More than 35 top London shows offering free tickets for children this KIDSWEEK

Savannah Stevenson & Emma Hatton_RT_Photo by Matt CrockettKids Week, the annual London theatre initiative, returns for the whole of August 2016, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children.

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 also has a fantastic range of free activities and events. Under 5s can travel to the deep dark wood for tea with The Gruffalo or enjoy fun activities with The Tiger Who Came To Tea. For older children, there is the chance to perform choreography from the hit musicals Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and American Idiot, go backstage with 1984 and meet the current cast or learn the art of illusion with the star magicians of Impossible.

The full Kids Week activity listings can be found at

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 go on sale at 10:00 on Tuesday 14 June 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
The Gruffalo
The Tiger Who Came To Tea

All ages 5+
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Disney’s The Lion King*
Horrible Histories – The Best Of Barmy Britain
James And The Giant Peach
Mamma Mia!
Matilda The Musical*
The Secret Garden
The Railway Children
That’s Entertainment

All ages 7+
The Bodyguard
Bugsy Malone
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
In The Heights
Jersey Boys
Kinky Boots
Little Shop Of Horrors
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).

Photo: Matt Crockett