There are some fantastic shows coming up this festive season for a first experience of theatre. Full of song, dance and festive storytelling, there should be enough here to keep your little ones happy and in the festive mood.
29 November–5 January. We cannot wait for the premiere of the latest picture book adaptation from the team that brought us the Gruffalo. Original music, songs, puppets, rhymes and general chaos!
30 November–5 January. One of the very best of the Donaldson/Scheffler adaptations.
Come dressed in your pyjamas for a storytelling event bringing the magic of Christmas to life. Board Chris Van Allsburg's Polar Express and listen to the story of the little boy on Christmas Eve who takes a magical journey to the North Pole.
There's also a chance to meet the man himself in his writing room and tell him what you would like for Christmas. 9-13 December, tickets from £10-£25
10–31 December. Oily Cart's mischievous, wintery show for under 5s. Magical characters, hilarious creatures and hidden lands are brought to life through light, shadow and music.
29 November–5 January. Peppa Pig is going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig.
30 November–24 December. Follow the naughty Goldilocks into the woods as she seeks the bowl of porridge that isn’t too hot, and isn’t too cold, but is “just right.”
20 November–29 December. Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve.
On until 26 January. Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is back at Leicester Square Theatre!
9 December–5 January. Our favourite tiger is back for his tea!