Kids' Night On Broadway Returns Offering Free Shows To Kids Under 18

20th Annual Kids' Night On Broadway

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The Broadway League announced today that Kids’ Night on Broadway will return this summer to New York City on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, marking the program’s very first summer schedule since its inception in 1996. Kids’ Night on Broadway is a Broadway League event where kids 18 and under can attend participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. To learn more and be the first to know when tickets go on sale, sign-up for The Broadway Fan Club at (Minimum age of 13 years to join the free Fan Club.)

“It’s going to be a lively summer in the city as we present Kids’ Night on Broadway this August. We look forward to welcoming kids, teens, and their families to visit one of New York City’s most iconic neighborhoods, the Theatre District for a fun-filled evening of dining and attending a Broadway show,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League. “Since 1996, Kids’ Night on Broadway has welcomed 190,000 kids and families to experience the thrill of live theatre, many for the very first time and what we hope will turn into a lifetime love of Broadway.”

Participating shows include: A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, Aladdin, Back to the Future: The Musical, Chicago, The Cottage, Hadestown, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Here Lies Love, Kimberly Akimbo, The Lion King, MJ The Musical ,Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Once Upon a One More Time, Shucked, *SIX, Some Like it Hot, Wicked *Due to the show’s performance schedule, SIX will take place on Wednesday evening, August 30th.

Kids’ Night on Broadway is celebrated with in-theatre special activities including talkbacks, sing-alongs, art projects, Kids’ Night on Broadway activity books, and more. Also, select restaurants will be offering exclusive discounts. Audience members attending their first Broadway show can let the world know with “My First Broadway Show” stickers, available at participating theatres. These stickers are a great way to remember one’s first Broadway experience as guests can place them on their show’s Playbill as a keepsake or don them for fun. All guests attending Kids’ Night on Broadway must have a ticket to the show. The offer is applied as 50% off each ticket when purchased as a pair; no additional ‘free’ tickets are added to orders. Joining The Broadway Fan Club is free of charge and offers members the opportunity to stay up-to-date with Broadway's current and future happenings. Members will receive semi-regular Broadway show discount ticket offers, monthly Broadway newsletters, and information about programs such as Kids' Night on Broadway, all from The Broadway League, the official trade association for the Broadway industry.

One must be age 13 or up to join the free Fan Club. Kids’ Night on Broadway will continue to take place throughout the year in multiple cities around the country with different shows and venues providing their own unique approach to the event. Please visit for specific dates and locations. This nationwide program is designed to introduce a new generation to the experience of live theatre. Kids’ Night on Broadway, a year-round national audience development program of The Broadway League, is generously presented by The New York Times.