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Best Family Shows in Raleigh

Carolina Ballet - The Nutcracker at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet - The Nutcracker

An enchanted wonderland where toys come to life, children shrink and magically reappear and flying is possible. Featuring grand-scale illusions and a cast of over 100 accompanied by a live orchestra. The perfect family show the season, don't miss your chance to enjoy the festivities once more - or for the first time!

The Addams Family at Cary Community Arts Center

The Addams Family

The Addams Family are back, taking their mysterious and spooky lives on tour across the United States to share their story with the nation. After the Tony-nominated musical's premiere in Chicago in 2009, it moved on to Broadway and then the international stage. The Addams Family features a brand new story, with a book written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Maybe after you'll join Morticia and Gomez in their avowed thrice weekly tangos!

Monster Jam at PNC Arena

Monster Jam

Going strong since the early 1990s, this bone-crunching, fuel-injected motor show gathers together the best drivers and monster trucks in the world to face off in the hopes of making it to the finals in Las Vegas. Expect to see amazing tricks, incredible stunts, and stunning pyrotechnics when this full-throttle show blazes into your town!

Jul 27 - 28

PNC Arena

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Disney's The Little Mermaid at Clayton Center

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Join Ariel and friends under the sea in this musical version of one of Disney's most beloved movies from your local theatre company! Based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson, The Little Mermaid is the story of Ariel, the princess of the underwater mermaid kingdom, who dreams of a life above the waves. Featuring all the classic Howard Ashman and Glen Slater songs from the movie ('Kiss the Girl,' 'Under the Sea'), The Little Mermaid is a surefire family hit!

Carolina Ballet - Alice In Wonderland at Fletcher Opera Theatre

Carolina Ballet - Alice In Wonderland

Fall down the rabbit hole with Carolina Ballet in this beguiling adaptation of Lewis Carol's classic of children's literature! With curious cats, mad Queens and a host of strange characters, Alice's journey into Wonderland is a perfect spectacle for the whole family to enjoy. So bring them down to this world premiere by choreographer Gianna Reisen, with gorgeous sets designed by Rebecca Rebouche!

Mar 13 - 30, 2025

Fletcher Opera Theatre

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Paw Patrol at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Paw Patrol

Forget Thunderbirds! Every child knows that if you're in need of rescue, you call Paw Patrol. The hugely successful Nickelodeon show follows the adventures of a group of brave canines, led by German Shepard Chase and tech-savvy 10-year-old Ryder, who make it their mission to help anyone in need. In 2016 Paw Patrol headed out on its first ever live action stage tour - and now the fun continues year after year! Expect to see all your favorite characters brought to life with the help of great costumes, video projections and upbeat music taken from the programme.

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