West End cast of School of Rock
West End cast of School of Rock
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More than 35 shows will participate in this year's Kids Week, which offers free tickets for children throughout August.

The initiative, run by the Society of London Theatre, is now in its 20th year, and offers a free ticket for one child under the age of 16 when booked with an accompanying adult paying full price. In addition to this, two extra children can go half price with the same adult.

West End shows participating in this year's even include School of Rock - The Musical, David Walliams' Gangsta Granny and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's Oliver Twist Created For Everyone Aged Six And Over.

It will also include West End long-runners such as The Lion King, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera, and also offers the chance to see more recent productions including 42nd Street, Half a Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows.

There are also offerings for under fives, with The Hunting Of The Snark, We're Going On A Bear Hunt and What The Ladybird Heard all offering free tickets.

Tickets go on sale from Tuesday 13 June, and for more information, click here.

Full list of participating shows

Under fives

The Hunting Of The Snark

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

What The Ladybird Heard

All ages five-plus

Adventures In Wonderland

The Adventures Of Pinocchio


Around The World In 80 Days

The Borrowers

Gangsta Granny

Half A Sixpence

Horrible Histories - More Best Of Barmy Britain

Matilda The Musical

Oliver Twist Created For Everyone Aged Six And Over

School Of Rock – The Musical


The Wind In The Willows

All ages eight-plus


42nd Street

An American In Paris

Disney's Aladdin

Disney's The Lion King


Five Guys Named Moe

Jungle Book

King Kong!

Mamma Mia!

Les Misérables

Motown The Musical

The Mousetrap

The Phantom Of The Opera

The Play That Goes Wrong

Thriller Live!


Parental guidance

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Kinky Boots

The Kite Runner

The Woman In Black