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Kids Week 2018

Kids Week 2018

Introduce your young child to theatre this Kids Week

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 31 July 2018, Last Updated 31 July 2018

Your young child’s firsts are precious. So your child’s first trip to the theatre should be no different. If you’re yet to venture to see a show with your little one, this Kids Week is the perfect opportunity. We have a selection of shows and activities designed for young children. With a selection of shows for under 5s, and a free child ticket when an adult theatre ticket is purchased, there’s never been a better time to dip your kid’s toe into the theatre pool.

Take a look at what Kids Week has on offer for the very young theatregoers out there.

Kids Week shows for under 5s

We're Going On A Bear Hunt at Lyric Theatre (Photo: Lesley Cook)

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Based on Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s beloved picture book, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is an exciting and engaging show that will wow your little one. Using music, laughter, rhymes, rhythms and repetitions together with puppetry, paint, water and mud, this mischievous show will take you on an unforgettable adventure.

It’s 55 minutes with no interval – meaning a stressful trip to the loo can probably be avoided, and no fun will be missed!

The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Photo: Michael Jean-Marain)

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

This Olivier Award-nominated show is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Adapted from Judith Kerr’s much-loved children’s picture book, The Tiger Who Came To Tea is a musical slice of mayhem full of sing-a-long songs, interactive fun and joy.

Just like We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, The Tiger Who Came To Tea is action packed for 55 minutes, with no interval interrupting the show.

PAW Patrol Live!

Paw Patrol Live!

They love watching it on the TV, so they’ll be beside themselves to see it live. It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map!

This pawesome show is 1h30 with an interval.

The Star Seekers at National Theatre

The Star Seekers

This Kids Week show is out of this world! Want to fly to the moon? Visit outer space? Become an astronaut? Then The Star Seekers might just be your ticket to the galaxy. Recommended for ages 3+, this fun interactive show sees families take the steering wheel, shaping the story around which the actors improvise.

Experience lift-off in 50 action-packed minutes, with no interval.

Activities for under 5s

Bach to Baby logo

Bach To Baby

Nothing says Broadway like Gershwin and Rodgers & Hammerstein. During this baby concert, you and your family can enjoy the gems of the stage.

Tickets are £12 for adults and children go free (up to two kids per adult).

Baby Broadway at Ambassadors Theatre

Baby Broadway

Sing and dance along with your little ones to songs from Mary Poppins, The Sound Of Music, Frozen and many more at Baby Broadway! As well as show tunes performed by West End singers, you can expect bubbles, puppetry, marching and dance moves in a fun interactive family concert.

Adult + 1 Baby tickets (under 12 months) are £12.50, Adult only tickets are £10, and Child tickets are £6.

If you have a slightly older child, don’t fret. We haven’t forgotten you. This Kids Week, we have a range of shows for children aged 2-16. Not familiar with Kids Week? It’s our way of helping families go to the theatre. Every August, a child aged 16 or under can get free theatre tickets to selected shows and performances when they’re accompanied by a full-paying adult.



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