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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

Dinosaur World Live

Dinosaur World Live

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live with roarsome fun for the whole family! Discover a prehistoric time of astonishing dinosaurs and meet a host of impressive and remarkably lifelike creatures, including a Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Segnosaurus. A special meet and greet after the show offers our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. 

Friday, March 8, 2024
Performance: 7:30 PM


Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

tutti fruitt and York Theatre Royal introduce the magic of theatre to young audiences with an inspired take on the familiar Aesop fable that spins the tale of Silas the shepherd boy. While missing the fun of the annual knitting competition in town when he reluctantly watches the family sheep herd on the mountain, his lonesome boredom leads to trouble as he discovers a valuable lesson that “nobody believes a liar, even when they’re telling the truth.”

Saturday, April 13, 2024
Performance: 11 and 1 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 campus 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.