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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 Apr 2018 Read More
Prices from £35.00 (USD 48.62) 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, discover a whole new world of possibilities with the help of just three wishes. Recommended for ages six and above. Children under the age of three are not permitted. Booking until Jun 2018 Read More
Prices from £25.00 (USD 34.73) 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 Dec 2018 Read More
Prices from £19.50 (USD 27.09) 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. 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. Children under the age of five are not permitted. Booking until Oct 2018 Read More
Prices from £15.00 (USD 20.84) 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. Celebrate the career of the world's undisputed King of Pop during two hours of non-stop hits. Children under the age of five are not permitted. Booking until Sep 2018 Read More
Prices from £30.00 (USD 41.68) Book now

6. Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

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. Recommended for ages six and above. Children under the age of five are not permitted. Booking until May 2018 Read More
Prices from £20.00 (USD 27.78) 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 £15.00 (USD 20.84) Book now

8. Annie at Piccadilly Theatre

Be dazzled by the classic musical Annie at Piccadilly Theatre. Step back into 1930s New York and follow the adventures of orphan Annie, as she attempts to escape the clutches of evil Miss Hannigan in search of a better life. Recommended for ages five and above. Children under the age of five are not permitted. Booking until Feb 2018 Read More
Prices from £45.00 (USD 62.52) Book now

9. 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 Apr 2018

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Prices from £10.00 (USD 13.89) Book now


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