London Theatre Kids Week

Over 30 theatres join the August bonanza

More than 30 of London’s hottest shows re playing their part in Kids Week this summer, with free activities and tickets to top London showsfrom August 12th-26th.

Now in its 14th year, Kids Week in the West End is planning an action-packed fortnight of theatrical fun. During Kids Week, children up to the age of 16 years old can experience the magic of London theatre and see an awesome selection of shows  for free, plus two additional children can go at half price (per transaction), as long as they are accompanied by a full paying adult.

The line-up of shows on offer will include more than 30 of the hottest tickets in town from recently opened productions Shrek The Musical, Betty Blue Eyes and Pygmalion to long-running West End favourites We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia!, Wicked and The 39 Steps.

 Children can also get involved in a fantastic range of free activities workshops and events. There’s something for all ages including the chance to join The Tiger Who Came To Tea for an under-5s fancy dress tea party, learn the Munchkinland dance with The Wizard Of Oz, play Quidditch with Potted Potter’s Dan and Jeff, or head behind the scenes to explore The Railway Children’s beautiful steam train!  

Rachel Tucker, starring in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, said: “Kids Week is a great children’s summer holiday treat, and what an exciting range of shows and experiences there is on offer.  Performers and theatre staff across London will be looking forward to welcoming Kids Week bookers through their doors again this summer, and introducing them to the magic of theatre!”
Emma De Souza, Head of Media and Marketing for the Society of London Theatre which runs Kids Week, said: “I am delighted to announce our exciting line-up. This year sees fabulous new family shows on board and of course the return of some much-loved favourites. Kids Week gives many children their first ever taste of live theatre, and it is wonderful to see them enjoy our Kids Go Free ticket deals and exclusive activities and workshops. Whether they are peeking backstage, rubbing shoulders with the stars or enjoying the magic of performing on a West End stage it is a theatrical experience they will remember forever.”
Booking for all Kids Week shows and activitieshas now opened. To book, visit or call the Ticketmaster 24hr Kids Week hotline on 0844 248 5151 (no booking or postage fees on Kids Week tickets).   
July 17, 2011