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Top London shows and musicals for kids

Inspire a lifelong love of theatre by taking your children to these top London shows for kids.

The capital hosts a variety of exciting plays, musicals and pantomimes to keep your little ones entertained.

Make sure to check age restrictions for each show, as many West End theatres don't permit toddlers or babies.

Take a look below for our pick of some of the best family-friendly shows. Plus, check out the top children's London theatres or more things to do in London with kids

1. The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

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. Recommended for ages six and above. Children under the age of three are not permitted. Booking until Sep 2018 Read More
Prices from £43.05 (USD 60.23) Book now

2. Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

Disney Theatrical Productions brings the magical world of Agrabah to Prince Edward Theatre with its sensational musical, Aladdin. Based on the much-loved animated classic, children will love hearing their favourite Disney tunes and seeing a real flying carpet! Recommended for ages six and above. Children under the age of three are not permitted. Booking until Sep 2018 Read More
Prices from £30.75 (USD 43.02) Book now

3. Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

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. Recommended for ages seven and above. Children under the age of three are not permitted. Booking until May 2019 Read More
Prices from £22.00 (USD 30.78) Book now

4. Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre

A mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you'll never forget. Audiences, both young and old, will love the familiar music of one of the first pop super groups in Mamma Mia! The ultimate feel-good show. Children under the age of five are not permitted. Booking until Oct 2018 Read More
Prices from £30.75 (USD 43.02) Book now

5. Thriller – Live at the Lyric Theatre

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. Get the kids dancing away to the king of pop's classics. Children under the age of five are not permitted. Booking until Sep 2018 Read More
Prices from £35.70 (USD 49.95) Book now

6. Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Be wowed by the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi-award winning production of Matilda The Musical at London's Cambridge Theatre.


Adapted from Roald Dahl’s beloved book by Dennis Kelly with music from award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin, the London show thrills both children and adults with the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.


Matilda's parents think she is a nuisance and life is not much better at school, where the monstrous headmistress Miss Trunchbull terrifies both students and teachers alike. Then one day Matilda discovers she has a very special power and decides it's time the grown-ups were taught a lesson.


Book your Matilda the Musical tickets to watch a magical interpretation of this classic story Read More
Prices from £24.60 (USD 34.42) Book now

7. School of Rock at New London Theatre

Rock out with the whole family at this award-winning new musical. Based on the 2003 smash-hit movie, School of Rock follows the side-splitting story of Dewey Finn and his quest to transform a class of A-grade students into the ultimate rock group. But will they make it to the Battle of the Bands? Recommended for ages five and above. Booking until Jan 2019 Read More
Prices from £18.45 (USD 25.81) Book now

8. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Chuckle along to the Comedy About a Bank Robbery with the whole family. Created by the award-winning Mischief Theatre, the side-splitting show tells the tale of a bunch of incompetent crooks who attempt to steal a priceless diamond... with hilariously chaotic consequences. Recommended for ages 11 and above. Booking until Nov 2018

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Prices from £11.90 (USD 16.65) Book now

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