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The best family theatre in London this Easter

Magical stories and memorable performances are all you need to make the Easter holidays more exciting

By Time Out London Theatre

Forget stuffing your face with chocolate eggs – there's an even better buzz in store at London's children's theatre shows. The school Easter holidays run from Monday 6th April until Friday 17th April 2020; plenty of time to introduce the kids to everything from musicals to puppetry to Shakespeare. From tiny toddlers to grumpy teenagers, here's some critics' choice theatre that'll leave kids of all ages on a high.


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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

4 out of 5 stars
Theatre Drama Palace Theatre, Charing Cross Road

Tickets to this massively popular 'Harry Potter' stage show used to be rarer than dragon eggs. Luckily, they're a bit easier to come by these days; Jack Thorne's smart, firmly-unkitsch duo of Potter sequels is ready to satisfy J K Rowling fans of all ages.

Matilda the Musical

4 out of 5 stars
Theatre Musicals Cambridge Theatre, Seven Dials

If you haven't made it to this gleefully anarchic treat of a musical, the Easter hols could be the time to get cracking. Roald Dahl's story is full of enough silliness, poignancy and wry digs at pushy parents to delight audiences of all ages. Ages five-plus. 

Wicked, Apollo Victoria
© Matt Crockett


4 out of 5 stars
Theatre West End Apollo Victoria, Victoria

With flying witches and a giant, fire-breathing dragon coiling its way over the stage, this long-running musical is calculated to thrill fantasy-loving kids. It's a 'Wizard of Oz' rewrite that's packed full of memorable songs, not least its breakout hit 'Defying Gravity'. 

More fun theatre for little ones in London

Children's theatre in London

Theatre Children's

Even the smallest members of the family enjoy the odd stage show. Here are the Time Out theatre team's recommendations for kids' theatre and which performances will suit the very little ones, the nearly big ones, and the grown ups too. 


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