London’s greatest kid-friendly shows this half term
Guaranteed to banish all forms of boredom this half term, let our pick of London shows transport your family to another world. Theatreland is bursting with treats that will ignite your child’s imagination, helping to create memories that your family will treasure forever. Whether you’re looking for something educational, funny, or musical, there’s a show for every brood in our selection of kid-friendly productions. Booking on a budget? Look no further! There’s a host of cheap family-friendly London shows waiting for you to enjoy.
Kid-friendly shows this half term
WickedDon’t miss your chance to witness one of the most engaging theatrical experiences of all time with young ones this half term. Winner of over 100 international awards, the show has been seen by over 9 million people in London alone. Wicked will challenge your little one’s notion of good and evil – it promises to be a night you’ll never forget and it comes as no surprise that this worldwide phenomenon continues to fill its theatre to the brim even after so many years.
Matilda the Musical
Winner of an outstanding 7 Olivier Awards, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical has taken London by storm and is nearly in its 7th year in the West End. This lively, highly visual story about an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny is bound to delight your little ones. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the show features a score by comedian Tim Minchin and some of the most inventive staging in town, it really is a feast for the eyes, as well as the ears and the heart. Matilda is truly a family theatre gem – don’t miss it!
The Lion King
Witness the Serengeti plains come to life in the West End this half term with The Lion King tickets. Entertaining audiences at the Lyceum Theatre since 1999, it’s the ultimate musical for any Disney lover, as Simba’s epic journey to becoming King of the Pride Lands is masterfully told on stage. With stunning special effects and over 200 puppets, get ready to see the circle of life unfold before your very eyes in this breathtaking musical which has rightfully earned its status as a West End classic.
Get ready to fly a kite, take a spoonful of sugar and step in time as everyone’s favourite nanny returns to the West End. Flying into the Prince Edward Theatre on her umbrella, join Mary Poppins, the Banks family and Bert in this supercalifragilistic musical for the ages, as Mary takes the children on unforgettable adventures, bringing the world around them to life. When Mary leaves, life quickly changes for the children, but it’s clear that Mary Poppins never leaves in a hurry. If you missed Mary Poppins first time round, you won’t want to miss this stunning revival.
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Experience comedy at its very best with tickets to this Mischief Theatre masterpiece. Written by the Olivier Award-winning recipients behind the productions The Play that Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is an uproarious play guaranteed to have your young adult in stitches throughout. This smash-and-grab hit is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End, the performances just keep getting worse and worse…
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Whisk your teen away from their phone to give them an experience they won’t forget at a show all their friends are talking about. Inspired by the BBC documentary ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a brave, reckless and unconventional tale about finding yourself and being who you want to be. Jamie New lives on a council estate in Sheffield, and he doesn’t quite fit in. Supported by his incredible mother Margaret, Jamie overcomes the prejudice that he faces and decides to make his dreams come true. Nobody can tell Jamie that he can’t, and soon his drag persona Mimi Me takes centre stage.