Children's Theatre in London

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Southbank Centre, The Big Sing
Lyric Hammersmith
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
Southbank Centre, Slava's Snowshow
Chickenshed
Chickenshed
Chickenshed
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
Jacksons Lane Theatre
The Little Angel Theatre
Artsdepot
Unicorn Theatre
 

 

Keep your little ones entertained with a trip to London's family friendly theatres, many of which are dedicated entirely to children.

 
 

The Little Angel Theatre

Puppet theatre in Islington with a wide range of shows and family activities

14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London, N1 2DN

Tube: Angel Station

 
 

The Little Angel Theatre was founded by John Wright in 1961 in a derelict temperance hall in Islington. Every type of puppet is used, and themes, styles and stories are drawn from a wide range of cultural traditions. The company tours throughout the UK and abroad and The Little Angel also has an extensive Education Programme, which works with schools and youth groups. On Saturdays, there is a Puppet Club and family fun days where children can make their own puppets and play with them.

 
 

Events at Little Angel Theatre

The Curious Adventures Of Pinocchio: Lyngo Theatre (Over 4s)
On Soon

29th Mar to 2nd Apr 2017 - Various Times | £10, child/concs £8

 
The Curious Adventures Of Pinocchio: Lyngo Theatre (Over 4s) Little Angel Theatre 2017-03-292017-04-02 Where:
Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage London, N1 2DN
Category: Theatres

The true story of Pinocchio as told by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies.

The Ugly Duckling: Finger and Thumb Theatre
On Soon

Monday 3rd April 2017 at 11am and 2pm & Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 11am | £10, child/concs £8

 
The Ugly Duckling: Finger and Thumb Theatre Little Angel Theatre 2017-04-032017-04-04 Where:
Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage London, N1 2DN
Category: Theatres

Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale is brought to life.

Carnival Of The Animals: Puppet Show
On Soon

Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 2pm & Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 11am and 2pm | £10, child/concs £8

 
Carnival Of The Animals: Puppet Show Little Angel Theatre 2017-04-042017-04-05 Where:
Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage London, N1 2DN
Category: Theatres

The established puppeteer performs a show of shadow puppets making images and creating stories.

Peter And The Wolf: On The Other Hand
On Soon

6th, 7th and 8th April 2017 at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm | £10, child/concs £8

 
Peter And The Wolf: On The Other Hand Little Angel Theatre 2017-04-062017-04-08 Where:
Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage London, N1 2DN
Category: Theatres

The classic tale is re-told with puppets.

The Homeless Panda: Hodge Podge Theatre
On Soon

Sunday 9th and Monday 10th April 2017 at 11am and 2pm | £10, child/concs £8

 
The Homeless Panda: Hodge Podge Theatre Little Angel Theatre 2017-04-092017-04-10 Where:
Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage London, N1 2DN
Category: Theatres

A family tale about looking past our differences.

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Unicorn Theatre

Britain's first purpose-built theatre for children

147 Tooley Street, More , Bankside, London, SE1 2HZ

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 

This 14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people and the Clore Theatre holds 120. The company was founded in 1947, with a mission to create shows for children which are fun, challenging and exciting. The Unicorn also has its own production team, rehearsal studio, meeting rooms and cafe. Past productions include 'Journey to the River Sea', ' Jemima Puddle Duck and Friends' and 'Billy the Kid'.

 
 

Events at Unicorn Theatre

Jeramee, Hartleby And Oooglemore (Ages 3-7)
Now On

12th March to 9th April 2017 - Various Times | £16, OAP/NUS/unwaged £13, under 18s £10, Mar 12-14 mats previews £10

 
Jeramee, Hartleby And Oooglemore (Ages 3-7) Unicorn Theatre 2017-03-122017-04-09 Where:
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More London London, SE1 2HZ
Category:

Gary Owen's celebration of childlike innocence, directed by Tim Crouch.

The Velveteen Rabbit (Ages 6-9)
Now On

17th March to 15th April 2017 - Various Times | £12-£18, OAP/NUS/unwaged £9-£15, under 18s £8-£12, Mar 17-23 previews £10

 
The Velveteen Rabbit (Ages 6-9) Unicorn Theatre 2017-03-172017-04-15 Where:
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More London London, SE1 2HZ
Category:

Unicorn's acclaimed stage adaptation of the children's book written by Margery Williams.

Freedom Of Expression Awards 2017
On SoonFree Event

Wednesday 19th April 2017 - 7pm | Free

 
Freedom Of Expression Awards 2017 Unicorn Theatre 2017-04-192017-04-19 Where:
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More London London, SE1 2HZ
Category:

Awards night for journalists, artists, campaigners and digital activists.

The Man Who Knows It All

31st May to 4th Jun 2017 - Various Times | £8-£18

 
The Man Who Knows It All Unicorn Theatre 2017-05-312017-06-04 Where:
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More London London, SE1 2HZ
Category:

Two performers and a musician try to find out about everything.

Double Double Act (Ages 8-11)

20th June to 9th July 2017 - Various Times | £16, NUS/OAP/unwaged £13, under 18s £10, Jun 20-27 mats previews £10

 
Double Double Act (Ages 8-11) Unicorn Theatre 2017-06-202017-07-09 Where:
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More London London, SE1 2HZ
Category:

Two children attempt to perform a comedy routine, directed by Dominique Collet.

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Jacksons Lane Theatre

A diverse programme of plays, circus acts and cabaret ensures everyone is happy

269a Archway Road, London, N6 5AA

Tube: Highgate Station

 
 

This multi-arts, theatre and dance venue in Highgate, north London, has a regularly changing programme of live performances including plays, circus and cabaret. They stage lively children's shows which are full of fun, excitement and audience participation. Jacksons Lane's 163-seat theatre is also the venue for classes for young people from circus classes for 10 to 18 year olds to ballet for the under 5s. The Highgate Youth Theatre run classes in creative and imaginative theatre for children aged between 9 and 16, giving them the opportunity to perform in two productions a year.

 
 

Events at Jacksons Lane Theatre

Race Horse Company: Around On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Wednesday 12th - Thursday 13th April 2017 | £12.95 (£10.95)

 
Race Horse Company: Around Jacksons Lane Theatre 2017-04-122017-04-13 Where:
Jacksons Lane Theatre, 269a Archway Road London, N6 5AA
Category: Theatres

Charming circus show from Finnish troupe the Race Horse Company, known for their "madcap brilliance" (Evening Standard), Around is their offbeat new production for children aged 4 and over. Showing at Jacksons Lane in Highgate ...more

As You Like It
On Soon

29th Mar to 1st Apr 2017 - Various Times | £14, concs £10

 
As You Like It Jacksons Lane Theatre 2017-03-292017-04-01 Where:
Jacksons Lane Theatre, 269a Archway Road London, N6 5AA
Category: Theatres

Students from the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts present a staging of Shakespeare's romantic adventure featuring Rosalind and Orlando as they flee to the Forest Of Arden.

Si Ca Vous Derange Pas'
On Soon

Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 - 8pm | £10.95-£12.95

 
Si Ca Vous Derange Pas' Jacksons Lane Theatre 2017-04-062017-04-07 Where:
Jacksons Lane Theatre, 269a Archway Road London, N6 5AA
Category: Theatres
Extremism
On Soon

Saturday 8th April 2017 - 7.30pm | £5

 
Extremism Jacksons Lane Theatre 2017-04-082017-04-08 Where:
Jacksons Lane Theatre, 269a Archway Road London, N6 5AA
Category: Theatres

Extremism is a play about fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of our society.

Lost Property
On Soon

Monday 10th April 2017 at 10am and 4.30pm & Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 11am and 3pm | £12.95

 
Lost Property Jacksons Lane Theatre 2017-04-102017-04-11 Where:
Jacksons Lane Theatre, 269a Archway Road London, N6 5AA
Category: Theatres

Theatre, Children's Theatre.

All events at Jacksons Lane Theatre
 
 
 

Artsdepot

The only professional arts venue in the London Borough of Barnet

5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, London, N12 0GA

Tube: Woodside Park Station

 
 

Artsdepot sits on the site of a former weekly market, and opened in 2004. It features a 400 seat auditorium, 150 seat studio theatre, dedicated gallery and three education spaces. You'll find a little bit of everything here, from drama to children's shows, dance and comedy, as well as a sleek cafe/bar. It's the only dedicated arts venue in this part of London, and offers a mixture of work by local artists and performers, and touring shows.

 
 

Events at Artsdepot

Spring Showcase

Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 4pm and 7pm | £12, concs £7

 
Spring Showcase Artsdepot 2017-03-232017-03-23 Where:
Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner London, N12 0GA
Category: Theatres

Talented students present a varied programme of dance, drama and singing.

Radka Vanka: Lost In Thoughts
Now OnFree Event

19th March to 13th April 2017 - 10am-4pm | Free

 
Radka Vanka: Lost In Thoughts Artsdepot 2017-03-192017-04-13 Where:
Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner London, N12 0GA
Category: Theatres

The contemporary artist reveals her thoughts in a series of new paintings.

Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream
On Soon

Saturday 25th March 2017 - 8pm | £20

 
Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream Artsdepot 2017-03-252017-03-25 Where:
Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner London, N12 0GA
Category: Theatres

The Dublin-born vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who has impressed audiences worldwide with dramatic interpretations of Nick Cave, Brel, Bowie and others, presents her original and intense brand of alternative rock and baroque pop.

Sammy And The Snow Leopard (Ages 5-10)
On Soon

Sunday 26th March 2017 at 11am and 2pm | £7

 
Sammy And The Snow Leopard (Ages 5-10) Artsdepot 2017-03-262017-03-26 Where:
Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner London, N12 0GA
Category: Theatres

A high-energy show about a boy and a snow leopard using stuffed animals.

Ballet Black: Triple Bill
On Soon

Tuesday 28th March 2017 - 7.30pm | £14, concs £12

 
Ballet Black: Triple Bill Artsdepot 2017-03-282017-03-28 Where:
Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner London, N12 0GA
Category: Theatres

Cassa Pancho's company of black and Asian classically-trained dancer's present Captured, which ebbs and flows to the fiery emotion of Martin Lawrance's edgy choreography, set to a Shostakovich string quartet. Plus, a performance of Michael ...

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Southbank Centre

The 1960s-designed riverside arts complex stages a huge choice of theatre, music and dance events

Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 

Families are spoilt for choice at the Southbank Centre's numerous riverside studios and theatres. The annual Imagine festival, which takes place every February during half-term, is just one of the many events the arts centre lays on especially for children. As well as the many theatre, music and dance performances staged for young people, they have a range of appealing events and exhibitions suitable for the people of all ages all year round, many of which are free. On weekends, London families head to the Southbank and take part in free activities - often staged in the Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall. Head to the Poetry Library on the fifth floor for the nursery rhyme reading area where there are books, audio tapes, games and an exhibition of nursery rhyme posters and postcards.

 
 

Events at Southbank Centre

Philharmonia Chamber Players
Free Event

Thursday 23rd March 2017 - 6pm | Free

 
Philharmonia Chamber Players Southbank Centre 2017-03-232017-03-23 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

The ensemble performs Paul Hindemith's Sonata For Tuba And Piano and Antonin Dvorak's String Quintet In G.

Philharmonia Orchestra

Thursday 23rd March 2017 - 7.30pm | £11-£55

 
Philharmonia Orchestra Southbank Centre 2017-03-232017-03-23 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the orchestra, conducted by Jakub Hrusa, for Johannes Brahms's Piano Concerto No 2 and Symphony No 4.

DJ Roberts: Larkinworld
OngoingFree Event

31st January to 30th April 2017 - 11am-8pm | Free

 
DJ Roberts: Larkinworld Southbank Centre 2017-01-312017-04-30 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres
Adventures in Moominland Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th December 2016 to 23rd April 2017 | Peak - £16.50/£13.50 (supporter ticket), £15/£12 (non-supporter ticket), Off peak - £13.50/£11.50 (supporter ticket), £12/£10 (non-supporter ticket)

 
Adventures in Moominland Southbank Centre 2016-12-162017-04-23 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres
Film Scores Live Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

2nd October 2016 to 25th June 2017 | £45, £35, £25, £20 | Premium £55

 
Film Scores Live Southbank Centre 2016-10-022017-06-25 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres
Gamelan Group Workshop
Ongoing

14th September 2016 to 20th July 2017 - 9.30am-5.30pm | per group £195

 
Gamelan Group Workshop Southbank Centre 2016-09-142017-07-20 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres
Belief and Beyond Belief Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th January to 17th December 2017 | Various, Free to £45 | Day pass £15, Weekend pass £25

 
Belief and Beyond Belief Southbank Centre 2017-01-162017-12-17 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres
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Polka Children's Theatre

Theatre providing plays for children, and educational workshops in drama, music and crafts

240 The Broadway, London, SW19 1SB

Tube: South Wimbledon Station

 
 

The Wimbledon-based Polka Children's Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which produces and directs work solely for kids. Opened in 1979, the Polka has two theatre spaces and is aimed at children aged 0 to 13. Everything from dramas and comedies are shown here, as well as adaptations of popular stories like We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Some of the works are aimed at children as young as 9 months old. If your baby does start challenging the actors for the audience's attention during the performance, you can simply take them out of the auditorium where you can continue to watch the show on the monitor provided. The Polka offers plenty of family programs and as well as out-of-school clubs and summer schools. Parents will appreciate the child-friendly cafe and a playground complete with a Wendy House and giant cat.

 
 

Events at Polka Children's Theatre

To Dream Again: Polka Theatre & Theatr Clwyd (Over 7s)
Now On

10th March to 2nd April 2017 - Various Times | £13.50

 
To Dream Again: Polka Theatre & Theatr Clwyd (Over 7s) Polka Children's Theatre 2017-03-102017-04-02 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240 The Broadway London, SW19 1SB
Category: Theatres

John Young directs Toby Hulse's adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Wow! Said The Owl: Little Angel Theatre (Ages 2-5)
On Soon

24th March 2017 at 10.35am-11.10am and 2.05pm-2.40pm, 25th March 2017 at 11am-11.35am, 12.30pm-1.05pm and 2.35pm-3.10pm & 26th March 2017 at 11am- | £12.50

 
Wow! Said The Owl: Little Angel Theatre (Ages 2-5) Polka Children's Theatre 2017-03-242017-03-26 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240 The Broadway London, SW19 1SB
Category: Theatres

Based on the acclaimed children's book.

Jack And The Beans Talk
On Soon

Saturday 1st April 2017 at 12.30pm and 2.35pm & Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 11am and 2.35pm | £12.50, concs £9

 
Jack And The Beans Talk Polka Children's Theatre 2017-04-012017-04-02 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240 The Broadway London, SW19 1SB
Category: Theatres

Garlic Theatre presents a puppet version of the lovable children's tale following Jack, who reluctantly trades his beloved cow for some magic beans.

Sarah and Duck's Big Top Birthday On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

6th April to 14th May 2017 | £15

 
Sarah and Duck's Big Top Birthday Polka Children's Theatre 2017-04-062017-05-14 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240 The Broadway London, SW19 1SB
Category: Theatres

Favourite characters from the BAFTA Award-winning CBeebies TV show come to life through puppetry and interactive theatre when Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday makes its London premiere at the Polka this spring. The show ...more

Chicken Licken: DNA Theatre (Ages 3-6)
On Soon

21st April 2017 at 10.35am and 1pm, 22nd April 2017 at 10.50am and 1.35pm & 23rd April 2017 at 11.05am and 2.35pm | £12.50, concs £9

 
Chicken Licken: DNA Theatre (Ages 3-6) Polka Children's Theatre 2017-04-212017-04-23 Where:
Polka Children's Theatre, 240 The Broadway London, SW19 1SB
Category: Theatres

A skilfully blended mixture of three classic tales from the Ladybird book.

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Chickenshed

A creative theatre company which also runs children's and youth workshops

Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PE

Tube: Cockfosters Station

 
 

The Chickenshed Theatre was founded more than 30 years ago in (you guessed it) a disused chicken shed. Since then, the creative team behind the theatre have unleashed over 100 scripts, recorded over 20 original CDs and finally moved to a permanent, 300 seat theatre in North London. The space also includes a studio theatre, dance studio, fully-equipped recording studio and an open air amphitheatre. The Chickenshed's unique inclusive methods, use dramatisation as a medium to involve children and encourage participation. Chickenshed runs children's and youth theatre workshops, education courses, community outreach projects and a network of satellite 'Sheds' across the country (there's even one in Russia). Since starting in 1974 the company has created and produced more than 1,000 performances ranging from full-scale productions with casts of 250 and more to intimate studio and solo pieces. They've performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Sadler's Wells, the Lyceum Theatre and on television for the BBC as well as at The Queen Mother's 100th birthday.

 
 

Events at Chickenshed

Blowin' In The Wind
Now On

14th March to 2nd April 2017 - Various Times | £12.50-£20

 
Blowin' In The Wind Chickenshed 2017-03-142017-04-02 Where:
Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate London, N14 4PE
Category: Theatres

A brand new songbook musical featuring blues, gospel, folk and more. With a narrative thread linking protest songs and civil disobedience from the 1960s to the present day, a mirror is held up to reveal ...

Easter Shed (Ages 5-11)
On Soon

3rd to 7th Apr 2017 - 10am-4pm | £32

 
Easter Shed (Ages 5-11) Chickenshed 2017-04-032017-04-07 Where:
Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate London, N14 4PE
Category: Theatres

Literary & Education, Drama Workshop.

Refugee Boy
On Soon

19th April to 13th May 2017 - Various Times | £10-£18, concs £12-£15

 
Refugee Boy Chickenshed 2017-04-192017-05-13 Where:
Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate London, N14 4PE
Category: Theatres

A warm-hearted tale exploring issues surrounding refugees and immigration, based on the book by British Jamaican poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

Jo Collins & Friends For Simon Cooper

Sunday 23rd April 2017 - 7.30pm | £15, concs £12.50

 
Jo Collins & Friends For Simon Cooper Chickenshed 2017-04-232017-04-23 Where:
Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate London, N14 4PE
Category: Theatres

Backed by her in-house band, Jo plays a set of eclectic covers in memory of Chickenshed friend and drummer who sadly passed away. All the usual pop, soul, funk, and folk will be performed and ...

Jazz At The Movies

Sunday 14th May 2017 - 7.30pm | adv £20, £25

 
Jazz At The Movies Chickenshed 2017-05-142017-05-14 Where:
Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate London, N14 4PE
Category: Theatres

The ensemble perform renditions of popular songs from films such as When Harry Met Sally and From Russia With Love.

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Lyric Hammersmith

The Lyric has a strong connection with children's theatre, both in workshops and productions

Lyric Square, 2 King Street, London, W6 0QA

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 
 

The Lyric Hammersmith is set to continue its investment in young people's theatre with current improvements to their Lyric Square building which will see a sensory space for children with disabilities included in the new look theatre, due to open by February 2014. In addition to their youth theatre training programme, every Saturday the Lyric invites a different children's theatre company into their 100 seat studio to perform. The theatre's cafe is child friendly, they have a gorgeous roof terrace and the Saturday performances often have the added option of buying a ticket to the messy play session after the show. Recent stagings for young people have included Arthur's Dream Boat by the excellent Long Nose Puppets and they staged Cinderella as their Christmas panto, suitable for children from six years up.

 
 

Events at Lyric Hammersmith

Seventeen Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

4th March to 8th April 2017 | £15-£35

 
Seventeen Lyric Hammersmith 2017-03-042017-04-08 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street London, W6 0QA
Category: Theatres

Matthew Whittet's play about a group of friends on the cusp of adulthood and great change offers "a glimpse at that moment of transformation" (The Guardian) when you're about to leave school. But in this ...more

Goldilocks!: Hand To Mouth: (Ages 3-8)
On Soon

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 11am and 1pm | £8

 
Goldilocks!: Hand To Mouth: (Ages 3-8) Lyric Hammersmith 2017-03-252017-03-25 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street London, W6 0QA
Category: Theatres

The traditional story with puppets and song.

Paul Auster's City Of Glass On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

20th April to 13th May 2017 | £15-£35

 
Paul Auster's City Of Glass Lyric Hammersmith 2017-04-202017-05-13 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street London, W6 0QA
Category: Theatres

One of the great masterpieces of contemporary American fiction, Paul Auster's City of Glasssets out in the guise of a mystery thriller but is really about the life-or-death psychological struggle of its main protagonist, Quinn. ...more

A Strange New Space
On Soon

Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 11am and 1pm | £8

 
A Strange New Space Lyric Hammersmith 2017-04-222017-04-22 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street London, W6 0QA
Category: Theatres

A one-woman show without words melding physical theatre with puppetry and original music.

The Secret Garden

Tuesday 30th May 2017 at 10.30am, 2.30pm and 6pm & Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 2.30pm and 4.30pm | £10-£35

 
The Secret Garden Lyric Hammersmith 2017-05-302017-05-31 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street London, W6 0QA
Category: Theatres

Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic book is adapted into a ballet and performed by members of London Children's Ballet.

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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

Well-known off-West End theatre and arts venue with a reputation for excellent child-friendly productions

Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN

Tube: Clapham Common Station

 
 

Carrying many of London's best fringe productions, the Battersea Arts Centre is one of the best off-West End theatres and art venues in the capital and it regularly stages child-friendly productions. A Grade II-listed building which was the former town hall, the BAC is now one of the country's biggest arts centres, housing studios and gallery space as well as a theatre. With a reputation for producing innovative and exciting new work, this well-loved Lavender Hill landmark has played host to everything from stand-up comedy to opera.

 
 

Events at Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

Heads Up
Now On

20th March to 1st April 2017 - 8pm | £10-£12.50

 
Heads Up Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 2017-03-202017-04-01 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill London, SW11 5TN
Category: Arts Centres

A solo play by multi award-winner Kieran Hurley, with an original sonic score by Michael John McCarthy, that weaves a picture of a familiar city at the moment of its destruction, asking what would we ...

E15
Now On

13th March to 1st April 2017 - 7.30pm | £12.50, concs £10

 
E15 Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 2017-03-132017-04-01 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill London, SW11 5TN
Category: Arts Centres

Lung Theatre and Richard Norton Taylor's bold and pertinent piece of documentary theatre, adapted from the real-life stories, is a truthful retelling of the Focus E15 Campaign, Britain's housing crisis and how one group of ...

Tank
Now On

13th March to 1st April 2017 - 9pm | £12.50, concs £10

 
Tank Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 2017-03-132017-04-01 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill London, SW11 5TN
Category: Arts Centres

Breach Theatre's drama inspired by the controversial NASA-funded 1960s experimental research into human-dolphin communication. The play follows a researcher who lived with a dolphin for 10 weeks to try and teach the dolphin to speak ...

Boat
On Soon

5th to 8th Apr 2017 - Various Times | £10

 
Boat Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 2017-04-052017-04-08 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill London, SW11 5TN
Category: Arts Centres

Company Three's drama inspired by ongoing work exploring the European migration crisis.

Dark Corners
On Soon

5th to 22nd April 2017 - Various Times | £12.50, concs £10

 
Dark Corners Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 2017-04-052017-04-22 Where:
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), Lavender Hill London, SW11 5TN
Category: Arts Centres

Storytelling performance by spoken word artist Polarbear about the places in the brain where things hide and what happens when they come out to play.

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Discover Children's Story Centre

There are plenty of creative, playing and learning opportunities at this storytelling centre.

383-387 High Street, Stratford, Stratford, London, E15 4QZ

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 

Discover is a fantastic storytelling centre in Stratford East. Story Trails and Garden Trails run frequently and vary from carnival costumes to Capoeira moves, from wizards and witches to pirates or plants. Some of the most effective and most used exhibits here are the simplest, such as a dressing up chest, or a puppet theatre. Established in 1998, Discover provides creative, playing and learning opportunities to enable children aged 0 to 11 and their carers to develop their potential. There is also a series of changing exhibitions to enjoy and events at the weekends and during school holidays. It particularly targets families in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage and ensures that children are listened to and can participate in decisions that affect their lives. They also have extensive community, education and training programmes.

 
 

Events at Discover Children's Story Centre

Drip Drop
Now On

2nd March to 23rd April 2017 - Various Times | £6.50, child £6.50, concs £5.50, mems Free, family £22

 
Drip Drop Discover Children's Story Centre 2017-03-022017-04-23 Where:
Discover Children's Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford London, E15 4QZ
Category: Attractions for Kids

Theatre, Children's Theatre.

The Fantastic World Of Dr. Seuss Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

30th July 2016 to 15th August 2017 | £6.50 (Adult/Child), £22 (Family), concs £5, Under 2s Free

 
The Fantastic World Of Dr. Seuss Discover Children's Story Centre 2016-07-302017-08-15 Where:
Discover Children's Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford London, E15 4QZ
Category: Attractions for Kids
Superbat With Matt Carr
On Soon

Monday 3rd April 2017 - 2.30pm | £6.50, child £6.50, concs £5.50, family £22

 
Superbat With Matt Carr Discover Children's Story Centre 2017-04-032017-04-03 Where:
Discover Children's Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford London, E15 4QZ
Category: Attractions for Kids

Literary & Education, Author Event.

Stitching Workshop With Sam Harvey
On Soon

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Apr 2017 - 10.30am-12noon | £6.50, child £6.50, concs £5.50, family £22, mems Free

 
Stitching Workshop With Sam Harvey Discover Children's Story Centre 2017-04-032017-04-06 Where:
Discover Children's Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford London, E15 4QZ
Category: Attractions for Kids

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts.

The Book Of Me With Adam Frost
On Soon

Tuesday 4th April 2017 - 2.30pm | £6.50, child £6.50, concs £5.50, family £22

 
The Book Of Me With Adam Frost Discover Children's Story Centre 2017-04-042017-04-04 Where:
Discover Children's Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford London, E15 4QZ
Category: Attractions for Kids

Literary & Education, Author Event.

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Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Excellent youth theatre housed in an old Victorian townhouse.

43 White Horse Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 0ND

Tube: Stepney Green Station

 
 

This old Victorian warehouse, now the Half Moon Young People's Theatre, boasts a great programme of youth theatre. The main auditorium has a capacity of about 80 and houses a varied programme, with shows from both touring companies and the Half Moon's own productions. Expect lots of family-friendly shows during school holidays and there are also theatre courses for under-17s.

 
 

Events at Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Boys Don't (Ages 8-12)
Now On

22nd and 24th March 2017 at 10.30am-11.20am and 1.30pm-2.20pm & 23rd March 2017 at 4.30pm-5.20pm and 7pm-7.50pm | £7

 
Boys Don't (Ages 8-12) Half Moon Young People's Theatre 2017-03-202017-03-24 Where:
Half Moon Young People's Theatre, 43 White Horse Road London, E1 0ND
Category: Theatres

Moving insights into male experiences of growing.

Family Folk Show
On Soon

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 11am-11.45am and 2pm-2.45pm | £7

 
Family Folk Show Half Moon Young People's Theatre 2017-03-252017-03-25 Where:
Half Moon Young People's Theatre, 43 White Horse Road London, E1 0ND
Category: Theatres

Get ready to sway, dance and feel the rhythm as a live music event takes centre stage with an organic, authentic and fun folk concert for big and little music connoisseurs performed by award-winning folk ...

Princess And The Pea
On Soon

Saturday 1st April 2017 - 3pm-3.50pm | £7

 
Princess And The Pea Half Moon Young People's Theatre 2017-04-012017-04-01 Where:
Half Moon Young People's Theatre, 43 White Horse Road London, E1 0ND
Category: Theatres

Theatre, Children's Theatre.

Glisten
On Soon

Thursday 6th April 2017 at 10am-10.30am, 11.30am-12noon and 2.30pm-3pm | £7

 
Glisten Half Moon Young People's Theatre 2017-04-062017-04-06 Where:
Half Moon Young People's Theatre, 43 White Horse Road London, E1 0ND
Category: Theatres

Theatre, Children's Theatre.

The Elves And The Shoemaker: Full House Theatre
On Soon

Saturday 8th April 2017 at 11am-11.55am and 2pm-2.55pm | £7

 
The Elves And The Shoemaker: Full House Theatre Half Moon Young People's Theatre 2017-04-082017-04-08 Where:
Half Moon Young People's Theatre, 43 White Horse Road London, E1 0ND
Category: Theatres

Theatre, Children's Theatre.

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Watermans

Attractive, multi-cultural, multi-purpose arts centre.

40 High Street, Brentford, London, TW8 0DS

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 
 

An attractive multi-cultural, multi-purpose arts centre on the river in Brentford, Watermans is a real draw in this part of town. The 175-seat theatre shows a wide selection of experimental and innovative productions, the small cinema focuses on international and art-house films, and there is also an art gallery, which mostly exhibits contemporary and multimedia work. Arrive early for whatever you're seeing and enjoy the attractive riverside cafe.

 
 

Events at Watermans

The Mesh: An Exhibition By The London Group
OngoingFree Event

17th March to 21st May 2017 - Various Times | Free

 
The Mesh: An Exhibition By The London Group Watermans 2017-03-172017-05-21 Where:
Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford London, TW8 0DS
Category: Arts Centres
Myra DuBois: Variety Nighty
On Soon

Friday 24th March 2017 - 8.30pm | £15, concs £13.50

 
Myra DuBois: Variety Nighty Watermans 2017-03-242017-03-24 Where:
Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford London, TW8 0DS
Category: Arts Centres

Acid-tongued stand-up and songs from Rotherham's least celebrated daughter as she hosts a programme of four cabaret acts.

The Curious Adventures Of Pinocchio: Lyngo Theatre (Over 4s)
On Soon

Sunday 26th March 2017 - 3.30pm | £8, concs £7

 
The Curious Adventures Of Pinocchio: Lyngo Theatre (Over 4s) Watermans 2017-03-262017-03-26 Where:
Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford London, TW8 0DS
Category: Arts Centres

The true story of Pinocchio as told by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies.

A Real Alien Adventure: Ripstop Theatre
On Soon

Sunday 2nd April 2017 - 3pm | £8, family of four £28

 
A Real Alien Adventure: Ripstop Theatre Watermans 2017-04-022017-04-02 Where:
Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford London, TW8 0DS
Category: Arts Centres

The company presents a rip-roaring, intergalactic space adventure.

Black Dogs (Of Death) By Dusty Limits
On Soon

Friday 7th April 2017 - 8.30pm-10pm | £13.50, concs £12

 
Black Dogs (Of Death) By Dusty Limits Watermans 2017-04-072017-04-07 Where:
Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford London, TW8 0DS
Category: Arts Centres

Continuing on his melancholy quest Dusty performs songs old and new adding his own unique mordant twist with help from his backing band and MC Michael Roulston.

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