Budget Friendly shows to see this Februrary Half Term

The weather probably isn’t going to be great, and being inside might be an excellent option – but inside away from the confines of your own four walls might be an even better option. Going to the theatre with any number of people can seem like a dauntingly expensive experience – here are my recommendations for things to take your little ones to, without having to remortgage your house.

Cirque Berserk – Peacock Theatre

Two half price children per full paying adult means this is far more budget friendly than your average west end show. That offer is direct from the box office, here. 

42nd Street – Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

With some of the cheapest tickets on the West End right now, a light hearted and uncomplicated story, and as a huge spectacle – this is always going to be a good bet with the kids.

School of Rock

School of rock would undoubtedly be my top pick in terms of things you should take your children to, unfortunately the rest of the country seems to agree so it can be tricky to get a reasonably priced ticket. TodayTix is always worth a try, but always check any ‘offers’ for this against the price of the Box Office.


Possibly for slightly older children, but a wonderful and easy to follow story which contains all of the components of a brilliant, fun musical. TodayTix sell tickets from £18.

Five Guys Named Moe

This fun filled show has tickets from £15 on LoveTheatre, not to be missed!

Thriller Live

With tickets from £20 on LoveTheatre – if you’re a family of Michael Jackson fans, or if your little ones fancy themselves as dancers, this is the perfect show.

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Emma Betty
Emma Betty

Emma Betty is 28 and a nurse in Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Emma has the Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Soundtrack (On CD!) to blame for her love for Musical Theatre, which she found in her parents living room pretty much as soon as she was old enough to know what it was. She began combining her love for Theatre, the Internet and Writing while she was still at school, through various blogs and on social media. Having moved to London in 2013, she launched Upper Circle 4 years later. A couple of years on, she is delighted to have a small team and is so grateful to those helping Upper Circle to grow every day!

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