Theatre and entertainment


Lyric Theatre
September 12
Ages 4-9

Pinocchio comes to life on stage in this retelling of the classic tale with puppetry, illusion and specially composed music.

Monski Mouse 2

Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall
The London Wonderground
Until September 27
£7.40 (free for under 6 months)
Ages 0-5

Why toddle when you can dance? This early childhood event lets parents and under-5s loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos. Hosted by Australian DJ, producer and mum-of-two, Monski Mouse, it involves an eclectic selection of retro hits and funky nursery rhymes.

The Lion King Photo credit Brinkoff and Mogenburg

The Lion King
Lyceum Theatre
Until October 4
See website for prices
Age 3+

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfilling his destiny as King of the Pridelands.

Arnold's Big Adventure

Arnold’s Big Adventure
Lyric Theatre
October 10
Ages 3-10

Join Arnold as he flies in the wind, wiggles across the land and splashes into the sea. Taking place in a special bell tent, Arnold’s Big Adventure features beautiful shadow puppetry, original music to sing along to and plenty of thrilling surprises along the way.

Alice in Wonderland

Interactive Cinema: Alice in Wonderland
October 11
Ages 2-9 (accompanied by an adult)

JW3 celebrates the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with an interactive cinema screening. Armed with a goodie bag and song sheet, kids can enjoy a quiz, prize and tea-drinking extravaganza. They may also wish to stick around for our Crafternoon: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.


The Dragon’s Tale
Lyric Theatre
October 17
Ages 4-8

This original take on George and the Dragon is told in flashback by the Dragon himself, accompanied by a very special Damsel in Distress on a hurdy-gurdy.


The Comedy of Errors
National Theatre
October 21 to November 6
Ages 8-12
£8 children, £12 adults

Two sets of identical twins seek each other amid a riot of music and colour. Separated for many years, the brothers face comedic confusion, arrests and multiple mistaken identities before a final joyful reunion. This is a fast-paced and energetic retelling of Shakespeare’s hilarious and moving farce.


Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Lyric Theatre
October 27-31
Ages 2+

They only went out for a stroll to let the food cool down, but when the three bears got home the house was a mess and Baby Bear’s porridge had vanished. A mysterious visitor takes Baby Bear on a breathtaking adventure that turns his house and his world upside-down.

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