Christmas theatre shows for toddlers
Festive entertainment with maximum fun at these delightful Christmas shows for toddlers
Turn those squirms of boredom into squeals of delight this Christmas at one of these charming theatre shows for very little ones.
Christmas shows for toddlers (0-5 years)
Wacky, mischievous, imagination-fuelled company Little Bulb may be an inspired choice for this year's Christmas show at Battersea Arts Centre. Their music-infused adult shows are often a heap of silliness and fun, which will hopefully translate particularly well for the kiddies. 'Antarctica' features a trio of performers and puppets who mount an expedition to the South Pole in search of fantastical creatures. Ages 2-6.
The lovely Little Angel Theatre stage their 'Cindermouse' over Christmas for ages 3-8. It's a hand puppet mouse extravaganza where hardworking Cindermouse falls in love with a prince.
Sarah Argent's new show for kids has music from Greg Hall and is all about children and their grandparents. In 'Grandad, Me... and Teddy Too' Mia's granddad is coming to visit and she's getting more and more excited. Ages 2-5.
‘We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going to catch a big one, what a beautiful day, we’re not scared.’ Michael Rosen’s rhythmic tale about a family which goes looking for bears is addictively popular with tots. And it's very nicely adapted here by a sweet-throated troupe of Little Angel puppeteers.
The first ever staged production of the classic illustrated Christmas children's book, about the lovely fat Father Christmas and his annual routine to get presents to the world, returns to the Lyric after a successful run last year. Forty years on and this classic is still warming the cold Christmas cockles. Ages 0-6.
A family-friendly Christmas show with songs, nursery rhymes and stories where kids get to meet Father Christmas himself after the show and maybe, if they've been very good, get a present. Ages 2-plus.
The Unicorn Theatre usually comes up with an appropriate-sounding show for babies over Christmas and this one seems right on point. It's a show about baby's first Christmas, where there's a ring at the door and some excitingly scrunchy paper to crumple. A sensory offering for babies aged 6-18 months.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre's stage show for all the family based on Raymond Briggs's modern classic. A delight for kids, using dance, music and storytelling to summon up the feeling of walking in the air, with choreography by Robert North and featuring a full live orchestra. Find more family Christmas shows in London
Excellent kids theatre company Tall Stories stage 'The Snow Dragon' as part of St James's Christmas season. Billy the Goat learns of the legendary Snow Dragon and sets off on a perilous quest to find it. Ages 3-plus.
Peut-Etre Theatre comes to the Roundhouse over Christmas with this with live music and dance-based adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's timeless story about the love between a tin soldier and a paper ballerina. Ages 3-plus.
Lovely kids theatre company Oily Cart create a winding adventure around the foyer spaces at the Southbank Centre over Christmas. The show is a multi-sensory journey to find all sorts of shoes, with a live musician and lots of puppets. Ages 3-5.
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