It’s winter, and if you think you’re a little stir-crazy stuck inside avoiding the chill, can you imagine how your kids feel? But by the middle of February, you’ve taken them to all the new movies, they’ve been to the kid-friendly museum exhibits, and indoor activity centers are packed to capacity. What’s left? Broadway is an option, but you need deep pockets for that, right? Not necessarily. On Tuesday, February 13, you can take them to see a Broadway show for free.


Theatrical trade association The Broadway League has announced the return of Kids Night on Broadway, the annual event where kids 18 and under can attend a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. 


Here's how it works: The offer is applied as 50% off each ticket when purchased as a pair–so it’s basically a two-for-one deal. You have to buy in pairs; everyone needs a ticket, and no additional ‘free’ tickets can be added to orders. For a family with two kids, it’s the perfect time to turn a date night into a family night. If you have more than two kids, it’s a great time to include their favorite aunt or uncle.


“Kids’ Night on Broadway returns this winter with 14 exceptional shows welcoming kids, teens, and families to come together and experience thrilling live theater right in the heart of New York’s Theatre District,” said Charlotte St. Martin, outgoing President of The Broadway League. 


Participating this year is a mix of perennial Disney family favorites, classic revivals, and newer, more challenging shows for your older kids. The full list includes:


  • A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

  • Aladdin

  • *& Juliet

  • Back to the Future: The Musical

  • Chicago

  • Hamilton

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  • Kimberly Akimbo

  • The Lion King

  • MJ

  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical

  • *SIX

  • Spamalot

  • Wicked


*The Kids’ Night performance date for & Juliet will take place on Thursday, February 15.

*The Kids’ Night performance date for SIX will take place on Wednesday, February 14. 


Seeing the show is just part of the fun. Kids’ Night on Broadway is celebrated with in-theater special activities, including pre- or post-show talkbacks with cast members, sing-alongs, art projects, 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 shows–a great way for your kids to remember their first Broadway experience.


How to Get in on the Fun

To be first to know when tickets go on sale for Kids’ Night, sign up for The Broadway Fan Club at Joining is free, and members get to stay up-to-date with current and future happenings on Broadway. Members also receive email updates with Broadway show discount ticket offers, monthly Broadway newsletters, and information about other Broadway League programs.