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Family Performances & Art Days

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The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts brings some of the most exciting performances from around the world to children and families in Los Angeles.

From rollicking musicals to circus acts and dancers to favorite stories come to life, each year at the Center for the Arts offers something new and awe-inspiring – a great way to cultivate a love of the arts in young audiences.


Upcoming Family Performances & Art Days

Simply Three

Simply Three

With an infectious energy and heartfelt musicality, Simply Three has perfected the art of the classical crossover with its innovative interpretations of contemporary hits by Adele, Coldplay, twenty one pilots, and more.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Performances: 7:30 PM


The Rainbow Fish

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents
The Rainbow Fish

Author Marcus Pfister's colorful book The Rainbow Fish is brought to life with enchanting puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music in an original stage adaptation.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Performances: 11 AM & 1 PM
Family Art Day: 10 AM–1 PM

Cirque FLIP Fabrique

Cirque FLIP Fabrique

Cirque FLIP Fabrique explores the awe and beauty of winter with their new show BLIZZARD, which brings audiences on a crazy, fun, poetic, and tender journey through winter, and invites you to get lost in a moment of white wonder.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Performances: 7:30 PM

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour Presents
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical)

Featuring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) is a comedic musical adaptation of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor Award-winning Pigeon picture books.

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Performances: 2 PM
Family Art Day: Noon–2 PM


What You Get When You visit

In addition to the high-quality, professional performances, a visit to the Center for the Arts offers many ways for children to engage in the arts:

Family Art Days

Enjoy hands-on art activities with multiple projects designed for children of all ages before and after the show.

Meet and Greet

Meet with the performers in the lobby after most shows.

Free Museum Tours

Experience personal tours of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (free admission).

Free Backstage Tours

Explore behind-the-scenes with backstage tours by Center for the Arts staff.

Explore Pepperdine

Enjoy beautiful courtyards, amazing views, and rolling lawns while discovering our incredible compus community.

Explore Malibu

After your visit, spend a day in Malibu by visiting the beach, Malibu Pier, and the Getty Villa.

Not all of these activities will be available at every performance. Some activities will have limited availability, and programming is subject to change at any time. Call the box office at 310.506.4522 for more information.