Best London Theatre Week 2022 shows for kids | The Sun

London Theatre Week is the best time of year to book tickets for leading West End shows. 

Theatre Week kicks off today (22 August) and runs until 4 September, with hundreds of exclusively priced tickets available from £15.

  • London Theatre Week Tickets – book here

The annual celebration offers fantastic prices on a range of productions – including family-friendly plays and musicals that are perfect for kids.

So, if you want to introduce your children to theatre, and enjoy some thrilling entertainment for all ages, now is the perfect time to get booking.

Here are some of the top shows for kids you can book for during London Theatre Week.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

JK Rowling’s wizard hero is all grown up in this theatrical continuation of the hit book series, and it’s now his son Albus who’s off to Hogwarts.

But the rise of a new evil force means that Harry, Ron and Hermione must once again work together.

This epic production, now showing at London's the Palace Theatre, is packed with theatre magic.

  • Tickets are priced at £15 and £25 – book here

The Lion King

If your kids are fans of the Disney film, they’ll love this spectacular stage version at the Lyceum Theatre.

It features incredible puppets, evoking the animals of the African Pride Lands, as well as all the great songs from the movie, such as Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Circle of Life.

  • Tickets are priced at £25, £35 and £45 – book here

Matilda The Musical

The anarchic spirit of Roald Dahl lives on in this brilliantly naughty musical adaptation by Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly.

Watch the plucky Matilda stand up to bullying headmistress Miss Trunchbull, and enjoy a show that revels in the power of storytelling.

  • Tickets are priced at £25, £35 and £45 – book here


From Let It Go to let it snow! The beloved Disney movie is now a jaw-dropping musical, with incredible stagecraft used to evoke Elsa’s wayward frosty magic.

Little ones will be entranced by the charming puppetry for Sven and Olaf, and enjoy singing along to favourite songs from the Disney hit and several exciting new ones.

Currently booking at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

  • Tickets are priced at £25, £35 and £45 – book here

Back to the Future: The Musical

Great Scott! The 80s sci-fi film has become a dazzling theatrical adventure, now showing at the Adelphi Theatre.

The production can be seen complete with a rocking score and special effects to make that DeLorean travel through time – and even fly!

Follow teenager Marty McFly as he tries to save his family and get back to the future.

  • Tickets are priced at £25, £35, £45, £55 and £65 – book here

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What is London Theatre Week?

London Theatre Week is an annual event where you can buy exclusively priced tickets to the capital’s leading shows.

It’s the best time of year to find a fantastic deal on more than 40 top West End productions.

How long is London Theatre Week running for?

London Theatre Week starts on 22 August for two weeks, ending on 4 September.

But you don’t have to attend a performance during that period.

You can choose a show on a date in the future – so there’s plenty of time to plan your perfect trip.

How much are theatre tickets during London Theatre Week?

London Theatre Week tickets start at just £15.

Then, depending on the show, you’ll have options at lots of different price points – such as £15, £25, £35, £45, £55 and £65.

With so many shows on offer, and so many price choices, there is something here to suit everyone.

You can check out all the shows included and make a booking by heading over to Times Tickets now.

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