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We had a brilliant mini break in London back in February, and the highlight was definitely taking the kids to see Frozen The Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane for Lola’s 9th birthday treat. Here’s my review and everything that you need to know about this fabulous show, including: what’s the show like; which seats are good; how long is the show; were the tickets good value; and photos of our visit too!
What is London’s Frozen the Musical Theatre show like?
So, before we went, Finn was adamant that he didn’t want to come – Frozen is for girls! But from the minute the curtain rose, to the last song of the show, we were all grinning and completely captivated. Even he had to admit how good it was!
The show is a mix of your typical west end musical, blended with some comedy elements which would be right at home in a pantomime – for us it was the perfect combination. The show is very child-friendly; the kids were utterly engrossed throughout. The cast were incredible!
The story aligns well with the movie, and all of our favourite songs were incorporated. Spoiler alert – there’s also the most magical moment where Elsa’s costume changes during Let it Go, and everything gets icy. It was just stunning, and a real highlight of the show – Lola’s little face was beaming as she watched on mesmerised.
Which seats are good?
We sat in row A at the front of the Grand Circle – it was pretty high (which made the kids a bit nervous until we’d sat down) but we had a brilliant view and could see the whole stage – the barrier wasn’t a problem.
This was our view from our seats…
How long is London’s Frozen the Musical theatre show?
The show’s running time is around 2 hours 15 minutes, with the interval, but it passed by in a flash. The singing was incredible, the plot was fast moving and interesting, and the atmosphere in the theatre was brilliant. It certainly didn’t feel that long!
But, given the cost and the length of time sitting, I would definitely consider the ages of your children before booking tickets. It’s a long time for little ones, even if they are Frozen mad, so it’s probably best suited to children at least 5/6 years old.
Were the tickets good value for money?
We visited on a weekday in February, and paid £29.50 per ticket. We booked our particular seats because they were a lot more affordable than others, and our view was fantastic so I don’t think it would have been worth paying more to be any closer.
To save money on your tickets, it’s definitely worth choosing less popular days and times, as well as higher seats – our view was great anyway! We adored the show, and visiting the theatre is so magical – I think it was worth every penny for such a great evening.
Where is London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane located?
Location wise, the theatre is just a short walk from Charing Cross Station – and also Covent Garden Underground if you’re travelling on the tube. This also means that there are loads of restaurants around in the Covent Garden area if you’re looking to eat before the show. We usually go for cheap and cheerful so we took our munchkins to Mcdonalds, which was just a few minutes walk away.
What facilities are there?
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a gorgeous, traditional theatre – it was very posh! Whilst we were waiting to go in, we sat in a beautiful restaurant / bar area. Snacks and refreshments were available, but we brought our own with us, and the staff were welcoming and friendly. There are plenty of toilets.
Quite honestly, the only disappointment is that they haven’t yet made a stage show out of Frozen 2! But we will be first in line when they do! 😉 But, in the meantime, check out my review of another amazing show – Wicked.
Useful information for your visit…
Facilities: Refreshments, toilets
Address: Catherine St, London WC2B 5JF
For up-to-date opening times and information, please check their website.
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