The Ultimate Guide To Family Shows In London This Christmas

Christmas Tree behind a curtain

Christmas is coming and we know there’s snow better way to spend the holidays than a visit to the theatre. We’ve chosen some of the best family-friendly shows happening in London over the festive season and whether you’ve got a budding ballerina on your hands, prefer a good giggle or just want to hear some classic Christmas songs, there’s something for you. Read on to discover our ultimate guide.

A Christmas Carol

It’s a classic but for good reason! Don’t be a scrooge and head to this fabulously festive show, back on stage at The Old Vic for its third year!

Peter Pan

The brilliant Peter Pan is coming to Under The Bridge as a musical! Watch out for Captain Hook and try to catch a bit of that magical fairy dust.

Fun Kids Epic Roadshow Adventure: Christmas Edition

Fun Kids Radio are on a mission to make the best Christmas radio roadshow ever! There’ll be stories, songs and of course, plenty of silliness!

The Snowman

Head into the wonderful wintery world of The Snowman as it returns to the stage for it's 16th year! This show is a real nostalgic treat for the whole family.

The Red Shoes

This beautiful ballet tells the story of one girl’s dancing dream and the things she has to sacrifice to get there. Will she choose love or dance?

Bravo! Bravo!

The Showstoppers’ Christmas Kids Show

This is a show with a difference, it’s all improvised! The incredible Showstoppers will turn you kids’ ideas into a magical musical adventure for the whole family.

Goldilocks And The Three Bears

You may know the story, but see it as never before in this brilliant pantomime performance. Paul O’Grady stars in this show packed with special effects, stunts and circus acts.

Christmas At The (Snow) Globe

Christmas At The Globe is full on festivities. From classic tales, singalongs, mulled wine and fairy dust, this really is the show to go to if you want to get into the Christmas Spirit.

The Nutcracker

This much-loved ballet with over 100 dancers is the ultimate Christmas treat. Taking place the night before Christmas, follow Clara on a magical journey to retrieve her Nutcracker.

Brilliant ballet

Santa In Love

Join Father Christmas for a fun-packed festive show with all of his friends. The reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and the Christmas Fairy will all be there. You could even meet Santa himself after the show!

Cinderella and The Magic Lamp

This pantomime is taking things to the next level, they're not telling just one story, but two! The worlds of Cinderella and Aladdin collide to bring you a brilliant performance full of colour, laughter and of course, a little bit of magic.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Adventure to Narnia to join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter on this epic adventure. You may already know the story, but head to the Bridge Theatre to see this timeless classic really brought to life.

White Christmas

Sometimes you just need a festive romantic comedy to warm you from the inside out. This all-singing all-dancing performance will really remind you what Christmas is all about.

Nativity! The Musical

If you're looking for a family favourite full of laughter and catchy songs, Nativity! The Musical is the show for you. This year it's back with more dates than ever due to its smash-hit success.

Say cheese!


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