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Free children’s theatre tickets with Kids Week 2019

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June 4, 2019

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by Society of London Theatre (SOLT), returns in August 2019, with hit shows in the West End and beyond offering free tickets for children throughout the month. Tickets for performances throughout August will be released through the Official London Theatre website at 10am on 11 June.

The scheme, founded to encourage more young people and families to experience the magic of live theatre, offers a free ticket to every child aged 16 or under accompanied by a full paying adult. Half price tickets can also be purchased for two additional children in the same group. There are no booking, postage or transaction fees.

Matilda the Musical

Alongside the performances, children are given the chance to get involved in free workshops and activities, with participating shows offering everything from choreography and magic workshops to cast Q&As and backstage tours. Kids Week ticket holders can also take advantage of ‘Kids Go Free’ deals on dining and hotels.

Kids Week is one of the biggest, longest-running audience development initiatives in the world, engaging around 1.6 million children and families since it began in 1998.


Shows taking part in Kids Week 2019:

9 To 5 The Musical

Disney’s Aladdin

Aliens Love Underpants

Brainiac Live

Come From Away

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Dinosaur World Live

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

The Falcon’s Malteser

Fiddler On The Roof

The Girl On The Train

The Gruffalo

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Four

The Illusionists

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Legend Trippers

Disney’s The Lion King

Little Baby Bum Live

Mamma Mia!

Matilda The Musical


The Mousetrap

On Your Feet!

Peter Pan

The Phantom Of The Opera

The Play That Goes Wrong

School Of Rock – The Musical

The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical


Thriller Live

Twirlywoos Live!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show


Where Is Peter Rabbit?


Witness For The Prosecution

The Woman In Black

The Worst Witch


For more information on tickets, activities and offers, visit  

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    Treasure Every Moment

    June 5, 2019

    Oh I so wished I lived nearer to London because I would love to take my daughters to see Matilda! I’ve seen it a few times and it is one of my all time favourite musicals 🙂

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    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    June 5, 2019

    I’ve not heard of this before, what a great idea. Some great shows I would love to take my girls.

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    Laura Dove

    June 5, 2019

    Oh this is fab! The theatre can get expensive so this is such a great initiative!

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    Anne Fraser

    June 5, 2019

    What a great idea. It is good to know that top shows are involved.

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    Super Busy Mum

    June 6, 2019

    I have never heard of this before but what an amazing idea! We love going to the theatre, as well!! SO many great shows on, too!

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    Tracey Kifford

    June 6, 2019

    I’ll be poised ready to apply next week … I have a few in mind I’d like to see!

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    June 6, 2019

    That sounds like a great offer. Theatre trips can be pricey so free tickets can help.

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    Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    June 6, 2019

    My folks so badly want to see SIX, unfortunately I’m not old enough to go! Would love to join in with the choreography and workshops!

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      June 9, 2019

      I am desperate to see that too – it’s coming to the Mayflower later in the year

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    Mellissa Williams

    June 6, 2019

    What a fantastic scheme! Theatre is such a fantastic thing, all should have access to it! I love that there are so many shows taking part.

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    June 6, 2019

    I would love to take mine to see a show in London but it’s always so expensive so I will keep an eye on these tickets!

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    Playdays and Runways

    June 7, 2019

    I really want to see 9 to 5 and Aladdin. I love going to the theatre, it’s my favourite night out.

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    Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    June 7, 2019

    I haven’t seen or heard of this before but I definitely love the idea of taking my kids to see these shows. Well some it maybe not all. I love it.

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    Nayna Kanabar

    June 7, 2019

    This is such a good deal to introduce theatre visits to children.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    June 8, 2019

    I’m hoping to get tickets this year. We recently went to see School Of Rock – The Musical and loved it.

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    June 9, 2019

    What a great idea and fab initiative to get kids to experience the theatre! x

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