kids go free

Give the children a great summer treat at the theatre. Kids go free at London West End theatres throughout August.

More than 30 top shows and 85,000 cut-price tickets are still available in the Kids Week promotion running from August 1-31.

The offer, run by the Society of London Theatres, features free tickets for children to shows, including the toddler friendly What the Ladybird Heard and the musical blockbuster Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre. The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre; plus perfect for children aged 11 years and over – the new slapstick sensation The Comedy about a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre.

The theatres are all in the centre of London, which takes in Leicester Square, Piccadilly and St James and is the home of London entertainment, with a great choice of restaurants, shops and attractions for families.

During Kids Week, a child aged 16 or under can go free to any participating show when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Adults can also purchase up to two extra children’s tickets at half price with no booking, postage or transaction fees. Kids Week offers are subject to availability for specific performances.

Kids Week also has a fantastic range of free activities and events which includes everything from storytelling and backstage tours to choreography and stage combat workshops. Ticket holders will also be able to take advantage of deals on dining, tours and hotels. Full details and availability at

The aim of Kids Week, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is to encourage young people and their families to experience live theatre – and over the years it has reached over 1.2 million children and families.