Treat older kids to a theatre visit this Easter with one of London's excellent shows. Browse the a&u list of best Easter shows below. Tickets are selling out fast so make sure you pick your favourite and book tickets now!
Brilliant Easter shows for older children from ballet, puppetry, book adaptations and more:
Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel is turned into an operatic stage adaptation this Easter. It is definitely one of the most buzzed about shows of spring so reserve your tickets early. 29 March – 7 April. Recommend for ages 8+. Tickets: £10–£40.
The incredibly popular balletLORENT returns to the Sadler's Wells as part of a special family weekender. Their signature fantastical dance-theatre tackles the well-known story of Rumplestiltskin. There will be spinning wheels, kings and queens, magic and of course, love. 30–31 March. Perfect for ages 7+. Tickets: £18 adults, £12 kids.
Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are brought to life once again in the intimate space of Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The beautiful and devastating story of the Little Matchgirl is combined with Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and The Emperor's New Clothes. 27 March – 21 April. Recommended for ages 10+. Tickets: £10–£48.
A new family folk opera adapted by award-winning composer Guy Chambers. The classic story of the grumpy giant and his wintery garden will be on a limited run as part of the critically-acclaimed Oscar Wilde season. 10–14 April. For ages 8+. Tickets: from £15.
Unicorn Theatre's big Easter show tells the story of three families who get trapped in a holiday cottage over summer. A new play by award-winning writer and director Tim Crouch. 20 March–15 April. Recommend for ages 9+. Tickets: £8–£18.
An interactive puppetry production that takes all the things we throw away daily and transforms them into something exciting and magical. 16 March–29 April. Perfect for ages 7–12. Tickets: £13.50 adults, £11.50 children.