Kid-Friendly Musicals in London

Kid-Friendly Musicals in London

One way to help your kids utilize their skills is by introducing them to musicals, plays, and dramas to let their imagination run wild / Pit Stock via Shutterstock


According to an article by the Musical Theater Project, kids have that natural or inborn connection with rhythm, music, role-playing, and performing. How one will support these natural talents or utilize them to promote the development of these skills all depends on the parents. If you’ve noticed that your little one is extremely happy and interested in music, arts, and performing, then it is just right to help them hone that talent even at their young age!

One way to help your kids utilize their skills is by introducing them to musicals, plays, and dramas to let their imagination run wild and for them to observe how professionals perform on stage. This art form will not only improve your kid’s natural talent but will also ignite the interest in them to pursue a career acting on stage. Let your kids play with their imagination by taking them to these kid-friendly musicals in different theatres of London! You’ll never know, maybe after a few years, your little one may be the next lead in Les Miserables or Anastacia!


Matilda is not your typical little girl, because according to the London Theatre Direct, her parents find her a nuisance and see her as stubborn. Her life at school is not that great as well because of the evil headmistress Miss Trunchbull who terrifies everyone in the school -- even the teachers. Now, as the musical continues, Matilda discovers that she has a very special power and finds it the perfect chance to teach the adults by revolting! The twisted musical inspired by the genius Roald Dahl is a masterpiece that is all about the anarchy of childhood. Along with the exciting plot is the amazing musical ensemble that matches every scene. This resulted in them winning over 85 international awards.

The musical is good for ages 5 and up and is open for booking until May 24, 2020, at the Cambridge Theatre in Earlham Street, London. It will run for 2 hours and 40 minutes with a short interval as per the London Theatre Direct.

School of Rock the Musical

The musical that is based on the 2003 hit film with the same title is set inside the classroom where a wannabe rock star poses as a substitute teacher in a prestigious prep school. Dewey Finn, a guitarist, discovers that his students have that natural rock and roll vibe hidden inside them so he decides to create a band with the hope of winning an upcoming Battle of the Bands. With the singing and dancing talent of the cast in the musical, everyone who watches the musical will definitely have a blast!

According to the London Theatre Direct, the School of Rock is good for ages 4 and up. It will run for 2 hours and 30 minutes and will continue until January 5, 2020 at the Gillian Lynne Theater in Drury Lane, London.

The Lion King

This musical is based on the hit Disney Film the Lion King which is set in the majestic Serengeti Plains. The award-winning musical will transport everyone in the audience to an amazing world that is filled with dazzling colors, stunning effects, and enchanting music. Kids will definitely love the story of the young cub, Simba, who grows up to be a strong and mighty lion who stands up for his land and the rest of the animals in their kingdom. The musical is reimagined by the acclaimed director Julie Taymor and transforms the beloved Disney film into a magnificent musical experience, as shared in

To witness the musical, you can visit the Lyceum Theatre at Wellington Street where kids ages 3 and up are allowed to watch. This musical has a running time of 2 hours and 30 minutes with an interval and will continue until September 2019.

The Lion King is based on the hit Disney Film the Lion King which is set in the majestic Serengeti Plains / David R. Tribble via Wikimedia Commons


Thriller Live

Let your kids explore their talents and be inspired by the musical that was created in tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Thriller Live musical which was first launched in 2006 has been receiving standing ovations in different parts of Europe due to their amazing performances. All the music of Michael Jackson from the earliest time of his career up to his peak is performed by amazing performers and talented dancers at the musical that you wouldn’t want to miss. Some of the songs that you should look forward to are 'I want you back,' 'Can you feel it off,' 'Smooth Criminal,' 'Beat it,' 'Billie Jean,' and many more!

Thriller Live will be performed at the Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue and will accept bookings until April 5, 2020. Kids from ages 4 and above are welcome to sing and dance while watching the hit musical that will run for 2 hours and 20 minutes with an interval, according to London Theatre Direct.