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Best London shows and musicals for kids

Inspire a lifelong love of theatre by taking your children to these top London shows for kids.

The capital hosts a variety of exciting plays, child-friendly musicals and pantomimes to keep your little ones entertained.

Make sure to check age restrictions for each show, as many West End theatres don't permit toddlers or babies.

Take a look below for our pick of some of the very best family-friendly shows. Plus, check out the top children's London theatres or more things to do in London with kids.

Shows can now perform at full capacity, which means other audience members may be seated next to you. Check with the venue in advance for more information.

The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

Enjoy songs such as Circle Of Life. Image courtesy of Disney The Lion King.
The Lion King dazzles all ages with the evocative rhythms of Africa set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains. The award-winning adaptation of the Disney film features music by Elton John, plus outstanding costumes and amazing special effects. Recommended for ages six and above. Children under the age of three are not permitted. Read More
Prices from £35.11 Book now

Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz and how one came to be called "good" and the other, "wicked". Experience this unforgettable, award-winning musical and discover the hidden story of Oz. Recommended for ages seven and above. Children under the age of three are not permitted. Read More
Prices from £23.99 Book now

Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan. Image courtesy of The Corner Shop.
Be wowed by the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi-award-winning production of Matilda The MusicalRoald Dahl's celebrated story bursts into life in this West End musical by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be delighted by the little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Recommended for ages six and above. Read More
Prices from £30.75 Book now

Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre

Mary Poppins. Image courtesy of Cameron Mackintosh.

Be charmed by the spectacular choreography, magical effects and timeless songs in Mary Poppins The Musical. Experience the magic that Mary Poppins brings to the Banks family, when she moves in to Cherry Tree Lane as the children's nanny. This family show is practically perfect in every way! Recommended for ages seven and above. Children under the age of five are not permitted.

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Prices from £24.60 Book now

Dear Evan Hansen at the Noël Coward Theatre

Current Broadway cast (2018) of Dear Evan Hansen. Credit: Matthew Murphy. Image courtesy of Premier.

Step into the world of Dear Evan Hansen, as this moving show tells the story of a high school student struggling to fit in. The perfect choice for older kids, the musical includes songs You Will Be Found and Waving Through A Window (which has also been recorded by Katy Perry). Recommended for ages 12 and above. Children under four are not permitted.

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Prices from £30.75 Book now

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. Credit: Manuel Harlan. Image courtesy of Premier PR.
See the magical world of Harry Potter on the London stage with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Set 19 years after the events of the final novel, follow Harry, Ron, Hermione and their children in a wizarding adventure featuring breathtaking special effects. Recommended for ages 10 and above. Read More
Prices from £15.00 Book now

Stick Man at the Leicester Square Theatre

The previous cast of Stick Man © Mark Senior PR. Image courtesy of Mark Senior PR.

Be charmed by the delightful story of Stick Man, as Julia Donaldson's much-loved hero bursts into life on stage. Kids will be thrilled by his misadventures, funny songs, imaginative puppetry and live music. Will he make it home in time for Christmas? Stick with it and find out... Recommended for ages five and above.

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Prices from £28.00 Book now

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever at Theatre Royal Haymarket. Image courtesy of SEE Tickets.

Join Peppa Pig and her family on a fun-filled road trip, as Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever returns to London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Encounter dragons, dinosaurs, muddy puddles and friendly faces along the way during this live show that's full of songs and games. Suitable for all ages.

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Prices from £17.83 Book now

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