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Kids Go Free to LION KING, LES MIS, MATILDA, WICKED, SWEENEY TODD & More for Kids Week this August


Kids Week has revealed a record line-up of 38 shows offering free tickets and activities for children as part of the Kids Week initiative from 1 until 31 August 2012, in an announcement highly anticipated by children and families across London and the UK.

Now in its 15th year and run by the Society of London Theatre, Kids Week is all about encouraging young people to experience the magic of live theatre. During Kids Week a child aged 16 or under can go free to participating shows when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Up to two extra children’s tickets can be purchased at half price.

The shows taking part in Kids Week are: The 39 Steps, Billy Elliot The Musical, Blood Brothers, Carousel, Chariots Of Fire, Chicago, Disney's The Lion King, The Doctor's Dilemma, Dreamboats and Petticoats, Ghost The Musical, Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Matilda the Musical, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Mousetrap, Nickelodeon's Dora The Explorer, One Man Two Guvnors, The Phantom Of The Opera, Ragtime The Musical, Reduced Shakespeare Company, Rock Of Ages, Shrek The Musical, Singin' In The Rain, Spamalot, Stomp, Sweeney Todd, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Timon Of Athens, Thriller Live, Top Hat, War Horse, We Will Rock You, Wicked, The Wizard Of Oz, The Woman In Black and Yes, Prime Minister (all shows subject to availability; certain shows have very limited availability; age suitability guidance on the Kids Week website).

Kids Week has a fantastic range of free activities and events, many new and others back by popular demand! Take part in a Tigerlympics Tea Party, become a Munchkin in the Merry Old Land of Oz, join Michael Ball in a Sweeney Todd Q&A, learn more about Disney’s The Lion King’s award-winning masks and puppets, bring your brolly to a Singin’ in the Rain dance class or head into Terrible Tudor times at a Horrible Histories workshop.

Tickets for Kids Week, which will run for the whole of August, go on sale on Tuesday 12 June at and by telephone 0844 248 5151 (no booking or postage fees apply).

To join in the latest Kids Week discussions and hear the news, join more than 7,500 Kids Week fans on Facebook ( and follow Kids Week on Twitter (

This year’s Kids Week is part of the London 2012 Festival, the spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.

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