Summer Holiday Shows: West End Shows for kids and families playing this Summer 2023 in London

The West End is a great place to take the kids in the Summer holidays, packed with museums, parks, exhibitions, attractions and, of course, fabulous theatre.

Here’s a selection of family and kid-friendly West End shows that will keep the whole family entertained this Summer 2023.

Musicals for kids

Big West End musicals for kids and families running throughout the summer include Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre, Disney’s Frozen The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane; The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium; Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre; RSC’s Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre; and The SpongeBob Musical at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Plays for kids

Plays running in the West End that are suitable for families include The Smeds and The Smoos at the Lyric Theatre; The Tiger Who Came To Tea at the Theatre Royal Haymarket; The Tempest – Re-imagined for everyone aged six and over at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Dinosaur World Live, also at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors at the Garrick Theatre; plus the Horrible Histories experience on a boat on the Thames – Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames.

Note: We have based Summer dates on 14 July to 3 September 2023.

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