Kids Week 2014

Kids Weeek 2014Kids Week is back for 2014 with a bang, offering an incredible 36 London shows with free tickets and amazing exclusive activities for children throughout the whole of August. This year sees everything from hilarious page to stage adaptations to dramatic long-running musicals each taking their place in the line-up.

Kids Week is now in its 17th year and shows no sign of stopping. From 1-31 August, one child aged 16 or younger can go free for every adult ticket purchased to a participating show, plus a further two children’s tickets can be purchased at half price. Shows such as – for the younger theatre-goers – acclaimed picture book stage adaptations Aliens Love Underpants, The Tiger Who Came To Tea and What The Ladybird Heard are on the cards, as well as those such as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, Les Misérables, The Phantom Of The Opera and Wicked.

For families wanting a slightly different theatrical experience, there are shows on offer that aren’t so much in the mainstream such as The 39 Steps, Stomp or book to stage adaptation War Horse. Also included in the Kids Week celebration is Beatles concert extravaganza Let It Be and Michael Jackson tribute show Thriller Live. For slightly older children, Billy Elliot The Musical, The Bodyguard, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, The Mousetrap and The Woman In Black all return to take part in Kids Week.

Each show offers a unique theatrical experience regardless of age category; ticket holders can also explore life on stage or behind the scenes with a host of fantastic activities. From attending a tea party with The Tiger Who Came To Tea to taking a Billy Elliot ballet class, there is something for everyone.

Kids Week is back for 2013

Kids Week 2013Kids Week, organised by the company behind Official London Theatre, Society of London Theatre, is now in its 16th year and aims to encourage families to experience the magic of theatre and welcome children through the West End’s doors. For 2013, the Kids Week team has announced a huge 34 top London shows as part of the line-up, offering free tickets to children aged 16 and under with every adult ticket purchased.

As well as receiving a free child’s ticket with every adult ticket purchased for a Kids Week show, Kids Week bookers are also able to book a further two children’s tickets for half price, as well as engage with numerous workshops and activities also offered. Family favourites and exciting new shows are amongst those offered for further events, so this year kids can don their tap shoes, high kick into the theatre and wave their jazz hands in the jam-packed range. Kids will have the opportunity to perhaps try ballet, learn classic pop songs, tap their troubles away and lots more!

2012 was a record-breaking year for Kids Week, so following on from this success, the annual campaign to encourage more people to embrace Theatreland will run for the whole of the month of August, full of performances, free activities and workshops for children and their families, giving adults the chance to shimmy-shake and all that jazz!

With something for everyone, shows on offer this year include seven-time Olivier Award winner The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, The 39 Steps, One Man, Two Guvnors, War Horse, The Woman In Black, the classic whodunit The Mousetrap, Billy Elliot The Musical, The Bodyguard, A Chorus Line, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, Disney’s The Lion King, Let It Be, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, Les Misérables, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Jersey Boys, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Sound Of Music, Thriller Live, Top Hat, West Side Story, We Will Rock You and Wicked.

Kids Week

Kids Week 2012

Celebrating its 15th year, Kids Week is back and planning an action-packed month of theatrical fun from 1-31 August 2012 for children aged 16 and under. Kids Week is administered by The Society of London Theatre, which is a trade association that represents the producers, theatre owners and managers of the major commercial and grant-aided theatres in London.

During Kids Week, the magic of London theatre can be truly experienced and engaged with, be it the show-stopping tap shoes of Singin’ In The Rain, the wonderful mix of ballet shoes and boxing gloves of Billy Elliot or the animal print leotards of the inspiring The Lion King.

A fantastic selection of shows can be seen for free at certain performances when children are accompanied by a full price paying adult, including many of the new additions to the West End such as Matilda the MusicalChariots of Fire and Ghost the Musical. Two additional children can also attend at half price, able to take part in the fantastic ethos of Kids Week in all its musical theatre dancewear finery.

There is a fantastic range of free activities and events for children to take part in also, an incredible selection including plays, musicals, comedy and entertainment with packages also available, aside from the fabulous ticket offers available to top London shows. These activities are free to participate in when tickets are purchased as part of a Show & Activity package. Inspirational standalone workshops are on offer too, encouraging children of all ages to don their dance trainers and grab the nearest microphone, connecting with their inner star. Children are given the chance to explore the exciting world of theatre and discover what goes on behind those illusionistic scenes.