It doesn’t matter how old you are. It doesn’t even matter how well you can hold a tune. It’s a well-known fact that one of life’s greatest joys is a song everyone can sing along to, whether it’s a karaoke track, a nursery rhyme, or even just something as simple as “Happy Birthday”. And that goes for the little ones, too, for whom song is the perfect way to practise their language.
So, if you’re looking to get active and do something fun with the whole family, why not join along to some of the best sing-along songs for kids from the world of theatre?
From the Five Little Ducks and classic numbers from Annie to songs from more recent shows including & Juliet, Oi Frog & Friends! and Billionaire Boy, we’ve got plenty for the whole family.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
We asked the cast of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show – along with some of their 75 incredible puppets – to sing us their favourite nursery rhyme. Even better, you can join in too! Watch the Five Little Ducks sing-along song for kids above.
Watch Peppa Pig, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and friends perform The Bing Bong song from Peppa Pig’s Day Best Day Ever. Join along for castles, dragons and much, much more!
The Worst Witch
Sing along to ‘The Witching Kind’ with the cast of The Worst Witch!
The Worst Witch is based on Jill Murphy’s original books, adapted for the theatre by Emma Reeves (who also adapted the stories for the award-winning television programme). Set in a school for up-and-coming witches, you’re invited to prep your potions and pick out your wands!
Oi Frog & Friends!
Based on Kes Gray and Jim Field’s best-selling, beloved books, Oi Frog & Friends! follows the adventures of FROG, CAT and DOG at Sittingbottom School. Join along in gnu’s folksy down-river sing-along packed with numbers, puppets, rhymes and plenty of laughs.
From the writers of The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom comes the much-loved story Zog, an accident-prone dragon who wants to become the best student in dragon school.
Join the cast of Zog as they sing their opening number from the show!
Shakespeare’s famous ending is just the beginning in this riotous, pop-hit-fuelled musical featuring the songs of Max Martin. Use this handy lyric video to sing along to Roar performed by the cast of & Juliet.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Everybody loves the story of Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came To Tea – and West End audiences have loved it on stage!
This catchy trailer is sure to get the whole family feeling wild and bopping along, right the way through to tea-time.
From the award-winning team behind Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie comes Billionaire Boy, David Walliams’ story about the richest boy in the country! Join the cast as Joe Spud seeks out what money can’t buy!
The Wind In The Willows at West End LIVE
Kenneth Grahame’s characters in The Wind In The Willows are beloved across many generations. So when Rat and Mole sprung to life on the West End LIVE stage, they captured the hearts of many families with this fun number about their friendship.
And with a catchy tune and fun set of lyrics, this performance is a perfect example of a perfect sing-along song from theatre.
Annie at West End LIVE
These songs are singalong favourites for young and old alike. Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow are iconic numbers from the musical Annie, and have melodies that everybody knows the words to.
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Originally written by Robin Johnson. Updated by Hira Desai.