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Top London shows 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, which will keep your little ones entertained during your trip. Take a look below for our pick of some of the best family-friendly shows, and check out 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. Booking until Apr 2018 Read More
Prices from £37.50 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. Booking until Jun 2018 Read More
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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. Booking until Dec 2018 Read More
Prices from £19.50 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. Booking until Oct 2018 Read More
Prices from £15.00 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. Booking until Sep 2018 Read More
Prices from £30.00 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. Booking until May 2018 Read More
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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? Booking until Jan 2019 Read More
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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. Booking until Feb 2018 Read More
Prices from £42.00 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. Booking until Apr 2018

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Prices from £10.00 Book now

10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at Ambassadors Theatre

Hurry to the Ambassadors Theatre to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show emerge on the West End stage. Be enchanted by some of Eric Carle's best-loved creations as four children's stories are brought to life during the family-friendly performance. 13 Dec-7 Jan Read More

11. Dick Whittington at London Palladium

See a traditional pantomime in one of London’s most famous theatres with Dick Whittington at the London Palladium. Follow Dick as he heads to the capital to find his fortune, having some incredible adventures along the way this Christmas. 9 Dec-14 Jan

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12. Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure at The O2

Be stunned by Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure this Christmas in London. Venture into the magical worlds of some of your best-loved Disney characters, including The Lion King's Simba in the Serengeti, Peter Pan in Neverland and Frozen’s Anna, Elsa and Olaf in snowy Arendelle. 20-30 Dec

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13. Slava's Snowshow at Royal Festival Hall

Be amazed by Slava's Snowshow as it returns to London's Royal Festival Hall. Recommended for everyone aged eight and over, the festive show features an award-winning company of clowns and a snow-filled finale you won't forget this Christmas. 18 Dec-4 Jan

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14. Matthew Bourne's Cinderella at Sadler's Wells Theatre

Encounter an alternative version of classic fairytale Cinderella with Matthew Bourne’s adaptation at Sadler’s Wells. This new version of the timeless story is set in the Second World War, where Cinderella is a Londoner who falls in love with a dashing RAF pilot. 9 Dec-27 Jan

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15. English National Ballet: Nutcracker at London Coliseum

Lose yourself in the English National Ballet’s enchanting festive performance of Nutcracker. Join Clara and her Nutcracker doll on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, encountering the Mouse King and travelling by hot air balloon across London to the Land of Snow. 13 Dec-6 Jan

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Prices from £14.00

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