Not sure what to do with the kids this half-term? Never fear, as we round up all the best children's theatre in London this May half-term, from puppet shows to kid-friendly musicals.
This show returns to the Unicorn after having a successful premiere in 2013. 'Henry V' is a fairly tricky play to adapt for kids, but Belgian playwright Ignace Cornelissen's version really works. Ellen McDougall's staging is also a fun delight that gets gloriously messy. Ages 8-plus.Read more
This companion show to the immersive, atmospheric 'Alice's Adventures Underground' in the Vaults at Waterloo is for children aged five and up. There are a warren of rooms to explore underground, and, going by the success of the adult version, lots of weird and wonderful goings-on to discover.Read more
Immersive theatre pioneers Punchdrunk broaden their audience with their show for kids staged at the National Maritime Museum. The show takes young'uns and their adults on a swashbuckling adventure, where the old-school spirit of derring-do reigns supreme. Ages 6-12.
Half-term will be the perfect chance to catch the return of Alan Parker's superb kids' musical at the newly re-opened Lyric Hammersmith. 'Bugsy' may have an entire cast of kids, but don't let that fool you into thinking the production is anything other than top notch. With great songs, gags and a lot of splurging, this should be a delight for the entire clan. Ages 6-plus.Read more