A couple times per year, Beef and Boards (9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis) offers Theatre for Children. Theatre for Children brings short live theatre performances to the stage just for kids. Performances are one hour in length and there’s no intermission. There is however, juice and snack for everyone!
Performances are Fridays at 10am and Saturdays at 10am and 1pm during the show runs. The Theatre for Children program is very popular so you won’t generally find tickets available at the box office on the day of the show. Be sure that you purchase your tickets in advance by calling the Beef and Boards box office at 317.872.9664.
We enjoyed our time at Beef & Boards when we went to see Cinderella. Pinkalicious looks so good! Tickets are $15.50 plus a processing fee. Our experience at the performance of Cinderella for Live Children’s Theatre at Beef and Boards was fantastic! Our seats were great, the snack was perfect and the performance was very well done! The songs were lively and funny, the actors put on a good show, the set was very nice and the costumes were colorful and cute! There were several times that the actors interacted with the audience and encouraged participation, which was a BIG hit with my kid. Lulu especially liked that the actors entered the scene from various places throughout the auditorium!
The one hour performance was just the right length for active little legs and we had a great time! There were many children dressed up in princess costumes for the performance, most children were dressed in fancy dresses and other were in very casual attire. We don’t have a princess dress but if we owned one, Lulu would have been wearing it. Instead, we opted to dress up for a fancy afternoon at the theatre: Lulu and Scout wore matching dresses and sweaters. My husband and I wore jeans and a nice top and we felt comfortable among the other families.
After the performance, children can meet the actors and take a picture and get an autograph! The line to do this was kind of long but well worth the wait I’m sure.
Who should go? Lulu was just over 2 years old. She had a difficult time sitting still but that wasn’t the case for other 2 year olds. Lulu enjoyed herself and made it through the entire performance but parents I spoke with who had three olds seemed to be at just the right age. There were some pre-teens and teens there but this event is probably best enjoyed by elementary aged kids and younger.
Here’s the 2015 lineup!
Show graphics courtesy of Beef & Boards.
9301 Michigan Road