The magic of the West End has kept theatre lovers and families on the edge of their seats for decades with its amazing venues and breath-taking shows. If you’re planning a family trip to London then a West End show has to be at the top of your itinerary if you want to get the full city experience. Whether you’re into musicals, drama or comedy you’ll find something that the whole family will enjoy on the famous stages of London’s West End. There are always new productions popping up throughout the year so be sure to plan your trip with the help of our family guide to this month’s shows.
The Lion King
Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ
This timeless Disney classic has been loved by kids and adults for decades, ever since the first film was released way back in 1994. The iconic movie was brought to the stage in the late 90s and has been played to sold-out audiences ever since. The magic musical has been performed on stages all over the world including the famous stages of Broadway and more recently the West End in London. Bring the kids along on your trip to the Piccadilly London West End and spend the night in amazement as you watch this magical performance. The classic musical numbers, fast-paced dancing, colourful costumes and awe-inspiring sets make The Lion King a show you’ll never forget.
School of Rock
New London Theatre, 166 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5PW
If you fancy something a little more up-beat that you can rock out to, then this movie-inspired production is perfect for you and the kids. The award winning musical continues to stick it to the man, following in the footsteps of the blockbuster 2003 film that saw Jack Black bring together a band of talented kids to create a rock group like no other. Let your children’s imagination run wild as they picture themselves on stage rocking out.
If you feel like checking out this show then it’s a perfect opportunity to take advantage of our London west end deals. School of Rock is a great way to inspire your kids with a fun-filled night of music and action.
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
The Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1V 9LB
If you’re looking for something that will get the whole family laughing then this side-splitting stage comedy is perfect. The production has been put together by the award-winning Mischief Theatre Company, who have brought us some of the funniest shows on the West End. Laugh along as you watch a hopeless bunch of misfits come together to try and rob a priceless diamond from a bank. Needless to say, things don’t exactly go to plan but there are plenty of laughs and gags along the way so be sure to check this one out.
Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 4HS
This is another classic Disney title that’s been adapted for the big stage. Get that magical feeling as you stare up at the stage and witness some of the biggest and best performances you’ve ever seen. Take your family on a wondrous journey through the Arabian Desert as you follow Aladdin on his adventures. Laugh along with all your favourite characters and sing along for a night you’ll never forget.