Turn those squirms of boredom into squeals of delight this Christmas at one of these charming theatre shows for very little ones. Full of song, dance and festive storytelling, there should be enough here to keep your wrigglers happy and in the festive mood.
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Christmas shows for toddlers (0-5 years)
Little kids will wriggle in excitement at this festive treat, based on Eric Carle's gorgeous watercolour picture books. As well as 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', Jonathan Rockefeller's family-friendly stage show will adapt three lesser known stories: 'The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse', 'Mister Seahorse', and 'The Very Lonely Firefly'. The production started out in Australia before touring to New York's Broadway, where it scooped up plaudits for its agile cast of 75 puppets.Read more
Little Bulb have been delighting Battersea Arts Centre audiences with their characteristic blend of comedy, high whimsy and devised theatre for a few years now. Their Christmas show for children is a woodland story, starring a lively cast of forest animals. For kids aged three to seven.Read more
This seasonal stadium spectacular is hoping to drag tots away from the TV with a host of CBeebies stars, including Andy Day, Katy Ashworth and Cat Sandion. Oh, and Dave Benson Phillips will be making an appearance too, for any grown-up 'Get Your Own Back' fans. They'll play the inhabitants of Christmastown, who have to save Christmas from the wicked clutches of Queen Glacia. Sophisticated theatre it ain't, but there should be enough song, dance and glitz to make it a lot of fun.Read more
Christmas shows for the whole family
Make Christmas more magical with a trip to one of London's many family-friendly Christmas shows. There's theatre big and bright enough to keep little ones enthralled and performances sweet and subtle enough to entertain the whole family. Find the one that all of your lot will love and book tickets so you don't miss out.Read more