London children’s theatre hasn’t had the best 2020, with none of its dedicated venues scheduled to reopen at time of writing, and the Christmas season a shadow of its usual self. However, a few favourites are back, and shows are generally being announced at much shorter notice than usual, so stay tuned.
It's never to early to introduce kids to the magic of theatre, and London's bursting with shows that'll delight junior audiences. There are gentle puppet shows for babies and toddlers. Rainbow bright, song-stuffed adventures for young kids. Smart dramas that are sure to hold teenagers rapt. And spectacular musicals that'll get the whole family on side.
Our kids’ theatre page normally contains information for children’s shows running in London theatres this month and next month, and is broken down into three categories.
Theatre for all the family is suitable for any age, including adults without children.
Theatre for older children is specifically aimed at school-age children and teenagers.
Theatre for babies, pre-schoolers and younger children does what the title suggests, and also includes shows suitable for younger school-age children.