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Family Christmas shows in London 2019

Make Christmas even more magical with these all-ages shows that the whole family can enjoy

By Time Out London Theatre |
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Circus 1903, Royal Festival Hall, 2018

As the wintry nights draw in, get a cosy festive glow at one of London's many joyful kid-friendly Christmas shows, whether you've got your inner child or actual children in tow. Traditionally, the first port of call for anyone who wants to keep grannies, dads and toddlers on side is visit to the pantomime: if that's what you're after, check out our comprehensive guide to the best pantos across London. But there plenty of other ways to keep everyone aged one to 101 entertained with a Christmassy theatre trip.

From the fringe to the West End, London's theatre scene is bursting with family-friendly shows that are bright and silly enough to delight kids, while offering enough wit, subtlety and festive nostalgia to satisfy adults too. Whether you're after an all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular, an adaptation of a much-loved childrens' classic, or a thrilling circus adventure, London's theatres have got you (and your family) covered. Here's our guide to planning the perfect family theatre trip this festive season.   

We'll be updating this page as more shows are announced 

Are you after a show that's squarely aimed at kids? Check out our full guide to children's Christmas shows in London 

Family Christmas shows in London

'Mary Poppins' returns to the West End in 2019
© Seamus Ryan
Theatre, Musicals

Mary Poppins

Prince Edward Theatre, Soho

Brolly-clutching supernanny Mary Poppins is floating back into the West End in late 2019, with the return of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's musical after an international tour, and capitalising on the recent success of the film sequel…

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