London shows for kids & family-friendly experiences

See family-friendly favourites in the West End and watch a show suitable for all ages. Get West End kids theatre tickets on London Theatre.
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Want to plan fun and exciting activities for the whole family? Well, look no further than London’s theatreland. With dozens of family-friendly shows and activities across London, you’re spoilt for choice for live entertainment. Enjoy quality time with loved ones and make memories at top family shows in the West End. Discover unbelievable magical stories that will capture your child’s imagination, while providing plenty of jokes for the big kids too. Or, why not introduce little ones to kids theatre, where the storytelling and characters are all designed with children in mind.

From Disney musicals like Frozen to family favourites such as Wicked, and kids theatre tickets designed for younger audiences, there’s always a variety of family shows suitable for all ages. And, if you’re nervous about taking children to a show, we’ve got excellent advice on how to maximise your experience at the the top family shows in the West End. Browse through our wide selection of London theatre shows for kids and introduce a lifetime of theatre to future generations.

Check out our guide to the best family-friendly shows and theatre for toddlers. We’ve also got tips on taking younger audience members to a show — read our family theatregoing advice.

Get West End family and kids theatre tickets on London Theatre.

Frequently asked questions

What is the age requirement for children to attend the theatre?

London has theatre for children of all ages. Typically, West End shows admit children 5 and older, though some shows are recommended for older age groups even if young children are technically allowed in. Conversely, certain Off-West End shows designed specifically for very young children may not have an age minimum.

Do children require individual tickets to attend a show?

Yes, children need their own tickets to attend London shows. Though there might be exceptions for shows targeted specifically at very young children, kids sit in their own seat at most shows and therefore must have their own ticket. Kids must be able to sit in their seat on their own, without assistance, for the length of the show.

What are the best kids’ theatre shows in London?

Disney musicals like Frozen and The Lion King are great kids' theatre shows, alongside other family-friendly hits like Wicked and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. These shows have run in the West End for multiple years and continue to delight audiences of all ages, and new shows in London regularly join them in the West End and beyond.

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