Please note: the Primary Times Children's Choice was last awarded in 2019.

The Primary Times Children’s Choice review panel celebrates some of the best family theatre at the largest and most exciting arts festival in the world. At these children’s shows young minds are educated, entertained and engaged by truly enriching storytelling and performances. The Primary Times team adds informative and unbiased reviews to its website throughout the duration of the festival.

We select a large, broad selection of shows to review, covering our age range (4–12 years). We have a point scoring system to ensure our reviewers – both adults and children – give a consistent and fair score. If a show scores a ten, our reviewers add an extra paragraph of explanation on why they think it’s exceptional. If there's a draw, a panel of three review the drawn shows again and select a winner from this shortlist. The winner receives a Primary Times Children's Choice award trophy, social media coverage across all platforms, a write-up in the magazine and, if showing again the following year at the Edinburgh Fringe, promotions in the summer magazine to help ticket sales.

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