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