Children's Theatre

It seems that there is more fantastic children’s theatre around than ever before, so we thought it would be useful to have everything in one handy place. We’re covering further afield than usual, as we know that many of you visit the theatre as a special treat and are willing to travel that little bit further. Having said that, the children’s productions are often such good value that it would be a shame to save them for a special occasion!

If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of the big shows that are on for families across London, including the West End, then there is a great list on the London Theatre site.

Latest update 22nd May 2019.

(NB. Polka Theatre is closed for refurbishment until summer 2020)

 

Lyric, Hammersmith – Ensonglopeia Of Animals

Saturday 25th May 2019

John has written an animal song for each letter of the alphabet. Get to grips with fascinating facts about extraordinary echinoderms, distressed damselflies, crazy corals, batty birds and amazing arachnids. Don’t expect songs about fluffy bunnies, pandas or giraffes – expect to find out about animals you’ve never even heard of. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme. Running time 65 minutes. Recommended 5-11yrs.

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes – Peter & The Wolf

Tuesday 28th May 2019 to Friday 31st May 2019

Peter & The WolfPeter is a mischievous boy living with his grandfather. Against the old man’s wishes, Peter goes into the meadow to play with his animal friends. Despite his grandfather’s warnings of a wolf in the nearby forest, he fails to heed the advice and soon finds himself in peril. Find out how this clever boy with his animal friends triumph in this classic tale. Running time 55 minutes. Recommended 5+yrs.

Lyric, Hammersmith – The Flying Bath

Tuesday 28th May 2019 to Sunday 2nd June 2019

Flying Bath When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon, they have water at the ready for any emergency and they’re always back for bath time at the end of the day. Running time 50 minutes. Recommended 2-6yrs.

Rose Theatre, Kingston – The Gruffalo

Wednesday 29th May 2019 to Sunday 2nd June 2019

gruffaloA mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood… Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!  Running time 55 minutes. Recommended 3+yrs.

Richmond Theatre – Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom

Wednesday 5th June 2019 & Thursday 6th June 2019

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure. Join Ben & Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family! Running time 1 hour 30 minutes. Recommended TBC.

Rose Theatre, Kingston – Tabby McTat

Thursday 8th August 2019 to Sunday 11th August 2019

From the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar.  Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears.  Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new life with all the home comforts that any cat could dream of.  However, memories of his life with Fred haunt him, and he sets off to search the streets for his long-lost friend. A heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty interwoven with original songs and a sprinkling of magic. Running time approx. 1 hour. Recommended TBC.

 

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