6 Theatre Shows for Children

London is well known for its array of musicals and theatre shows- there is something for everyone! Why not take your little ones for a play this half term. Here’s our round up of 6 plays you can watch with your kids!

6. Pitschi

Pitschi is a little Swiss kitten who lives high up in the Alps. Natasha Granger performs this adorable kids’ story about her journey to meet other animals, based on an award-winning picture book by Hans Fischer.

  • Venue: Pleasance Theatre, Carpenter’s Mews , North Rd , London, N7 9EF
  • Dates: 21 July 2016
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Tickets: £10, concession £8
  • Learn Morehttps://www.pleasance.co.uk/
Pitschi Theatre


5. Septimus Bean And His Amazing Machine

Janet Quin-Harkin’s well-loved tale of a quirky professor gets a colourful stage adaptation from Adam Peck. Septimus Bean has built a marvellous machine – but no one, including the king and court, can work out what it’s for. The book’s rhyming couplets come to life in a rhythmical performance that’s perfect for little inventors aged four and up.

  • Venue: Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley St, London, SE1 2HZ
  • Dates: Till 26 June 2016
  • Time: Vary
  • Tickets: £16, concs £13, under 18s £10
  • Learn Morehttps://www.unicorntheatre.com/
Septimus Bean And His Amazing Machine Theatre

Septimus Bean And His Amazing Machine

4. Grandad and me

A gorgeous living storybook from the Letter J company, this show tells the story of a young girl who misses her Grandad. She follows in his footsteps on a magical journey that helps children explore themes of loss and memory.

  • Venue: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London , SW11 5TN
  • Dates: June 4 & 5
  • Time: 11 am; 2:30 pm
  • Tickets: 11am-  £12.50; 2.30pm-  £10
  • Learn Morehttps://www.bac.org.uk/
Grandad and me theatre

Grandad and me

3. Little Red Riding Hood

Written by Olivier Award-winning Mike Kenny with songs by Olivier Award-nominated Simon Slater and directed by Owen Calvert-Lyons, Little Red Riding Hood gives the traditional tale an enchanting twist just perfect for children aged 4+ and their grown-ups.

  • Venue: Artsdepot, 5 Nether St, London , N12 0GA
  • Dates: On till 1 June 2016
  • Time: Vary
  • Tickets: £10
  • Learn Morehttp://www.artsdepot.co.uk/
Little Red Riding Hood Theatre

Little Red Riding Hood

2. Matilda

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

  • Venue: Cambridge Theatre  Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street WC2H 9HU
  • Dates: On Till 31 December 2016
  • Time: 2:30 pm; 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Vary
  • Learn Morehttp://www.matildathemusical.com/
Matilda theatre


1.Lion King 

Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney’s beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular stage production that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

  • Venue: Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
  • Dates: On Till 27 November
  • Time: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm;  Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm
  • Tickets: Vary
  • Learn Morehttp://www.thelionking.co.uk/
Lion King theatre

Lion King

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