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Top Theatre Shows and Musicals for Kids and Families (London)

London has some of the world’s best theatres and musical shows for kids. Whether you are tourist visiting London with kids or you live in London and looking for activities during school holidays, enjoying theatre/ musical with your family will certainly be one of the best options for day out. Here are Top 10 Family friendly West End Theatre Shows and Musicals:

Disney’s The Lion King (Recommended Age: 6+)

The Lion King is one of the most successful musical theatre show. It has been running since last 20 years and over 16 million people have enjoyed performance in London. It is Disney’s multi award winning musical in London, set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative themes of Africa. 

  • The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up.
  • The Lion King Musical Tickets are available and booking until May 2020 in London.
  • The London adaption takes place in Lyceum Theatre in the West End.
  • Read full guide for The Lion King Show to view the trailer, check dates, timings, best seating plan and how to get discounted tickets

The Prince of Egypt (Recommended Age: 7+)

Experience the epic emotion and soaring music of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the extraordinary new musical from three-time Academy Award®-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell). Based on the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film, and featuring the Academy Award®-winning, chart-topping song When You Believe, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is an exhilarating, powerful and joyous celebration of belief and the human spirit.

  • The Prince of Egypt is recommended for ages 7 and up. Children under 5 will not be admitted.
  • The Lion King Musical Tickets are available and booking for shows between 5th Feb 2020 to 12th Sep 2020
  • Location: Dominion Theatre
  • Read full guide for The Prince of Egypt Show to view the trailer, check dates, timings, best seating plan and how to get discounted tickets

Matilda The Musical (Recommended Age: 6+)

Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, and a whole host of five-star reviews, MATILDA THE MUSICAL continues to delight audiences of all ages. Adapted from the incomparable children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical , the hit show started in 2011 and won over 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical.

  • Matilda The Musical is recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under 5 will not be admitted.
  • Matilda The Musical Tickets are available and booking for shows until 20 Dec 2020
  • Location: Cambridge Theatre
  • Read full guide for Matilda The Musical Show to view the trailer, check dates, timings, best seating plan and how to get discounted tickets.

Wicked (Recommended Age: 7+)

Wicked the Musical the smash-hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz. WICKED is already the 9th longest-running show in London theatre history. Around the world, Wicked has now been seen by 10  million people in London alone and has won over 100 major awards including 3 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards and 10 WhatsOnStage Awards.

  • Wicked is recommended for ages 7 and up. Children under 3 will not be admitted.
  • Wicked Tickets are available and booking for shows until 23 May 2020
  • Location: Apollo Victoria Theatre
  • Read full guide for Wicked show to view the video trailer, check dates, timings, best seating plan and how to get discounted tickets.

Mamma Mia (Recommended Age: 5+)

Mamma Mia the musical has already been seen and loved by more than 45 million people across 6 continents since it first opened in 1999. Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. In 2011, it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.

  • Mamma Mia is recommended for ages 5 and up. Children under 3 will not be admitted.
  • Mamma Mia Tickets are available and booking for shows until 19 Sep 2020
  • Location: Novello Theatre
  • Read full guide for Mamma Mia show to view the video trailer, check dates, timings, best seating plan and how to get discounted tickets.

Marry Poppins (Recommended Age: 4+)

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins is returning to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre. The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. 

  • Marry Poppins is recommended for ages 4+. Children under 3 will not be admitted.
  • Marry Poppins are available and booking for shows from 23 Oct 2019 to 29 March 2020
  • Location: Prince Edward Theatre
  • Read full guide for Marry Poppins show to view the video trailer, check dates, timings, best seating plan and how to get discounted tickets / best prices.

School of Rock (Recommended Age: 5+)

Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight –A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? More recently a School of Rock television series was created by the Disney channel

  • School of Rock is recommended for ages 5+. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
  • School of Rock tickets are available and booking for shows until 5 April 2020
  • Location: Gillian Lynne Theatre
  • Read full guide for School of Rock show to view the video trailer, check dates, timings, best seating plan and how to get discounted tickets / best prices.

The Play That Goes Wrong (Recommended Age: 8+)

Now stumbling through its fourth catastrophic year, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter! The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

  • The Play that goes wrong is recommended for ages 8+. Children under 5 will not be admitted.
  • “The Play that goes wrong” tickets are available and booking for shows until 1 Nov 2020
  • Location: Duchess Theatre
  • Read full guide for The Play that goes wrong show to view the video trailer, check dates, timings, best seating plan and how to get discounted tickets / best prices.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Recommended Age: 10+)

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded West End play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine Oliviers in 2017 – including Best New Play and Best Director. The theatre show is in two parts.

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is recommended for ages 10+.
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  tickets are available and booking for shows until 2nd Aug 2020
  • Location: Palace Theatre
  • Read full guide for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child show to view the video trailer, check dates, timings, best seating plan and how to get discounted tickets / best prices.

Other Kids Friendly Theatre and Musical shows

  • The Woman In Black (Recommended Age: 12+)
  • My First Ballet – Cinderella (Recommended Age: 3+)
  • The Wind in the Willows (Recommended Age: 6+)
  • Tiger who came to the Tea
  • War Horse

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