Theatres for children near


Half Moon Theatre

Half Moon Theatre gives young people from birth to 18 (25 for disabled young people) an opportunity to experience the best in young people’s theatre, both as a participant and as an audience member.

Half Moon’s activity includes a season of professional plays for young audiences, national touring productions and an extensive creative learning programme, including seven youth theatres.

Half Moon’s expertise is in supporting artists and young people at every stage of their creative development, providing a gateway to engagement, offering pathways for progression and experimentation and then disseminating outcomes within the wider cultural sector, through performances, touring productions, open dialogue and continuing professional development.

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WHERE          White Horse Rd, Limehouse


The Space


The Space is a performing arts centre based in a converted church on the Isle of Dogs, East London.  We programme regular arts events and workshops both here and at the Roof Garden in Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf.

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WHERE          Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs


Greenwich Theatre

Greenwich Theatre offers a range of shows and activities throughout the year which are designed to be high quality, exciting and accessible for family audiences.


When you engage with Greenwich Theatre, either in our venue, on tour or in an outdoor or site specific setting, we strive to ensure that every aspect of the experience is appropriate for a family audience.

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WHERE          Crooms Hill, Greenwich



for children FURTHER AFIELD.

Unicorn Theatre

The Unicorn is the UK's leading professional theatre for young audiences, dedicated to inspiring and invigorating young people of all ages, perspectives and abilities, and empowering them to explore the world – on their own terms – through theatre. 


We strive to push the boundaries of imagination in everything that we do; welcoming families, schools, and young people for unforgettable theatrical experiences that will expand horizons, change perspectives, and challenge how we all see and understand each other. 

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WHERE          Tooley St, London Bridge


Hackney Empire

The theatre was built as a music hall in 1901, designed by the architect Frank MatchamCharlie ChaplinWC FieldsStanley HollowayStan Laurel and Marie Lloyd all performed there, when the Hackney Empire was a music hall.

Join our Youth Forum, bring your ideas, meet new people and learn new skills. Get involved in what we do and have your say.


The Youth Forum produces events by young people for young people including an under 21’s club night EPI-CENTRE. Past projects have involved exciting opportunities with the BBC Radio 1Xtra Academy, Olympic Torch Relay and ADP to name a few.

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WHERE          Mare St, Hackney


Stratford Circus

We bring accessible, world-class performances and creative learning to the doorsteps of people and communities in Newham and East London.

All our family-friendly shows include clear age guidance and other information you might want to know when deciding what's suitable for your child.

Information about running times is included on each event listing. Our staff will be able to tell you when we expect a performance to end too.

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WHERE          Theatre Square, Stratford


Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers


Welcome Performances are matinee performances of opera and ballet, exclusively for families that have never visited the Royal Opera House before.

In the morning before the performance there is a huge range of things to see and experience throughout the Royal Opera House. Each Welcome Performance lets you explore different elements of a production, from singing and dancing to backstage crafts and costumes. There will be something for everybody.

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WHERE          Bow St, Covent Garden


Canary Wharf K I D S 

36 Westferry Circus  I  Canary Wharf  I  London



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