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
WILLY STREET FAIR
SUN, SEP 15, 12 PM – 4 PM | Williamson Street
Check out the Kid’s stage in the lot next to Heartland Credit Union for fun family-friendly performances! Enjoy illusions by James the Magician, bluegrass music by Fox & Branch, traditional Mexican dance with DanzTrad, Bharatanatyam dance with Shruti Parthasarathy and children’s music with The Little Miss Ann Band!
NOT JUST ANOTHER GRAND OPENING!
SUN, SEP 29, 12 PM – 4 PM | Goodman Community Center
Join us to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Ironworks and Brassworks buildings at the Goodman Community Center! Festivities will include songs and dances from the Wisconsin Dells Singers, a traditional Lion Dance from Zhong Yi Kung Fu, plus performances by Mt. Zion Gospel Choir, Panchromatic Steel and Golpe Tierra.
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.
What to expect
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, Kuehn Family Foundation, Ian’s Pizza, UnityPoint Health – Meriter 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 Programming and Community Engagement Coordinator Meri Rose Ekberg