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  • MSE Update, Thursday 16 June at 10.30am: Kids Week says over 113,000 of the original 250,000 tickets have now sold, and several shows have sold out including Matilda and The Lion King, though we have seen shows increase their ticket allocation during the promotion previously, so it could be worth checking back.

    The popular Kids Week theatre promotion is back. You can nab a free child’s ticket for kids aged 17 and under to 40+ London theatre shows with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket from the Kids Week website. The offer's for performances throughout August, including huge West End hits such as Wicked, Grease and Disney's Frozen.

    When the deal launched at 10am on Tuesday 14 June, there were 250,000+ Kids Week tickets up for grabs (that figure includes both adult and child tickets), and although you can technically book until Wednesday 31 August, seats for the most popular shows tend to be snapped up quickly. You'll make a saving of £14-£90 depending which show and seats you select – and there are no booking or postage fees.

    If you're bringing more than one child, the first child ticket is free and then you can get 50% off for a maximum of two more children per adult. 

    Shows for this August include these popular hits:

    • 101 Dalmatians
    • Back To The Future The Musical
    • Disney's Beauty And The Beast
    • Dear Evan Hansen
    • Disney's Frozen
    • Disney's The Lion King
    • Mamma Mia
    • Mary Poppins
    • Matilda The Musical
    • The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
    • The Play That Goes Wrong
    • The Tiger Who Came To Tea
    • Wicked

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

    Which performances can you get the deal on?

    It's not 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 flexible in your choice.

    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 as time goes on.

    For more tips on how to take a trip to the theatre for less, see our Cheap theatre tickets guide.

    • Here's a list of all Kids Week 2022 shows. Age recommendations and restrictions will vary, which you can check on each show's listing at the Kids Week website.

      • & Juliet
      • 101 Dalmatians
      • Anything Goes
      • Attenborough And His Animals
      • Back To The Future - The Musical
      • Disney's Beauty And The Beast
      • Blippi The Musical
      • Come From Away
      • Dear Evan Hansen
      • The Drifters Girl
      • Disney’s Frozen
      • Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
      • Grease The Musical
      • The Great Gatsby
      • Heathers The Musical
      • Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors
      • Jersey Boys
      • Kinky Boots The Musical In Concert
      • Life Of Pi
      • Disney's The Lion King
      • The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
      • Mamma Mia!
      • Mary Poppins
      • Matilda The Musical
      • Midsummer Mechanicals
      • Les Misérables
      • The Mousetrap
      • My Fair Lady
      • Only Fools And Horses The Musical
      • The Paper Dolls
      • The Phantom Of The Opera
      • The Pirate, The Princess And The Platypus
      • The Play That Goes Wrong
      • Room On The Broom
      • Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday
      • Sister Act The Musical
      • Six
      • South Pacific
      • Tiddler And Other Terrific Tales
      • The Tiger Who Came To Tea
      • Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
      • Tom, Dick & Harry
      • Treason The Musical In Concert
      • Twirlywoos Live
      • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
      • Wicked
      • Witness For The Prosecution
      • The Woman In Black
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  • 50% off London theatre tickets when adults & kids go together

    50% off London theatre tickets when adults & kids go together

    Big discount on 20+ shows, eg, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Billionaire Boy

    Expired

    After a year off due to the pandemic, the Kids Week theatre promotion is back for 2021. You can get 50% off tickets for 20+ London theatre shows throughout August when adults and kids go together. The offer launched with 30+ shows on 30 June, and while several popular shows have sold out, Kids Week says 100,000 tickets are still available, but you'll need to go quick.

    Booking is open online at Official London Theatre.

    Who can get 50% off tickets?

    Kids Week is designed to encourage families to make trips to the theatre, and the offer runs the entire month of August, so it isn't really a 'Week' despite the name.

    As long as there are no more than eight in your group you all get 50% off if you meet this criteria:

    • Each adult must be accompanied by at least one kid aged 17 or under. So two adults require at least two kids, etc.
    • However, you can have more kids than adults in the group. It's a max four kids if there's one adult, though you can have more kids if there are more adults, subject to the overall group max size of eight.

    You can make a saving of up to £40 per ticket, depending which show and seats you select. In previous years, the offer has been a kid goes 'free' with a full paying adult, and while this year it's 50% off all tickets, you're essentially getting the same deal in terms of what you pay. What's particularly good is there are no booking or postage fees.

    Which performances can I get the deal on?

    • When we checked, shows with tickets still available included Billionaire Boy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Phantom of the Opera – see the full list of shows. Kids Week says there are "thousands of tickets available", and although you can technically book until Tue 31 Aug for some shows, seats for the most popular performances get snapped up quickly.

    • The deal won't be available for every performance of every show – some exclude their most popular performances. Kids Week says some Friday and weekend performances will be available – you'll be able to see full availability when booking opens, as well as which seats you can select during the booking process.

    • Tickets are distributed randomly across all dates, shows and seat prices, so it helps to be a little flexible in your choice. If you can't find the tickets you want, it's worth checking back at a later date as in past years we've seen some shows increase their allocation of tickets later into the promotion.

    What are my refund rights?

    Kids Week says if the performance you book is affected by a coronavirus-related postponement or cancellation, you'll be contacted with the option to exchange your tickets for a future date, a voucher, or to get a refund.

    If you're unable to attend the performance you've booked because you've had a positive coronavirus test, or must isolate because you've been in contact with someone who has, you can exchange your ticket for a future performance providing it's no less than 24 hours before the performance start time. You aren't normally entitled to a refund if you've just changed your mind.

  • 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

    Expired

    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