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King's Cross Theatre, London4.832 reviews
★★★★'Unbeatable. A delightful production' Evening Standard

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It’s your last chance to see this stunning adaptation of E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children at London’s King’s Cross Theatre!

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 throughout the Christmas holiday period!

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


Steeped in nostalgia and charm, treat your family to the adventure of a lifetime, and join Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis as they tell the story of how they became The Railway Children!

Don’t miss your chance to see ‘One of London Theatre’s all time classics’ (Metro) before the final farewell  - The Railway Children on sale until 8th January 2017!

Additional Information

Age restriction

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

Running time

2hrs 20 mins inc. interval

Special notes

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.

Venue Information

King's Cross TheatreGate 3, Goods Way, King's Cross, London, N1C 4UR

Group Pricing

Special pricing for groups of 8 or moreCheck our group prices and save!

Customer Reviews

32 reviews4.8

scott petty4th January

A Great show and so very well done. I dont think everyone knows how good it is. We booked by chance and well pleased. Thanks for a great day.

Elizabeth Hunter4th January

Great show but poor choice of edible refreshments

Mr & Mrs Sanis1st January

Our two grandchildren aged 10 and 8 thoroughly enjoyed the Railway Children with us. The thrill of seeing a large steam engine coming into the middle of the theatre was wonderful. We would recommend this as splendid family entertainment.


This was really a great show ! The staging and the setting were amazing, congratulations to the actors and the stage director !

Jacqueline Smith24th December

Thoroughly enjoyable. Very clever set design to create scene changes. Also liked the way the actors came on and mingled with the audience before the show started.

Andrew Buckley5th December

Amazing set and brilliant experience

Patricia Slonecki4th December

Delightful. A wholesome family experience put everyone in a good mood.

Tom D13th November

Our family loved it. In retrospect I would have encouraged our daughter to watch the film first - as she didn't always understand the storyline from the play alone (she's 8). That said - a little commentary from me carried her along and she loved the live acting.

Sarah Oyoumick8th November

This is a beloved story in our family come to life. We would have gladly come to see this production over and over if we could. The actors/actresses were fantastic. The train and stage drew us right in to another time and place. We have returned Alaska and our boys are still raving about The Railway Children!!

Anne-Lise DIEU3rd November

great entertainment ! we all loved it !

Rosemary Hewitt22nd October

An excellent production. Brilliant acting and scenery changing. Lovely to see a real train.

S Osborne16th October

This was a brilliant performance would go again tomorrow to see it all again. The setting was perfect enhancing it even more. Well done I'd give it 10 stars if I could