Until then, read on for our selection of shows for children from last summer to get excited for what's in store:
The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre
See the Lion King like never before with Julie Taymor's spectacular stage adaptation. Don't miss the costumes, characters, or Elton John songs in this dazzling performance of Shakespearean proportions.
Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre
Inspired by the beloved book, the show sees the lovable Matilda taking on her parents, the fearsome Trunchbull, and any other adult who gets in her way. The staging promises to transport audiences to Roald Dahl's magical world.
Bonus: Join the creative team of Matilda on 3 August for an on-stage singing and storytelling session. For a full list of Kids Week workshops, click here.
Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre
With incredible costumes, props, and talent, experiencing the magic of this stage interpretation is sure to be on the top of your kids wishlist this summer.
School of Rock, New London Theatre
Don't miss the kids of Dewey Finn's rambunctious 4th grade class as they learn to rock, win the battle of the bands, and tell the legend of the rent (it's way hardcore) in this adaptation of the classic film.
Bonus: Enrol in the School of Rock and learn the song and dance routine to Stick It To The Man. For a full list of Kids Week workshops click here.
Annie, Piccadilly Theatre
Miranda Hart makes her debut as Miss Hannigan in the revamp of the classic children's musical. You can bet your bottom dollar that your favourite orphaned redhead (besides Anne of Green Gables of course) will deliver a rock-rollicking production that the whole family will enjoy.
Bonus: On 14 August there will be an afternoon workshop related to the choreography and staging in this production of Annie. For a full list of Kids Week workshops click here.
Alice in Wonderland, the Vaults
Follow the white rabbit and tumble down the rabbit hole and into the atmospheric Vaults under Waterloo station with this immersive take on the Lewis Carroll classic.
Bonus: On 2 August families are invited to a post-show fun filled workshop exploring the puppets in Wonderland, the story of Alice through drama, and Alice inspired games. For a full list of Kids Week workshops click here.
The Borrowers, Polka Theatre
Mary Norton's tiny family takes to the stage this summer. With songs, puppets, and adventure, we're hoping this fantastical escapade will be just as exciting as the book.
Bonus: There will be a post-show Q&A with the directors and actors on Wednesday 9 August. For a full list of Kids Week workshops click here.
Oliver Twist, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Stomp through the mean streets of Victorian England, avoid the workhouses, and join up with Fagan's team of pickpockets in this version of Oliver Twist, 'created for everyone six and over'.
Bonus: There will be two 'Find your Fagan' workshops to help kids discover how actors morph from one character to another in Oliver Twist. For a full list of Kids Week workshops click here.
The Wind in the Willows, London Palladium
The London Palladium will be transformed into the pastoral scenes of Toad Hall with this new take on Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows. Expect schemes, skullduggery, and 'a gloriously British score' in this new musical about the exploits of the troublesome Mr Toad.
King Kong, The Vaults
The 'Eighth Wonder of the World' will once again journey from Skull Island to terrorise the skyline of New York City. The Vaults under Waterloo station will house the monstrous King Kong in this comedic take on the cinematic classic.
Bonus: Post show Q & A with the cast 22 August. For a full list of Kids Week workshops click here.
The Jungle Book, Underbelly Festival
Join Mowgli as she traverses her way across the urban jungle with Baloo, the beat-loving bin man. Spectacular street-dancing and acrobatic circus acts work together to bring this heartwarming coming-of-age story to life at Underbelly Festival.
Bonus: There will be a dance workshop on 15 August, where kids can learn the animals' dance greetings in an energetic hip-hop dance class. For a full list of Kids Week workshops click here.
Small Events for Little Ones
The Hunting of the Snark, Vaudeville Theatre
Experience the magical world of Lewis Carroll with this modern take on the adventure poem. Charting the impossible voyage of a daring crew's hunt for the imaginary Snark, the stage adaptation incorporates music and puppets in this humorous musical.
Bonus: After the show, bring the family to a fun workshop exploring the themes of explorers, ecology and puppetry with the cast and fabulous puppets from the show. For a full list of Kids Week workshops click here.
Going on a Bear Hunt, Cadogan Hall
Take the whole family on a Bear Hunt without having to wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, and a musical dog in this dramatisation of the classic children's book.
Bonus: The 'Play and Make' workshop on Friday 11 August lets you recreate the environments of We're Going On A Bear Hunt with the cast, and then play in them after the show. For a full list of Kids Week workshops click here.
What the Ladybird Heard, Lyric Theatre
How can the barnyard's smallest animal thwart the dastardly plot of two conniving thieves and save the farmer's prize cow? Don't miss the farmyard heist at the Lyric Theatre this Kids Week.
Bonus: On 1 August you and your little ones can participate in a Sing and Play activity. Sing songs from the show and make your very own Ladybird to take home. For a full list of Kids Week workshops click here.
|What||Kids Week: kids go free to London shows|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Acton Town (underground)|
01 Aug 18 – 31 Aug 18, Times vary between events, check online
|Website||Click here for more information and to book larger groups|