Tickets are on sale right up through the month of August and while many shows are sold out, there are plenty of hits you can still book in for. And remember, if you don't get tix through Kids' Week, there are lotteries, apps and more to try to score cheap London theatre tickets.
As of mid-July 2019, tickets were still available to coveted shows like Wicked, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Peter Pan, Mr. Gum and the Dancing Bear and Waitress, as well as theatrical alternatives like magic show The Illusionists, science-themed Braniac Live and Dinosaur World Live.
Plus, Dolly Parton fans have a chance to score tickets to Dolly-themed musical 9 to 5 - tix were just released the last week of July.
If you have younger kids, you can take your child to their first theatrical experience with tix to one of the plenty of toddler-friendly shows on offer like Zog, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Gruffalo, Monstersaurus, Aliens in Underpants, Twirlywoos Live! and Where is Peter Rabbit?
It's also a great opportunity to see some of this year's new, exciting productions: tickets are still available for Come From Away, Equus and The Night of the Iguana, starring Clive Owen and Anna Gunn.
Look out for mid-week matinees on Wednesdays and Thursdays - less busy than the weekends - with adult tickets starting at just £14.50.
Ticket holders will also be able to attend cool workshops on everything from choreography to magic, as well as getting VIP backstage tours and cast Q&As: some activities still available include choreography workshops with Come From Away and Thriller Live, cast Q&As with The Girl on the Train and Wicked casts, a singing workshop with Waitress and backstage tours with Captain Corelli's Mandolin and The Night of the Iguana.
How does Kids' Week work?
When accompanied by an adult paying full price, little ones can revel in the magic of the West End for nothing - you can take a sibling or a friend along, too, as families pick up two additional children's tickets for half price with every transaction.
The full list of shows for 2019 includes: Aliens Love Underpants, Braniac Live, Dinosaur World Live, Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain, The Illusionists, Legend Trippers, The Gruffalo, Little Baby Bum Live, Fiddler on the Roof, Monstersaurus!, On Your Feet, The Mousetrap, Thriller, Twirlywoos Live!, Witness for the Prosecution, Where is Peter Rabbit?, The Woman in Black and Zog.
We're especially excited to see newcomer shows like the spectacular Come From Away, Peter Pan, The Girl on the Train, The Falcon's Malteser, Six: The Musical, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, and The Worst Witch.
New shows that have been added as of the end of June include Barber Shop Chronicles, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Equus and The Night of the Iguana.
See below for the shows we predict will be top of everyone's wish lists for this August's Kids Week - if you don't get tickets immediately, don't despair. While some shows do sell out instantly, there are usually seats available for shows right up through August - and you may discover a brilliant new production you hadn't known about.
Go, go, go, you - and get on the Kids' Week website early doors on June 11 to ensure you bag tix to this summer's hottest new musical, ALW and Tim Rice's Joseph, with its supremely catchy tunes. Bonus: Sheridan Smith stars.
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Waitress, Adelphi Theatre
It doesn't get much sweeter than Katharine McPhee in Waitress: those catchy tunes from Sara Barielles are sure to stay in your head long after you leave the theatre. You'll also want a slice of pie - trust us.
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9 to 5 the Musical, The Savoy Theatre
Dolly Parton music, feminist fabulousness. What's not to love? Plus, it's never too soon to introduce the kids to a bit of Dolly - and this is a lot easier than making the pilgrimage to Dollywood.
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Disney's Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre
A magical production to awe and delight both you and your little ones, this production is pure sumptuous spectacle: think sparkle overload, live fireworks, and a flying carpet.
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Everyone's Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre
A celebration of being 'a little bit different' (read more here), Everyone's Talking About Jamie is the charming true story of an openly gay young man from Sheffield whose career options are, apparently, limited to prison guard or forklift truck operator. How do you reveal a preference for high heels, short skirts and glitter?
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.
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Criterion Theatre
Don't be a criminal and miss out on this comedy! Set in summer 1958, the story revolves around one enormous diamond, eight incompetent crooks and a snoozing security guard. A showcase of theatrical inventiveness with sidekicks and tricksters galore – expect a slick performance and plenty of laughs.
|What||Kids' Week: The shows you can still get tickets for|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
01 Aug 19 – 31 Aug 19, performance times vary
|Website||Click here to book|