Best London Shows For Kids

In this guide I’m going to show you how to easily find the cheapest tickets for the best London shows for kids.

In fact, by following these simple steps you can save up to 50% on shows and musicals.

For each show I’ll also include an option to book a theatre break including a hotel and ticket – you can save up to 15% by booking these together.

First, scan the list of shows below and click the one of interest.

Let’s get started.

Sister Act: The Musical

Whoopi Goldberg, yes Deloris from the iconic 1992 film of the same name, is back as a new and improved Deloris in the West End run of Sister Act.

She will be joined by the inimitable Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior!


 

Watch the Sister Act Trailer

How to get the best deal on Sister Act tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Sister Act

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Sister Act by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Sister Act hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Sister Act.

 

 

Mamma Mia!

A mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Audiences, both young and old, will love the familiar music of one of the first pop super groups in Mamma Mia!.

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Watch the Mamma Mia! Trailer

How to get the best deal on Mamma Mia! tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Mamma Mia!

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Mamma Mia! by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Mamma Mia! hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Mamma Mia!

 

Mary Poppins

The world’s favourite nanny is back! Mary Poppins, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s dazzling musical for all ages, returns to the Prince Edward Theatre. Be charmed by spectacular choreography, magical effects and beloved, timeless songs. A family show that’s practically perfect in every way.


 

Watch the Mary Poppins Trailer

How to get the best deal on Mary Poppins tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Mary Poppins

Update 8th November – Cheapest we can find is from £18 but do compare with above link.

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Mary Poppins by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Mary Poppins hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Mary Poppins.

 

Matilda The Musical

Be wowed by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi-award-winning production of Matilda The Musical. Roald Dahl’s celebrated story bursts into life in this West End musical by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be delighted by the little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

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Watch the Matilda The Musical Trailer

How to get the best deal on Matilda The Musical tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Matilda The Musical

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Matilda The Musical by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Matilda The Musical hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Matilda The Musical.

 

Nativity! The Musical

Get into the Christmas spirit with Nativity! The Musical and follow the pupils of St Bernadette’s School as they try to put on a dazzling seasonal show. Can the children outshine a rival school’s production? This joyous family-oriented spectacle at the Eventim Apollo is full of sing-along songs and sparkling Christmas cheer. 

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Watch the Nativity! The Musical Trailers

How to get the best deal on Nativity! The Musical tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Nativity! The Musical

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Update 5th November – Cheapest we can find is from £20 but do compare with above link.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Nativity! The Musical by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Nativity! The Musical hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Nativity! The Musical.

 

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

Head out on a road trip with Peppa Pig, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig as they share Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Explore castles and caves, meet dragons and dinosaurs, eat ice cream and, of course, jump in plenty of muddy puddles with Peppa and her friends.

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How to get the best deal on Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever.

 

School of Rock

Rock out with this award-winning musical at the Gillian Lynne Theatre (formerly New London Theatre). Based on the 2003 smash-hit movie, School of Rock follows the side-splitting story of Dewey Finn and his quest to transform a class of A-grade students into the ultimate rock group. But will they make it to the Battle of the Bands?

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Watch the School of Rock Trailer

How to get the best deal on School of Rock tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for School of Rock

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near School of Rock by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a School of Rock hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for School of Rock.

 

The Lion King

The award-winning adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King features music by Elton John, plus outstanding costumes and wonderful special effects. The Lion King will dazzle all ages with the evocative rhythms of Africa set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains.

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Watch the Lion King Trailer

Age recommendation: 6+

How to get the best deal on The Lion King tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for The Lion King

Update 6th November – Cheapest we can find is from £35.40 but do compare with above link.

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near The Lion King by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a The Lion King hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for The Lion King.

 

Wicked

In 2003, Wicked opened on Broadway and has taken the theatre world by storm ever since. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, the original Broadway production starred Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth. This magical story of love, friendship and power is sure to have you spellbound from the opening act. 

This unforgettable tale lifts the lid on one of the most popular stories ever told, with an alternative perspective on ‘The Wizard of Oz’ that challenges our preconceptions for what we consider to be ‘good’ and what we consider to be ‘wicked’…

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Watch the Wicked Trailer

How to get the best deal on Wicked tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Wicked

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Wicked by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Wicked hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Wicked.

 

The Snowman

A classic festive favourite, The Snowman, is based on the book by Raymond Briggs and produced by John Coates, this magical stage adaptation is guaranteed to transport you to a world of wintery adventure.

The Snowman enchants audiences with a captivating mix of dance, live music, storytelling, spectacle and magic.

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Watch the The Snowman Trailer

How to get the best deal on The Snowman tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for The Snowman.

Update 4th November – Cheapest we can find is from £20.70 but do compare with above link.

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near The Snowman by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a The Snowman hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for The Snowman.

 

The Nutcracker

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker returns for four weeks only over the festive season, following sold out performances for the past few years.

With over 100 dancers and musicians, The Nutcracker is brought to life with amazing dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

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Watch The Nutcracker Trailer

How to get the best deal on The Nutcracker tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for The Nutcracker.

Update 5th November – Cheapest we can find is from £16.80 but do compare with above link.

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near The Nutcracker by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a The Nutcracker hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for The Nutcracker.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears comes to the West End for Christmas! For five weeks only the London Palladium will be transformed into a circus of events including stunts, circus acts and an all star cast which includes Paul O’Grady, Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot alongside Matt Baker (The One Show).

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How to get the best deal on Goldilocks and the Three Bears tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Update 6th November – Cheapest we can find is from £26 but do compare with above link.

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Goldilocks and the Three Bears by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Goldilocks and the Three Bears hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Oi Frog & Friends!

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment presents the premiere of Oi Frog & Friends! The stage show that brings together Kes Gray and Jim Field’s award-winning picture books Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! into one action-packed musical production at the Lyric Theatre London.

‘Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs’

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How to get the best deal on Oi Frog & Friends!:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Oi Frog & Friends!

Update 6th November – Cheapest we can find is from £14.50 but do compare with above link.

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Oi Frog & Friends! by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Oi Frog & Friends! hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Oi Frog & Friends!

The Snail and the Whale

From the company that brought you The Gruffalo is this heart-warming adventure inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved children’s book, live at The Apollo, London.

A tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale as he wants to see the world. Off they head on an amazing journey, brought to life through music, storytelling and more.

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Watch The Snail and the Whale Trailer

 

How to get the best deal on The Snail and the Whale tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for The Snail and the Whale.

Update 6th November – Cheapest we can find is from £17.83 but do compare with above link.

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near The Snail and the Whale by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a The Snail and the Whale hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for The Snail and the Whale

 

Hairspray

It’s back! Michael Ball is revisiting his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical. The popular musical arrives at the London Coliseum from next April for a 12-week season.

Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair in 1962 Baltimore. It’s a story of her rise to fame on The Corny Collins Show.

 

 

How to get the best deal on Hairspray:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Hairspray.

Update 6th November – Cheapest we can find is from £19.92 but do compare with above link.

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Hairspray by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Hairspray hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Hairspray.

 

Amélie The Musical

Amélie The Musical is coming to the West End this November. Based on the award-winning film, Amélie is played by the talented Audrey Brisson. A heart warming tale of a girl, a day-dreamer who is full of kindness and may find love along the way.

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How to get the best deal on Amélie The Musical:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Amélie The Musical.

Update 7th November – Cheapest we can find is from £23 but do compare with above link.

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Amélie The Musical by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

Or would you prefer to book a Amélie The Musical hotel & ticket package?

You can save up to 15% by booking a hotel and ticket together. 

We recommend Hotel Direct as trusted booking agents. They offer over 100 London hotels to suit any budget or preference. You can also save up to 50% on your rail tickets if you need those.

Check prices for ticket plus hotel package with Hotel Direct for Amélie The Musical.

Disney on Ice

Celebrate 100 years of magic with this special anniversary performance, Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic.

Be charmed by a cast of over 50 unforgettable Disney characters, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, the spirited Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and many of the Disney Princesses including Jasmine, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana.

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Watch the Disney On Ice Trailer

How to get the best deal on Disney On Ice tickets:

The above links will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Outside of London? 

  • Use the link to compare Disney On Ice tickets at Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester, Aberdeen

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Disney On Ice at The O2 by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.
Save up to 30% on hotels near Disney on Ice at The SSE Arena, Wembley by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above links compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Enter the magical world of Harry Potter with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The play is the next chapter in the Harry Potter series, and is set 19 years later as Harry and Ginny’s son Albus attends Hogwarts for the first time.

The spellbinding show at the Palace Theatre features stunning special effects and enchanting music by Imogen Heap.

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Watch the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Trailer

How to get the best deal on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets:

Use this link to compare and find the cheapest tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The above link will allow you to compare ticket prices across multiple sites and you won’t miss any flash sales.

Tip: If you’re struggling to find availability for particular dates use the link above to see what’s available across different ticket websites.

Looking for a place to stay?

Save up to 30% on hotels near Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by comparing prices on Tripadvisor.

The above link compares all the top travel sites in one simple search so you can find just what you’re after. 

More London Shows

We’ll be adding the following shows in the next few days:

Back To The Future
A Christmas Carol
Be More Chill
David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy
Frozen the Musical
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Five!
Joseph
Life of Pi
The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Where To Stay With Kids In London

Check out our guide to the best family hotels in London

 

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