It’s that time already! Oh, no it’s not… Oh, yes it is! We’ve round up the best Christmas shows and pantos this year. Seats are booking fast, and we definitely don’t want you to miss out – oh, no we don’t!

Best Christmas shows and pantos to book now

Jack and the Beanstalk, Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire is showing Jack and the Beanstalk with the Grande Dame Olivier Award-winner Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy Trott joined by panto veteran Tony Whittle as Councillor Higginbottom.

The Nutcracker, London Coliseum

Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

Snow White and the Seven Dwafs, The New Victoria Theatre Woking

TV personality, Gok Wan will play The Man In the Mirror at The New Victoria Theatre in Woking this Christmas alongside Harriet Thorpe (The Brittas Empire/Absolutely Fabulous) and comic Aaron James.

Frozen The Musical, Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Disney’s FROZEN – the beloved animated film that always gives us chills – is now playing in London’s West End. For the first time in forever, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has reopened its doors, bringing Elsa and Anna’s story to the stage in this heart-melting theatrical production.

With incredible special effects, jaw-dropping scenery, and all the songs you know and love, it’s going to be an unmissable experience that will stay with you long after the curtain falls.

Cinderella, Richmond Theatre

King of Ballroom Anton Du Beke will play Buttons in Cinderella at the Richmond Theatre.

Red Riding Hood, Stratford East

Stratford East will be taking you into the deep, dark wood where our red-cloaked heroine soon discovers all is not quite as it seems…

Aladdin, The Lyric

Join Aladdin, the Genie and their friends and go on a magical carpet ride at the Lyric pantomime. Expect the usual Lyric twist on all of your favourite characters as well as live music, magic lamps, plenty of laughs and a journey to a faraway land.

Pantoland, The London Palladium

The London Palladium sees another all-star cast in this years Pantoland. Stars include; Donny Osmond, Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot as well as the return of some past stars of the Palladium’s festive treat including West End sensations Jac Yarrow and Sophie Isaacs.

The Snowman, Peacock Theatre London

No Christmas would be the same without The Snowman and this enchanting stage show of the Raymond Briggs’ classic book will wow with its sheer theatrical magic.

Stick Man Live, The Leicester Square Theatre

Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is back on stage!

Dick Whittington, The New Wimbledon Theatre

The New Wimbledon Theatre is showing Dick Whittington this Christmas starring Eastenders and panto legend Shane Richie together with Peter Piper and Hiba Elchikhe.

Aladdin, Queen’s Theatre

Enjoy some festive family fun at the Queen’s Theatre with a packed panto full of a festive fix of all your favourite theatrical treats.

The Queen of Hearts, Greenwich Theatre

Andrew Pollard returns to star in The Queens of Hearts at Greenwich Theatre alongside villain Anthony Spargo.

Rapunzel, The Broadway Barking

Get ready for a hair raising adventure about the girl with the magical golden hair as Polka Dot Pantomimes and The Broadway proudly present Rapunzel – A Tangled Tale!

The Storm Whale

A Little Angel Theatre, York Theatre Royal.

The Storm Whale is aimed at ages 4-8, and builds on the simple stories from both the books to create a family show with a wide appeal, exploring friendship, love and loneliness. There is some mild peril when the boy is stuck on the ice, but all ends well.

Hogwarts In The Snow, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

You are invited to get into the festive spirit as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London’s annual Hogwarts in the Snow feature returns!


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