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E. Nesbit’s classic children’s tale tells the story of Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter who move with their mother to rural Yorkshire and take a house near a railroad.

A 1000-seat purpose-built stage has been constructed around a functioning railway line on which a sixty-tonne locomotive will come barrelling right into the venue. 

Adapted for the stage (or rather, the railway station) by Mike Kenny, The Railway Children is a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience, an explosion of activity, excitement and poignant storytelling that will thrill and charm the entire family.

Shaun Williamson has joined the cast as Mr Perks, as the show celebrates its first anniversary at King’s Cross Theatre in London!



**** ‘SPECTACULAR’ - Sunday Express

**** ‘A Runaway success’ Observer

**** ‘DELIGHTFUL. Kids will love this production but the adults will be moved to tears.’ Evening Standard

The Railway Children reviews

120 reviews
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5 Jun 2016

Very entertaining only one fault I went with my two granddaughters and as a gentleman sat in front of her she couldn't see so she stood up on the floor not on a seat and we were in the back row and one of the ushers came and told her to sit down even the people either side of us were in shock as they told me they went to see other shows and got back row seats so they could stand up if this happens. Please can you tell why you take this approach spoils a really lovely day. Thank you Nanny

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13 May 2016

We all loved it!

Gill (Romford)
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8 May 2016

As a family, we are regular theatre goer's, but this was something special. The theatre itself was unique and the staging, production and actors were all terrific. I would highly recommend this very 'magical' show for all the family.

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6 May 2016

Very good, well acted, thoughtly enjoyed it

Dan Danton
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24 Apr 2016

Loved the whole show. Had no idea how the performance would work with half the audience sitting either side of the 'stage' but it just does. Very clever use of the stage and the story is true to the boo and film. Just loved how they did the paper chase through the tunnel - Brilliant! Would highly recommend.



On the corner of King’s Boulevard and Good’s Way King’s Cross London N1C

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase


2 hours and 20 minutes including a twenty minute interval.

Good To Know

Unfortunately there is not a cloakroom on site, and audience members will need to keep all belongings with them at all times, storing them underneath their seat if necessary. For this reason very large bags or suitcases will not be permitted. There is an unattended ‘Buggy Park’, where audience members can leave push-chairs and strollers.

Please note that filming and photography are not permitted inside the auditorium, and that the performance contains special effects, including haze.

If people arrive late they will be admitted at the first suitable point, which is approximately fifteen minutes into the show. If people leave the auditorium during the show for any reason, they will be readmitted at the next suitable point.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached.  Please print this voucher and bring it with you to the Box office a minimum of 30 minutes before the show time.

Suitable For Children

Children under two years of age will not be admitted. Children under eleven must be accompanied by an adult at all times

When Can I Go

Performance times:

Sunday: 14:00, 14:30, 17:30

Monday: 14:30, 19:30

Tuesday: 14:30, 19:30

Wednesday: 19:30

Thursday: 14:00, 14:30, 17:30, 19:30;

Friday: 14:00, 14:30, 17:30, 19:30;

Saturday: 14:00, 17:30

Where Do I Go

King’s Cross Theatre, On the corner of King’s Boulevard and Good’s Way, King’s Cross, London N1C

By Tube- Kings Cross