Why they call it ‘Kids Week’ when it runs for the whole of August is a mystery but who cares? Not the kids, that’s for sure!
The concept of Kids Week began in 1998 and has been a hit in the capital ever since. Providing one adult pays full price, London’s theatre land is available for free to an accompanying child, aged five to sixteen.
Throughout Kids Week 2013 there are plenty of activities for children to participate in besides just watching the West End shows, such as learning makeup techniques and participating in dancing classes. In fact this month-long event is a fantastic introduction of young ones to the world of theatre.
Who knows, maybe one of the youngsters who experience this year’s Kids Week may become sufficiently inspired to go on and become one of Britain’s finest actors of the future?
Of course Kids Week 2013 is not just for British children and kids from around the world are welcomed to come and experience this highly colourful, light-hearted, educational and fun summer holiday event.
Whether you want to take the kids to see the extremely funny ‘Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play,’ or want to get them involved in assisting the makeup artists, however far you decide to take Kids Week, August promises to be a special month for children in London.
Last year Kids Week won the best cultural attraction at the London Lifestyle Awards. It goes without saying that the shows sell out pretty fast so it’s probably better not to announce anything to your kids until you have booking confirmation!
Tickets for Kids Week go on sale Tuesday 18 June and can be booked through the website kidsweek.co.uk.