The Orpheum Theatre was originally known as the Hennepin. It has been hosting performances since 1921. It is part of the Hennepin Theatre Trust.
Orpheum Theatre's Child Policy
Unless otherwise noted, children 5 and under are not allowed at Orpheum performances. Many of their shows are not appropriate for children, but parents can be the judge with kids aged 6 and up. Hennepin Theater Trust suggests using the article How to Pick an Age-Appropriate Broadway Show for Your Kid for deciding age appropriateness of individual shows. I've used it for most of the age recommendations below. Everyone, regardless of age, is required to have a ticket to enter the theater.
Find More Family-Friendly Theater on our Performing Arts Calendar.
2021-2022 Broadway on Hennepin Season
The most family-friendly shows of the 2020-2021 season are:
- Anastasia (Recommended for ages 8+). The what-if story of the Princess Anastasia. (December 7-19, 2021)
- Cats (Recommended for ages 6+). This is always a fun family musical as its a great way to learn the poems by T.S. Eliot that the songs are based on. (January 25 - 30, 2022)
- Come From Away (Recommended for ages 10+). The true story of a small Canadian town that has 38 planes land unexpectedly following the tragic 9/11 attacks. (September 7 - 19. 2021)
- Disney's Frozen (Recommended for ages 6+). Go ahead and take your young Frozen fans to this musical, but know that it digs deeper than the animated movie. (October 7-24, 2021)
- Hamilton (Recommended for ages 10+). A history lesson in musical form. Even people who don't love musicals love Hamilton. (July 27 - August 29, 2021)
- Oklahoma! (Recommended for ages 12+). The 12+ rating is probably for those violent parts with Jud the farmhand. I know I saw it younger than 12. You be the judge. (November 9-14, 2021)
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