Kids Shows to see in London May Half Term 2024

Struggling to entertain the kids this not-quite-sunny half term? Here are a few children friendly shows I recommend…


Zog and the Flying Doctors, Rose Theatre, Kingston – Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler this much-loved story is bought to life by Freckle Productions. The modern fairytale will take the audience on an adventure with the flying doctor crew with with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe (who plays Zog).

28 May – 2 June (3+, but all ages welcome)

You are the Sun, Southbank Centre – A relaxed and playful opera for babies and grown-ups, with immersive theatrics, sing-a-long songs and play. Celebrating the gift of nature as the cast and audience conjure a world out of breath, water, sunlight and soil.

29 May – 2 June (0-2 years)

The Colour of Dinosaurs, Polka Theatre – “A rip-roaring, prehistoric science pop gig for curious humans of all ages.” Kids are encouraged to bring their own dino toys to this educational and entertaining musical, multi-coloured world of the dinosaurs.

11 May – 9 June (4-12 years)

The Princess and the Pea, Unicorn Theatre – The Unicorn theatre triumphs with this show which includes breathtaking acrobatics, clowning around, and fairy-tale adventure. It’s a funny and playful remix of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story.

17 May – 16 June (2+ years)

The Enormous Crocodile, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – A new musical version of Roald Dahl’s picture book has catchy tunes by Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab and funny lyrics by Suhayla El-Bushra. The Enormous Crocodile is weaving his way through the jungle in search of delicious little fingers and squidgy podgy knees. A magical production surrounded by nature.

17 May – 8 June (4+ years, but all welcome)

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