Kids Week

Each year during the month of August, kids 16 and under go free with a full price paid adult ticket (and two additional children can go half price). In addition to shows, there are free pre-show activities and workshops — both backstage and even on stage. The shows include both West End hits and lesser known productions. Tickets sellout fast — book now!

In addition to 'big name' shows like Lion King and Matilda, here are some other shows worth checking out:

  • The Tiger Who Come to Tea (ages 3+) — Returning for its sixth year, this show is an adaptation of the classic picture book by Judith Kerr. With a running time of only 55 minutes, this Olivier Award nominated production is a perfect introduction to the theatre*
  • The Railway Children (ages 5+) — If you have a train fan in your family, this is the show to see. The stage is on a train track and features a vintage steam locomotive. After the show, we visited Harry Potter's Platform 9-3/4 at King's Cross station.
  • Impossible (ages 7+) — It is always tricky to find a show that both my kids (a girl and boy) will like. Back after a limited run last year, the show features impressive illusions, close-up magic and everything in between. We'll be booking this one again.
  • The Play That Goes Wrong (ages 7+) — This play within a play had everyone in our family laughing. Beyond the slapstick humor, the technical effects and timing of the cast with its myriad of props is to be admired.
It is easy to forget that Kids Week has shows for mature teens. Some award-winning shows include:

  • Jersey Boys — Winner of 4 Tony awards and Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, this musical goes back in time to the 60s. The lead singer that plays Frankie Valli and the supporting Four Season cast members are all solid performers.

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Winner of 7 Oliver awards originating from National Theatre, this play uses technology creatively. Be sure to stay to the end of the show.
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