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.
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, Nancy E. Barklage & Teresa J. Welch, the Kuehn Family Foundation, Ian’s Pizza, Dental Health Associates, DiVentures, Metcalfe’s, 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