While there's always been something for everyone at LC Kids, this season it's especially true. Even babies can get in on the fun.
From September to July, the Lincoln Center campus will be buzzing with ticketed performances and free events for kids of all ages (and parents, of course!). Little ones will enjoy interactive theater and dance offerings that transport them to other worlds, including our holiday presentation of The Polar Bears Go Up, which puts audiences alongside arctic creatures as they journey to space. Also on tap are Waves, All that Glows Sees, which will transform the theater into a seaside adventure, and Grass, which will invite the audience to see the world through a worm's eyes. New this year is an exciting program called Hup, designed to introduce infants and young toddlers (up to 24 months) to a fully sensory world of music. Returning this year for the little kid set are our free Artists at the Atrium and Storytime at the Atrium series, with a full lineup of incredible musicians and authors that will take the guesswork out of Saturday morning scheduling.
This year, LC Kids asks the big kids to think even deeper with a curated roster of shows designed to foster a true love of the arts. Kids ages 6+ and their families can enjoy The Secret Life of Suitcases, a play about a man who goes on an extraordinary journey, or enter the world of dance in one of our three engaging offerings: Sole Defined, a modern take on the Broadway musical, Contra-Tiempo, a thrilling and mind-opening piece of dance theater, and Tetris, which uses themes from the popular video game to explore social interactions. This year, we also have something special for even older kids: The Village of Vale, a brand-new musical about a mysterious stranger in a secret-filled village (best for ages 8+), and Where Words Once Were, a powerful play about the power of language, written by acclaimed playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer.
We will once again bring everyone together for one of our famous Parties on the Plaza, with the Trick-or-Treat bonanza set for October 28 on Josie Robertson Plaza.
Fans of our sensory-friendly performances, such as last year's Campfire or the previous year's Up and Away, should stay tuned for details on our one-of-a-kind Big Umbrella Festival—a theater festival dedicated to audiences on the autism spectrum—which will take place in April 2018. More details and ticketing information will be announced in January, so be sure to sign up for info at BigUmbrellaFestival.org.
For those who want to engage even more with LC Kids, there are memberships available starting at $125 with a host of benefits including early access to tickets, discounts, and, most popularly, reserved seating at all of our Atrium events. The $500 level of membership unlocks a lineup of members-only performances and experiences that are not to be missed.
Learn more, become a member, or buy your tickets at Kids.LincolnCenter.org.
Alessandra Most is the Manager of Programming at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.