent Adventure

Arts Barn
Sat. Jan 19, 2019

Explore! With the NPG

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Thru Dec. 31, 2019
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