Emmie Newitt

London Theatre Shows To Watch This October Half Term

Are you ready to enjoy an unforgettable half term in London? Now that Autumn is here, it's the perfect season to be blown away by the incredible family shows that the city has to offer.

half term london theatreThe Lion King, Matilda The Musical and Back to the Future Musical.

There are musicals like Disney’s The Lion King which has made itself a well-established home in the West End since 1999 whereas Mrs. Doubtfire The Musical is a more recent addition to theatreland, opening earlier this year in May. There are also captivating productions like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as well as Back to the Future - there’s so much to choose from!

So, whether you're a fan of musicals, comedies, or captivating dramas, there is something for everyone in the vibrant West End. We’ve put together a selection of the best family shows in London that you can see this October half term.


Six the MusicalSix The Musical.

The crowning glory of the West End, SIX is a vibrant musical about Henry VII’s wives. You learnt about them in your history lessons but now is the time for the Queens to reclaim their crowns in this award-winning 80-minute production at the Vaudeville Theatre. This musical has an unforgettable soundtrack jam-packed with ballads and rap which will have you humming all the way home!

Six Tickets

The Lion King

lion king west endThe Lion King production image.

A timeless classic in the West End, transport your family to the heart of Africa as you witness the breathtaking costumes and mesmerising performances of a Disney favourite. The Lion King is a great family show that will leave you singing and dancing all the way home!

The Lion King Tickets

Matilda The Musical

matilda the musicalMatilda The Musical production image.

Matilda the Musical is a must-see for audiences of all ages - especially after the release of the Netflix film which definitely helped the popularity of this show. Based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, this magical production tells the story of an extraordinary little girl with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. With its witty songs and enchanting set design, it's a show that will leave both children and adults alike feeling inspired and uplifted.

Matilda The Musical Tickets


wicked west endWicked The Musical production image.

This spellbinding musical has been in the West End for 17 years now and audiences are still utterly captivated by the untold story of the witches of Oz. Wicked takes audiences on an extraordinary journey to reveal the iconic characters we all know and love. With its stunning set design and show-stopping musical numbers, it's a show that will leave you spellbound.

Wicked Tickets

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

harry potter and the cursed childHarry Potter and the Cursed Child production image. Credit Manuel Harlan.

Got some wizarding fans in your family? Experience the Hogwarts magic for yourself at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It’s the most awarded new play in theatre history and continues the story 19 years after the unforgettable Battle of Hogwarts. Jam-packed with the wow factor - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a brilliant kids show.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets

Frozen the Musical

Frozen the MusicalSamantha Barks in Frozen The Musical.

This enchanting production of the hit Disney film brings the beloved story of Anna and Elsa in a whole new way, with dazzling costumes, breathtaking sets, and showstopping musical numbers. Transport your family to the magical kingdom of Arendelle and embark on an unforgettable journey filled with love, adventure, and of course, plenty of snow! Frozen is a production that appeals to both kids and adults alike. I guarantee that you will find yourself singing along to "Let It Go" and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" before the night is over!

Frozen The Musical Tickets

Mrs Doubtfire The Musical

mrs doubtfire shaftesbury theatre londonMrs Doubtfire The Musical

The unforgettable 1993 American comedy-film featuring Robin Williams comes to life on the stage in a brand new musical in the West End. The production which opened earlier in 2023 has all of the layers for a great show; a good story, some catchy musical numbers and lots of laughs! Mrs. Doubtfire The Musical tells the story of a struggling, out-of-work actor who finds an alternative way to stay connected with his children whilst going through a divorce.

Mrs Doubtfire The Musical Tickets

Back to the Future The Musical

back to the future west endBack To The Future The Musical production image.

Sci-fi fans will love the Back to the Future Musical with the cleverly executed visual effects! Transport yourselves to a journey like never before when Marty McFly finds himself in 1955 thanks to a machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown. He’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself back to the future. You don’t have to be a fan of the 1985 film to appreciate everything this musical has to offer.

Back To The Future Musical Tickets

If you're a fan of Disney classics, Roald Dahl's magical tales or side-splitting comedy, London has it all this half term. Grab your half term theare tickets now at London Box Office, where we have some of the best prices for family shows in the West End. Prepare to be entertained like never before!