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Best Family Shows in Hamilton

Nutcracker - A Canadian Tradition at FirstOntario Concert Hall

Nutcracker - A Canadian Tradition

Ballet Jorgen du Canada once again presents their very Canadian version of the Nutcracker. Choreographed by Bengt Jorgen to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition is a visual feast that features over 100 costumes, and backdrops comprised of well-known 20th Century artworks. Among the usual cavalcade of mice and tin soldiers, expect to see a few Mounties and lumberjacks.

The Secret Garden at Royal George Theatre

The Secret Garden

She may have been born in India, but it is only when orphan Mary Lennox is sent to her long-lost uncle's isolated Yorkshire home that her real adventures begin, as told in this beautiful Tony-winning musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's dazzling novel, presented by Shaw Festival. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this stirring production is directed by Jay Turvey and is adapted by Turvey and Paul Sportelli.

Open until Oct 13

Royal George Theatre

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Sesame Street Live - Say Hello at FirstOntario Concert Hall

Sesame Street Live - Say Hello

Sesame Street is back on the road with this brand-new live show! Join favorites Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Elmo and more for an exciting all-singing, all-dancing spectacular, plus some great surprises as this exciting production takes to a stage near you! One of the most beloved children's shows in the world, Sesame Street has been running since 1969, presenting educational content in an entertaining and memorable way.

Wild Kratts - Live at Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts

Wild Kratts - Live

The Kratt Brothers leap off your TV screens and head on the road with their live stage show. The stars behind PBS' animated show Wild Kratts present a wildly entertaining live experience that will entertain and educate the whole family, featuring lots of audience participation and cool facts about the animal kingdom.

Raffi at FirstOntario Concert Hall


Hailed as the most popular children's singer in the English-speaking world, Raffi has enriched the lives of generations upon generations of children with his educational, entertaining and genuine songs. If you were born in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, chances are you're acquainted with the hit songs Baby Beluga, Bananaphone and Down By The Way.

A Christmas Carol at Royal George Theatre

A Christmas Carol

The festive favorite is about to make its mark this Christmas at the Royal George Theatre's Shaw Theatre once more! Charles Dickens' beloved story is brought magically to life on stage, in this enchanting new production by Tim Carroll. A Dickens expert, Carroll first premiered his production in Norway to rave reviews, before enjoying it's North American premiere in 2022. The picturesque settings of Niagara-On-The-Lake, coupled with the annual Candlelight Stroll, and now a chance to experience this play will make the holidays even more memorable!

Nov 8 - Dec 22

Royal George Theatre

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