Win family tickets to top West End shows with Kids Week 2013


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Summertime. And the living is… well, not so easy if you’ve got a handful of children to entertain. Thankfully, London’s West End has plenty to offer children of all ages; it also has the annual London theatre initiative, Kids Week, to help make a trip up West a little more affordable. Kids Week returns for a full month this year with an exciting line-up of London shows offering free tickets and activities for children and families throughout the month of August 2013.

From 1 to 31 August, a child aged 16 or under can go free to participating Kids Week shows when accompanied by an adult paying full price, and up to two additional children can go at half price. Tickets and free activities can be booked now at and by telephone on 0844 248 5151.

To celebrate, we are giving away a family pass to a Kids Week show in each age category:

(Under 5s) We’re Going On A Bear Hunt / Lyric Theatre
Michael Rosen's award-winning book We're Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s inventive production. Join the intrepid family of adventurers on their quest to find a bear as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud. With catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure - plus a few special surprises along the way!

(Ages 5+) Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain / Garrick Theatre
Based on Terry Deary's massively popular children’s books and TV series, the stage adaptation Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain returns to London for one month only this summer taking audiences on a hilarious trip into Britain's barmy past. Have you ever wondered why the Romans never won MasterChef? What if a Viking moved in next door? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? The show offers answers to all these questions, and many more besides.

(PG) War Horse / New London Theatre
War Horse, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, is a moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and magnificent artistry. South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company brings breathing, galloping, full-scale horses to life on the stage as it recreates life in the World War One trenches. 

(Ages 15+)  Once - A New Musical / Phoenix Theatre
Based on the much-loved Oscar-winning film, Once is an extraordinary, original celebration of love, friendship and music. When an Irish busker and a Czech girl meet through a shared passion for music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender romance that neither of them expected. Winner of 8 Tony® Awards in 2012, including Best New Musical.

We have a family pass (four tickets) to give away to a show in each age category, simply enter your details below to be in with a chance of winning. See below entry form for full terms and conditions.


Terms and conditions: There is one prize of a family pass (four tickets) in each age category. Winners will be chosen at random and each winner will receive a family pass to the show of their choice, which consists of 4 tickets (at least one of which must be used by an adult). Valid for any performance of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (8-31 August 2013); Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain (8-31 August 2013); War Horse (Monday to Thursday, 8 August-24 October 2013); Once - A New Musical (8-30 August 2013), all subject to availability. Promotion closes on Tuesday 6 August 2013 at 11:59hrs, and winners will be contacted by email or telephone by Wednesday 7 August 2013. One online entry per person per category. In the event of us not being able to contact a winner by Friday 9 August an alternative winner will be drawn at random. This promotion is only open to persons who reside in the United Kingdom who are aged 18 years and over. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. When you respond, the Independent may use your information to contact you with offers/services of interest. For further information, please write to Customer Care, Room 203b, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Usual Promotion Rules apply, see Promoter: Society of London Theatre.