London Baby, Toddler and Child Summer Theatre Guide

Aug 3, 2013 by


Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank. King Lear Sackler Story Days, Wednesday 14th August. Join Debs Newbold as she retells the story of King Lear in a way to ignite interest and access for children ages 9+.  Tickets £15 for 1 adult and 1 child.  Macbeth Workshop, Saturday 17th August come join a theatrical workshop on Macbeth and pop in to see part of the performance in the theatre.  Ages 8+, tickets £15 for 1 adult and 1 child.

The National Theatre, Romeo and Juliet.  Come and see The Shed’s production of the re-telling of Romeo and Juliet for children 8+.  Tickets £12 for adults, £8 for children.  August 11th, 17th & 18th.

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Unicorn Theatre: We Dance, Wee Groove.  Bring the little ones to the Unicorn and celebrate music and movement at this highly interactive dance performance with performers, lighting, music and images.  Under 5’s + older siblings welcome.  Tickets £10 per adult  and 1 child.  Tickets available August 7-11th


Polka Theatre: Three Colours, interactive imaginative explorations of pretend landscapes for children ages 2-4.  Tickets £10.   Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play running through August 17th with baby-friendly performances.  Ages 4-7 (take younger kids to the baby performances) £16

V & A Pop Up Performances: Bring the littlest ones to the V & A on Saturdays for pop up theatre.  See stories based on Chinese and Arabic tales in addition to exploring the 3 lions of English football.  Free, all ages.  11am, 1pm and 3pm Saturdays.

Puppet Theatre Barge, Richmond.  Head out Richmond, where the Puppet Theatre Barge moves for the summer, and check out two different productions.  Now through August 11th, The Three Pigs and thee Wolf plus Captain Grimey.  August 14th – September, The Hare and the Tortoise. Tickets are £8.50 for children, £10 for adults

Southbank: Zoo Nation, Groove on Down The Road.  Come and support this fabulous children’s dance company and their performance of Groove on Down the Road.  Ages 5+, August 10th– 1st September with lots of matinee performances.  Tickets from £10.

Kids Week: For the month of August, buy 1 adult ticket and 1 child goes free.  There are a few child-centred productions, Going on a Bear Hunt at the Lyric and Erth’s Dinasaur Zoo in Regents Park.  Still some dates available.

More London Riverside, Prince of Thebes.  Join in this light-hearted introduction to the story of Oedipus with comedy, adventure, puppets and music.  6-7pm Wednesdays and Sundays 7th August – 15th September.   Free!!

Southbank: Through August 20th The Queen’s Knickers, laugh along with the story of Glynis, the maid in charge of the Queen’s pants.  £12 for adults, £6 per child.  From August 22nd, The Man Who Planted Trees, a magical story told with puppets and original score.  Ages 7+, £12 adults, £6 children.

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