A guide to the best kids and children’s theatre now playing in London, or coming soon to the West End.
London Theatre is packed full of great shows for kids, including award-winning musicals, drama and comedy that is suitable for children, and also special children’s shows.
See our listings below for the latest information, or check out our broader guide to what London musicals or West End plays are currently booking in London.
Note: This selection is for kids of all ages – see individual shows for age restrictions and further information.
A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story
Dickens’ classic tale comes to Alexandra Palace
Aladdin - Lyric Hammersmith
The Lyric’s traditional panto returns in 2016 with Aladdin
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella premieres at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
The spectacular Circus 1903 returns to Southbank Centre this Christmas
Disney's The Lion King
Disney’s The Lion King, now playing at the Lyceum Theatre in London.
Doctor Who Time Fracture
The TARDIS flies into London in 2021 for the new Doctor Who immersive production.
David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny live on-stage at the Bloomsbury Theatre
Horrible Histories Live Onboard - Terrible Thames!
Horrible Histories proudly presents a brand-new brilliant tour: Horrible Histories Live Onboard – Terrible Thames!
Life of Pi
Yann Martel’s award winning Life Of Pi is brought to life on the London stage
Magic Goes Wrong
Magic Goes Wrong – a smash hit new comedy at the Apollo Theatre
Mary Poppins returns to the Prince Edward Theatre in 2021
Matilda The Musical
The RSC’s ingenious production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda now playing at the Cambridge Theatre
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!
Matthew Bourne’s spectacular and much-loved production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker returns to Sadler’s Wells this Christmas.
Pantoland at the Palladium
Experience the best of British pantomime with Pantoland at the Palladium
Double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff return in the 10th anniversary production of Potted Panto
The Fir Tree
Shakespeare’s complex exploration of prejudice, patriarchy, and capitalism, The Merchant of Venice
The Nutcracker - ENB
English National Ballet’s spectacular production of The Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum this Christmas.
The magical stage version of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved children’s book returns to the West End this Christmas.
Date: 2 October 2021
Written by: Chris Raven
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