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West End shows to see in London in the half term

21 October 2021 by TodayTix
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The & Juliet ensemble dancing onstage, with Juliet hanging from a chandelier at the top

Are you trying to find ways to entertain the kids during the half term? Look no further than an afternoon or evening at the theatre for an unforgettable day out in London. We’ve got theatre tickets to the best West End musicals, West End plays and family-friendly shows that everyone will love.

From popular Disney classics to smash-hit new shows, a trip to the theatre is the perfect way to keep the kids (and grown ups) amused during the holidays. Take a look at our picks for the best West End theatre in the half term.

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The Lion King actors in costume, with one in the foreground

The Lion King

Visit the Serengeti plains without having to leave London in this sensational musical, which has roared in the West End for over two decades. With a mix of puppetry and award-winning costume designs, see the circle of life come together in this much-loved adaptation of the classic Disney film.

Book tickets to The Lion King in the West End on TodayTix.

photo of wicked ensemble members onstage in green costumes

Wicked

Travel to the Emerald City and discover the untold story of the witches of Oz in this thrillifying, award-winning musical. With some of the most well-known modern musical theatre songs including “One Short Day” and gravity-defying special effects, a trip to Oz will definitely make for a popular family outing.

Book tickets to Wicked in the West End on TodayTix.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Set to the timeless music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! is a great night out for the whole family. This ultimate feel-good musical has been seen by over 60 million people around the world. Join Theatreland’s biggest party at the Novello Theatre and unleash your inner dancing queen.

Book tickets to Mamma Mia! in the West End on TodayTix.

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

Family entertainment doesn’t have to be all about singing and dancing… and it certainly doesn’t always go as planned. Stumbling into another catastrophic year, The Play That Goes Wrong will have the whole family in stitches. Children will love the slapstick, and adults will love the many genius comedy moments.

Book tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong  in the West End on TodayTix.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

You may not be able to go abroad this half term, but you can still be plunged into another world this half term at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Join two 12 year olds as they take on a quest to ensure the survival of humankind in The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Children will love the mystical elements as well as the leading youthful characters, while adults will feel as if they’ve escaped the real world.

Book tickets to The Ocean at the End of the Lane in the West End on TodayTix.

Frozen

Frozen

For the first time in forever, families can head to Arendelle this half term to see the Disney musical Frozen. Join princesses Elsa and Anna in a tale of sisterhood, strength and stunning ice palaces, complete with all the Disney hits including “Let It Go.” Frozen is also the first show at the newly-renovated Theatre Royal Drury Lane, meaning you can plan a full day at the theatre before seeing this ice cool musical.

Book tickets to Frozen in the West End on TodayTix.

& Juliet

& Juliet

Sick of the same old Spotify playlists on repeat? Well now, your favourite hits have been injected with a new lease of life in & Juliet, the pop musical that’s taken over the West End. Combining chart-topping hits with a Shakespearean reinvention of Romeo & Juliet, you’ll be dancing the night away in your seat at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Book tickets to & Juliet in the West End on TodayTix.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Vlogger, author and West End superstar Carrie Hope Fletcher leads the cast of the world premiere Cinderella musical in London. This belle of the ball isn’t just a pretty princess though. She’s got a heart of gold and does her own thing in Belleville. Don’t miss the latest Andrew Lloyd Webber musical to take over the West End. Cinderella also boasts an original story by Emerald Fennell, and you can read more about Emerald Fennell here.

Book tickets to Cinderella in the West End on TodayTix.

The Prince of Egypt cast onstage in a triangle formation

The Prince of Egypt

There can be miracles when you believe in a half term jampacked with fun. Make the half term days a time to remember forever with The Prince of Egypt tickets. The DreamWorks animation comes to life at the Dominion Theatre, transporting audiences of all ages on an unbelievable journey down the River Nile and beyond. 

Book tickets to The Prince of Egypt in the West End on TodayTix.

Hermione, Harry and Ron in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Prepare for spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces, all while the future hangs in the balance in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth story in the Harry Potter series. This epic two-parter proves that theatrical magic is more powerful than wizarding magic.

Book tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End on TodayTix.