Despite it’s confusing name, Kids Week in fact runs throughout the whole month of August. The brilliant scheme fills theatre seats during the quieter summer months by offering free tickets for children at some of London’s top shows. All children under 16 get a free ticket with one full-paying adult, with the additional option of buying up to two more kids’ tickets at half price.
There’s a huge range to choose from – West End musicals (The Phantom of the Opera, Thriller, Aladdin), new productions (A Monster Calls at the Old Vic, Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act at the Polka, The Jungle at the Playhouse), as well as classic plays like The Woman in Black and The Tiger Who Came for Tea. All the shows come with age guidelines, so just click on the age (under 5’s, 5+, 8+, PG) to find the suggested performances.
Many of the most popular shows sell out early, so if you’re in London this summer do book ahead for an August outing.