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'Play' by Aracaladanza opens Sadler's Wells Family Weekend
'Play' by Aracaladanza opens Sadler's Wells Family Weekend

Kids' theatre in London

Get the kids hooked on culture with these great London shows for young ones

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These bright, beautiful, and adventurous theatre shows are carefully designed to delight kids. We've handpicked children's shows from across London, from dedicated kids' venues like the Little Angel, Polka Theatre, and Unicorn Theatre, to quirkier fringe spaces. Expect everything from circus to comedy to puppetry to musicals.

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

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  • Theatre
  • Children's
  • Wimbledon

Riffing freely on ‘Red Riding Hood’, Hannah Quigley’s promenade production takes over the whole of the massively revamped Polka Theatre. It’s aimed at ages six-plus. 

  • Theatre
  • Children's
  • Tower Bridge

Revered, pioneering kids’ theatre troupe Company Three reopen the long-shuttered Unicorn Theatre with a new show devised by seven company members over Zoom during the pandemic. It’s a collage of their memories, hopes and dreams, with a particular emphasis on their hopes for the future…

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