Long Island Children’s Museum Theater is a professional theater at the heart of the museum.  We offer a range of performance styles for families and schools including musicals, plays, puppetry, dance, and music.  Our high-quality live performances celebrate audience interactivity, are often literature based, and always tell a great story.

2023-2024 Season

Social Guide for Theater Performances featuring Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (PDF)

Education Packet for "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical" coming soon. 

Why Live Theater?

Studies show exposure to the performing arts provides significant and lasting benefits for children, including: 

  • Fostering creativity
  • Improving academic performance 
  • Promoting better social engagement and community involvement
  • Increasing empathy
  • The live performing arts are a shared experience, providing strong bonding moments and lifetime family memories

For specifics, here is some of the research on the benefits of attending live theater:

Science Direct and Education Next

Our History

Long Island Children’s Museum Theater provides children with an enlightening, emotional, and enjoyable educational experience. Immersive performances are directly related to the mission that we’ve embraced since opening our doors in 1993: To connect all of our communities’ children, and those who care for them, to one another and to a life of wonder, imagination and exploration.  

Theater performers dancing on stage with members of the audience.

Audience interaction with performers promotes confidence in young theater goers.

LICM Theater is Long Island’s only year-round family theater.  Audiences are treated to three long run productions annually, in addition to a dynamic schedule of music concerts, dance performances, and puppet and circus productions.

Did you know? Eighteen GRAMMY winners and nominees have performed in the LICM Theater! 

Guitar and banjo performers on stage with members of the audience.

GRAMMY winners, like The Okee Dokee Brothers, are regularly featured in the LICM Theater.

What To Expect

  • Performances last approximately 60+ minutes.
  • Doors open 15 minutes prior to performance.
  • No food or drinks allowed inside the theater.
  • No photography or recording ot the performance.
  • Selected performances conclude with talkbacks. 

Group discounts are available online for school groups or other groups by contacting our Reservations Manager at reservations@licm.org

Wheelchair spaces and companion seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis through the LICM Box Office at (516) 224-5868.

Have Questions?

See our Theater FAQ.

Interested in Joining the Team?

Here at LICM Theater we are always looking to expand our team of professional actors, puppeteers, musicians and crew members. If you are interested in working with us, please email theater@licm.org. Please note that daytime weekday availability is required for almost all of our performances.

Your Feedback

We are always looking for new ways to improve our visitors’ experience in the theater. Please provide feedback regarding any aspect of your theater visit to help us continue to grow. 

Support and Funding

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The LICM Theater is supported by the generosity of these foundations and corporations:

  • Roni Kohen-Lemle and Robert S. Lemle

  • Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
  • Marilyn Lichtman Foundation

Your support through attendance, gifts, and word of mouth keep the LICM Theater growing. To support the LICM Theater, you can donate online or contact development@licm.org.