Shows for Kids

Carrollwood Cultural Center strives to make a positive impact on local youth by featuring a number of interactive children’s theatre performances throughout the year. Educational themes are woven throughout kid-friendly, entertaining shows to create a positive and enriching experience for the whole family. (Children ages 4 and under are free. Email the box office at, or call (813) 922-8167 to reserve tickets for children under 4.)

The Brave Tin Soldier - ACT YouthThe Brave Tin Solider with A.C.T. for Youth

Sunday, December 20 • 2 pm

The toy room comes to life in this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, The Steadfast Tin Soldier.  A toy soldier with a damaged leg falls in love with a music box ballerina.  He must overcome his limitations to save her from the Evil Renegade Rat, who wants her as his bride.


LipiJuggling Around The World 

Sunday, January 17 • 2 pm

A worldwide juggling adventure to Egypt, Greece, Hawaii, Japan and China with one-man circus-man Stewart Lippe.



Franzini PhotoThe Franzini Family Science Circus

Monday, January 25 • 10:30 am

Tuesday, January 26 • 10:30 am

Join Professor Franzini and Lippo the Clown again their action packed science show.  Circus props, clowning, juggling, magic and more will turn this three-ring show into a science lesson!



Florida Treasures with ACT YouthFlorida Treasures with A.C.T. for Youth

Wednesday, February 17 • 10:30 am

Thursday, February 18 • 10:30 am

When two tourists discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts, they are magically transported back in time in a fun-filled journey through Florida’s history.  Laugh and learn about Ponce De Leon, the settlement of Pensacola (Florida’s “Almost Oldest” city), the founding of St. Augustine, and the “Original” Pocahontas story.



Molly's Easter Hen HeadMolly’s Easter Hen

Sunday, March 20 • 2 pm

Easter is tomorrow and Molly’s pet chicken Big Top has yet to lay an Easter egg for Molly’s Aunt Brooke. How does Molly get the perfect pink and gold Easter egg for her Aunt Brooke? Based on the story by Annie Willis McCullough. An Inflatable Fable Production.