Discover our favourite Christmas Plays for Kids this year. It’s not all big budget West End shows, though these are fantastic. Some local theatres have great shows on this December which are often more affordable. A great way to support your local community and also easier on parents of young children who don’t want to travel into the busy city centre. So read on to discover what’s on near you in 2019. We have other activities for kids for Christmas too.
1. Half Moon Theatre
14th Dec: Outside the Igloo – Join three penguin friends on their wintry journey in this interactive icy adventure that will charm the whole family. Suitable for ages 4 and over.
21st Dec: Under the Frozen Moon – Featuring puppetry, live music and amazing transforming sets this sensory spectacle will delight little ones. The story is about a young girl who sets out to confront the dragon who has hoarded all the fire and lights for himself. Suitable for ages 3 and over.
The above shows are playing on one date only so be quick to book your tickets!
2. The Snowman
One of the most charming Christmas Plays for Kids, this enchanting stage adaptation of the classic children’s book returns for its 22nd year. The mix of dance, music and storytelling will appeal to children of all ages. The theatre is also showing a “relaxed performance” of the Snowman for those children on the autistic spectrum or additional sensory needs. This performance will feature reduced sound levels, altered lighting and a chill out area to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.
3. The Snow Queen
Showing at the Park Theatre in Finsbury park. Writer Charles Way has adapted the original Hans Christian Andersen story for modern times, adding talking reindeer and snowball fights which the kids will adore. Suitable for ages 5 and over.
4. Hansel & Gretel
Ok so this one is not Christmas themed but we think it’s a great show to see at any time of year. Some humour for the parents, this family show puts a tongue-in-cheek eco spin on Hans Christian Anderson’s much loved fairytale. Hansel and Gretel follows two Xboxing-addicted 21st century kids who enter a deep dark forest, where they meet a witch with a taste for sustainably sourced children. It’s a musical with original songs, created by Orlando Wells and Leon Parris, and directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson. Suitable for ages 6 and over.
5. Nativity! The Musical
Hammersmith. Now in its third year this stage version of the cheesy-but-lovable movie brings together a chorus of kids, festive songs, and a plot about two rival primary teachers determined to stage the Nativity to end all Nativities. All star cast including Sharon Osbourne, Dani Dyer and Rylan Clark-Neal. One of the most fun Christmas Plays for Kids out there.
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