What to see in London: Autumn 2015

Little Angel Theatre

This little gem tucked away just off Islington’s Upper Street has lots of shows to look forward to over the coming months. There’s all sorts of animals – an elephant, monkey, polar bear and a panda in The Journey Home, a giraffe and a pelican in, you guessed it, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, and a curious bird in WOW! Said The Owl. Check out the full listings and get booking here.

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Polka Theatre

Enter the welcoming arms of Wimbledon’s Polka Theatre, and its excellent array of children’s productions this autumn. Whether you’re into messy, interactive theatre (Claytime), fancy a bone-shaking, music-making, prehistoric play (What to Do When You Find a Dinosaur), want to bring your beasty baby to see Beasty Baby, or something inbetween, take a look at what’s on.

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Half Moon Theatre

In 2015, Half Moon Theatre celebrates 25 years of theatre for young audiences. Head over to Limehouse to wish them a happy birthday and catch a fantastic show, such as Map of Me, based on the real-life experiences of young asylum seekers, or Circles in the Sand, a captivating show for 0-3 year olds, with buckets and castle-building a-plenty. To see the full selection of productions, click here.

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Unicorn Theatre 

It’s a birthday bonanza this year – Unicorn Theatre are celebrating 10 years of being at their Tooley Street address! There’s lots on offer, like the boundary-breaking Martyr, fairytale villains as you’ve never seen them before in Baddies: The Musical, or the wonderful wintry tale of The Snow Child. Have a look at everything on offer.

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With its brand new, brilliant soft play area, there’s no excuse not to bring little ones to artsdepot. Welcoming acclaimed companies like Oily Cart and their latest production, Light Show, and offering wonderful theatre, dance (like The Magic Word)  and music experiences (such as 16 Singers) for young people of all ages, this looks set to be a special season. For more information click here.

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Catch the best children’s theatre around at Watermans every Sunday and Half Term holidays! There’s mice, mermaids, and if you’re a fan of Mick Inkpen’s work, it’s your lucky day, as Kipper comes to town too! Find out more about about the full range of shows.

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Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Hammersmith prides itself on “beautiful theatre, cheap tickets, and a cozy cafe”, so what’s not to love? There’s all sorts going on in their Saturday children’s slot this season – monsters, dragons, bears, oh my! To have a look at the full listings, click here.

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Keep up to date with all the latest children’s theatre shows and reviews @ctheatrereviews 

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