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Free West End shows for kids this summer

Isobel Lawrance 4th Jun 2024 No Comments

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Free West End shows for kids this summer

Planning for the summer holidays? Six weeks of keeping the little ones occupied can take a lot of preparation and even more money. There are loads of fun ways to keep the kids occupied on a budget during the school holidays, and this is made even easier thanks to Official London Theatre. 

This August, the company is bringing back Kids Week, where children can enjoy over 45 top London West End shows for free. On sale from 10am on 11th June, tickets are available for a huge range of shows for the whole family to enjoy.  

From exciting productions participating for the first time like Hamilton, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Guys & Dolls and MJ The Musical to established Kids Week favourites including Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors, Disney’s The Lion King, RSC’s Matilda The Musical, Mrs Doubtfire, Shrek, Wicked and The Wizard Of Oz, there is something for all the family to enjoy. 


Alongside the performances, shows are offering a range of free activities for Kids Week ticketholders, so look out for ‘Kids Week Curtain Calls’ where all Kids Week bookers in attendance can stay for a post-show Q&A or demonstration after the show, as well as more show specific offerings from dance and musical theatre workshops to puppet demonstrations. 


This year, Mastercard cardholders can unlock special Kids Week exclusives, which include the chance to win tickets to English National Ballet’s Nutcracker this Christmas and a free digital activity pack, including a theatre themed wordsearch, spot the difference, guess the show from emojis and more. Mastercard cardholders will also have exclusive access to two Kids Week activity events with RSC’s Matilda The Musical and Shrek The Musical. Tickets to these exclusive events will only be available to purchase via priceless.com and will go on sale on 11 June.  


Kids Week bookers with access requirements can complete the Access Priority Request Form before general on sale. The form will be available on the Kids Week website from 4 June to 9 June. Eligible bookers who have completed the form will be contacted by the theatre box office on the morning of 11 June. 

List of shows participating in Kids Week 2024 

The 13 Storey Treehouse 
The 39 Steps
Back To The Future – The Musical
Beauty And The Beast
Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour
Brainiac Live
Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book
The Choir of Man
A Chorus Line
Errol’s Garden
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World – The Musical
Fireman Sam – The Great Camping Adventure
Frankie Goes To Bollywood
Fuerza Bruta: Aven
The Gruffalo
Guys & Dolls
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Hello Dolly!
Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors
An Inspector Calls
Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder!
Kiss Me, Kate
The Lion Inside
Disney’s Lion King
Mamma Mia!
Marie Curie
Mario The Maker Magician
RSC’s Matilda The Musical
Milkshake! Live On Holiday!
Ministry of Science Live! Science Saved the World
Les Misérables
MJ The Musical
The Mousetrap
Mrs Doubtfire
Next To Normal
Peanut Butter & Blueberries
The Phantom Of The Opera
The Play That Goes Wrong
Queenz: Live In London!
Rough Magic
Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts
Shrek The Musical
Sister Act
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Tweedy’s Massive Circus
Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)
Why Am I So Single?
Witness For The Prosecution
The Wizard Of Oz
Your Lie In April
Zog And The Flying Doctors 


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