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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Kids Week

This summer we are hoping to run a simplified version of Kids Week which will depend on the Government’s roadmap going ahead from 21 June. We will update the below FAQs to reflect our plans as soon as we can.

We thank you all for your patience and will be able to confirm more in June. For now, make sure you’re signed up to our Family Bulletin to stay in the know with all the family shows coming #BackOnStage.

Kids Week is all about introducing young people to London theatre. A child aged 16 or under can go FREE to any participating show when accompanied by an adult paying full price, and you can buy up to two extra children’s tickets at half price. What’s more, there are no booking or postage fees to pay!

What are the Kids Week dates?
The Kids Week deal usually includes selected performances between 1- 31 August. It used to be just one week long (hence the name!) but has grown and grown in popularity and now runs for the whole of August.

When does booking open?
Booking usually opens in June each year, when a full list of participating shows will also be announced.

Sign up below and select “Family Theatre News & Offers” to be the first to know about the latest Kids Week news.

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Can kids go free for all performances in August?
The Kids Week deal is only valid on selected dates on participating shows booked directly through this website or on the dedicated Kids Week booking line. There are a limited number of Kids Week tickets for each performance and tickets may not be on sale for all performances.

How much are Kids Week tickets?
It really depends on the show, so be sure to check that when you book. All adults pay full price – you get a free kids’ ticket with each adult, and you can book up to 2 extra children for half price. There are no booking, postage or transaction fees on Kids Week tickets.

My child is 16 – can they have a free kids’ ticket?
They most certainly can! The offer’s open to any child aged 16 or under.

Can I take a child under 5?
It depends on the show. Some theatres and shows have strict age policies and don’t admit young children. We will have full information about each production when participating shows are announced. We always recommend looking at the Age & Content Guide for shows on their individual listings page. It looks like this:


Can I take a baby to the theatre?
Babes in arms are not allowed in almost all theatres. Please check with the venue directly for their current guidelines.

How many tickets can I buy?
We want to make sure everyone has fair access to this great offer, so you can book up to 8 tickets in a single transaction.

How much will I pay in booking and postage fees?
Absolutely nothing. There are no fees on Kids Week bookings at all.

What is a Kids Week Activity?
Many of the shows participating in Kids Week offer a free activity. Activities are usually before or after a show and might be a workshop or a Q&A. They are only available on selected dates and must be booked with your show ticket.

Can I use Theatre Tokens to pay for Kids Week tickets?
Yes! Theatre Tokens can be redeemed online or over the phone.

How do I book Access tickets?
If you, or someone you know, has access needs, you can contact us the weekend before tickets go on sale, outlining your access requirements. Sign up to our Access Newsletter below to be the first to receive the necessary information.

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How do I stay up to date with Kids Week news?
To keep up to date with all the latest Kids Week information please join our Facebook group here and follow Official London Theatre on Twitter, or sign up to our Family Bulletin below.

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How do I contact you if I have another question?
You can find our details on our Contact Us page.