Looking to introduce your children to the world of theatre? Here’s a few productions around now and coming soon in London: 

Hansel & Gretel, Iris Theatre, St Paul’s Church, Covent Gardencelebrating its 10th anniversay, Iris Theatre will present a new version of the Brothers Grimm’s Hansel & Gretel that will delight younger audiences as well as adults. The production will even feature a a life-size, edible gingerbread house…. (3rd August-3rd September) 

Hansel and gretel

Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, Leicester Square Theatre:  based on the beloved books of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Leicester Square Theatre will present Freckle Productions and Scamp Theatre’s production combining some of their best loved stories such as Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Suitable for those aged three plus. 8th July-3rd September. 


Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre:  having now nearly spent a year in the West End, Disney’s Aladdin is a colourful and joyful production that will delight children of all ages being filled with memorable and catchy songs such as ‘Friend Like Me’ it is guaranteed to capture and hold attention of its younger audience members. Booking until the 30th September. To book tickets visit:  Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

The Wind in the Willows, London Palladiumbased on Kenneth Grahame’s beloved novel, this brand new musical adaptation features a book by Julian Fellowes and music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe to bring this fun-filled adventure to life. It is also worth noting that a ticketing initiative will be in place where children can see The Wind in the Willows  for free at 80 performances over the summer.  17th June – 9th September.  To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, UK Tickets.co.uk and Theatre People.com

The Wind in the Willows

Annie, Piccadilly Theatreopening for previews from the 23rd May, Nikolai Foster’s production of the classic musical sees Miranda Hart playing Miss Hannigan. Featuring songs such as ‘It’s a Hard Knock Life’ and ‘Tomorrow’ this family favourite is currently booking until January 2018. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk and ATG Tickets


Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatrebased on Roald Dahl’s hilarious story of a little girl with amazing powers is still enchanting audiences in the West End. It has recently confirmed it will also be embarking on a UK tour, meaning that there will be more opportunities for people to experience this award winning musical. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk


Horrible Histories: More Best of Barmy Britain, Garrick Theatrerunning for a limited season from the 7th August – 2nd September, this hilarious show for children is not only entertaining but it introduces them to characters from Britain’s barmy past. Ever wondered could you survive the vicious Vikings? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Would you party with the Puritans? now is your chance to find out! Presented by Birmingham Stage Company, this is the 12th years of Horrible Histories Live On Stage, and six years in the West End.




5 thoughts on “Seven Family Friendly Theatre Trips to Book

    1. There are so many that I could have put on here! Don’t get me wrong I love School of Rock but was really aiming the post at those with kids aged between 3 and say 7 mainly – feel school of rock mainly aimed at those 8+

  1. Having kids exposed to theatre is quite special. I have enjoyed going to the theatre since elementary school. Having grown up with them is a big reason why I eventually developed a passion for them

      1. I don’t even actually remember what the first musical I ever saw in the theatre was.

        The earliest memory I remember goes back to when my took me to New York in 2006 to see Wicked on Broadway. All I remember from that night was that the song, “Popular”, was my favorite song. I was only 12 at time. Although there aren’t vivid memories, the impact clearly shows.

        Wicked was the musical that really sparked my love for musicals and made them head in the right direction. Wicked was definitely the musical where I started to understand the emotional side of the musicals. Wicked was key to heading towards me being passionate towards them.

        However, Les Mis is what turned my love of musicals into a passion. But Wicked played a key role in that as well. There is reason why they are both tied and it makes perfect sense. Les Mis showed me a side of musical I always thought impossible. I thought all musicals were happy, turns out through my experience with Les Mis, I realized some musicals are heartbreaking and tragic and that heartbreak is a core musical emotion. Because I became obsessed with Les Mis, my love of musicals turned into a passion.

        So Wicked and Les Mis were major musicals in my musical journey. One started their journey when I was quite younger, which was essential to the emotional side. The other began at a much older age when the emotions decided to be tested and sort of about differently and had me start to analyze musicals.

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