Taking the kids to see live theatre is such a fun experience. It’s really adorable to watch young faces light up with joy and hear their giggles of happiness as they engage in storytelling, music and magic that comes with live performances. This fall, there are many awesome productions scheduled in Austin. Here’s a roundup of these events so you can mark your calendars and get your tickets.
Fall Family Theatre in Austin:
–> The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe @ ZACH Theatre
Sept. 9 – Feb. 4
Based on the bestselling book series by C.S. Lewis. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe invites us to journey through the wardrobe and travel to Narnia for an imaginative adventure to help Aslan defeat the White Queen! In this production, you’ll find just two actors — and a lot of theatre magic — to bring this classic tale to life in a whole new way. You can get your tickets online or by phone at 512-476-0541 x1.
–> A Moon of My Own @ Long Center
September 30 – October 8, Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m.
Pollyanna Theatre Company presents this play about a young girl and her faithful companion, the moon. Told through movement and heart-felt humor, this new play invites audiences to discover sounds and citizens around the globe where we all share the same moon. Based on the book by author Jennifer Rustgi. Intended for ages 4-8. Tickets are $10.50 for kids and $12 for adults, which you can purchase online here.
–> Rosita y Conchita @ Austin Scottish Rite Theater
September 30 – October 29, showtimes at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Rosita y Conchita is a Día de los Muertos bilingual play about two sisters who try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds and images. Based on the award-winning children’s book Rosita y Conchita by Erich Haeger and Eric González. Tickets are $8 for children; $12 for ages 12 & up, which you can purchase online here.
–> Shopkins Live @ The Long Center
Saturday, October 21
Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show-stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. Tickets start at $29, which you can purchase here. Click here to enter to win tickets!
–> Not Afraid of the Dark: A Show That Glows @ Austinventures Studio Theatre
Oct. 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
This unique, hour-long production is a visual treat for all ages and a great way to introduce children ages 2 and older to the ballet. The show turns nighttime darkness into a place to laugh, sing, clap, dream, dance, and do everything imaginable, except be afraid! Explore a young boy’s dreams, and with the help of special lighting effects, see how the dark is never scary when you focus on “the light!” Tickets are $15, available here.
–> Paw Patrol Live @ The Long Center
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
PAW Patrol is on a roll with its hit live tour! It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Tickets start at $23, available online here.
–> Pinkalicious @ The Paramount Theatre
Sunday, November 5, 2 p.m.
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Pinkalicious with your entire family at the Paramount! Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with an acute case of “Pinkititis,” an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. But it takes a whole lot of bravery and support from her family to find her true colors again! Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for kids 12 & under, which you can purchase online here.
–> Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live @ The Paramount Theatre
Sunday, November 12, 4 p.m.
America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award-winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. Tickets start at $31 and can be purchased online here.
–> A Christmas Carol @ ZACH Theatre
November 22 – December 31
Each year, ZACH’s A Christmas Carol features new hit songs and reimagined carols that create an infectious spirit that will have everyone dancing in the aisles. ZACH’s fresh and inspired adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic juxtaposes the traditional Victorian setting and costumes with a modern musical score that spans all genres. Recommended for ages 6 & up. Tickets start at $29, which you can purchase online here or call the box office at 512-476-0541 x1.
–> Mr. Popper’s Penguins @ The Paramount Theatre
Sunday, December 3, 2 p.m.
Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family. Tickets are $18 for kids and $20 for adults, available online here.
–> Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic @ Frank Erwin Center
Saturday, December 23, 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite Disney characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here.
Post updated September 2017