Top 10 London shows for families this month

From musicals to dance, puppets to drama, we run down the top shows for kids and their parents in February.

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There is always a wealth of London shows for families across the capital, with lots to see for children of all ages. The choices range from one-off performances at local theatres to massive West End musicals that run year-round.

We’ve picked out our highlights for the month ahead to help you. These are our top 10 London shows for families in February:

Disney’s Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre (Nearest tube station: Leicester Square)

Throughout February. Age recommendation: 6+

Aladdin stars Jade Ewen and Matthew Croke
Aladdin stars Jade Ewen and Matthew Croke

Take a trip to Agrabah and enjoy the adventures of street kid Aladdin. Watch as he dives in and out of scrapes, helped by his friend Genie, on his way to winning the heart of Princess Jasmine and defeating the evil Jafar. BOOK NOW

Eugenius! at The Other Palace (Nearest tube/train station: Victoria)

Throughout February. Age recommendation: 12+

Eugenius! at The Other Palace
Eugenius! at The Other Palace

Follow the story of a sci-fi-loving teenager, whose dream of creating his own superhero movie might just become a reality… if he can conquer those who stand in his way. Features the voice of Mark Hamill. BOOK NOW

How To Be A Kid at Orange Tree Theatre (Nearest tube station: Richmond)

Throughout February. Age recommendation: 7+

How To Be A Kid at Orange Tree Theatre
How To Be A Kid at Orange Tree Theatre – London shows for families

Sarah McDonald-Hughes’s play is the story of Molly, who needs to learn how to be a child again. She’s 12, but while her mum has been unwell, she’s been looking after her brother and running the house. Now Mum’s better, Molly can get back to being a 12-year-old… if audiences can help her remember how.

Ovo at Royal Albert Hall (Nearest train/tube station: South Kensington)

Throughout February. Age recommendation: 3+

Cirque du Soleil: Ovo at the Royal Albert Hall
Cirque du Soleil: Ovo at the Royal Albert Hall – London shows for families

Enter a world of incredibly acrobatic insects with the UK premiere of Cirque Du Soleil’s show Ovo. Watch these amazing mini beasts as they leap, dive, balance, lift and fly through the air, performing unbelievable physical feats.

Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre (Nearest tube/train station: Victoria)

Throughout February. Age recommendation: 8+

Alice Fearn plays Elphaba in Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre (Image: Matt Crockett)
Alice Fearn plays Elphaba in Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre (Image: Matt Crockett)

Discover the untold story of the witches of Oz in this hugely popular West End show. Find out what happens when Glinda and Elphaba are thrown together at college. Both are destined for greatness, but they don’t take the yellow brick road you might imagine. BOOK NOW

One Duck Down at The Vaults (Nearest tube/train station: Waterloo)

From 3 to 18 February. Age recommendation: All ages

One Duck Down at The Vaults
One Duck Down at The Vaults

With props created out of recycled rubbish, One Duck Down tells the story of a man on a mission to recover 7000 rubber ducks that have been lost at sea. On his adventure he meets everyone from pirates in training to a rock-‘n’-roll-loving polar bear. Part of VAULT Festival.

Othello at Unicorn Theatre (Nearest tube/train station: London Bridge)

From 3 February. Age recommendation: 8-12 years old

Othello at Unicorn Theatre
Othello at Unicorn Theatre

Shakespeare’s tale of a celebrated soldier who’s tricked into a jealous rage is reimagined for a younger audience. Iganace Cornelissen’s version explores friendship, love and tolerance.

Mischief And Mystery In Moomin Valley at Southbank Centre (Nearest tube/train station: Waterloo)

From 10 to 18 February. Age recommendation: 4-7 years old

Mischief And Mystery In Moomin Valley at Southbank Centre
Mischief And Mystery In Moomin Valley at Southbank Centre

Puppetry, music and play combine in this interactive show that takes audiences into the world of Tove Jansson’s hippo-like creations.

Tidy Up at Southbank Centre (Nearest tube/train station: Waterloo) From 16 to 18 February AND Polka Theatre (Nearest tube station: Wimbledon) From 22 to 25 February

Age recommendation: 3-6 years old

Peut-Être Theatre’s Tidy Up
Peut-Être Theatre’s Tidy Up

Peut-Être Theatre’s dance piece, created with the help of Great Ormond Street Hospital Arts, about messiness and order.

Glisten at Half Moon Young People’s Theatre (Nearest tube station: Limehouse DLR) From 22 to 24 February AND Polka Theatre (Nearest tube station: Wimbledon) From 28 February

Age recommendation: 0-18 months old

Glisten (Image: Stephen Beeny)
Glisten (Image: Stephen Beeny)

A sensory experience for the youngest theatregoers, Glisten introduces them to a world of reflective materials and atmospheric music.