7 theatrical events for children to get involved with this summer

School’s out for summer so here’s a list of potential ideas to keep them busy for the next six weeks

With most of the country's schools breaking up for summer today, we take a look at some of the theatrical events taking place that allow your children to get involved as well as watch.

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1. Dinosaur Zoo

Venue: King's Cross Theatre, London and on tour
Running time: 50 minutes no interval.
Age guidance: 3+
What's it all about?: Dinosaur Zoo brings prehistoric creatures to life as you’ve never seen them before. From baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, children can interact with life-like dinosaurs in this live show.
Tickets and more info: From £15.50.

2. Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted

Venue: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Running time: 50 minutes
Age guidance: 6 – 12 years
What's it all about?: National Maritime Museum and Punchdrunk Enrichment present a new show that takes families on an adventure through the museum’s wealth of maritime history and artefacts.
Tickets and more info: From £19.75.

3. Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Three

(© Mark Douet)

Venue: Garrick Theatre
Running time: 1hr (no interval)
Age guidance: 6+
What's it all about?: Barmy Britain is back with the third instalment in the series featuring new characters and rude new rulers from Britain's past!
Tickets and more info: From £16.50.

4. Captain Showoff!

Venue: The Scoop, London
Running time: 90 minutes
Age guidance: All ages
What's it all about?: This family show, part of the free More London festival at the Scoop, invites you to the bustling Roman town that is the home of self-proclaimed war hero Captain Show-Off. But, if he thinks everyone will join his fan club he's in for a shock.
Tickets and more info: Free.

5. Adventures in Wonderland

© Jason Joyce

Venue: The Vaults, Leake Street
Running time: 1 hour no interval
Age guidance: 5 – 10 years
What's it all about?: Les Petits Invite you to fall down the rabbit hole in a magical theatrical event. Alice is missing in Wonderland, and it’s up to you to find her. Tumble with the Tweedle twins; follow the White Rabbit and take Tea with the Hatter and the Maddest Tea Party!
Tickets and more info: From £12.50.

6. The Comedy Of Errors

Venue: Temporary Theatre, National Theatre
Running time: 1 hour no interval
Age guidance: 8 – 12 years
What's it all about?: Ben Power creates a new version of The Comedy Of Errors, Shakespeare’s classic twin-confusion comedy.
Tickets and more info: From £8.

7. Primetime 2015

Venue: Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Age guidance: 7+
What's it all about?: A series of new short plays written by primary school children aged 8 – 11, plus free family writing workshops.
Tickets and more info: From £5.