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Kids' theatre in London

Get the kids hooked on culture with these great London shows for young ones

Too big for puppets but too small to refrain from squirming for two full acts? Try one of these energetic theatre shows for kids. The productions on this list are best for ages five and up. If you're thinking smaller read about shows for younger children instead, or if they're getting on a bit try our family theatre shows page.

Shows for kids

The Tin Soldier

This endearing dance show for kids tells the classic story of 'The Tin Soldier', a toy who falls in love with a ballerina. Peut-etre use an international cast and primary colour design to bring this romance to life.

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Artsdepot , North Finchley Wednesday February 15 2017 - Sunday February 19 2017

Babe, The Sheep-Pig

David Wood, who's famed for a 40-year strong career adapting kids' classics, has written this new version of Dick King Smith's 'Babe' for the Polka Theatre. It's the story of an adorable piglet who discovers a rare talent for sheep-herding, and leads his gruff farmer to an unlikely kind of celebrity. This farmyard tale will be adapted using original songs and puppetry, in a show suitable for the whole family.

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Polka Theatre , South Wimbledon Saturday January 21 2017 - Sunday February 5 2017

Dinosaur Detectives

Puppets get prehistoric in this kids show by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre. 'Dinosaur Detectives' is inspired by the fossil-hunting adventures of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantel, and uses shadow puppetry and music to bring their finds to life. Ages five-11.

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Little Angel Theatre , Islington Thursday February 9 2017 - Sunday February 12 2017
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