Wheelock Family Theatre

Detailed Information

The Wheelock Family Theatre, founded in 1981, creates inter-generational and multicultural productions that provide an experience for the whole family. Since its founding, the Theatre has staged more than 100 mainstage productions such as Charlotte’s Web, Pippi Longstocking, Peter Pan, and the Sound of Music, among many others.

Educational programs offered in the Theatre and in Boston Public Schools provide hands-on training to thousands of students. Wheelock is dedicated to those who are historically under-served: people of color, people with disabilities, and low-income families. Wheelock Family Theatre became a program of Boston University in 2018, following the merger of Wheelock College and Boston University.

Upcoming Shows

Check the website for upcoming shows.


At most shows, Wheelock Family Theatre offers a small selection of concessions such as bottled water, juice and other snacks.

Extra! Extra!

Enhance your family’s experience through Extra! Extra! programs. These are family-friendly workshops or events held before or after every performance. Designed to give a behind-the-scenes look at how theatre is produced, families will also have opportunities to meet cast members. The event is free to ticket-holders.

Saturday Tech Talks

After every Saturday matinee, directors and members of the design and production teams offer a behind-the-scenes peek into how shows are put together. These talks are free for ticket-holders.

WFT@BU Red Carpet

Audience members can meet the cast and chat informally in the lobby after every Sunday matinee. Red Carpet events are included with ticket admission.

General Info
Activity Type
Performing Arts

Contact Information
200 The Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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