More than 35 top London shows, offering free tickets and activities for children and families throughout August, have been announced for the 20th annual Kids Week.
The London theatre initiative, run by the Society of London Theatre, returns for the whole of August 2017. This year marks the 20th Kids Week, which began in 1998 and over the years has reached over 1.2 million children and families.
The very youngest of theatregoers can enjoy recommended under-fives options such as The Hunting Of The Snark, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt and What The Ladybird Heard, with ages five plus bursting with options including Adventures In Wonderland, The Adventures Of Pinocchio, Annie, Around The World In 80 Days, The Borrowers, Gangsta Granny, Half A Sixpence, Horrible Histories – More Best Of Barmy Britain, Matilda The Musical, Oliver Twist Created For Everyone Aged Six And Over, School Of Rock – The Musical, STOMP and The Wind In The Willows.
Ages eight plus also have a whole host of treats in store, including 13, 42nd Street, An American In Paris, Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Five Guys Named Moe, Jungle Book, King Kong!, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, Motown The Musical, The Mousetrap, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Play That Goes Wrong, Thriller Live! and Wicked.
Falling into the parental guidance category are The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Kinky Boots, The Kite Runner and The Woman In Black.
A full list of shows can be found on the Kids Week website.
Kids Week, one of the world’s longest running audience development initiatives, encourages young people to experience live theatre. During Kids Week one child aged 16 or under can go free to a wide range of participating shows when accompanied by an adult paying full price. In addition two extra children can go for half price, and there are no booking, postage or transaction fees.
Kids Week also has a fantastic range of free activities and events which includes everything from storytelling and backstage tours to choreography and stage combat workshops. The full activity listings can be found on the Kids Week website.
Additionally, Kids Week ticket holders will be able to take advantage of a number of Kids Go Free deals on dining, tours and hotels.
Tickets for Kids Week go on sale at 10:00am on Tuesday 13 June.