Kids Week reveals record line-up

Published May 30, 2012

The 15th Kids Week will be the largest ever, with a record 38 shows taking part in the annual event that will run throughout the whole of August this year.

An official Cultural Olympiad event in 2012, as part of the London 2012 Festival, Kids Week has been giving children the opportunity to experience, and get involved with, West End theatre for a decade and a half, and is celebrating by extending the popular promotion to an entire month.

The feast of family fun offers one free child’s ticket with every full paying adult to a host of incredible London shows, with an extra two children able to go at half price.

This year there is a bumper crop of productions to choose from, ranging from favourites such as Disney’s The Lion King and Billy Elliot The Musical to new shows like Top Hat, Singin’ In The Rain and this year’s all-conquering, Olivier Award-dominating Matilda The Musical. There are also shows aimed directly at younger audiences, such as Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain, Nickelodeon’s Dora The Explorer and The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

But Kids Week is about far more than just free tickets. There are a host of workshops and activities available, allowing theatrical kids to throw themselves fully into West End life, from becoming a Munchkin at The Wizard Of Oz to a Q&A session with Sweeney Todd.

Tickets for Kids Week go on sale on 12 June, but you can already find out more about what is on offer by visiting the Kids Week website, get involved by joining more than 7,500 Kids Week fans on Facebook or keep up to date with the latest news by following Kids Week on Twitter.