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Kids Week 2018

Kids Week 2018

Top tips to get the most out of Kids Week 2018

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 8 June 2018, Last Updated 8 June 2018

So, good news. You have six weeks left to plan the summer holidays. Better news, Kids Week tickets go on sale next week, keeping the kids happy – and your bank account even happier – throughout August!

As you probably already know, during August, a child (aged 16 or under) can go to a show for free when they’re accompanied by a full-paying adult. Adults can also buy up to two additional half-price children’s tickets, too. With a broad selection of shows taking part, there’s plenty to choose from. But, as Kids Week is super popular, it’s best to be as flexible as possible with your plans. Here are some of our top tips on how to get the most out of Kids Week so you can be prepped and ready to go.

Disney's Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre (Photo: Johan Persson)

Don’t have your heart set on one show

There may be a specific show your young’un has their heart set on, but as there are a limited number of tickets to selected performances, it’s better to keep your options open.

We have dozens of shows for all ages, so finding something that’ll capture those imaginations will be easy. To help you find some alternative options, we’ve written this handy guide.

Have more than one date available

Just like shows, dates can book up quickly, too. The best thing to do is to be as flexible as possible to avoid disappointment.

You can check what shows are available on which dates using our Kids Week page.

Young Frankenstein at The Garrick Theatre

Try something new

As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, so why not go slightly left field from your usual picks? We have all varieties of shows available, from record-breaking musicals to the longest-running show in the world.

Teach your children the value of stepping out of your comfort zone and staying open-minded by trying something a little bit different for this year’s Kids Week.

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You’re busy. You can’t be expected to remember to get the best out of family theatre without a reminder.

By signing up to our newsletter, we’ll send you Kids Week updates and any breaking news.

Alice Fearn as Elphaba in Wicked London at the Apollo Victoria Theatre (Photo: Matt Crockett)

Remember the Kids Week activities

In addition to free kid tickets, we also run free activities! Your child could participate in an informative Q&A, test out their dance moves, join a band for an afternoon, or feel what it’s like to be on a West End stage. There are sessions available for all age ranges. But remember, just like show tickets, places will book up quickly.

Take advantage of our Kids Eat Free deals

During August, your child can eat free at one of our partner restaurants when you show your theatre tickets. Dinner AND a show for free for your little one? Living the dream.

Explore all the shows and activities available during Kids Week, here.

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We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

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We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

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