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London theatre for toddlers and young children

Let a trained professional do the entertaining at these theatre shows for toddlers and little ones

Dog Don't Do Ballet, Little Angel Theatre
There's no way they can sit still for two hours, but that doesn't mean we can't treat them to a trip to the theatre. Here are London's best shows for the very young ones. If you're planning ahead for the school holidays, you can also check out top 10 children's theatre shows this half-term and our 101 things to do in London with kids

Theatre for young children

Not Now, Bernard

David McKee's much-loved picture book is the story of a boy who's found a monster in the garden, but his parents are too busy to listen to him. The Unicorn's stage version of 'Not Now, Bernard' is directed by Sarah Argent ('Baby Show', 'Seesaw'). Ages three-plus. 

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Unicorn Theatre , London Bridge Tuesday May 29 2018 - Sunday July 1 2018

The Singing Mermaid

4 out of 5 stars

Stage adaptations of the works of prodigiously popular picture book author Julia Donaldson – she of ‘The Gruffalo’ – are common…

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Little Angel Theatre , Islington Tuesday March 27 2018 - Thursday April 19 2018
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Russell M

'The English National Ballet School's attempting to get the kids into ballet with this production of 'Swan Lake' - and failing by the looks of it. Having just left my wife and 3 year old son, who travelled 2 hours across London standing at the door having been told the shows cancelled, no email notice, no extra performance being put on, and him asking 'why wont that man let us see the show?'.

A refund has been offered but it's not about the money. As an entry level experience to the ballet for my son this has left a bitter taste for him, and they wonder why kids would rather sit on an xbox or read about Kim Kardashian's hair colour. 

Very very disappointing.