10 Best Family Shows to see in London

London Box Office Editorial Team
by London Box Office Editorial Team,
Last updated on 12 July 2024

Need help choosing the best family shows in London? We've curated a list of the top ten family shows currently playing in London theatres to help you decide and ensure you get the best value for your money. Gather the entire family and embark on an unforgettable journey through the West End.

From beloved long-running classics that appeal to all ages to stage adaptations of cherished family films, there's something to captivate every member of the household. Whether it's the grandeur of a Disney extravaganza like The Lion King or Frozen, or the nostalgia of Back To The Future or Mrs. Doubtfire The Musical, the diverse array of choices ensures even the most discerning family members will find something to enjoy.

1. Disney's The Lion King - a roarsome adaptation of the beloved film!

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Disney's The Lion King has reigned over the West End for over two decades, making it one of the longest-running family musicals.

Be utterly captivated by the dropping performances, dazzling effects and heartfelt score that have made this show so popular over the years. You’ll feel no worries as you’re wrapped up in familiar musical songs including The Circle Of Life, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, and Can You Feel The Love Tonight, as well as some brand-new songs.

2. Back To the Future – A nostalgic trip in a brand-new musical

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4.9 910 reviews 4.9 910 reviews Tickets from £23.00

Winner of Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards, Back to the Future adapts the phenomenal 80s movie into a stunning musical extravaganza.

Packed with songs to transport you to the past (and the future), the show has everything you need for an unforgettable night out, including the iconic DeLorean! When Marty accidentally sends himself back to 1955 in Doc Brown’s time machine, he affects the future by messing up his parent’s first meeting and is in a race against time to put things right. You won’t need roads to see this show, just a ticket to Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre!

3. Disney's Frozen The Musical - You won’t want to let go of this joyous musical

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Head to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane for an experience you'll never let go with Disney's Frozen The Musical.

The spectacular and award-winning stage adaptation of the Disney film comes to life on stage with astonishing special effects, adorable puppets and the iconic characters you meet along the way.

4. Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour - Internet sensation heads to the West End!

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Hot on the heels of their 2023 Olivier Award nomination, global TV and internet sensation Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour heads into the West End this summer with a playful live learning experience! Jam-packed with endless energy, add this to your holiday plans.

5. Wicked – A unique retelling of The Wizard of Oz

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4.7 5690 reviews 4.7 5690 reviews Tickets from £30.00

Wicked is an award-winning musical adapted from the bestselling book by Gregory Magurie which tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz.

Now the 10th longest-running show in the West End, Wicked offers a tale of unexpected and profound friendship, love and standing up for what’s right, this musical defies gravity and will leave you spellbound.

6. Mrs Doubtfire – A new musical comedy based on the iconic film

4.8 223 reviews 4.8 223 reviews Tickets from £27.00

There’s a new nanny in the West End, poppets! Based on the hilarious 90s film, Mrs Doubtfire The Musical tells the story of out-of-work actor Daniel, who after losing custody of his kids in a messy divorce, creates an alter ego of Euphegenia Doubtfire to spend more time with them.

Created by an international team of award-winning artists, Mrs Doubtfire The Musical is a brilliant show that promises plenty of laughs, heartfelt moments and an uplifting message to connect the whole family.

7. Matilda – A miraculous marvellous musical

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Winner of over 99 international awards (including 24 for Best Musical), Matilda is a fantastic family musical that has been entertaining audiences in the West End for over 10 years.

Celebrate the power of imagination, intelligence, and standing up for what's right in this musical that has gone on to have huge success as a Netflix film adaptation too!

8. Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World - An inspiring pop musical for young people

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The award-winning, empowering hit musical is coming to London this summer, featuring a catchy soundtrack and awe-inspiring characters.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World will celebrate historic women and their achievements, leaving you inspired!

9. The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Stage adaptation of a best-loved picture book!

4.6 34 reviews 4.6 34 reviews Tickets from £12.00

The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a delightful and heartwarming stage adaptation of Judith Kerr's beloved children's book.

Perfect for the whole family, it brings to life the magical tale of a tiger's unexpected visit and the chaos that ensues. With charming characters, catchy songs, and colourful sets, it's a theatrical experience that will enchant both children and adults alike.

10. The Wizard Of Oz - An enchanting production this summer!

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4.8 97 reviews 4.8 97 reviews Tickets from £24.00

This summer, embark on an unforgettable adventure down the yellow brick road with The Wizard Of Oz! For four weeks only at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, this is a classic tale that enchants audiences of all ages with its themes of friendship, courage, and self-discovery.

Hot off the heels of a successful London run last summer and a record-breaking UK and Ireland tour; The Wizard of Oz will be a huge hit when it arrives back in the West End.

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