Kids Week is back for what will be its 15th year of fun and frivolity. For those not in the know, Kids Week is a fabulous month-long (yes, it's a little confusing at first) extravaganza of events, shows and activities aimed primarily at children 16 or under, although parents are welcome to get involved too, of course.
Running throughout August, it's a superb chance for your child to experience the magic of London theatre, and here's the really cool part - there are free tickets available for 36 different shows.
These include musicals, plays, comedies, dance, and entertainment shows - whatever takes your fancy, there'll be something to enjoy.
Productions for which tickets are available include The 39 Steps, Carousel, Dreamboats and Petticoats, The Lion King, Horrible Histories Barmy Britain, to name just a few. For the full list, click here.
The important thing is to book as soon as you can. But first, here's the deal: during the month of August, for the listed shows, one child aged 16 or under can get a free ticket. On top of that, two more children are entitled to half-price tickets when accompanied by a full-paying adult.
Organisers suggest being flexible when booking as some shows do sell out fast. For the 24-hour Ticketmaster hotline number, click here.
But it's not all about the shows - there's also a range of fantastic activities that include acting workshops, puppet workshops, dancing demonstrations, and question and answer sessions with the cast and crew of a number of productions. These activities are free when you buy tickets as part of a Show & Activity package.
Kids Week is an outstanding opportunity to introduce the wonderful world of theatre to your children and to give them some summer experiences they'll never forget.