Kids go free to West End showsBut tickets are going fast

18 August 2006

Parents can take their children to top West End shows for free under a scheme starting today and running until 1 September.

But Kids Week in the West End is already proving popular - more 13,000 theatre tickets have been sold - so if you're interested, book quickly.

The shows covered by the offer include Dancing in the Streets, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Chicago and The Producers, although there are age restrictions on some.

Under the scheme, any child aged between 5 and 16 goes free when accompanied by an adult paying full price.

Free activities

People can also purchase up to two additional children's tickets at half price, although there's a limit on the number of tickets allocated under the scheme for each show and all offers are subject to availability. No group bookings are allowed, and there's a maximum of eight tickets per booking.

You can book tickets via the Kids Week official website or call Ticketmaster's 24-hour Kids Week hotline: 0870 400 0800.

As well as these shows, there are a number of other free activities, including workshops, backstage tours and meet-the-cast events.