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Book The Railway Children Tickets at the King's Cross Theatre, London

★★★★'Unbeatable. A delightful production' Evening Standard

About The Railway Children

All aboard! The stunning adaptation of E Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children arrives at London's King's Cross Station.  

Set in a brand new, purpose built 1,000 seat venue, The Railway Children features a stage built around a real train track, and a beautiful 60 tonne vintage locomotive that steams into the theatre to delight all ages.

A truly unique theatrical experience, The Railway Children returns to London after winning the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in its previous home at Waterloo.

★★★★ 'An enchanting steam-powered family show - spirited, inventive and magical' Time Out

★★★★ 'A glorious adaptation of E Nesbit's children's classic' Guardian

★★★★ 'There were shrieks of excitement from the stalls and the watching children were round-eyed in amazement' Independent

★★★★'Unbeatable. A delightful production' Evening Standard

★★★★ 'A runaway success' Observer

★★★★ 'A triumph of atmospheric invention' Guardian

Don't miss your chance to join Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on the adventure of a lifetime as they tell the story of how they became The Railway Children.

The Railway Children tickets onsale now! 

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The Railway Children Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5 (14)
25 March

A wonderfully faithful adaptation staged with ingenuity and acted with fantastic energy.

23 February

Went to see the Railway Children with 4 generations - age 80 to 4. Firstly, London Theatre Direct was really helpful in booking us a group rate in really good seats. We loved the performance. The little ones (4,5 and 6) didn't quite follow the story but there was enough to keep them entertained. Older children, teenagers and adults alike were enthralled by the wonderful acting, clever presentation and amazing set, scenery and props. A couple of warnings - it's a longer walk from Kings Cross Station than we thought, the queue to enter the theatre was very long and quite squashy and seats next to the stage on the platform are excellent but chilly. Highly recommended. Read the book or become familiar with the story before you go.

6 December 15

The Railway Children was a 'unique experience'. Cleverly thought out, brilliantly executed and ........ the train itself.....? well, what can I say?? A 'star' in itself...... Magic!!!!! For my partner and I a birthday treat, loved it.

18 October 15

Amazing for kids, I am planning to bring my daughter to it next January

31 August 15

Fab amazing one of the best shoes I haveever seen

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The Railway Children at
King's Cross Theatre,

Gate 3, Goods Way, King's Cross


The Railway Children information

Running time: 2hrs 20 mins inc. interval

There is no cloakroom in this venue, so suitcases and large bags are not permitted. There is an unattended 'Buggy Park' for pushchairs and strollers. The performance includes special effects including haze.

Next Available Performances

Child Policy

The Railway Children child policy

2 years. Under 2 years not admitted. Under 11 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the venue.

Group Rates

The Railway Children group rates

Group rate 8+:

Band A seats reduced to £38.50; Band B seats reduced to £32.50, valid Tuesday to Friday subject to availability

School groups 8+:

Best available (excluding premiums) reduced to £17.50, valid Tuesday to Friday subject to availability.

Group rate exclusion dates: 22 to 31 May; 17 July to 6 September plus Christmas dates.

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