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London theatre for toddlers and young children

Let a trained professional do the entertaining at these theatre shows for toddlers and little ones

Dog Don't Do Ballet, Little Angel Theatre
There's no way they can sit still for two hours, but that doesn't mean we can't treat them to a trip to the theatre. Here are London's best shows for the very young ones. If you're planning ahead for the school holidays, you can also check out top 10 children's theatre shows this half-term and our 101 things to do in London with kids

Theatre for young children

Brer Rabbit's Track & Field: Tales from the Shed

Brer Rabbit heads to Rio for the Olympics in this cheerful puppet show. The Tales Team from the Chickenshed present a topical piece of storytelling, which will see the famously devious rabbit rubbing noses with a whole host of new friends from around the world. For children aged six and under - babies go free.

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Chickenshed , Oakwood Until Friday August 5 2016

The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson’s massively successful picture book gets a cute, song-filled adaptation that's bound to be a hit with tiny fans of 'The Gruffalo'.

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Lyric Theatre , Piccadilly Circus Until Sunday January 8 2017
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Russell M
Russell M

'The English National Ballet School's attempting to get the kids into ballet with this production of 'Swan Lake' - and failing by the looks of it. Having just left my wife and 3 year old son, who travelled 2 hours across London standing at the door having been told the shows cancelled, no email notice, no extra performance being put on, and him asking 'why wont that man let us see the show?'.

A refund has been offered but it's not about the money. As an entry level experience to the ballet for my son this has left a bitter taste for him, and they wonder why kids would rather sit on an xbox or read about Kim Kardashian's hair colour. 

Very very disappointing.