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Summer Holidays Special – Children’s Theatre

Posted by on Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 in News

Summer Holidays Special – Children’s Theatre

There’s lots of really amazing children’s theatre to be had in London, but if you are put off by the West End ticket prices, here are some more affordable alternatives this Summer:

Udderbelly Festival, Southbank Centre

Choose from some fabulous shows at Udderbelly over the Summer holidays.

We particularly like the sound of acrobatic circus show Children are Stinky (22 to 27 July, from £10.50) which was a big hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Enjoy a street dance version of Jungle Book from 1 to 24 August (from £11.50) – although the show is not recommended for children under 8.

For little ones (under 5s), the ever popular Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall is back on Sundays (6, 13 and 27 August) and costs £8.50. More details and ticket booking here

Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge

Hit toddler show Sensacional is returning to Unicorn Theatre with tickets still available from 10 August 2017 onwards. Strictly aimed at little ones aged 18 months to 3 years, the children participate in the sound and light show, wearing a white suit. Tickets cost £10 per child and 2 accompanying adults. Morning shows include a free hot drink with any purchase from Unicornershop. More details here

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

Polka Theatre has lots of take part workshops happening throughout the school holidays, alongside its latest productions.

Check out classic tale The Borrowers (ages 5 to 11) until 20 August, and Hatch (ages 2 to 5) a sensory introduction to music and theatre in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, which runs until 27 August. Ticket prices start at £9. More details here

Little Angel Theatre, Islington

There are lots of lovely new productions coming to The Little Angel Theatre over the holidays – you will be spoilt for choice, and the ticket prices are very reasonable too.

19-23 July 2017 – The Wind in the Willows is a new adaptation of the classic novel from theatre company Box Tale Soup. It’s aimed at 5-11 year olds and features handmade puppets, props and costumes.

27-30 July – Christopher Nibble, presented by Topsy Turvy Theatre, is an adaptation of the popular children’s book about a daring guinea pig and his quest to save the humble dandelion. The story is told through puppets and original music, and is aimed at 2-7 year olds.

24–26 July – A Strange New Space is the story of Amira, who is obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an astronaut. Follow Amira’s imagined voyage into space which parallels her real-life journey as a refugee. Suitable for ages 4 to 9.

31 July–3 August – Tröll is set in Iceland and is based on popular folk tales, told with puppets and a set made of scavenged materials. Suitable for ages 4 to 9.

4–6 August – Journey of Turtle takes you on a journey through the evolution of turtle and encourages you to follow your dreams. It is told through shadows, table-top puppets and traditional storytelling. Suitable for children aged 5 to 11.

7-10 August – Bobbin is based on the classic story “The Elves and the Shoemaker” and reveals what objects get up to when they come to life after you leave the room… Suitable for ages 2 to 6.

11-13 August – Much Ado About Puffin tells of a man, a puffin, and a fuss over nothing. Suitable for ages 4 to 9.

Tickets at Little Angel Theatre typically cost £10 (adults) and £8 (children and concessions). Book tickets or find out more here

Chickenshed Theatre, Southgate

David Walliams’ popular book The Midnight Gang takes to the Chickenshed stage this summer, with performances until 6 August. The tale of 5 children who meet on a children’s ward and go on to have an amazing adventure, is aimed at children over 6 and is selling out fast (tickets from £10).

For younger children aged 3 to 6, The Jumble Book is a retelling of the classic Jungle Book tale, featuring charity shop bric-a-brac. It runs until 4 August and tickets cost from £7. More details here

Half Moon Theatre, at Crossrail Place Roof Garden Performance Space

On Saturday 6 August Half Moon Theatre will present two free performances of classic tale The Pied Piper with pre-performance workshops. The show is aimed at 3 to 7 year olds. Tickets are free but can be pre-registered. A limited number of tickets will also be available on the day, 15 minutes before the performance. More details here

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