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Have a kid? Know a kid? Or maybe you just wanna laugh like a kid? Guild Hall’s KidFEST has what you need this summer. Join us on select Wednesday’s starting July 1st all summer long.

We have another great season lined up, and kids of all ages will be amazed and amused by a variety of programs, from pirates, to puppets, magicians, jesters, circus performers and dazzling dogs! So get your kids over to Guild Hall this summer for this beloved series now featuring fun and educational workshops before each performance.

Guild Hall’s KidFEST is the place for creative kids this summer season!

The Jester Jim Show – Juggling, Beatboxing, Comedy!
Wednesday, July 7 at 3pm and 5pm

With a trunk full of props and a looping machine, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show. Young and old will be glued to his every sound as he performs his amazing beatbox intro.

Kids and adults alike will be talking about Jester Jim’s wild antics for weeks!

Pre-show workshops at 2pm and 4pm!

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Parallel Exit’s Sunrise Circus
Wednesday, July 21 at 3pm and 5pm

Join Parallel Exit for an action-packed show filled with old-fashioned family entertainment, from tap dance to live music to slapstick comedy.

Mr. Joel and Skip – two of your favorite physical comedians from The Big Apple Circus – will bring you nonstop laughter, juggling, magic, and even a chance to join in the show!

Post-Show Party tickets available! After the 5pm performance, follow the unicyclist with streamers for a 5-minute walk down Main Street to the home of Mary Jane and Charlie Brock to meet the artists and continue the fun with more entertainment, lawn games, and a family barbecue.

Pre-show workshops at 2pm and 4pm!

Pirate School!
Wednesday, August 4 at 3pm and 5pm

Set sail with a madcap, swashbuckling comedy variety show for the whole family. Touring to theaters and family festivals nationwide, Pirate School! has captivated adventure-questing kids and their parents with its slapstick antics, adept magic, cartoon-like sound effects, eye-popping puppetry, eccentric props and active, full-audience participation.

During the show kids learn the finer points of mischief and become “good pirates” cooperating and carousing together while getting the chance to live out their dreams of the Golden Age of the Buccaneer!

Pre-show workshops at 2pm and 4pm!

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Goat on a Boat presents The Marzipan Bunny
Wednesday, August 11 at 3pm and 5pm 

The Marzipan Bunny cannot wait to be the featured guest at the party, but Cake has other big ideas. Join this cartful of tasty treats as they explore the big world around them to find the power of inner strength and compromise.

Pre-show workshops at 2pm and 4pm!

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Cirquetacular
Wednesday, August 18 at 6pm

This incredible show features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy family-friendly flurry of fun! Indulge your curiosity and celebrate your senses as our troupe of acrobats, aerialists, and circus specialty artists bend, twist, flip, and fly into your hearts and minds!

Their mind-boggling artistry and athleticism will ignite the imaginations of the young and the young in spirit alike!

This program will take place at CMEE in Bridgehampton.

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Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix
Wednesday, August 25 at 6pm

It’s a slapstick comedy dog show like no other. Johnny Peers leads over a dozen rescue dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as he plays the straight man role in this wonderful family show.

Johnny and his Animal Planet Pet Star winners have appeared with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, on the David Letterman Show, Primetime Live, Circus of the Stars, and at Disneyland, Busch Gardens, the Big Apple Circus, the Royal Hanneford Circus, and even The White House!

Sit! Stay! Get ready to howl! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone!

This program will take place at CMEE in Bridgehampton.

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Mesmerizing Magic with Jason Hudy
Wednesday, September 1 at 
3PM and 5PM

Mystery. Intrigue. Comedy. Bewilderment. These are only a fraction of the qualities that Jason Hudy delivers in every single magic performance!

Delve into cutting edge magical entertainment that will draw you into the intricate world of illusion, with a ‘one-of-a-kind’ show.

Pre-show workshops at 2pm and 4pm!

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For KidFEST, ALL guests over the age of 2 years are required to wear face coverings both indoors and outside, regardless of vaccination status. While children under the age of 12 are unable to be vaccinated, we ask adults to model the behavior that is expected of children. Your patience and understanding is appreciated in keeping our community’s children safe.

Click HERE for current COVID-19 protocol for guests.

Theater Programming supported in part by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Barbara Slifka, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Straus Family Foundation, Brown Harris Stevens, Michael Balmuth, Blythe Danner, Lang Insurance, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment

Education Programming supported by The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, Lucy and Steven Cookson, The Hearthland Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Susan and Stephen Scherr, and funding from the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

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