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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

Emily Rising

This heartfelt story is firmly aimed at older children. Dan Rebellato's play explores ideas of growing up by telling the tale of a girl who realises, one morning, that her feet won't touch the ground. As she soars across London, she realises her world is changing. Ages 7-plus.

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Little Angel Theatre , Islington Wednesday October 26 2016 - Sunday November 20 2016

Let's Fly

Beloved children's puppet theatre the Little Angel are teaming up with Goblin to present a soaring show for younger kids. Emily knows how to fly, and wants to take the whole audience with her on an adventure that swoops over rooftops and up to outer space. Suitable for children aged three to six.

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Little Angel Theatre , Islington Until Sunday November 20 2016

Roald Dahl And The Imagination Seekers

As the beloved author's centenary approaches, everyone's going doolally for all things Dahl. The Lyric is hosting an interactive kids' adventure that takes children on a journey through his best-loved stories, from the whimsy of 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' to the gross-out horrors of 'The Twits'. Ages 7-11.

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Lyric Hammersmith , Hammersmith Thursday October 27 2016 - Friday October 28 2016

Mrs Armitage And The Big Wave

Surf's up! Gaga Theatre adapt Quentin Blake's story of a woman and her loyal dog Breakspear, who go to sea in search of the perfect wave. This show mixes live performance and digital projection to tell a wet and wild story of an unlikely friendship. Suitable for children aged four to seven, all ages welcome.

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Clapham Picturehouse , Clapham Wednesday October 26 2016 - Thursday October 27 2016
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