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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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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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