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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

Flip Fabrique

Cirque FLIP Fabrique

Québec-based Cirque FLIP Fabrique plays with gender roles in the eclectic Muse, a refreshing view of contemporary circus. Set to an original score and live vocals, the acrobats' gravity-defying performance combines breathtaking artistry and athleticism to explore the definitions of powerful women, graceful men, and everything in between.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Performance: 7:30 PM


Acoustic Rooster

Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume

Presented By The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour

Based on the Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume books by Kwame Alexander
Written by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess
Music by Randy Preston
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown

New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander brings two of his beloved children’s books—Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume—to the stage. Alexander teams up with his longtime musical collaborator Randy Preston to tell a story about being scared, being brave, and believing in yourself. With special guests like Duck Ellington and Ms. Dairy Parton—plus Preston appearing as Acoustic Rooster—this musical adaptation will have children (and families) dancing in their seats.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Performance: 11 AM & 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 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.