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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 very best family-friendly shows. Plus, check out the top children's London theatres or more things to do in London with kids

The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

Enjoy songs such as Circle Of Life. Image courtesy of Disney The Lion King.
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. Read More
Prices from £43.05 Book now

Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
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. Read More
Prices from £26.18 Book now

Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan. Image courtesy of The Corner Shop.

Be wowed by the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi-award-winning production of Matilda The MusicalRoald Dahl's celebrated story bursts into life in this West End musical by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be delighted by the little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

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Prices from £24.60 Book now

School of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

The cast of School of Rock with Gary Trainor. Image: Tristram Kenton
Rock out with this award-winning musical at the Gillian Lynne Theatre (formerly New London Theatre). 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. Read More
Prices from £18.45 Book now

Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre

Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and the Company. Image courtesy of Cameron Mackintosh. Photo: Johan Persson.

The world’s favourite nanny is back! Mary Poppins, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s dazzling musical for all ages, returns to the Prince Edward Theatre. Be charmed by spectacular choreography, magical effects and beloved, timeless songs. A family show that’s practically perfect in every way. Children under the age of three are not permitted.

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Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Image courtesy of Instinct PR.
Celebrate a century of magic with this special anniversary performance, Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Let your inner child be brought to life as more than 50 of the most famous Disney cast members – taken from a century of much-loved stories – skate across the ice in this exciting spectacle. Read More
Prices from £21.79 Book now

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever at Duke of York's Theatre

Peppa Pig Live Past Production - Peppa Pig's Adventure. Image courtesy of Emma Holland PR. Image by Dan Tsantilis

Head out on a road trip with Peppa Pig, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig as they share Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever at the Duke of York's Theatre. Explore castles and caves, meet dragons and dinosaurs, eat ice cream and, of course, jump in plenty of muddy puddles with Peppa and her friends.

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Prices from £15.00 Book now

Nativity! The Musical at the Eventim Apollo

Nativity! The Musical. Photo by Richard Davenport. Image courtesy of Encore

Get into the Christmas spirit with Nativity! The Musical and follow the pupils of St Bernadette’s School as they try to put on a dazzling seasonal show. Can the children outshine a rival school’s production? This joyous family-oriented spectacle at the Eventim Apollo is full of sing-along songs and sparkling Christmas cheer.

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Prices from £26.50 Book now

Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre

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. Read More
Prices from £18.45 Book now

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. Credit: Manuel Harlan. Image courtesy of Premier PR.
Enter the magical world of Harry Potter with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Follow Harry, Ron, Hermione and their offspring in a new wizarding adventure. The spellbinding show at the Palace Theatre features breathtaking special effects as well as enchanting music by Imogen Heap. Recommended for ages 10 and above. Babes in arms are not permitted. Read More

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