KIDS WEEK kicks off today – take your little maggots to the theatre for free!

kidsweekThe annual London theatre initiative Kids Week began today and announced it would be extending until 7 September 2016 to mark the end of school summer holidays. With over 55,000 tickets available, you can book free tickets for London’s biggest shows including, The Railway Children, Jersey Boys and Wicked.

Now in its 19th year, Kids Week encourages young people to experience the magic of live theatre. During Kids Week one child aged 16 or under can go free to a wide range of participating shows when accompanied by an adult paying full price. In addition two extra children can go for half price and there are no booking, postage or transaction fees.

Kids Week is not just about the shows. Children can also take part in free activities organised by the shows as part of a Show & Activity Package, or attend one of the stand-alone events at an iconic London theatre. From choreography workshops to puppet demonstrations, there is something for children of all ages. Kids can go behind the scenes of a theatrical phenomenon at 1984 and meet the cast while aspiring fashionistas can enjoy a Kinky Boots Q&A with famed shoe designer Lucy Choi as well as the opportunity to design their very own boots under her expert tuition.


Additionally, Kids Week ticket holders will be able to take advantage of a number of Kids Go Free deals on dining, tours and workshops. More information can be found on the Kids Week website.

Tickets for Kids Week are available at or via the dedicated ticket hotline 0844 995 9662 (calls cost 7p/min plus your telephone company’s network access charge).


The shows taking part in Kids Week 2016 are:

Under 5s
Chester Tuffnut
The Gruffalo
The Tiger Who Came To Tea

All ages 5+
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory*
Disney’s The Lion King*
Horrible Histories – The Best Of Barmy Britain
Mamma Mia!
Matilda The Musical
The Railway Children
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries
Stig Of The Dump
That’s Entertainment

All ages 7+
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
The Bodyguard
Guys And Dolls*
Les Misérables*
The Mousetrap
The Phantom Of The Opera
The Play That Goes Wrong*
Show Boat
Thriller Live
Vamos Cuba!

Parental Guidance
American Idiot
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery*
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time*
The Go-Between
Hobson’s Choice
How The Other Half Love
In The Heights
Jersey Boys
Kinky Boots
Little Shop Of Horrors
Sunny Afternoon
The Woman In Black

*Limited Availability

Please note: Shows are listed by age suitability but this is only a guideline. Information about the shows is available on the Kids Week website. Shows on offer may change throughout the promotion and all offers are subject to availability for specific performances (especially at weekends).