Top London shows and musicals for kids in 2018
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Start a lifelong love of theatre and spectacle by taking your children to these top London shows for kids. Our capital hosts a variety of beautiful plays, exciting musicals and vibrant shows to keep your little ones and you entertained.
And kids love the stage. We are spoiled for choice when it comes to productions. The city is filled with amazing performances, suitable for children of all ages. Therefore we have collected the Top London shows and musicals for kids in 2018 right here.
Singing, costumes, colours, dancing and special effects. Pure entertainment! These are our favourite theatre shows in London for the whole family.
If you are traveling from abroad we recommend to book tickets in advance.
The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
The award-winning adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King features music by Elton John. Plus outstanding costumes and wonderful special effects. The Lion King will dazzle all ages with the evocative rhythms of Africa set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains. For ages six and above.
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre
Disney’s Theatrical Productions brings the magical world of Agrabah to Prince Edward Theatre with its sensational musical, Aladdin. Based on the much-loved animated classic, children will love hearing their favourite Disney tunes and seeing a real flying carpet! Recommended for ages six and above.
Wicked at the Apollo Victoria
Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz and how one came to be called “good” and the other, “wicked”. Unforgettable and award-winning musical. For ages seven and above.
Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre
A mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle with surprises. Audiences, both young and old, will love the familiar music of one of the first pop super groups in Mamma Mia! The ultimate feel-good show.
Thriller at the Lyric Theatre
Celebrating the music of The Jackson 5 and the solo work and life of Michael Jackson. Get the kids dancing away to the king of pop’s classics.
Matilda The Musical at London’s Cambridge Theatre
Adapted from Roald Dahl’s beloved book and music from award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin.The show thrills both children and adults with the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Matilda’s parents think she is a nuisance and life is not much better at school, where the monstrous headmistress Miss Trunchbull terrifies both students and teachers alike. Then one day Matilda discovers she has a very special power and decides it is time the grown-ups were taught a lesson.
School of Rock at New London Theatre
Rock out with the whole family at this award-winning musical. Based on the 2003 smash-hit movie, School of Rock follows the side-splitting story of Dewey Finn and his quest to transform a class of A-grade students into the ultimate rock group.
Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre
A coming-of-age story about a poor orphan girl whose life takes a turn for the better. It is funny, heartfelt, and boasts an all singing, all dancing cast of kids. The score is excellent, and balanced out by brilliant performances and impressive set design.
Films in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Between 27 April – 18 October 2018.
This year, the films have been curated to celebrate the illustrious career of composer John Williams. His cinematic contributions range from Jurassic Park to Harry Potter, and will be celebrated accordingly: with a gargantuan 30-foot HD screen in the Royal Albert Hall Auditorium.
For the very little ones:
Kika’s Birthday at Little Angel Theatre
Between 25 April – 20 May 2018.
Recommended for ages: 3 – 8
Kika’s Birthday was produced by award-winning raconteur, Danya Miller, who was once described by Michael Morporgro himself as ‘a storytelling phenomenon’. This interactive puppet show about the birthday party of a tiny French mouse promises a thoroughly engaging performance. Be sure to book well in advance!
NOTE: Kids Week runs for the entirety of August! A period when under-16s go free to a host of London’s best shows when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Families can also pick up two additional children’s tickets for half price with every transaction during this phenomenal family event.