London shows for families and children, including West End comedies for kids, musicals about and starring children, and London theatre specially staged for young children. Also see our guide to Age restrictions for all West End shows.
The West End is a child-friendly district that offers a huge variety of theatre and shows for children of all ages.
London theatre for pre-school children and very young kids ranges from plays based on classic characters such as Peppa Pig, The Gruffalo and the Teletubbies, to full-scale musicals, circus and family shows.
Older kids can enjoy a wide range of musicals, plays and dance in London, from long-running musicals such as Matilda The Musical and Frozen The Musical, to classic plays and Shakespeare read as part of the school curriculum, seasonal pantomimes and Christmas shows, and contemporary drama and comedy that will open up new worlds and challenge children to think differently.
Experiencing live performance and theatre is important for every child, and the surest way to spark curiosity and forge a passion for theatre and the arts throughout their lives.
West End theatre in London provides a dazzling wealth of entertainment for kids.