Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith has announced its children's programme of events for September to December 2015; the programme has been re-named 'Little Lyric'.

From Tuesday (June 23), young theatre lovers will be able to book tickets for their favourite children's productions at the Lyric.

A spokeswoman for the Lyric Theatre said: "The productions aimed at children between the ages of two and 11 will include dragons, trains, cats and puppetry, sure to delight young audiences.

"The season culminates with Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas which will return for its fourth year."

So don't miss out on an entire season of fun, family theatre and enjoy the little Lyric events.

If you can't wait that long for brilliant theatre, the Lyric are also holding a series of free outdoor events this June. This week, Citizen Squid will be in town for an amazing puppetry spectacle.


Saturday September 12, ages four–nine

Pinocchio comes to life on stage, a retelling of the classic tale with puppetry, shadows, illusion and specially composed music. A story with a big heart.

Puss in Boots

Saturday September 19, ages four-seven

Would you trust a talking cat? A tale where this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to put his master at the top. It’s the cat's whiskers.

My Pet Monster and Me

Saturday September 26, ages three-seven

Sophie Bucket lives on a farm with her dad. One day, she finds an egg. She keeps it warm, and out pops a cuddly, toothy, burpy, baby MONSTER! Told with magical songs, enchanting music and exquisite puppetry.

Ruby Flew Too!

Saturday October 3, Ages two-seven

Once upon a time, upon a nest, there lived... Ruby. In this interactive and playful adventure Ruby Flew Too! is brought to life using original music, hand-made puppets and delightful storytelling.

Arnold's Big Adventure

Saturday October 10, ages three–10

A unique, interactive show set in its very own custom-built bell tent telling the adventures of Arnold the acorn through incredible puppetry and live music... there may even be a smidgen of synchronised swimming.

The Dragon’s Tale

Saturday October 17, ages four-eight

An original take on George and the Dragon, told in flashback by the Dragon himself, accompanied by a very special Damsel in Distress on a hurdy-gurdy.

Olive and the Dream Train

Saturday October 24, ages five-11

A rollercoaster ride through the mind-boggling mysteries of everyday life as nine-year-old Olive takes the wheel of her very own dream train.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

October Half Term (Tuesday October 27 to Saturday October 31), ages two +

They only went out for a stroll... to let the food cool down...ten minutes, tops. But when the three bears got home the house was a mess and Baby Bear’s porridge had vanished completely. And that was just the beginning! A brilliant mix of mischievous moments for everyone in the family.

The Boy Who Never Grew Up

Saturday November 7, ages four +

Do you want to go to Neverland? Join us on a special adventure, with music, puppetry and fun this a show of imagination and magic for anyone who wishes to never ever grow up.

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

Friday November 20 to Thursday December 24, ages under six

Back for another sensational year. Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. It's not Christmas without this family favourite.

Lyric Theatre, Kings Mall Shopping Centre, King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0QL - 020 8741 6850