Monday, January 5, 2015


Satisfied customers at Playtime at the Palace. Photo by Lisa Barlow.

Great entertainment is just the beginning at the Palace! The holiday season is a wonderful time of celebration and good cheer, yet these cold winter months that follow can be challenging to parents wanting to keep their little ones active and engaged. Welcome to PLAYTIME AT THE PALACE, your family-friendly solution to beating the post-holiday blahs with hands-on interactivity, creative thinking and lots and lots of laughter.

Check out this great feature about Playtime at The Palace in the Connecticut Post's GO section.

Our annual series is a rare opportunity for kids to get out of their seats and interact, up-close-and-personal, with our professional entertainers. Tickets are an affordable $10-$15 for children under 12 ($15-$20 for adults), and available now

A young puppeteer learns the tools of the trade. Photo by Adam McCullough.

Here's our remaining 2015 schedule: 

February 8 – National Circus Project
Featuring a lot of audience interaction & participation, the National Circus Project has a time-honored tradition of thrilling and entertaining audiences with its awesome acrobats, dazzling jugglers and cavalcades of capering clowns.

February 15 – How To: Puppet Show!

Kids get hands-on training with professional puppeteers (from Nick Jr.'s “Go, Diego, Go Live!”) to make their own puppets and perform a full-on puppet show, in just an hour.

February 22 – Silent Slapstick with Ben Model
A big hit returning from last year, kids laugh themselves silly at this program of uproarious ’20s comedy films, presented with a live pianist. Lincoln Center’s famous silent film accompanist and historian Ben Model improvises original scores for 3 short slapstick silent comedies. Presented in our Cinema.

March 8 – Hatched: Life on the Farm
Hatched is the delightful musical story of a newborn chick emerging from her shell at sunrise to a strange and busy world. Performed through lively movement, handcrafted puppets and sprightly songs, the story is set amidst an American family farm.

March 22 – Bari Koral Family Rock Band

Refreshing simplicity and tuneful bounce mark this collection of splendid pop-rock songs for the wee set from singer-songwriter, Bari Koral, an expert at the clap-a-long song.

March 29 – Magical Stories

Set to the infectious rhythms of a djembe drum, an afternoon of rich tapestry of unforgettable stories from Ireland, England and Scotland about magical fairies, goblins, notorious kings and fearless princesses.

April 12 – The Amazing Max & The Box of Interesting Things

PBS Kids calls The Amazing Max "an awesome & hilarious live magic show" and The Huffington Post says, "his ability to astound is something to see!" The show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectator’s faces.

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