The best kids and family theatre for the school holidays cover photo

The best kids and family theatre for the school holidays

The best kids and family theatre for the school holidays cover photo
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22 Oct 2021 · Follow on Stagedoor

Check out our selection of the best shows for children of all ages. Whether they're toddlers or teens, give the kids an experience to remember this half term!

The school holidays are upon us and that means the stage is set for kids to discover London's theatreland, whether it's their first ever visit or a welcome reunion with all things theatre. The West End is bursting with theatre shows and musicals that are perfect for kids, whether they're Disney spectaculars or blockbuster stage adaptations. Here's our pick of some of the most thrilling, spectacular, and special shows around.

The Lion King

Loved by audiences:

★★★★★ 'Breathtaking'

★★★★★ 'A must-see'

★★★★★ 'Watched it once, loved it. Watched it twice, absolutely adored it.'

Disney’s award-winning musical explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. Join the Circle of Life with the story of Simba coming to life all around you!



Matilda continues to delight audiences of all ages! Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and over 90 international awards, if you're looking for a family musical on the West End, this one is top of the class!

Mary Poppins

The magical story of the world's favourite Nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage. With incredible effects and unforgettable songs, it's everything you want musical theatre to be.


The musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz has returned to the West End. Winner of over 100 major awards, the iconic musical has already been seen by over 10 million people in London alone and played almost 6000 performances.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella

★★★★★ The Times

★★★★ The Guardian

Carrie Hope Fletcher stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rave-reviewed new romantic musical comedy, with a fresh new take on the classic fairytale - featuring a book by 2021 OSCAR® winner Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman).

Back To The Future - The Musical

★★★★★ 'A feelgood triumph' (The Telegraph)

Take an electrifying ride back in time with the groundbreaking new musical adventure of the '80s blockbuster film and pop culture phenomenon!

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