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Top Kid-Friendly Shows in New York for 2021

Kid-Friendly Shows in New York

If you are visiting New York in 2021, you might want to take your kid to see some of the finest shows there. Book your flights through Cathay Pacific today and discover amazing deals. Your kid will love the experience as the animated movies come to life from these 10 kid-friendly shows.

The Lion King

We all have watched the animated movie “The Lion King” at Disney as kids. That is why this is the most popular show in New York for kids. The show is based on the animated movie and features all-time favourite songs like “Hakuna Matata” and “Circle of Life”. It tells the story of two lions; a father and son and how their lineage thrive at the end. This show also tells the importance of family in one’s life. Make sure to book in advance as the tickets sell out very quickly.


Another animated movie that comes to life is Disney’s Aladdin. It is based on the same animated movie; where a young guy named Aladdin discovers a magic lamp that has a genie in it. Therefore, the show is full of magic and you can even see the flying carpet! Aladdin uses the genie to grant wishes, make him rich with gold and treasures etc. This show is made with the original songs but a couple of new ones can also be seen like “Friend Like Me”.


Frozen is Disney’s latest animated movie that captured the hearts of the little princesses all over the world. What’s more? They also released the movie Frozen 2 that is even more magical than the first movie. So, it will be really exciting for your little girls to see them in the real world. The ‘Frozen’ show is focused only on the relationship between Elsa and her sister Anna. It tells that siblings are one of the most important parts in life and how together it is possible to overcome any obstacle. The show features the songs we all love; “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2

If your kid is a fan of Harry Potter, this show is the perfect gift for him/her in your New York trip. The show is not about Harry Potter as a child, but as a husband and a father with a kid named Albus. Albus is the cursed child here in the story and he inherits his father’s magical abilities. However, it is rather difficult for Albus to keep it under control. Everyone assumes he is an evil person. It is filled with magic, people being thrown overusing magic, magic wands and fights etc. But your kid will surely love it. But you have to grab your tickets in advance because the tickets sell quickly. There are two parts to the show and it goes on for hours!


Wicked is a show that has a long history, but up until now, it is one of the most popular shows among older kids. Yes, this is not for young kids; one they won’t understand the story and two, there will be some scary moments in the show. However, if your kids are fans of “Wizard of Oz” they will love it because the show portrays the relationship between the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy arrives at the land of Oz.

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen, a Tony-winning Broadway show is strictly for kids aged 12+ because it deals with many of the problems like suicide, social media dilemmas, anxiety disorders, depression etc. that teenagers face today in the world. Evan Hansen is a teenage boy suffering from anxiety and his therapist has advised him to write letters to himself about the good things that happen each day. The story revolves around his mother, friends and crush. His mother asks him to make friends in the school by allowing others to sign in the cast of his broken arm. However, all of these complex problems are conveyed to the audience through nice songs like “Waving Through a Window” and “You Will Be Found”.

Kid-Friendly Shows in New York

To Kill a Mockingbird

Based on Harper Lee’s American Classic, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best plays to see if you have a kid that is 8+. They might even do this for English or Literature at school. The show gives life to the lawyer Atticus Finch who defends a black man named Tom Robinson falsely accused of rape. Thus, the show to “Kill a Mockingbird” talks about racism issues in the world. The show is not exactly the original because it has some plot changes, for example, the protagonist is Atticus himself and not his daughter Scout.

Mean Girls

Make sure to watch the film of the same name by Tina Fey, before you see the show in New York, so that you and your kids can get familiar with the storyline. Mean Girls is about a girl, Cady Heron, who moves to the North Shore High School in Chicago. She does not fit in at first but later on Janis and Damian befriend her. Janis asks Cady to bring down the Queen Bee Regina George’s reign. But because of the desperate need to be popular, Cady loses her friends and her crush along the way. This show is the perfect example for your kid to learn about what happens in high school, the friendships and about the qualities of a true friend.

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show in history and therefore, it is a favourite among families too! The show is filled with classical music and tells the story of a beautiful soprano named Christine Daae who has become the obsession of a disfigured composer who hides behind a mask in the Opera House of Paris.