8 Kids' Shows To Fall In Love With This Valentine's Day

Child at the theatre

Going to the theatre makes for the most romantic evening out whether it’s for a friends’ date night, mother-daughter girls trip or to feel the love with all the family. Immerse yourself in spectacular stories of love, life and drama and fall for the West End’s most lovable family shows this Valentine's Day. 


If you’re looking for the ultimate rom-com musical then look no further than new smash-hit show Waitress. The incredible 7-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles has cooked up a real treat with this story of romance, friendship, ambition and believing in yourself. Follow the sweet scent of budding love and apple pie (literally - they project it throughout the theatre!) to this hilarious show that will take you through the rollercoaster of new love with plenty of laughter and tears along the way. Fall in love with Waitress’ adorable lead Jenna, its beautifully written music and empowering story. Currently on offer with Kidadl, you can get tickets for as low as £22 or even combine it with an afternoon tea ticket here to satisfy that sweet tooth after this dessert-filled delight!

Mamma Mia!

A story of love in all its forms - first love, friends’ love, motherly love and lasting love - ABBA sensation Mamma Mia! is the one of the most feel-good musicals of all time. A beautiful Greek island paradise is all set for Sophie and Skye’s upcoming wedding, but soon far more tales romance, friendship and identity begin to cleverly unfold through the timeless songs of ABBA. Packed with family-favourites such as Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me and Super Trouper, this smash-hit show will be sure to get you feeling the love. If you’re a family of ABBA fans and loved the films then don’t miss tickets to Mamma Mia! now at Kidadl’s all-time-low price of just £17.25!


& Juliet 

The world’s ultimate love story, Romeo & Juliet, is given a whole new twist in Shaftesbury Theatre’s explosive new musical & Juliet! In this hilariously clever rewriting of Shakespeare’s most famous play, heroine Juliet is finally brought centre stage in a celebration of female empowerment and iconic pop music that will leave you feeling fabulous and turning that love in on yourself. If you want to make a real girls-day-out of it this Valentine’s Day, leave your Romeos behind and treat yourselves to our Cafe Rouge afternoon tea combo ticket when you book here!

Mary Poppins

One of the most lovable stories of all time is returning to its original West End home at the Prince Edwards Theatre.  Practically perfect musical Mary Poppins is a story of family love, kindness and humbling life lessons that never fails to get the whole family tap dancing and singing along. If your kids loved the new Mary Poppins film then take them back to where it all started with this family classic, in which everyone’s favourite nanny has been warming hearts, uniting families and bringing magic to generations.

Six The Musical

Divorced, beheaded and live on stage?! History’s ladies who have been hard-done-by love in the past are finally telling their own tale in the brilliantly clever new musical, Six. Henry VIII’s infamous wives are reclaiming their broken hearts (and necks!) and transforming into Queens of pop in this celebration of sisterhood that is guaranteed to have the whole family in hysterics.

six the musical

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

One of Shakespeare’s wildest, most confusing and best loved comedies A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being retold by the Watermill Theatrel’s unique new production. Deep in the Athenian woods, secrets, love and mistaken identities collide in this tale of interwoven romance and young love that the whole family will get completely lost in. Let the hilarity ensue with this rollercoaster story at the electric Wilton's Music Hall, where an eventual happy ending makes A Midsummer Night’s Dream a great way to introduce kids to Shakespeare.

Alina Cojocaru

It doesn’t get much more romantic than a night at the ballet! Witness a dazzling dance performance featuring the passionate Romanian ballerina Alina Cojocaru, lead principal dancer with Sadler’s Wells Associate Company English National Ballet. Your budding ballerinas will fall utterly in love with the mesmerising movement of this show’s mix of classical and contemporary works. Immerse yourselves in the beauty of ballet that will melt your family’s hearts this Valentine’s Day!


If you still haven’t seen the smash-hit spin-off musical Wicked, then grab your broomsticks and fly off to The Apollo Victoria Theatre this Valentine’s Day! In this spellbinding show of magical special effects, jaw dropping vocals and clever re-imaginings, hear the untold story of the witches of Oz who prove that friendship really does defy gravity. Celebrate the ultimate love of friendship this Valentine’s Day and make a friends’ date day of it with our special afternoon tea offer when you book your tickets to Wicked here!



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