If you’re looking for some family fun over the festive holidays or are stuck for gift ideas, check out our list of Christmas shows for kids.
The Snow Queen (Park Theatre)
Park Theatre – Until 4 January 2020
Fans of Frozen will love this original tale of The Snow Queen brought to you by Julie Clare Productions (with two Olivier Award-winning shows). Join Gerda as she travels through the seasons to save her best friend from the endless winter with the help of nasty teachers, bickering flowers and Bae the talking Reindeer.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Theatre Royal Haymarket – Until 19 January 2020
When Sophie and her Mummy invite a hungry tiger into their home for tea, they get more than they bargained for. Complete with lots of chaos, mayhem and laughter, this cheerful show is one that will be enjoyed by both nostalgic adults and kids alike.
Peacock Theatre – Until 5 January 2020
Now in its record-breaking 22nd year at the Peacock Theatre, this enchanting theatre favourite is a must-see. When a boy’s snowman magically springs to life on Christmas Eve, an exciting but unexpected adventure beckons. Join his escapade as he encounters dancing penguins, a beautiful snow princess, her wicked beau Jack Frost, and, of course, Father Christmas himself.
Lyric Hammersmith – Until 5 January 2020
Polish your glass slippers and get ready for some fairy-tale magic in the Lyric Hammersmith’s 11th annual panto; Cinderella. You will be graced with the wicked stepmother, ugly stepsisters, pumpkins, mice and even a twist we have come to expect from the Lyric. Follow along to see if Cinderella will get her happily ever after in one of London’s top Christmas shows for kids.
Oi Frog & Friends!
Lyric Theatre – Until 5 January 2020
Based on Kes Gray and Jim Field’s beloved award-winning children’s picture books, Oi Frog And Friends! is leaping into the West End this winter. Watch FROG, DOG and CAT come to life at Sittingbottom school in this action-packed show complete with original music, songs, puppets and plenty of rhymes.
The Snail And The Whale
Apollo Theatre – Until 5 January 2020
This adventurous story tells the tale of tiny snail who hitches a ride on a humpback whale, heading off on an amazing trip around the world through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs. When the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Come along on this magical adventure based upon the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer, perfect for the whole family.
Goldilocks And The Three Bears
London Palladium – 12 January 2020
This year’s London Palladium panto will see the venue transformed into a spectacular Big Top as Dame Betty Barnum (Gary Wilmot) and her daughter Goldilocks (Sophie Isaacs) fight to save their circus, which is under threat from an evil rival circus owner. Packed with jaw-dropping stunts, illusionists, high-speed skate rollers and more, this show is not to be missed.
A Christmas Carol
The Old Vic – Until 18 January 2020
This heartwarming classic will transport you into a wintry Christmas Eve, to witness four ghosts visiting a hard-hearted miser named Ebenezer Scrooge. After taking a journey to the past, present and future, will Scrooge save himself from the results of a lifetime of selfishness? Packed with merry music and yuletide cheer, this is a top choice among Christmas shows for kids.
Bloomsbury Theatre – Until 5 January 2020
If you’re looking for Christmas shows for kids that are packed with wit and warmth , this smash-hit – from the producers of Gangsta Granny – is sure to please. Joe Spud is unlike any other twelve year old. He gets £100,000 a week in pocket money, owns a sports car and has two crocodiles as pets! Feeling disconnected from the rest of his age group, he decides to start at a local state school where life becomes a rollercoaster as he discovers what money can’t buy.
The Snow Queen (Rose Theatre)
Rose Theatre – Until 5 January 2020
When a young orphan’s best friend is taken away to the frozen north, she sets off on a long and difficult journey to save him from the grasp of the Snow Queen. Encountering pirates and a great battle of elves and trolls, follow Gerda in this magical adaption of Hans Christian Anderson’s classical Tale.
Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
Duke of York’s Theatre – Until 5 January 2020
Get ready for a road trip packed with songs, games and laughter as Peppa Pig embarks on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. From castles and caves to dragons and dinosaurs, there is something for everyone in this fun-filled adventure.