Taking the kids to the theatre this summer? Here’s how to get free theatre tickets for Kids Week

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by Rebecca Lancaster |
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Set your alarm, mark your calendar and get ready to pounce… Kids Week tickets go on sale at 10am on 11th June 2024. Offering the chance to get free child tickets when accompanied by a full-paying adult for performances from Wednesday 24 July – Friday 6 September, this is a date you don’t want to miss.

When is Kids’ Theatre Week 2024?

The first thing to say is that it isn’t a week. Despite the name, Kids Week actually runs for a fabulous six weeks – the full length of the UK summer school holidays. We've been waiting eagerly to find out which shows will be taking part and we're pleased to say that it hasn't disappointed! During last year’s Kids Week, over 45 shows took part and this year is even better, with 58 top West End shows offering free child tickets.

What shows are included in Kids Week?

Just like last year, Kids Week 2024 features a superstar line-up of fantastic theatre for toddlers, kids and teens.

Younger children can watch their favourite characters as part of Milkshake! Live On Holiday, The Tiger who came to Tea, Fireman Sam - The Great Camping Adventure, and The Lion Inside, while older children are spoilt for choice too. From Matilda the Musical, The Lion King and Six the Musical to Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Back to the Future - The Musical, this year's Kids Week line up is particularly good.

Little boy at the theatre or cinema

What is Kids Theatre Week?

While it’s no longer just a week, Kids Week is designed to introduce young people to the theatre. With that in mind, children aged 17 and under can get a free ticket to participating shows when accompanied by an adult. Not only that, but you can buy up to two extra half price children’s tickets, and there’s no booking fees.

Along with the free theatre tickets, Kids Week includes plenty of added extras, with some shows offering activities or interactive curtain calls. So children can get even more out of their theatre experience, whether they're seasoned theatre-goers or visiting for the first time. The schedule of interactive theatre experiences in 2024 includes acting workshops with Brainiac Live, mask-making with Beauty and the Beast and Movement and Music with Disney's The Lion King.

Kids Week is run by Official London Theatre a ticket buying platform from the Society of London Theatre. This not-for-profit organisation champions theatres and works to make them as welcoming as possible for all so Kids Week is part of that inclusivity. To find out more and receive reminders about the sale date, sign up to Official London Theatre's newsletter and follow them on  XFacebook or Instagram.

Rebecca Lancaster is a Digital Writer for Mother&Baby, drawing on ten years of parenting her two children to help others navigating their own parenting journey. As a freelance writer, she spent ten years working with leading lifestyle brands, from travel companies to food and drink start-ups, and writing everything from hotel reviews to guides to the best British cheeses. She’s particularly interested in travel and introducing her children to the excitement of visiting new places, trying different foods (less successfully) and experiencing different cultures.

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