Theatre Shows for Families

Create memories that your family will cherish forever with a trip to theatreland. Kids of all ages will love Encore Tickets’ family shows which range from interactive toddler shows and educational primary age fun, through to teen-friendly West End spectaculars.

Create memories that your children will cherish forever with a trip to theatreland. Whether you’re looking for something educational, funny, or musical, there’s a show for every brood in our selection of family-friendly productions. Guaranteed to banish all forms of boredom, let our pick of London shows transport your family to another world. Go on, swap those DVD repeats for kids theatre tickets.

Now in its 12th year in the West End, Wicked is one of the most engaging theatrical experiences of all time. Winner of over 100 international awards, the show has been seen by over 8.5 million people in London alone. Nothing compares to witnessing the mesmerising visual effects, magnificent costumes and spectacular set design in person or hearing the powerful hits “Defying Gravity” and “The Wizard and I” performed live. It really is a magical experience for every child.

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 is bound to delight your little ones. It is truly a family theatre gem. 

With a magic carpet that soars across the stage, sparkling sequin encrusted costumes in an array of bright colours and astounding set pieces that carry you to the very heart of Agrabah, Disney’s Aladdin offers a glorious West End experience for all the family.

For fans of Patrick Ness, there’s a chance to experience a new adaptation of the Carnegie and Greenaway Medal-winning book, A Monster Calls, at The Old Vic. This is one of the most powerful children’s fantasy novels ever written; a haunting tale of love, loss and healing. Thirteen-year-old Conor’s mum is dying of cancer and when a monster arrives at his bedroom window late at night, it’s his darkest fears that it wants to discover. This deeply moving story is a must-see.

If your children are a little too young for a large West End show, then there’s Dinosaur World Live at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. This new interactive show encourages your child to join in and explore a pre-historic world of remarkably life-like dinosaurs. This mind-expanding production introduces children to a host of impressive creatures, including a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Segnosaurus and, of course, a Tyrannosaurus rex!

Theatreland is bursting with treats that will ignite your child's imagination, helping to create memories that your family will treasure forever. We constantly update this page, so keep checking back regularly, you never know what family-friendly London show you’ll find next!