Booking open for Kids Week 2015

Fancy learning ballet with Billy Elliot? (Credit: Alastair Muir)

Fancy learning ballet with Billy Elliot? (Credit: Alastair Muir)

Tickets are on sale now for this year’s Kids Week performances through the whole month of August. The month-long theatre initiative, run by Official London Theatre, offers free tickets to children aged 16 and under, when accompanied by a full-paying adult, with two extra children’s tickets available for purchase at half price, per transaction.

Kids Week, marking its 18th year this summer, has a line-up for 2015 featuring 45 London shows, including West End favourites Matilda The Musical, The Lion King, Billy Elliot The Musical and War Horse, as well as newcomers such as Bend It Like Beckham The Musical.

As well offering tickets to performances, Kids Week also runs a series of show-related activities and workshops open to Kids Week ticket holders for that day’s performance. Activities for 2015 include: a puppet workshop from The Lion King, discovering how Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather made the journey from page to stage, learning comedy improvisation from the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong, and a Billy Elliot the Musical-inspired dance class with one of the current Billy Elliots performing in London.

Tickets can be booked online (www.kidsweek.co.uk) or by phone (0844 248 5151). No booking or postage fees apply.

Shows included in this year’s Kids Week 2015 are:
(For ages three and up)
Aliens Love Underpants
Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom
Dinosaur Zoo
The Gruffalo
The 3 Little Pigs

(For ages five and up)
Billy Elliot The Musical
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
The Commitments
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
The Lion King
Hetty Feather
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Three!

I Believe In Unicorns
Let It Be
Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
Mamma Mia!
Matilda The Musical
Les Misérables
The Phantom Of The Opera
The Railway Children
Sinatra: The Man & His Music
Stomp
Thriller Live
War Horse
Wicked
The 39 Steps

(Parental guidance advised)
Bend It Like Beckham The Musical
Dusty
The Importance Of Being Earnest
Impossible
Memphis The Musical
The Mousetrap
The Play That Goes Wrong
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
Sunny Afternoon
The Woman In Black

(For ages 15+)
American Idiot
Jersey Boys
The Mentalists
Miss Saigon
1984

Take children to London shows for free this August with Kids Week

Bodyguard workshop 2013 (photo credit Pamela Raith)

A workshop from The Bodyguard last summer (Credit: Pamela Raith)

The Society of London Theatre’s Kids Week returns this summer. The initiative offers free tickets to young people under the age of 16 to over 35 shows in London. Kids Week takes place throughout August (1–31) and is available to young people who are accompanied by a full-paying adult.

Shows on offer for those aged three to five and above are The Elephantom, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, What The Ladybird Heard, The 39 Steps, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, The Lion King, Hetty Feather, Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain Part 2, MAMMA MIA!, Matilda The Musical, The Pajama Game, Stomp, Thriller Live, Top Hat, Wicked and many others.

For slightly older audiences, there’s also plenty of London favourites, from shows for those needing parental guidance through to audiences of young people aged 15+: Billy Elliot The Musical, The Bodyguard, The Commitments, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Jeeves And Wooster In Perfect Nonsense, The Mousetrap, Shakespeare In Love, War Horse,The Woman In Black, Avenue Q, Ghost Stories,Jersey Boys, Let The Right One In and Once.

The month-long scheme also offers a vast selection of free activities and events for young people to participate in: fans of The Elephantom can make their own Elephantom at a practical craft-based workshop; talk to the cast and creative team of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at a post-show Q&A session; learn more about the theatre of Shakespeare’s era in a workshop with Shakespeare In Love‘s associate director; and discover how The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time translated from page to stage.   

All tickets, on sale now, for Kids Week shows and activities are subject to availability. For information on how to book tickets for shows and workshops, as well as more information about all the offerings this August, visit www.kidsweek.co.uk.