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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Coming to Ardmore Music Hall

Introduce your kids to some of rock's greatest music at one of this Brooklyn-based venue's local shows.

UPDATE: The first three shows at Ardmore Music Hall were so popular (and sold out so quickly), that Rock and Roll Playhouse has added four more! On March 18, it’s the music of David Bowie. Then on April 8, Bob Marley. After that, they return for Mother’s Day (May 13) and Father’s Day (June 17) for special encore performances of The Beatles and the Grateful Dead, respectively. Since they sold out so quickly before, you might want to get your tickets early this time!


The Rock and Roll Playhouse is bringing the party from Brooklyn to Philly with a series of three “Rock and Roll for Kids” Sunday morning family concerts at Ardmore Music Hall this winter.


The three Ardmore Music Hall shows — featuring the music of the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, and Phish — are sure to be popular with both kids and their parents. These are not simply concerts, but interactive sing-along experiences that will expose your kids to the greats in a warm and kid-friendly environment.


Using the songs from the most iconic musicians in rock history, the Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience (typically kids ages 3-8 years old) games, movement, stories, and of course an opportunity to rock!


The workshops serve not just as a fun concert to introduce kids to a classic band, but also as music education. The brainchild of Peter Shapiro, entrepreneur and owner of the Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl, and certified early childhood and elementary teacher Amy Striem, this New York-based family concert series brings iconic rock to little ones in an accessible way — with parachutes, dancing, and exploration.


Since its founding in 2013, the Rock and Roll Playhouse has hosted over 400 concerts exploring the music of different decades and genres.


The series kicks off on Sunday, January 14 with the music of the Beatles (with special guests Adam Roberts and Mike Messer). The party returns two weeks later on January 28 with the Grateful Dead, then finishes the series with Phish (featuring Uncle Ebenezer) on February 25.


Admission is $12 per person, or a 3-show pass is available for $30 per person. Shows are free for children under one.



Photographs courtesy of the Rock and Roll Playhouse.


  • Bridget January 5, 2018

    What time does the show end?

  • Alexis January 11, 2018

    we love all the Beatles songs, but due to watching The Boss Baby over and over again, my kids are especially loving Blackbird right now. We also loved the Beatles fountain show this summer at Longwood Gardens!

  • Sara Macchione January 11, 2018

    My daughter is dying to see the Beatles Show at Ardmore Mysic Hall! Our favorite song to sing is “Yellow Submarine”!

  • Jamie Carroll January 11, 2018

    Liked the Main LIne Parent facebook Page and My favorite Beatles Song is “Let it Be”! These concerts look so fun! Would love to take my boys!

  • Gwyneth K. Shaw January 12, 2018

    Congratulations, Jamie, you’re our winner! I am emailing you with details.

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