Mark your diaries: tickets go on sale June 11 at 10am. The full line-up of shows is being announced on June 4. 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.
You need to be on the ball to score top tix to coveted West End musicals like School of Rock and Matilda, though - the day those Kids' Week tix go on sale, you'll want to be parked at your laptop, ready to order your tickets.
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.
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 a whopping 39 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.
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: kids go free to London shows|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
01 Aug 19 – 31 Aug 19, performance times vary
|Website||Click here to book|