10 family theatre shows to see in London this summer

Check out our top picks of West End shows in the summer.

Guaranteed to banish all forms of boredom, let our pick of London shows transport your family to another world. 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.

WickedWicked is one of the most engaging theatrical experiences of all time. Winner of over 100 international awards, the show has been seen by over 10 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 guarantees a magical experience for every child.

The Tiger Who Came to TeaThe Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the West End stage, celebrating 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book. This show puts a musical twist on a delightful modern classic loved by millions of children across the globe.

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger – what an extraordinary tea-time guest.

Matilda the MusicalWinner 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!