Family Christmas shows in London
Our guide to the best family-friendly shows and children's theatre this Christmas
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.
- Rated as: 4/5
- Critics choice
Erich Kästner’s ‘Emil and the Detectives’ is one of the all-time great adventure stories and an inspired choice for the National Theatre’s big seasonal show – a crowdpleasing leftie alternative for families who don’t fancy being bossed about by a creepy bloke with big tits this Christmas.
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After a classier alternative to TV time? Get the kids hooked on culture with a visit to one of these great family-friendly shows
See our guide to children's theatre in London