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Childrens Theatre in London

A child's first visit to the theatre is something they will remember for a long time and there has never been a better time to get your child interested.

Theatre can be a great way for children to express themselves and perhaps discover a talent they may have for drama or singing and the best way to introduce them to the theatre is to take them to some shows.

London has a number of theatres that specilaise in shows for children offering reasonably priced tickets compared to their West End counterparts. They are extremely child friendly with some even offering Watch with Baby Shows.

As well as being a lot of fun, shows are designed to be a learning process for children and encourages them to explore and develop creatively. Shows are very interactive and some run supporting workshops either before or after.

Children Theatres are very community orientated and many offer drama workshops and classes as well as being involved with local schools, check their website for more information.

The following is a list of Childrens Theatres in London, plesae contact us if you know of any we may have missed and as always let us know how your visit went.

Name Post
Apollo Theatre
Arts Depot
Family Play Groups - Arts Depot - Barnet The Arts Depot is a great place to introduce your kids to the arts. Providing visual and performance arts they host a number of childrens events throughout the year as well as playgroups for families aiming to integrate play and learning. For the old...
N12 0GA
Arts Theatre
Barons Court Theatre
This pub theatre is situated in the cellar vaults below the Curtains Up Pub. A 60 seater theatre, with seats on three sides, this is an intimate space where you can stare the actors directly in the eye!Ron Phillips is the artistic director here, ...
W14 9HR
Bloomsbury Theatre
Churchill Theatre Bromley
Etch Community Theatre
Kids parties - Etch Drama Club A great performing arts club for kids that runs every Saturday. Running a number of workshops using drama, dance and singing to provide a stimulating environment where children can increase their confidence and communication skills as well as develop...
Greenwich Theatre
SE10 8ES
Hackney Empire
The Hackney Empire was built in 1901 and was ahead of its time with electric lights, central heating and the in-built projection box. Chaplin and Stan Laurel each perfected their acts here before embarking on the big time.The Hackney Empire conti...
E8 1EJ
Half Moon Young People's Theatre
Half Moon Theatre Half Moon is a small theatre that makes a big impact. Based in Limehouse East London, we are dedicated to working with and for young people. Each year we have a season of professional theatre for family and young people. The shows are predominantly o...
E1 0ND
Harrow Arts Centre
E2 6HG
LOST Theatre
Lost Theatre - Art gallery LOST is a vibrant company that gives young local people the opportunity to get involved with theatre. We have a proven 30 year track record of developing young arts professionals talents and providing productions of artistic excellence at our brand n...
Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
The Lyric describes itself as 'Beautiful theatre, cheap tickets, great pizza and a rooftop garden'. What could be better?
W6 0QL
National Youth Music Theatre
New London Performing Arts Centre
N10 3RD
New Wimbledon Theatre
A very popular theatre for touring productions to stop off at, and ALWAYS host to the annual pantomime.
SW19 1QG
Ovalhouse Theatre
This theatre is known for working with young actors to help them progress in their careers - Pierce Brosnan and Tim Roth started out here
SE11 5SW
Pleasance Islington
N7 9EF
Polka Theatre
SW19 1SB
Quicksilver Theatre
Redbridge Drama Centre
We run programmes throughout the year packed with the best small scale professional productions. We have our own Youth Theatre and run workshopd through the year aimed at introducing kids to the theatre.There are Saturday workshops for ages 5 - 1...
E18 2RB
Rose Theatre Kingston
Sadler's Wells
Shoreditch Town Hall
Soho Theatre Company Ltd
Kids Shows at the Soho Theatre The Soho Theatre is bang in the heart of London and showcases theatre, comedy, cabaret and various events for writers. Kids shows are also on the theatre's agenda, where it's compact size works well.Soho Theatre welcomes over 100,000 visitors a y...
The Colour House
SW19 2RD
The Little Angel Theatre
Little Angel Puppet Theatre Since 1961 Little Angel Theatre has presented magical puppetry theatre for families. Alongside our puppetry productions we also run a range of puppet making and performing clubs for children and adults, including our Craft Kids for 2-5s and their par...
N1 2DN
The New Diorama Theatre
The Pleasance Theatre Islington
N7 9EF
The Puppet Theatre Barge
The Puppet Theatre Barge - London The Puppet Theatre Barge that opened in 1982 is unique. Described as 'one of London's more elusive treasures', it is an established 55-seat theatre with all modern facilities. Rich in atmosphere, it provides the ideal setting for the imaginative mari...
W9 2PF
The Space
A community based theatre and performing arts centre that runs a number of events and workshops for young children throughout the year. All events are run in their own in house theatre that is located in a converted church on the Isle of Dogs.
E14 3RS
The Tricycle Theatre
Cafe in Tricycle Theatre Community based theatre providing acces to the arts for familes and young children. We provide innovative and exciting activities that stimulate alternative avenues of self-expression for children and young people through a number of workshops, f...
Theatre 503
SW11 3BW
Theatre Peckham
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal Stratford East
E15 1BN
Theatre Train
TheatreTrain - Kids Theatre in London Greenwich Theatretrain provides Professional Training in Performing Arts for 6 - 18 year olds and all are welcome at their Dance, Drama and Singing Classes. We meet every Saturday 10am to 1pm We do not hold auditions to join and classes are very comp...
Unicorn Theatre
Childrens Drama at the Unicorn Theatre The Unicorn is the UK's flagship theatre for young people. Our home is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art building, located on the south bank of the Thames, close to Tower Bridge and a short walk from London Bridge station.As well as creating our ...
Wilton's Music Hall
Wilton's Music Hall Wilton's Music Hall is a gem in the heart of London and the oldest grand music hall in the world. It presents a year round programme of exceptional live music and world-class productions. The building's capital project recently won the RIBA London Aw...
E1 8JB
Wyndham's Theatre
Young Vic

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