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Family Shows in December

The Snowman

Peacock Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

It is the best kids show in the UK for Christmas by far!

The Snowman, Peacock Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The wildly successful live stage adaptation of Raymond Brigg's best-loved children's cartoon makes another return to the Peacock this Christmas. On a cold winter's night, a young boy gets the surprise...

Prices from: £20

The Nutcracker

London Coliseum Until Dec 30, 2018

A Christmas cracker!

The Nutcracker, London Coliseum, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

A tale of adventure and magic, The Nutcracker is one of the Christmas season's must-see shows and who better to perform this cherished classic than the English National Ballet. The production's beautiful...

Prices from: £75

Snow White

London Palladium Until Jan 13, 2019

Visually ravishing and infectiously funny

Snow White, London Palladium, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

2018 ushers in the fairest fairytale of them all for the Palladium's much-anticipated panto come Christmas! After last year's Olivier winning Dick Whittington, the iconic West End venue is sure to pull...

Prices from: £25

Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre Open Run

Easily the standout musical of the decade!

Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Matilda, Roald Dahl's much-loved classic of an extraordinary child with magical powers, is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Winner of...

Prices from: £25

A Christmas Carol

Old Vic Theatre Until Jan 19, 2019

not even Scrooge himself could dislike this

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After a triumphant run last year, Jack Thorne's (the writer behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) joyful version of A Christmas Carol returns to The Old Vic for the 2018 festive season! Matthew Warchus...

Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre Open Run

Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The subversive and downright twisty hit musical follows two unlikely friends and how they become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the South. Based on Gregory Maguire's best-selling...

Prices from: £30

Lion King

Lyceum Theatre Open Run

A wonderful, wonderful musical. It will touch a deep chord in anybody

Lion King, Lyceum Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

This vastly successful re-imagining of Disney's 1994 continues to conquer after nearly two decades at the Lyceum theatre. Conjuring up the African savannah in all its grand, majestic beauty, using elaborate...

Prices from: £45

School of Rock

Gillian Lynne Theatre Open Run

The most enjoyable few hours money can buy

School of Rock, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

After schooling Broadway with his newest hit Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to the West End with School of Rock. Adapted from the Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock is set to feature his bumbling...

Prices from: £20

Aladdin

Prince Edward Theatre Open Run

Impressive stage magic, a gold-dripping design and a party-loving genie make this energetic adaptation of the animated movie a wicked treat

Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin,...

Prices from: £35

Operation Ouch! Live On Stage

Apollo Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

This is the type of educational entertainment that needs to be encouraged

Operation Ouch Live On Stage, Apollo Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Get excited for the UK premiere of BAFTA award-winning CBBC Television favourite, Operation Ouch! Live on Stage. The successful children's health programme hailed a stage show so engrossing, two sold-out...

Prices from: £20

Nativity - The Musical

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo Dec 19 - 31, 2018

a warm-hearted family show with lively performances, great songs, brilliant sets and lots of cheer and good will

Nativity The Musical, Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London

Your favourite school is back on stage for 2018! Mr. Maddens has been tasked with directing St. Bernadette's Christmas Nativity, a task that is not for the faint-hearted. To make matters worse Mr. Maddens...

Prices from: £25

Circus 1903

Royal Festival Hall Dec 19, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019

Stunning. Astonishing

Circus 1903, Royal Festival Hall, London

Blending acrobatics, performance art and cutting-edge puppetry, Circus 1903 resurrects the Big Top to its former glory. Created by the minds behind The Illusionists and the puppeteers behind War Horse,...

Prices from: £30

Box of Delights

Wilton's Music Hall Until Jan 6, 2019

The classic tale brought to life.

Box of Delights, Wiltons Music Hall, London

John Masefield's much-loved classic tale is being brought to life once more for 2018. Starring Olivier-award winner Matthew Kelly and three-time nominated Josefina Gabrielle, it's a holiday adventure that...

Peppa Pig

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Jan 6, 2019

A rollicking, all singing, dancing interactive adventure.

Peppa Pig, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Peppa Pig returns to the West End for her 7th consecutive Christmas. In this new show Peppa, George and pals are heading out on a brand new adventure - camping! With charming new fun, games and friends,...

Prices from: £15

Horrible Christmas

Alexandra Palace Until Dec 30, 2018

Have a truly Horrible Christmas with Horrible Histories!

Horrible Christmas, Alexandra Palace, London

Have a truly horrible Christmas with Horrible Histories' fun-filled, laughter packed show perfect for the festive season! In this wildly funny show join your favourite Horrible Histories characters as...

Prices from: £30

Room On The Broom

Lyric Theatre Until Jan 13, 2019

A high energy treat

Room On The Broom, Lyric Theatre, London

Christmas once again sees the return of the 2012 Olivier-nominated family show Room On The Broom. Based on the popular picture book and film by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's...

Prices from: £20

Stick Man

Leicester Square Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

Zesty and delightful...a clever, compelling treat

Stick Man, Leicester Square Theatre, London

Acclaimed children's theatre group Scamp Theatre are back at Leicester Square Theatre this Christmas season with their smash-hit adaptation of the popular children's book Stick Man. Based on the work by...

Peter Pan

Park Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

Peter Pan, Park Theatre, London

Start off your festive season with the high-flying magic of JM Barrie's beloved children's tale Peter Pan! Dazzlingly brought to life by Jonathan O'Boyle, the creative mastermind behind Off West End smash...

Monski Mouse's Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Dec 19, 2018

The friendliest disco in town!

Monski Mouses Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

Australian DJ, producer and mum of two is putting on a show that both you and your little ones can enjoy this Christmas! This interactive early childhood event is allowing you to let your under-5's loose...

Thunderbirds - Beyond the Horizon

The Buzz Until Jan 27, 2019

Thunderbirds are go!

Thunderbirds Beyond the Horizon, The Buzz, London

West End company Limelight Productions are bringing the much loved retro puppets of 'Thunderbirds' to life at the new Elephant Castle venue The Buzz. The masterminds behind this nostalgic production were...

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Palace Theatre Open Run

So this is Dickens, with magic. It's a raunchless Game of Thrones with heart. Crucially, it's authentic Potter but, most importantly, it's new. It's not the movie of the book. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could be

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Palace Theatre, London

Brace yourselves London, JK Rowling has blessed us with another foray into the Potterverse, announcing that new play 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' will apparate into The Palace Theatre sometime next...

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