Best Family Shows for Your Young Theatregoer│Kids Week 2023

Taking your children to the theatre is a magical experience that fosters their creativity and imagination. It exposes them to different cultures and ways of thinking and creates unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. And now, it's even easier (and cheaper!) to introduce your child to theatre with Kids Week - a child (17 and under) goes free when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Plus an additional two children can attend for half price!

Here's our list of the most exciting and captivating shows for your young theatregoer:

Shows for under 5s

Blippi - Wonderful World Tour

When? 29 - 31 August 2023 
Where? Rose Theatre, London

Suitable for ages 2+

Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there be monster trucks, excavators, and garbage trucks galore? You bet!

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Elephants and Piggies “We are in a play”

When? 23 July - 20 August 2023
Where? Coram's Fields, London

Suitable for all ages.

Get ready for a musical experience straight from the pages of Mo Willems' award-winning best-selling children's books. Filled with beloved characters and lively songs, we guarantee you’ll leave doing the Flippy Floppy Floory dance all night long!

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The Smeds and the Smoos

When? 20 July - 31 August 2023 
Where? Lyric Theatre, London

Suitable for ages 3+

On a far-off planet, Smeds and Smoos can’t be friends. So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love and zoom off into space together, how will their families get them back?

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

When? 10 July - 31 August 2023 
Where? Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Suitable for ages 3+

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

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Shows for 6-12 year olds


When? 01 July - 20 August 2023 
Where? Polka Theatre, London

Suitable for ages 6-12

Comedy-meets-rock-band-meets-punk-clown-mayhem, Hairy is a playful and frankly laughable exploration of that most versatile and significant feature of human anatomy, hair! Join four super-hairos on a hairy journey of discovery. One thing is for sure: It’s going to get HAIRY!

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I Believe in Unicorns

When? 27 July - 12 August 2023 
Where? Apollo Theatre, London 

Suitable for ages 6+

This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library…

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Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors

When? 27 July - 31 August 2023 
Where? Garrick Theatre

Suitable for ages 6+

From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. It’s history with the nasty bits left in!

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The Wizard of Oz

When? 23 June - 31 August 2023 
Where? London Palladium, London

Suitable for ages 6+

Featuring stars of the stage and screen Jason Manford, Ashley Banjo, and Gary Wilmot. follow Dorothy and her friends on their journey to find the Wizard and return home. There’s no place like The London Palladium this summer!

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