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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

'Polar Bears Go, Go, Go!' at Unicorn Theatre
© Richard Davenport 'Polar Bears Go, Go, Go!' at Unicorn Theatre
By Time Out London Theatre |
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Forget stuffing your face with chocolate eggs – there's an even better buzz in store at London's children's theatre shows. 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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Theatre, Magic

Morgan & West's Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown Ups

icon-location-pin Underbelly Festival, South Bank
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Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West have sleeves full of tricks that will astound kids, and bamboozle adults. Close-up magic, jokes, and plenty of audience involvement make this a ridiculously entertaining hour of Victorian-themed trickery. Ages five-plus.

Theatre, Musicals

Matilda the Musical

icon-location-pin Cambridge Theatre, Seven Dials
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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. 

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Wicked, Apollo Victoria
© Matt Crockett
Theatre, West End

Wicked

icon-location-pin Apollo Victoria, Victoria
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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'. 

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More fun theatre for little ones in London

Theatre, Children's

Children's theatre in London

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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