The Hangar Theatre Company has been producing plays and musicals for young audiences since 1990. KIDDSTUFF shows feature the work of our Design Fellows, Drama League Directing Fellows and the Hangar Lab Company, an ensemble of artists in-training from around the country. Watch our FREE, archived 2020 Virtual KIDDSTUFF productions HERE.

We are back, live and in-person in 2021, with an OUTDOOR  season!

June 25-July 31, 2021

10 AM and noon on Fridays and Saturdays

Outdoor Season FAQs

All four KIDDSTUFF shows will be performed on our outdoor, socially distanced performance space. Tickets are just $12 each and must be purchased in advance.



For Families: Seeing a Play at the Hangar Theatre (a Social Story)

2021 Outdoor KIDDSTUFF Lineup:

Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play!
By Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
June 25-26
Join Gerald and Piggie, everyone’s favorite cautious elephant and enthusiastic pig, on a series of wacky adventures as they attempt to answer the age-old question: what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? A rollicking musical based on the beloved books.

The Little Mermaid
Adapted by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson
July 9-10
A family comes together during a big storm to recreate the world of this classic story through the power of their imagination. A timeless tale of love, music, and adventure.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Adapted by Jacqueline E. Lawton
Based on the book by L. Frank Baum
July 16-17
Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion set off on the journey of a lifetime down the Ithaca-inspired yellow brick road, exploring the true meaning of friendship and home through the community they build.

Stoo’s Famous Martian-American Gumbo
By Matt Barbot
July 30-31
In this truly out-of-this-world play, a young Martian who has moved to Earth works with a diverse group of pals to make the ultimate Martian-American “special food.” Together, they celebrate the places they come from and the value of a shared meal.



Sensory Friendly Performances

Sensory friendly performances will take place every Saturday at 10 AM. These shows will be modified to suit the various sensory needs of children and families in attendance. Sensory support materials such as weighted lap pads and fidget spinners will be available to use, free of charge, at every performance this summer. LEARN MORE.

Ticket Information 

Tickets to individual KIDDSTUFF and Mainstage shows will be available starting in May. The Hangar’s 2021 Outdoor Mainstage season includes titles The Realness, Once, Sweeney Todd, Queens Girl In The World, and An Odyssey. Choose your seats early and save big with a 2021 KIDDSTUFF or Mainstage subscription! Visit or call (607)273-2787 to secure your spot now.

No and Low Cost Ticketing:

Children 3 or under who do not require their own seat are granted free access with a parent/guardian. Please check in at the Box Office to claim a Lap Pass for the performance.

(Pay) What You Will tickets are available at every performance this year! This program gives patrons the flexibility to choose ticket prices within their means and is intended to remove barriers that prevent community members from attending the Hangar’s quality theatre programming. (Pay) What You Will tickets must be reserved in advance; fill out THIS FORM or call (607)273-2787. The Hangar Theatre’s commitment to accessibility is supported in part by the Park Foundation and Stumbar Parks & Salk, LLP.

New to non-profit and community organizations, the Pay It Forward fund grants complimentary tickets to community members who would not otherwise be able to attend. These tickets are funded by generous donors to the Pay It Forward fund. Contact our Box Office if you belong to a group or organization that would benefit from this program.

Groups of 10+ save big! Contact us for a free quote (

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