performing arts for kids in St. Louis

SLSO Family Concert: Dance Party

What happens when the latest dance craze meets the orchestra? A giant dance party with your SLSO! Wear your dancing shoes—you won’t be able to keep still as you experience some of the greatest orchestral music of all time. Dancers from Ballet 314 will take you on an exploration of different dance genres, choreographed to classical favorites like Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite, Aaron Copland’s Variations on a Shaker Melody (Simple Gifts), Georges Bizet’s “Habanera” from Carmen and more!



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SLSO Family Concert: Tiny Tunes: The Lion and the Mouse

Join your SLSO for a fun-filled Saturday morning that will have you and your youngest music-lovers dancing in your seats! The Lion and the Mouse is the perfect first introduction to orchestral music. The fully interactive, 30-minute concert will feature a story, movement activities, and dancers from COCA. This is not your ordinary symphony concert, this is an immersive experience created especially for children ages 3-6.



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Eddie & Vinnie from Metro Theater Company

Metro Theater Company presents Eddie & Vinnie, a new play by Jenny Millinger best enjoyed by ages 6-12. In Eddie & Vinnie, Eddie is an unstoppable artist with a uniquely beautiful mind, and his best friend is a gecko. Together the pair spends hours making intricate and beautiful puzzles. But he'll be solving worse puzzles in summer school if he can't get his grades up.



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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Sets the Stage for Family-Friendly Shows All Season Long

This season, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) will once again hit the stage for its popular Family Concert series. Featuring three captivating performances, the series ensures orchestral concerts are accessible for families and thrilling for their kiddos, whether they’re regular concert-goers or experiencing the magic of SLSO for the first time. Add to the series SLSO family movie nights and digital concerts, and it’s an action-packed season for every music lover.

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The Carp Who Would Not Quit

The Carp Who Would Not Quit brings to life traditional fable tellings from Japan and Okinawa to teach important lessons of persistence, respect, and kindness. It includes live original music, language and performance traditions from these cultures and is specifically developed for young audiences.


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The Princess Bride in Concert with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Join your SLSO and embark on a swashbuckling adventure filled with romance, wit, and daring duels in The Princess Bride: Live in Concert at Stifel Theatre on June 16 & 18. Experience one of the most beloved films of all time as never before—with the power of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing the entire musical score live-to-picture.  


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Youth Fishing Derby at Des Peres Park
Saturday, June 22, 2024

Grab a rod and reel and bring your kids to Des Peres Park for the Youth Fishing Derby. Kids ages 3-12 can participate in morning fishing, the Longest Fish Contest, and most fish caught in each age division. Bring your own fishing pole and bait. Registration is required.

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