Half Term Breaks

Half Term Breaks to London

We have some great ideas and some great deals for half term breaks to London, so book for the May half term today for the perfect theatre break with your family or maybe just for the two of you.

Half Term Theatre Breaks for Families

Matilda the Musical

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Tim Minchin’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book Matilda has been a spectacular success since opening at the Cambridge theatre in 2011. Over the last twelve years, it has become  the “must see” show for adults and children alike. Watch out the kids are REVOLTING!

Back To The Future

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The film we all loved has become a hit musical. This will suit all audiences: young and old. If you want to go during half term make sure you book early.

Disney’s The Lion King

Half Term Breaks London Theatre BreaksThe long running musical The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre is also a show for both young and old.  As well as the popular songs that are known across the world, the costumes and scenery are outstanding.  But as London hotels recognise children up to the age of 16 so should we! However, it is probably not for the very young in that it is pretty long especially if you are thinking of going to an evening performance.


Wicked seems to be the perfect show for teenage girls – they go crazy for the characters and the plot – not to mention the awesome singing! Fortunately it is also a great show for Mum and Dad who have to come along cos it’s their credit card!

It is a clever behind-the-scenes story to The Wizard of Oz from the angle of the two young witches growing up together: the witches story, what made them “good” and “bad” and what choices they have to make along the way.

NOTE: Just because children love these shows please don’t think that grown-ups will not. We consider these to be best shows all-round family shows currently in the West End  – and if you have read this far then surely you must trust us a little!

Half Term Breaks for Older Children

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The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre

If your teenage child isn’t “into musicals” we can highly recommend the hilarious The Play That Goes Wrong

Another great show that gets away from the typical musical genre, that the kids might fancy is Hamilton. The Hip Hop Tale of Alexander Hamilton,  an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first secretary of the treasury from 1789 to 1795. The show has become massively popular and you will be coolest mum and dad if you take the kids… granny and grandad my not get it!

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Half Term Breaks – taking mum and dad

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Of course your “family” heading to London next half term may not include children. If you are going with the in-laws or mum and dad then consider Hello Dolly, The King and I or Tina – The Tina Turner Musicalboth great shows without a child in sight!

Half Term – Just the two of you

Don’t forget that Half Term is a great time to get away for a romantic break. Moulin Rouge or The Phantom of the Opera are just the shows to provide a romantic highlight to any Half Term Break

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Simon Harding has grown up in and around London's Theatreland and has been working here ever since he left school: promoting its shows to anyone who will listen!

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