London is magical at Christmas; theatre is magical at Christmas. If you’re coming to London over the next couple of weeks and want to experience the best family friendly Christmas theatre, why not book a stay at our child friendly London hotel to make it even more memorable.
We have our compiled our top 3 Christmas plays for children and the whole family to enjoy in London’s famous West End:
Cottesloe, National Theatre SE1 9PX
Suitable for children 7-10
The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale has been reinvented by Katie Mitchell and Lucy Kirkwright, who brought ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to the stage in 2011 as one of the best shows of the year. The cosy, charming and clever production combines just the right amount of spooky thrills with humour and enchanting visual effects, from a creepy forest with spiders and bats to magical snowflakes falling on the front rows. Choose your seats accordingly!
Discover Children’s Story Centre E15 4QZ
Suitable for children 3-6
A sweet, interactive production which enchants tinies as they explore the fairy tale cottage of Mr & Mrs Winter. In between performances from Mr & Mrs Winter, who are on a search to find their lost larder key, children can have fun with scratch and sniff, rolling gingerbread biscuit dough and flurries of fake snow. The magic of Narnia is brought to life in this memorable experience for all the family.
BAC, SW11 5TN
For all the family
This contemporary adaptation of Cinderella by Kneehigh is the ultimate feel-good festive performance to see this year. Audience participation is a big part of the show with dressing up, taking to centre stage, and dancing. The combination of pantomime, concert and storytelling makes for a great fun, party atmosphere.