Free Shows for Kids and Families
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertain your whole family. Enjoy a diverse lineup of local, regional and national performers selected exclusively for children ages nine and younger and their families. We look forward to bringing the series back in person in the future. Stay tuned.
Upcoming Virtual Show:
BEHIND THE CURTAIN WITH KIDS IN THE ROTUNDA AND MADISON BALLET
WED, JUL 21
Presented as part of Monona Terrace’s Lakeside Kid’s Series
Your slippers are waiting! Kids in the Rotunda returns for a special performance with Madison Ballet for a one of a kind show! From the warm ups to a peek in the tech booth, this performance will offer an “off-stage and personal” look at what it’s really like to be a dancer in a real theater. You can join School of Madison Ballet students in a warm-up, learn about their class exercises, and even get a sneak peek at a rehearsal. The show will be followed by a live Q&A session.
Join the Kids in the Rotunda Community!
There are lots of ways to stay connected with KIR and other families like yours who attend the shows. Follow Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda Facebook Page to get notifications, find parent meet ups, family performances, seating updates, special discounts and more. Also, subscribe to our weekly email newsletter for news.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the upcoming season (which runs October – April) is finalized in February of each year.
Artists interested in performing at Kids in the Rotunda can submit an application at the following link.
Support Kids in the Rotunda
Help bring Kids in the Rotunda to the next generation. Find out why and how you can support the program below.
Funding provided by American Girl’s Fund for Children, Madison Gas & Electric Foundation and UnityPoint Health Meriter. Additional funding provided by Ian’s Pizza, Kuehn Family Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts. Help make arts experiences real for hundreds of thousands of people at overture.org/makeagift.
Contact Director of Programming and Community Engagement Alanna Medearis