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Creating fun arts experiences for your whole family!
All shows located at the Cary Arts Center

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Enhance your child's theater-going experience by making a craft with them related to the performances below.

2019-20 Season

Grey Seal Puppets: Bathtub PiratesGrey Seal Puppets presents
"Bathtub Pirates"

Saturday, October 12 | 11 a.m. | Buy Tickets

Some of the best times in a child's life are spent playing in the bathtub. Surrounded by aquatic toys and a sea of bubbles, the imagination runs wild with adventure stories. In “Bathtub Pirates,” follow the antics of Captain Blackbeard and his crew as they commandeer a child's bathtub to carry out their daring plan. It is good clean fun for the whole family!

 2019.11.9_ArtsPowerArtsPower presents
"The Monster Who Ate My Peas"

Saturday, November 9 | 10 a.m. | Buy Tickets

Based on the multi-award winning book, ArtsPower’s musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. But when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears?

Triangle Wind EnsembleTriangle Wind Ensemble presents
"Around the World"

Sunday, February 16 | 4 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Music from various countries around the world can sound so different from what we're used to! Join Triangle Wind Ensemble for a musical tour across the globe, and let us delight your ears with a selection of international tunes.

Jeff Boyer

Jeff Boyer presents
"Fun with Energy"

Sunday, March 8 | 4 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Jeff Boyer shows kids that energy is what makes our world work by performing activities that illustrate the laws and forces that govern the world around us. Jeff takes audiences on an exciting, energy-filled ride they will always remember, bringing kids on stage for interactive demonstrations that entertain and amaze!

ugly duckling place holder

Opera Xpress presents
"The Ugly Duckling"

Saturday, April 4 | 11 a.m. | Buy Tickets

“The Ugly Duckling” follows the story of a young duckling as it navigates being different and discovering its place on the farm. Through trials with fellow ducklings and a big bad wolf, the Ugly Duckling uses its skill and knowledge learned from reading to help save the farm! An exciting way to introduce opera to children and their families.

2019.12.21_Cary Ballet3Additional Performance:
"The Nutcracker Suite" presented in partnership with Cary Ballet

Saturday, December 21 | 11 a.m. | Buy Tickets

During this one-hour spectacular, enjoy a delightful, condensed, narrated version of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker,” in addition to a mini-ballet demonstration staged by Cary Ballet Company’s Artistic Director, Mariaelena Ruiz. Afterward, join us for a special Ballerina Tea. Decorate a teacup and take photos with featured ballerinas. For more information, visit

Tickets for the performance are $12. Tickets for the Ballerina Tea are $12 and sold separatelyBuy Tea Tickets


For general information, call (919) 462-2055.

Sarah Preston, Operations & Program Supervisor-Theatre
(919) 462-3969