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Kids Week logoKids go 'free' to West End shows in August*Free child ticket with paying adult. 35+ shows incl Wicked

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You can get a free child’s ticket (age 16 and under) to one of 35+ London theatre shows, including School of Rock, Mamma Mia and Wicked, throughout August (some shows have excluded days) when you buy a full-priced adult ticket via the Kids Week* website.

The offer started on Tue 13 Jun with 170,000 tickets available in total (this includes adult and child tickets) through Kids Week and you can book until the offer ends on Wed 31 Aug. The curtain may close on this deal if all seats get booked – Kids Week says 104,839 tickets went within the first 24 hours, so you’ll need to go quick if you’re after a particular performance.

There are no booking or postage fees, and you can save £11.50-£77.50 depending on the show and seats you choose. You can also get 50% off for up to two more children per adult.

Shows for this August include:

See 'more info' below for the full list of shows participating in Kids Week 2017.

Which performances can you get the deal on?

You can’t get the deal on every performance of every show, and some exclude their most popular performances, eg, matinees or weekends (such as Aladdin and School of Rock). Tickets are spread randomly across all dates, shows and seat prices, so it could be pot luck finding the show and performance you want on a particular date.

To book, select which type of ticket you want (adult, free child, half-price child) from the drop-down menu. You'll get to see which seats are available during the booking process. There’s no limit to the number of performances you can get tickets for, but you'll only be able to book a maximum of eight tickets per show (one free child per paying adult). In the past, we've seen some shows increase their allocation of tickets and more shows have been added during the booking period, so it could be worth checking back.

To find out which performances are included in this offer, go to the Kids Week What’s On* page.

If you're coming to London for the day, don't forget to check out MSE's Cheap Train & Coach Deals page to save on your journey.

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All shows included in Kids Week 2017, with its suggested age rating, provided to us by Kids Week:

Shows suitable for under-5s

The Hunting Of The Snark, We're Going On A Bear Hunt, What The Ladybird Heard.

Shows suitable for ages 5+

Adventures In Wonderland, The Adventures Of Pinocchio, Annie, Around The World In 80 Days, The Borrowers, Gangsta Granny, Half A Sixpence, Horrible Histories - More Best Of Barmy Britain, Matilda The Musical, Oliver Twist Created For Everyone Aged Six And Over, School Of Rock, Stomp, The Wind In The Willows.

Shows suitable for ages 8+

13, 42nd Street, An American In Paris, Disney's Aladdin, Disney's The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Five Guys Named Moe, Jungle Book, King Kong, Mamma Mia, Les Misérables, Motown The Musical, The Mousetrap, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Play That Goes Wrong, Thriller Live, Wicked.

Shows requiring parental guidance

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Kinky Boots, The Kite Runner, The Woman In Black.

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Kids Week logoKids go 'free' to West End shows in August*Free child with paying adult. 30+ shows incl Wicked

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If you’re planning a trip to the theatre this August, you can get a free child’s ticket (ages 16 and under) to one of 30+ participating London shows at major theatres, including Wicked and Les Misérables, throughout the month when you buy a full-priced adult ticket via the Kids Week website*.

There were 150,000 seats (including full-price adult tickets, free child and 50% off child) released specifically through Kids Week when the deal went live at 10am on Tue 14 Jun, and you can book until the offer ends on Wed 31 Aug. As of 11am on Tue 26 Jul, there were about 44,000 tickets remaining and some shows had already sold out - so go quick if you have a specific performance in mind.

There are no booking or postage fees, and you can save £14.50-£72.50 depending on the show and seats you choose. You can also get 50% off for up to two more children per adult.

Shows this year include:

  • Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre)
  • The Gruffalo (Lyric Theatre)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
  • Stomp (Ambassadors Theatre)
  • The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre) - SOLD OUT
  • Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre) - SOLD OUT

See 'more info' below for full list of shows participating in Kids Week 2016 (more shows are likely to be added). You can order up to eight tickets per show.

Which performances can you get the deal on?

You can’t get the deal on every performance of every show, and some may exclude their most popular performances, eg, matinees and weekend performances. To find out which performances are included in this offer, go to the Kids Week What’s On* page, find a show, and click ‘more info’.

We’ve contacted Kids Week and it seems that the tickets are spread randomly over dates and performances, with no real pattern. So, if you’ve a certain show and performance in mind, check if it’s included via the link above.

For more ways of booking theatre tickets for less, see our Cheap Tickets guide. 

More info

All shows included in Kids Week 2016 (with Kids Week's age ratings):

Shows suitable for under-5s

Dinosaur Zoo, The Gruffalo and The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

Shows suitable for ages 5+

Charlie and The Chocolate FactoryDisney's The Lion King - SOLD OUT, Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy BritainJames and the Giant Peach - SOLD OUT, Mamma Mia!Matilda the Musical - SOLD OUT, The Railway Children, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, Stig Of The Dump, The Secret Garden - SOLD OUT, Stomp and That's Entertainment.

Shows suitable for ages 7+

Beautiful - the Carole King Musical, The BodyguardBugsy Malone - SOLD OUT, Guys and Dolls - SOLD OUT, ImpossibleLes Misérables - SOLD OUTThe MousetrapThe Phantom of the OperaThe Play that Goes WrongShow BoatThriller Live, Vamos Cuba! and Wicked.

Shows requiring parental Guidance

1984American Idiot, The Comedy about a Bank RobberyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeThe Go-between, Hobson's Choice, How The Other Half Loves, In the HeightsJersey BoysKinky BootsLittle Shop of Horrors, Romeo and Juliet - SOLD OUT, and The Woman in Black.

You can also book a free activity with tickets bought as part of a Show & Activity Package, including a dance session with Scooby-Doo and a design workshop with the shoe designer for Kinky Boots. Children aged eight or under will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Kids Week logoKids go 'free' to West End shows in August*Free child with paying adult. 35+ shows incl Wicked & Billy Elliot

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MSE Update 5pm, Wed 29 Jul: Kids Week tickets for The Lion King, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Les Misérables, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pinocchio, The Gingerbread Man and Matilda the Musical have sold out. There are around 90,000 tickets left, but go quick if you have a particular show in mind. See 'more info' below for a list of all available shows.

If you’re planning a trip to the theatre this August, you can get a ‘free’ child’s ticket (16s and under) to one of 35+ participating London shows at major theatres, including Wicked and The Lion King, throughout the month when you buy a full-priced adult ticket via the Kids Week website*. There’s no booking or postage fees, so you can can save £15-£65 depending on the show and seats you choose. You can also get 50% off for up to two more children.

Tickets went on sale at 10am on Tue 16 Jun and you can book until the offer ends on Mon 31 Aug, but go quickly if you have specific performances in mind as tickets are limited. You can order max eight tickets per show.

Shows this year include:

  • Wicked
  • Disney's The Lion King (now sold out)
  • Billy Elliot the Musical
  • The Gruffalo
  • Stomp
  • Aliens Love Underpants
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (now sold out)

See 'more info' below for full list of shows participating in Kids Week 2015.

You can also book a free activity with tickets bought as part of a Show & Activity Package, including a Billy Elliot ballet class, meeting the Gruffalo and learning some of Wicked’s secrets. Children aged eight or under will need to be accompanied by an adult.

For more ways of booking theatre tickets for less, see our Cheap Tickets guide. 

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If you have £20 Tesco Clubcard vouchers, you could exchange them online at Tesco* for a £40 Ticketmaster eGift card which can be then redeemed online or over the phone on Kids Week bookings. 

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All shows included in Kids Week 2015 (with Kids Week's age ratings):

Ages 3+

Aliens Love Underpants, Dinosaur Zoo, The Gruffalo, The 3 Little Pigs.

All ages 5+

Adventures In Wonderland, Hetty Feather, Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part Three!, I Believe In Unicorns, Let It Be, Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Railway Children, Sinatra: The Man & His Music, Stomp, Thriller Live, Wicked, The 39 Steps.

Parental Guidance

Billy Elliot the Musical, Dusty, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Impossible, Memphis The Musical, The Mousetrap, The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time, The Commitments, The Play That Goes Wrong, Sinatra: The Man & His Music, Sunny Afternoon, The Woman In Black, War Horse.

15+

American Idiot, Dear Lupin, Jersey Boys, The Mentalists, Miss Saigon, 1984.

Kids Week logoKids go 'free' to West End shows in August*Book online for a free child ticket with full-paying adult

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Ends Sun: Visit Kids Week* online to get a 'free' child's ticket (for under-16s) to any one of 37 London theatre shows in August when you buy a full-priced adult ticket (which can cost around £50). In addition, you'll get 50% off for up to two more children.

You'll go through to Ticketmaster where you can search for participating shows. Choose your seat and select the free child ticket. As of Thu 14 Aug, there are over 20,000 tickets for sale, across all shows. Shows this year include:

  • Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Two!
  • I Believe In Unicorns
  • The Elephantom
  • Let it Be
  • Stomp

You could save £10-£65 depending on the show and performance you choose. The offer runs till Sun 31 Aug, though availability is likely to get more limited as the offer gets closer to the end date. You cannot book this deal in person at the theatre.

Warning! There may be cheaper theatre tickets available if you're looking just for adults, see our Cheap Tickets guide for techniques.

More info

There are no credit, booking or postage fees. You can also book by calling 0844 248 5151 (5p p/m from BT landlines).

Maximum eight tickets per transaction. A child is aged 16 and under.

Kids Week logoKids go 'free' to West End shows in AugustBook online or over the phone for a free child ticket with full paying adult

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Go via the Kids Week link to get a 'free' child's ticket (for under-16s) to any one of 34 London theatre shows in August when you buy a full-priced adult ticket (which can cost around £50). In addition, you can get 50% off for up to two more children.

You'll go through to Ticketmaster where you can search for participating shows. Choose your seat and select the free child ticket. Shows include:

  • Top Hat
  • Billy Elliot The Musical
  • War Horse
  • Horrible Histories
  • We Will Rock You
  • Brainiac Live!

You could save £10-£65 depending on the show and performance you choose. The offer runs till Sat 31 Aug, though it's best to book at least two days in advance as it's subject to availability (there are 30,000 tickets left as of Thu 18 Jul)

Warning! There may be cheaper theatre tickets available if you're looking just for adults, see our Cheap Tickets guide for techniques.

More info
There are no credit, booking or postage fees. You can also book by calling 0844 248 5151 (5p p/m from BT landlines). The Society of London Theatre has confirmed there will be over 70,000 tickets available for the launch, but more could be added.

These shows as part of Kids Week are sold out: Thriller Live, Disney’s The Lion King, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Matilda The Musical, Les Miserables, The Sound of Music and West Side Story.
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