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Best London theatre 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, child-friendly 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.

Shows can now perform at full capacity, which means other audience members may be seated next to you. Check with the venue in advance for more information.

The Lion King West End

Enjoy songs such as Circle Of Life. Image courtesy of Disney The Lion King.
The Lion King dazzles all ages with the evocative rhythms of Africa set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains. The award-winning adaptation of the Disney film features music by Elton John, plus outstanding costumes and amazing special effects. Recommended for ages six and above. Children under the age of three are not permitted.
Prices from £32.50 Book now

Wicked musical London

See the spell binding West End sensation, Wicked, at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Image courtesy of SEE Tickets.
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.
Prices from £30.75 Book now

Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Matilda The Musical performs on the London West End this season. Image courtesy of See Tickets.
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. Recommended for ages six and above.
Prices from £24.60 Book now

Frozen at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Jelani Alladin (Kristoff) and Patti Murin (Anna) in Frozen on Broadway. Photo: Deen van Meer. Image courtesy of The Walt Disney Company.

Meet Anna and Elsa in Frozen. A story of two sisters fighting to save their kingdom of Arendelle after Elsa's powers bring about an endless winter. Sing along to beloved songs from the Disney film, including Let It Go and Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?, and expect beautiful costumes, spectacular stages and mesmerising special effects. Recommended for ages six and above.

Prices from £36.29 Book now

Mrs Doubtfire at the Shaftesbury Theatre

See the hilarious Mrs Doubtfire at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Image courtesy of See Tickets
Mrs Doubtfire, based on the acclaimed film of the same name starring Robin Williams, comes to the West End. Telling the story of a father trying to stay in the lives of his children after a messy divorce by creating a character of a Scottish housekeeper and nanny. Recommended for ages seven and above.
Prices from £27.68 Book now

My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican Theatre

Be charmed by Hayao Miyazaki’s fairy tale My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican Theatre. Image courtesy of SEE Tickets.
See the return of the magical adaptation of the beloved Studio Ghibli anime, My Neighbour Totoro, for a second season at the Barbican Theatre. With whimsical sets, captivating music, and a talented cast, immerse yourself in the heartwarming story of two sisters and their extraordinary encounters with the lovable forest spirit, Totoro.

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