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  • Kids go 'free' to West End shows in August

    Kids go 'free' to West End shows in August

    With paying adult. Shows incl Wicked, The Gruffalo & Peter Pan

    Kids Week is now in full swing, but there’s still time to grab a free child’s ticket (age 16 and under) to 30+ London theatre shows with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket from the Kids Week website. Designed to encourage families to make trips to the theatre, the annual offer runs throughout the entire month of August (so it isn't really a 'Week' despite the name). For more ideas for family days out, see 100+ things to do with the kids, or if you're planning a trip to London see our 40 London MoneySaving tips.

    This year's shows include huge West End hits such as Wicked, The Play That Goes Wrong and The Woman in Black. There were initially 150,000+ Kids Week tickets up for grabs (that figure includes both adult and child tickets), and although you can technically book until Sat 31 Aug, seats for the most popular shows are already being snapped up quickly. In fact, over 100,000 tickets were gone by midnight of day one, and while it's been popular since, Kids Week assures us there's still lots of availability left for some top shows - just go quick.

    You'll make a saving of £14.50-£80 depending which show and seats you select. If you're bringing more than one child, you can receive 50% off for a maximum of two more children per adult. You don't have to pay any booking or postage fees.

    Shows for this August include:

    See 'More info' below for the full list of shows participating in Kids Week 2019.

    Which performances can you get the deal on?

    The deal won't be available for every performance of every show - some exclude their most popular performances, such as matinees or weekends. Tickets are distributed randomly across all dates, shows and seat prices, so it helps to be a little flexible in your choice.

    To book, select the number of adult tickets you want, then click the drop-down menu to pick the relevant child ticket type (free or half-price). During the booking process you'll get to see which seats are available. You can book a maximum of eight tickets per show (one free child per paying adult). If you can't find the tickets you want it's worth checking back at a later date - in past years we've seen some shows increase their allocation of tickets later in the month.

    If you're visiting London for the day, check out our Cheap Train & Coach deals page to save on your journey.

    • All Kids Week 2019 shows are listed below, sorted by suggested age ratings:

      Shows suitable for under-5s
      Dinosaur World Live, The Gruffalo, Zog, Twirlywoos Live!, Aliens Love Underpants Live, Little Baby Bum Live, Monstersaurus, Where is Peter Rabbit?, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Peppa Pig: My First Concert

      Shows suitable for ages 5+
      Horrible Histories Barmy Britain, Matilda the Musical, Legend Trippers, The Illusionists, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical

      Shows suitable for ages 6+
      Brainiac Live, On Your Feet!, Fiddler On The Roof

      Shows suitable for ages 7+
      The Worst Witch, Peter Pan, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical!

      Shows suitable for ages 8+
      Disney's Aladdin, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Disney's The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, The Mousetrap, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Play That Goes Wrong, School Of Rock The Musical, Wicked, Witness For The Prosecution, The Falcon’s Malteser

      Shows requiring parental guidance
      The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Six The Musical, Thriller Live, The Woman In Black, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Waitress, 9 To 5 the Musical, Come From Away, The Girl on the Train, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Barber Shop Chronicles, Equus, The Night of the Iguana

  • Kids go 'free' to West End shows in August

    Kids go 'free' to West End shows in August

    Free child ticket with paying adult. 40+ shows incl Aladdin

    You can get a free child’s ticket (age 16 and under) to one of 40+ London theatre shows, including Aladdin, Wicked and Les Misérables, throughout August when you buy a full-priced adult ticket via the Kids Week website.

    There are 172,000 tickets available in total (this includes adult and child tickets) through Kids Week and you can book until the offer ends on Fri 31 Aug – some shows have excluded days. The curtain may close on this deal if all seats get booked though. Last year, 104,839 tickets sold 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-£80 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 2018.

    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 Matilda 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 how many adult tickets you want, then from the drop-down menu, select the relevant child ticket type (free or half-price). 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 and click on a show.

    If you're coming to London for the day, check out our Cheap Train & Coach deals page to save on your journey, and our 40 London MoneySaving tips.

    • All shows included in Kids Week 2018, with its suggested age rating, provided to us by Kids Week:

      Shows suitable for under-5s

      Aliens Love Underpants, Dinosaur World Live, Paw Patrol Live, The Tiger Who Came For Tea, We're Going On A Bear Hunt.

      Shows suitable for ages 5+

      42nd Street, Brief Encounter, Horrible Histories, Jack And The Beanstalk, The King And I, Matilda The Musical, Swan Lake.

      Shows suitable for ages 8+

      Disney's Aladdin, Broken Wings, David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, Dreamgirls, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Jacqueline Wilson's Double Act, Kinky Boots, Disney's The Lion King, Little Mermaid The Circus Sensation, Mamma Mia, Mel Brooks' Young Frakenstein, Les Misérables, Motown The Musical, The Mousetrap, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Play That Goes Wrong, Pressure, School Of Rock The Musical, Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Wicked, Witness For The Prosecution.

      Shows requiring parental guidance

      Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, Chicago, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Knights Of The Rose, Little Shop Of Horrors, A Monster Calls, Six The Musical, Thriller Live, The Woman In Black.