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Children go free
The best things in life are free. At least they are for kids this summer. For the whole of August, children are eligible to visit some of London's top shows totally free of charge. There is of course always a bit of small print that you need to be aware of: a child is classed as anyone under sixteen, and they have to be accompanied by a fully paying adult. After that, up to two additional children can get in for half price. You also have to book with Kids' Week, rather than the official show's website.
So what exactly can you go and see? For the youngest of your brood, the classic picture book story, We're Going on a Bear Hunt is currently being performed at the Lyric Theatre. Or how does Dinosaur Zoo sound? The Australian-directed show brings pre-historic puppets to Regent's Park, from cute baby dinos to the ferocious T-Rex.
Amongst others, the selection musicals include The Lion King, Les Miserables, Mama Mia, and Matilda.. There will also be a Jane Eyre ballet, Beatles' concert, and plays such as The Mousetrap and The Curious Dog Incident.
On top of all this, there will also be lots of free activities and events such as puppet workshops, Q&As, backstage tours, sing-a-longs, and more.