The productions on this list are best for ages five and up. If you're looking for theatre for toddlers and pre-schoolers, check out our pick of shows for younger children. Or if you want something that'll delight grown-ups, too, look at our family theatre shows page.
Shows for kids
Bees can count to three, recognise faces, and their work as pollinators makes them vital for our planet's survival. But they're dying out... Young company ThisEgg landed rave reviews for their comic family show about bees, starting a party and saving the world. Here's a chance to see it in London, as it sets off on tour this February.
A slice of delicious chocolate cake disappears in one of Michael Rosen's hilarious kids' poems, packed full of lip-smacking language. Peter Glanville and Barb Jungr have turned it into a musical for kids, their follow-up to hugely popular family adaptations 'We're All Going On A Bear Hunt' and 'How To Hide A Lion'. Ages four-plus
Forget crop-circles and abductions – according to ‘Aliens Love Underpants’, extraterrestrials travel to us from lightyears away solely to steal our precious undergarments. Adam Bampton-Smith’s adaptation of Claire Freedman’s bestselling children’s book tells the story of Timmy, a whimsical boy, whose dreams of becoming a spaceman come true when he journeys to Planet Janet...
Cardiff-based company Taking Flight's show helps kids' talk about how they can cope with dragons - aka worries and anxiety. Based on Kathryn Cave's book of the same name, it's an inventive show that shows a young girl's struggles at school and home, and how her quirky Dad learns to help her.