Family Shows In London

Matilda the Musical

Roald Dahl’s tiny but mighty heroine springs to life in this cheeky and heartwarming musical, featuring songs from Tim Minchin.

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Best London shows for Kids

Going to West End shows can be expensive on your own, let alone trying to afford tickets for a full family. If you’re unsure where to start, we have some advice and guidance on how to take the sting out of your family trip to Theatreland.

First, check out this page for discounts to some of the best family shows London has to offer or read on to get even more tips for securing cheap family theatre tickets.

Family Group Theatre Tickets

Some of the biggest family-friendly London shows don’t offer concessions for children, but if you’re booking for a group of six or more you can still get money off certain seats.

Smaller shows aimed at toddlers or pre-schoolers, including The Tiger Who Came To Tea, The Snowman, and Julia Donaldson adaptations like The Gruffalo's Child return to London annually. Tickets for these are a lot cheaper than other West End shows and there are sometimes family and child prices as well. Babes in arms can go free up to 12 or 18 months at some of these shows - if in doubt, always check before booking.

Several London venues produce solely children’s theatre, including Polka Theatre in Wimbledon, Little Angel Theatre in Islington and Unicorn Theatre in Southwark. In August 2024, Kid’s Week offers free children’s theatre tickets for a range of West End shows.

Family Rush Tickets

If you and your family are flexible you can book some last-minute tickets to some of the big Disney Musicals by visiting Disney Magical Mondays (formerly Disney Day Seats). Magical Mondays sells £29.50 Rush tickets for that week’s performances, on sale at midday.

There is currently a limit of four Magical Mondays tickets per performance for Frozen and two per performance for other shows, so if you want to book a larger group this may not be suitable.

Cheap Family Disney Shows

To find out how to get discounts and offers for some of the biggest Disney West End productions, visit our ultimate show guides including The Lion King and Frozen.