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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. 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)

I Want My Hat Back

A Christmas kids adventure over at the Temporary Theatre at the National is taking place with this adaptation of Jon Klassen's 'I Want My Hat Back'. Joel Horwood writes the book and lyrics for the show, while 'Doctor Who's Arthur Darvill pens the songs for the tale of Bear, whose hat has gone and who goes on a mission through the forest to find it. Ages 3-plus.  

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National Theatre, South Bank Thursday November 12 2015 - Saturday January 2 2016

The Lorax

The Old Vic's 2015 Christmas show this year is a new adaptation of Dr Seuss's intriguing storybook 'The Lorax' from David Grieg. The moustachioed Lorax is on a mission to protect the world from a tree-chopping, greedy businessman. Max Webster, who directed 'To Kill a Mockingbird' at the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park directs. For all ages.

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Old Vic, Southwark Wednesday December 2 2015 - Saturday January 16 2016

Slava's Snowshow

This review is of the show's 2014 run. 'Slava's Snowshow' returns over Christmas in 2015. Some people are wary of Christmas for good reason. Others – and this camp could really do us all a favour by giving themselves a stern talking to – bemoan things like 'the fuss' and 'those pesky pine needles that fall off the tree'.

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Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Wednesday December 16 2015 - Sunday January 3 2016

Town Hall Cherubs

A Battersea Arts Centre show for the very young, where toddlers are taken on an immersive journey through the lovely old rooms of the theatre. Created in collaboration with Theatre Ad Infinitum. Ages 2-5.

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Battersea Arts Centre, Battersea Wednesday December 2 2015 - Sunday January 3 2016

The Snowman

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.

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Peacock Theatre, Holborn Wednesday November 25 2015 - Sunday January 3 2016

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

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.

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Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith Friday November 20 2015 - Thursday December 24 2015

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Family Christmas shows in London

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. RECOMMENDED: Find more Christmas shows in London

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By: Daisy Bowie-Sell