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by London Box Office Editorial Team,
Last updated on 22 March 2024

10 Best Family Shows to see in London

Gather the entire family and embark on an unforgettable journey experiencing 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 nostalgic Back to the Future or Mrs. Doubtfire - the array of choices ensures even the most discerning family members will find something to enjoy. To help you decide and make sure you get the best value for your money, we've curated a list of the top ten family shows currently playing in London theatres.

  1. The Lion King
  2. Back to The Future the Musical
  3. Frozen the Musical
  4. Wicked
  5. Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical
  6. Matilda The Musical
  7. Shrek The Musical
  8. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
  9. The Play That Goes Wrong
  10. The Wizard Of Oz
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The Lion King tickets Now Open The Lion King

The Lion King –The iconic Disney animation comes to life on stage

Tickets from £45.00

Entertaining audiences for over two decades, The Lion King has everything you need to keep the whole family entertained. Featuring over 200 puppets, its 50 cast members create a spectacular show full of jaw-dropping performances, dazzling effects and heartfelt scores. 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. The sixth longest running musical of all time, over 110 million people worldwide have already seen this show – so why not join them and book your tickets today?

2.

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

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.

Frozen – You won’t want to let go of this joyous musical

Tickets from £35.00

Open the door to this spectacular and award-winning stage adaptation of the hugely successful Disney film. Prepare to have your heart melted by Frozen’s soaring score, which includes the well-loved numbers, Let It Go, Love Is An Open Door and Do You Want To Build A Snowman, as well as twelve new songs written specifically for the show by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. With astonishing special effects, adorable puppets and lots of magical characters to meet along the way, head on down to Theatre Royal Drury Lane for an experience you’ll never let go of!

4.
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Wicked tickets Now Open Wicked

Wicked – A unique retelling of The Wizard of Oz

Tickets from £25.00

Think you know the story of the Wizard of Oz? Think again. An alternative narrative for the Wicked Witch of the West, this award-winning musical has been adapted from the best-selling book by Gregory Maguire. Elphaba was born completely green, and so when she joins Shiz University she doesn’t quite fit in. But when Elphaba and her roommate Glinda attempt to meet the mythical Wizard, the reality of Oz isn’t quite what they expected. A tale of unexpected and profound friendship, love and standing up for what’s right, this musical defies gravity and will leave you spellbound.

5.

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

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.

6.

Matilda – A miraculous marvellous musical

Tickets from £24.00

Going back to school has never been so mischievous and fun with Matilda! Winner of over 99 international awards (including 24 for Best Musical), this musical has been entertaining audiences of all ages for over ten years. A Royal Shakespeare production, this joyous show features original music by Tim Minchin, so there’s plenty of witty one-liners, smart scores and upbeat melodies! Witness the journey of Matilda, the little girl with a passion for books and an ambition to set the world right. This show is the longest running production to ever play at the Cambridge Theatre, and once you watch it for yourself you’ll soon see why!

7.
Shrek The Musical tickets Opens 19 Jul 2024 Opens 19 July 2024 Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical - heading to London next summer!

Tickets from £24.00

A whimsical and hilarious adventure awaits you this summer with the arrival of Shrek The Musical! Based on the beloved DreamWorks animation film, this family-friendly musical brings the charming characters to life and the unforgettable world of Shrek in a way that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Jam-packed with catchy tunes, witty humour, and a heartwarming message of acceptance and friendship - don't miss a date with Shrek The Musical this summer.

8.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – A journey to a wizarding world

Tickets from £36.00

The most awarded play in history, this magical production has received rave reviews and been described as “one of the most defining pop culture events of the decade”. A brand-new adventure set 19 years after Harry, Ron and Hermione graduated from Hogwarts, the eighth instalment in the Harry Potter franchise is based on an original new story by J.K Rowling. Created by Jack Thorne, this show is full of spells, mystical storytelling, and enchanting performances. So enrol in Hogwarts at the Palace Theatre and find out what happened next to your favourite wizarding team.

9.
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The Play That Goes Wrong tickets Now Open The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong - hilarious comedy that has taken the West End by storm.

Tickets from £15.00

For families looking to share a side-splitting experience, The Play That Goes Wrong is an absolute must-see. A comedic masterpiece that's perfectly suited for kids aged 8 and above, its exaggerated physical and slapstick comedy, combined with a simple yet clever storyline, make it a highly entertaining and memorable theatrical experience for all audiences.

10.
The Wizard Of Oz tickets Opens 15 Aug 2024 Opens 15 August 2024 The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz - An enchanting production this summer!

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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