Shows

We love a good show here at The Young Londoner, from theatres to baby cinema, circus through to live music or ballet - we have compiled the best London has to offer.

One of London’s best attractions for families is the wide choice of theatre, festivals and art shows on offer. Whether your young one is a regular theatre goer or you may want to introduce them to the magical world of performing arts, you should be able to find the perfect show to wow and entertain them. From musicals and puppetry to art galleries and circus through to live music or ballet – we have compiled the best family friendly shows London has to offer.

For more ideas of things to do with the kids visit our events and activities area which provides details of free events and special offers in London’s finest venues and lots more.

Illuminature

One of the main light festivals of the season opened its doors to allow children and adults to dance under rainfall lights, skip along with fireflies, play in the blue waters of an immersive light tunnel, hop along responsive lily pads, create colourful shadow animals, and have plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
When: until 9th January 2022
Where: WWT London
How much: £12.50 Child, £17.50 Adult (under 4’s free). Booking and full details on their website.

Illusionarium

A trail of 12 artworks and installations of lights and illusions to enjoy, photograph and explore.
When: until 7th of November 2021
Where: Romford Town at dusk
How much: Free. More information here.

Lightopia London

Lightopia is one of the most impressive light displays in London this season and this year, the sumptuous illuminations and immersive installations make a very welcome return at Crystal Palace Park, where they’ll tell the fascinating story of the park’s history.
When: Various dates from 19 November 2021 through to 2 January 2022
Where: Crystal Palace Park
How much: Child 10.40, Adult 15.60 (20% off TimeOut offer). More info and bookings here.

Storytelling with London Dreamtime at Samsung KX

Part of Time Out’s curated series of creative workshops and events at Samsung KX, the sensory storytelling adventure caters for the youngest of Londoners. Like all any good immersive theatre, you can expect music, actions, sensory activities and bubbles! Event is for children aged 0-3 years old.
When: Thursday 4 November, 10:00 AM
Where: Samsung KX, Kings Cross
How much: From £5 (TimeOut offer). More info and bookings here.

West End Family Friendly Musicals

London’s West End Musicals’ season opens in July with much popular shows like Wonderville Magic and Illusion and Horrible Stories Barmy Britain Part 5. We partnered with Theatre Tickets Direct to offer best price tickets to all London’s West End Musicals.
When: Throughout the summer.
Where: Various London theatre venues
How much: check the best ticket price offers here

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

50 years on from its release as a concept album, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will have us all dreaming again at the London Palladium in summer 2021. The beloved smash-hit production Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is included in the Kids Week promotion running throughout August, so why not treat the family to discounted tickets from just £45 for you and your child.