family-friendly theatre in london
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aladdin at the prince edward theatre
The classic hit film has been brought to thrilling life on stage by the producer of The Lion King. Featuring all the songs from the Academy Award©-winning score plus new music written especially for this production
Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre, London
Multi award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart, will make her West End Theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie opening in the West End in May 2017. Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 23 May 2017 with opening night on 5 June 2017.
Dick Whittington at the London Palladium
You’ll need to book early to secure the best seats for the greatest pantomime adventure of them all! Hot on the heels of Cinderella, pantomime returns to the iconic London Palladium for Christmas 2017 with an enchanting new production of Dick Whittington from Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer and the team behind Cinderella.
Gangsta Granny at the Garrick Theatre
It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing-staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure-it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!
Horrible Histories - More Best of Barmy Britain at the Garrick Theatre
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Prepare yourselves for a special production of Horrible Histories featuring MORE of your favourite characters from our barmy past – and a brand new scene with wordy Will! Find out why the Romans were revolting! Could you survive the vicious Vikings? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Would you party with the Puritans? It’s history with the nasty bits left in! Recommended age 5+
What The Ladybird Heard at the Lyric Theatre
Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: The Ladybird has a plan of her own! Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this glittering stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs! Suitable for kids age 3+
Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl and with original songs from comedian Tim Minchin, Matilda is a captivating musical masterpiece from the RSC that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny. Suitable for kids age 6+
School of Rock at the New London Theatre
Based on the smash hit 2003 film, School of Rock features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book by Julian Fellowes. Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his class to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. Suitable for kids age 5+
Stomp at the Ambassadors Theatre
Celebrating its 13th sensational year in London, Stomp is still an unstoppable smash-hit! Rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance combine as eight performers use everything from Zippo lighters, plastic bags, bin lids and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel good beat.
With fresh new routines and mind-blowing new moves, expect to be amazed! Suitable for kids age 5+
The Gruffalo’s Child at the Lyric Theatre
Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her in the West End this Christmas.
The show has a running time of 55 minutes and is suitable for kids age 3+.
The Wind In The Willows at the London Palladium
The major new musical based on Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic opens at the London Palladium from June 2017. Starring Rufus Hound as the amazing Mr Toad in a spectacular new production reuniting Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
This riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall. Recommended for kids aged 5+ - younger children upon parents' discretion.
Nutcracker at the London Coliseum
On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins.
From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to English National Ballet’s Nutcracker in the splendour of the London Coliseum is an unforgettable treat. Suitable for kids age 5+
Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre
Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman. Recommended age 7+
Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
Already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history, Wicked has been hailed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail); “one of the biggest hits of our age” (The Observer); and “one of the most popular West End musicals ever” (London Evening Standard). Wicked is the winner of the Olivier Audience Award (twice); the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Night Out; a Visit London Gold Award; and nine WhatsOnStage Awards including Best West End Show (twice) and Best Musical. Recommended age 7+
The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands. Recommended age 6+. Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to the Lyceum Theatre.
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella — New Adventures at Sadlers Wells
Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
Under 5s admitted, but some scenes may be unsuitable for very young children (eg the WW2 setting, there are occasional loud bangs and blackouts).
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax at the Old Vic Theatre, London
Inspired by Dr. Seuss' classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who’s on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler. The Lorax blends theatrical invention, songs and zany humour in a vibrant show with a message that will speak to audiences of all ages.
Suitable for children age 6+. Captioned performance 17 December 2015. Audio described performance 7 January 2016.