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Kids Week 2016

Kids Week 2016

Kids Week announces 2016 shows

First Published 25 May 2016, Last Updated 25 May 2016

An incredible 36 shows will take part in this year’s Kids Week, our annual kids go free ticket promotion which, following 2015’s record-breaking year, returns for the whole month of August.

Now in its 19th year, Kids Week has become one of London theatre’s most anticipated annual events and has introduced hundreds of thousands of young people to the magic of the stage.

2016 will once again offer families the chance to experience a staggering wealth of West End entertainment spanning world famous long-running musicals, Olivier Award-winning plays, family classics and acclaimed dance.

For those new to Kids Week, the deal is both simple and brilliant. For every ticket you buy for a participating show, you’ll receive one children’s ticket free for anyone aged 16 or younger, plus the chance to purchase up to a further two children’s tickets half-price. As always, there are no booking, postage or transaction fees.

To help make your choice of participating Kids Week shows as easy as possible, we’ve grouped them into suggested age suitability from the very youngest of Kids Week goers ready to head to the deep dark wood to teenagers looking to explore dystopian futures.

Starting from the littlest of theatregoers, The Gruffalo and The Tiger Who Came To Tea fall into the under-five group, with ages five plus bursting with options including Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Disney’s The Lion King, Horrible Histories – The Best Of Barmy Britain, James And The Giant Peach, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, The Secret Garden, Stomp, The Railway Children and That’s Entertainment.

Seven pluses can choose from musicals The Bodyguard, Bugsy Malone, Guys And Dolls – which will star Hollywood favourite Rebel Wilson until 21 August – Les Misérables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Show Boat, Thriller Live and Wicked, alongside Impossible, The Mousetrap, The Play That Goes Wrong and Vamos Cuba!.

Falling into the parental guidance category are 1984, American Idiot, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, The Go-Between, Hobson’s Choice, In The Heights, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Little Shop Of Horrors and The Woman In Black.

Alongside the ticket offer, Kids Week also gives children the chance to experience theatre from completely unique perspectives with a series of free workshops, events, Q&As and backstage tours running alongside the promotion.

This year, ticket holders can take advantage of a whole host of activities from having tea with The Gruffalo in the deep dark wood to learning choreography with Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Magic fans will have the chance to learn the art of illusion from the stars of Impossible or go backstage with 1984.

Tickets go on sale on 14 June at 10:00 for performances from 1 to 31 August. You can book on www.kidsweek.co.uk or via the dedicated ticket hotline on 0844 995 9662 (calls cost 7p/min plus your telephone company’s network access charge).

Ticket holders will also be able to take advantage of a number of Kids Go Free deals on dining, tours and workshops, details of which can be found on the Kids Week website.      


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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 .

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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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