Kids Week 2016

Kids Week Line-up Announced

Kids Week Launch 2014 Photo by Pamela Raith
Photo by Pamela Raith
  • More than 35 shows offering free tickets for children plus activities announced at (one child free with an adult paying full price)
  • Tickets on sale at 10:00 on Tuesday 14 June for performances from 1 to 31 August
  • No booking, postage or transaction fees
Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative, returns for the whole of August 2016, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children.

Now in its 19th year, Kids Week encourages young people to experience the magic of 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. Under 5s can travel to the deep dark wood for tea with The Gruffalo or enjoy fun activities with The Tiger Who Came To Tea. For older children, there is the chance to perform choreography from the hit musicals Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and American Idiot, go backstage with 1984 and meet the current cast or learn the art of illusion with the star magicians of Impossible.

The full Kids Week activity listings can be found at

Additionally, Kids Week ticket holders will be able to take advantage of a number of Kids Go Free deals on dining, tours and workshops. More information can be found on the Kids Week website.

Tickets for Kids Week go on sale at 10:00 on Tuesday 14 June at or via the dedicated ticket hotline 0844 995 9662 (calls cost 7p/min plus your telephone company’s network access charge).

The shows taking part in Kids Week 2016 are:  

Under 5s      

The Gruffalo

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

All ages 5+

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


The Railway Children

That's Entertainment

All ages 7+

The Bodyguard

Bugsy Malone

Guys And Dolls


Les Misérables

The Mousetrap

The Phantom Of The Opera

The Play That Goes Wrong

Show Boat

Thriller Live

Vamos Cuba!


Parental Guidance


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

The Woman In Black

*Limited Availability

Please note: Shows are listed by age suitability but this is only a guideline. Information about the shows is available on the Kids Week website. Shows on offer may change throughout the promotion and all offers are subject to availability for specific performances (especially at weekends).

For Kids Week news and announcements follow:

Kids Week London
Date Published: 25 May 2016

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  • All Kids Week offers are subject to availability for specific performances (especially at weekends). Shows on offer may change throughout the promotion. The offer does not apply to tickets already booked and cannot be used with any other offer.Maximum eight tickets per booking.
  • Society of London Theatre (SOLT) is the not-for-profit organisation which provides a collective voice for the theatre owners, producers and managers of all the major commercial and grant-aided theatres across London. As well as protecting the interests of all its member theatres, SOLT promotes theatregoing through activities including the Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the TKTS ticket booth, the Official London Theatre website and its printed fortnightly listings guide, Theatre Tokens and the popular annual celebration West End LIVE in association with MasterCard. It also administers the audience development initiatives Kids Week and Get Into London Theatre, and supports a number of theatrical charities including Stage One and Mousetrap Theatre Projects.
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