The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a weekly family concert series hosted at Brooklyn Bowl and the Capitol Theatre, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Created by entrepreneur and owner of The Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl, Peter Shapiro, and Amy Striem, an Early Childhood and Elementary teacher, The Rock and Roll Playhouse uses music to educate children and explore their creativity. The idea for The Playhouse came to Shapiro, a parent of two young children, after he discovered first-hand a lack of regular programming in New York City that combined his passion for live music and his family. He collaborated with Striem, then an administrator at his daughter’s nursery school, to help fill this void that they felt many other parents also shared. Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of two to ten year-olds games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child's lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll. 


RRPH is thrilled to welcome Adam Roberts, RRPH Music Director

Adam is an accomplished acoustic bassist, who also plays guitar, drums and whatever other instruments he can get his hands on. He enjoys making music with and for people of all ages and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Melba Moore, Maceo Parker, Richie Havens, Marco Benevento, Eric Krasno, The Imagination Movers, and members of The Trey Anastasio Band. Adam was a long time member of Hayes Greenfield's Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz, an interactive show introducing children of all ages all over the world to the world of jazz. Other past positions include working as assistant band director at the Manhattan Village Academy, and helping create the curriculum for preschool music classes at Citibabes. Currently, Adam runs his own franchise of Music for Aardvarks classes.


September Events: Rock and Roll for Kids Time Out New York

CampBowl: A Singalong with Lisa Loeb The NY TimesTime Out NYNew York Mag and Mommy Poppins

David Bowie Tribute Show  Mommy Nearest

NY1 Parenting Around Town

Brooklyn Bowl Shows Jambands

Blues for Little Rockers with NMO Jambands and Daily Voice

Kids Only Soul Clap New York Night Train with Jonathan Toubin New York Times

Grateful Rockers with Phil Lesh Jambands

80s for Little Rockers with Howard Jones  Daily Voice

Drop In to Rock and Roll Playhouse Wee Westchester