Family Events in Metro DC including Theatre, Dance, Music & More
Find great family events and activities in Metro DC with CultureCapital.com. 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.
How to Catch a StarThe Kennedy Center
Nov. 21 – Dec. 16 Oliver Jeffers's beloved children’s book about chasing your dreams comes to vivid life, featuring colorful projections and choreographed movement.
The Washington Ballet: The NutcrackerWarner Theatre
Nov. 29 – Dec. 28 The Washington Ballet celebrates 15 years of DC’s holiday favorite.
Mutts Gone NutsGeorge Mason University's Center for the Arts
Sun. Nov 25 Husband and wife duo Scott and Joan Houghton bring a comedy dog-thrill show like none other.
In Series: Cri-Cri: The Mexican Singing CricketSource Theatre
Dec. 1 – 8 Families can interact and sing along in English & Spanish: be transported by a terrific cast to a sweeter time through music, words, and laughter!
Wytold: The Science of SoundPublick Playhouse
Wed. Nov 28 Electric cellist-composer Wytold blends classical techniques with live looping to create interactive musical adventures featuring inventive remixes and original works.
Choral Arts: A Family Christmas at the Kennedy CenterThe 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!
The Hip Hop NutcrackerStrathmore
Dec. 18 – 19 The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography.
Ballet West: The NutcrackerThe Kennedy Center
Dec. 5 – 9 Ballet West returns to perform the D.C. premiere of its whimsical new production of The Nutcracker, which was unveiled in Salt Lake City last year.
Remembering Vietnam: HelicoptersNational Archives
Mon. Nov 19 The National Archives Remembering Vietnam Veterans Day Week Celebration includes Vietnam-era helicopters on the front lawn of the National Archives
Open Studio FridaysSmithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 16 – 30 Visitors can work with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit.
Billy Elliot the MusicalSignature Theatre
Nov. 14, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, Billy Elliot swept the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier awards for Best Musical, by combining a dynamic score by the legendary Elton John with sensational dance to create a heartwarming, inspirational and triumphant experience for the entire family.
Elf: The MusicalOlney Theatre Center
Nov. 14, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019 This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making.
Vienna Boys ChoirGeorge Mason University's Center for the Arts
Fri. Dec 7
Revels World Story TimeWashington Revels
Nov. 14 – 28
The NutcrackerThe Puppet Co. Playhouse
Nov. 23 – Dec. 30
Hansel and GretelThe Puppet Co. Playhouse
Nov. 15 – 16
’Twas the Night Before ChristmasPublick Playhouse
Thu. Dec 6
Happy Vaudeville Holidays with Mark BrutschéCenterStage at RCC
Sat. Dec 1