Top London Shows for Kids

Inspire a life-long love of theatre by taking your children to top London shows for kids. The capital hosts lots of family-friendly shows which often involve audience participation and are shorter than regular productions – so your kids won't be expected to sit still for two hours!

Here's our pick of some of the best shows in town for kids.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Embark on a magical journey through Roald Dahl's classic tale, with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the musical on stage at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Enter the chocolate garden, meet the Oompa-Loompas and see the glass lift fly through the starry night in this award-winning musical brought to life with clever stagecraft and incredible sets. Booking until Jan 2017

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The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

The Lion King
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The award-winning adaptation of Disney's The Lion King features music by Elton John, plus outstanding costumes and wonderful special effects. The Lion King will dazzle all ages with the evocative rhythms of Africa set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains. Booking until Nov 2016

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Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

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Take the whole family to see The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical. Roald Dahl's celebrated story bursts into life in this musical by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be delighted by the little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Booking until May 2017

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Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

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Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz and how one came to be called "good" and the other, "wicked". Experience this unforgettable, award-winning musical and discover the hidden story of Oz. Booking to Apr 2017

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The Railway Children at King's Cross Theatre

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Make tracks to the King's Cross Theatre for some classic family entertainment, as the stage version of the classic story, The Railway Children returns to a purpose-built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a train track and a 60-tonne steam locomotive. Booking until Jan 2017

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Thriller – Live at the Lyric Theatre

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See Thriller – Live, a musical tribute to Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. The show joins London's West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe. Celebrate the career of the world's undisputed King of Pop during two hours of non-stop hits. Booking until Apr 2017

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Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre

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A mother; a daughter; three possible dads; and a trip down the aisle you'll never forget. More than 10 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the ABBA songs that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Booking until Oct 2016

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre

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The latest in a stream of excellent adaptations to be staged in London (War Horse, Nation, His Dark Materials), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a darkly comic, moving tale told from one boy's unique perspective. Booking until Jan 2017

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Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

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Disney Theatrical Productions brings the magical world of Agrabah to Prince Edward Theatre with its sensational new musical, Aladdin. Based on the much-loved animated classic, discover a whole new world of possibilities with the help of just three wishes. Booking until Feb 2017

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