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The Definitive London Travel Guide

Numerous London theatres put on kids' shows at the weekend -
for full listings, see Time Out - but there are one or two venues
that are almost entirely child-centred. Ticket prices hover around
the £5 mark for children and adults alike, unless the show is at a
West End theatre, in which case you're looking at more like £15
and upwards.
Little Angel Theatre
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14 Dagmar Passage, off Cross St, N1 tel 020/7226 1787. Tube:
Angel or Highbury & Islington.
London's only permanent puppet theatre, with shows on
Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 3pm; the mornings are for
three- to six-year-olds, the afternoons for older kids. Additional
shows during the holidays and occasionally in the evenings.
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Polka Theatre
240 The Broadway, SW19 tel 020/8543 4888; Tube: Wimbledon or South Wimbledon.
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A specially designed junior arts centre aimed at kids aged up to
around twelve, with two theatres, a playground, a café and a toy
shop. Storytellers, puppeteers and mimes make regular
Puppet Theatre Barge
Little Venice, Blomfield Rd, W9 tel 020/7249 6876 or
0836/202745; Tube: Warwick Avenue.
Wonderfully imaginative marionette shows on a fifty-seater
barge moored in Little Venice from November to May, then at
various points along the Thames (including Richmond). Shows
usually start at 3pm at weekends and in the holidays.
Unicorn Theatre
Tel 020/7700 0702;
The Unicorn is the oldest professional children's theatre in
London, and is currently performing in several venues across
the capital, including the Pleasance Theatre, off the Caledonian
Road, N1. Shows run the gamut from mime and puppetry to
traditional plays.