Welcome to Kids Week 2010!
Kids Week is now in its 13th year and is back with another action-packed fortnight of theatrical fun from 13-27 August. And the most important thing to remember is: children go for free!
Children aged 5-16 years old can see an awesome selection of shows for free, as long as they are accompanied by an adult paying full price. You can also purchase up to two extra children’s tickets at half price.
And, on top of that, they can take part in the many incredible show-linked activities or workshops on offer!
They have secured a stunning line-up of over 30 shows this year, so there is sure to be something to suit everyone. Don’t forget that tickets for popular shows do go fast, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.
Participating shows include:
- 39 Steps
- Billy Elliott – The Musical
- Jersey Boys
- Legally Blonde The Musical
- Les Miserables
- Lion King
- Mamma Mia!
- Room On The Broom
- The Phantom of the Opera
- We Will Rock You
…and absolutely loads more!
As well as all the amazing shows on offer, the team behind Kids Week are sorting out a whole raft of free kids show-linked activities and workshops. Children can peek backstage, learn to dance, sing with the cast and enjoy exclusive post show Q & As.
Monday 16 August
Billy Elliot The Musical – Ballet With Billy
Time: 14:00-15:30 Ages: 11-14 Places: 15
Your opportunity to join the principal children of Billy Elliot in their daily dance class. Participants must have a minimum of grade 4 ballet or above.
We Will Rock You – Rock With We Will Rock You
Time: 16:30-18:30 Ages: 11-16 Places: 30
Learn to sing like a rock-star with the creative team from We Will Rock You, the biggest rock theatrical event of the century!
Tuesday 17 August
Mamma Mia! – Unleash Your Inner Dancing Queen
Time: 13.30-16.00 Ages: 8-12 Places: 30
Learn a song and dance routine on stage with the cast and crew of this hit West End musical. If you’re in the mood for a dance, take a chance!
Wednesday 18 August
Wicked – Post-show Q&A
Time: 17.10-17.30 Ages: All Ages Places: 100
Join some of the cast and crew for a post-show matinee Q & A session
Oliver! – Consider Yourself…One Of The Gang
Time: 12:30-13:30 Ages: All Ages Places: 30
Experience the exuberance of this hit musical by focusing on two of the highlights of the show – You’ve Got to Pick-A-Pocket or Two and I’ll Do Anything.
Disney’s The Lion King – Puppet Workshop
Time: 12.30-13.15 Ages: All Ages Places: 100
Learn more about the fascinating masks and puppets in Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King.
Thursday 19 August
War Horse – Puppet Workshop
Time: 17.30-18.15 Ages: 11-16 Places: 30
Discover the secrets of how the War Horse puppeteers bring the production’s astonishing life-sized puppets to life.
Room On The Broom – Talkback
Time: 12.00-12.30 Ages: All Ages Places: 200
Join the cast of Room on the Broom for a special Q&A session after the show!
Friday 20 August
Avenue Q – The Avenue Q Puppet Masterclass
Time: 14.30-16.00 Ages: 15+ Places: 25
Master the art of puppetry with Avenue Q’s very own puppet coach, Nigel Plaskitt.
Friday 24 August
Grease Singing Competition – Tell Me More!
Time: 13:30 & 15:00 Ages: 11-16 Places:20
It’s the girls vs the boys as you get a back-stage pass and learn the words and moves to “Summer Nights”.
As well our fantastic show-linked activities we have a series of stand alone workshops which can be booked directly from the participating venue’s box office.
To find out more information on workshops and to book tickets, click here.
Some of the workshops are:
Friday 13 August
Drama Workshop – Old Vic Theatre
Time: 12.00-13.00 Ages: 12-16 Places: 25
Take part in an exciting drama workshop and explore some of the acting techniques and text work used at this iconic theatre.
Monday 16 August
Blaze Dance Workshop – New Wimbledon Theatre
Time: 12.00-13.30 Ages: 8-12 Places: 15
Be part of the street dance phenomenon that is Blaze! Learn to dance like a street dancer by taking part in a special dance workshop led by two of the dancers from the show.
Friday 20 August
Ballet Ambition – English National Ballet
Time: 19.00-20.15 Ages: 12-16 Places: 25
Join a class and explore English National Ballet’s repertoire. For students studying Grade 4 ballet and above.
Make sure you keep checking the website, www.kidsweek.co.uk, for all the latest information or subscribe to the Family Bulletin fortnightly email for the latest Kids Week developments and year round great theatre offers for the whole family.
Booking for Kids Week will open Tuesday 13 July.