The World Inside Me

From Spellbound Theatre in co-production with Chicago Children's Theatre
New York, New York and Chicago, Illinois

Wobbly first steps, ouchie boo-boos, funny faces and lilting lullabies. THE WORLD INSIDE ME uses gentle interactive play, live music, dance and visual effects to illustrate the inner life of our growing bodies. Explore the sights, sounds and sensory surprises that come with each new day.

"Intimate...beautiful...perfect for little ones"Small Kid Big City


Different performances of THE WORLD INSIDE ME are geared toward different ages. To order tickets for ages 0 – 2, use the calendar below. For older kids, choose from the performances for ages 2 – 4.


Performance Facts

Performance Facts

30 minutes with no intermission

Tickets start at $20.
Individual prices display during seat selection.

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What Kind of Show?

What Kind of Show?
Musical theater with live music

Gentle, interactive and tactile; seating is on benches and floor cushions 


Play Before the Play!

And after! Experience the art forms on stage in The World Inside Me for yourself through New Victory Family Engagement programs, including online options. Connect on social media to digitally discover other cool artist info.

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Getting to Know Spellbound Theatre

One of the only companies from the U.S. making work exclusively for ages 0–5 and their adults, Spellbound Theatre believes you're never too young for innovative and imaginative art experiences. And the idea of experience is key as the award-winning pioneers in the field of Theater for the Very Young tailor their multidisciplinary, multi-sensory productions to the interests of each audience and age group. Celebrating the accomplishments and experience of growing up, each version of THE WORLD INSIDE ME meets kids where they are, for as we get bigger, our questions get bigger, and the show gets a little bigger too!

Did You Know?

  • Spellbound Theatre first workshopped THE WORLD INSIDE ME in 2016 as a part of our New Victory LabWorks program. After holding Open Rehearsals and inviting audiences into the process, Spellbound co-founder and New Victory Teaching Artist Lauren Jost decided to develop two different versions to cater to audience's unique abilities and interests.
  • The company supports a series of early childhood education programs ranging from weekly creative play classes and drop-in storytimes to free family art days for underserved communities in their home borough of Brooklyn.
  • Just five years after their founding, Spellbound Theatre was awarded the 2017 Winifred Ward Zeta Phi Eta Outstanding New Children's Theater Award by the American Alliance of Theater & Education.


All The Way From...

New York, New York and Chicago, Illinois
...New York, New York and Chicago, Illinois


Brooklyn has a long history of entertaining and educating kids. In 1899, the world's first children's museum opened in Crown Heights.

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

Seating Chart • Virtual Tour



Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

Public Transit & Parking Map • Neighborhood & Partner Discounts


Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


Welcome to 42nd Street

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood partners. Visit Partners & Discounts page.

Select a Show Time

In addition to regularly available lobby activities, look for the following symbols to identify additional programs at specific performances:
Autism Friendly Performance icon Autism-Friendly   Sign-Interpreted Performance icon Sign-Interpreted
Talk-Back icon Talk-Back   Audio Described Performance icon Audio-Described

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Questions icon For information about last minute ticket availability and wait lists for Sold Out public performances or for help with any question, call Ticket Services at 646.223.3010.

New Victory ticket prices are subject to change. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No lap seating is permitted without a ticket. Program and schedules are subject to change. No refunds.