Kid's Week 2016

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Enjoy top London theatre shows absolutely free at Kids Week 2016.

What is Kids Week?

Kids Week, run by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), is an annual chance for you to introduce the young people in your life to the theatre – for free!

Kids go free to more than 35 top London shows during the month of August (when accompanied by a full paying adult), plus there are lots of fun theatre-related events and activities to choose from. Two additional children can also enjoy half price theatre tickets.

Things to Do at Kids Week 2016

Enjoy a wide range of stage shows, from musicals to dramas and comedies, as well as amazing workshops and activities. Kids of all ages can take part.

Top Kids Week Activities in the West End

Kids Week is the perfect opportunity to take the kids to a top West End show during the summer holidays. Highlights include:

The Gruffalo

Little ones will love coming face-to-face with The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre. And don’t miss the chance to go to a special tea party with the cast, in the deep dark wood (3 August).

Recommended for: Under 5s

Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain

Prepare for a very different look at the past with a trip to see Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain at the Apollo Theatre. From the Magna Carta, to the Great Fire of London, experience the barmiest (and nastiest) bits of British history! For an extra horrible experience, book a workshop which includes singing with costumes and props from the show (15 August).

Recommended for: Over 5s, workshop 8-12 years

Thriller Live

Budding pop stars will be inspired by the Thriller Live show at the Lyric Theatre. They’ll find learning the steps and words to a Jackson Five classic as easy as ABC at a special workshop (4 August) on the set of the West End show before taking their seats for the performance.

Recommended for: Over 6s, workshop 8-12 years

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Follow a gang of hapless, Canadian gem thieves in this slapstick comedy at the Criterion Theatre. For those wanting to hone their acting skills there's an improvisation workshop run by Mischief Theatre, the comedy masterminds behind the show, before the performance (10 August).

Recommended for: Age 11 and above (parental guidance), workshop ages 13-16

The Go-Between

Michael Crawford stars in this touching musical adaptation of L.P Hartley's classic novel, The Go-Between, at the Apollo Theatre. Future theatre critics will love the chance to participate in a post-show Q&A with the actors who play Leo and Marcus and the Associate Director (10 August).

Recommended for: 11 and above (parental guidance), workshop ages 13-16

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