Pantos and Christmas shows at London theatres for 2019


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Pantomime, or 'panto' for short, is a typically British form of stage entertainment.


Pantos mostly take place during the festive period from around the beginning of December to the end of January each year.


They are generally intended for family audiences - BUT be aware that a few are for ADULTS ONLY and may contain strong language or material unsuitable for children.


Also included below are traditional and special Christmas shows that are not pantos, but find their way into the schedules during the festive season.


We have 39 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


Peter Pan

Upcoming

Panto

Troubadour White City TheatreVideo available for this show
When Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland - where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.


A La Dine

Upcoming

Panto

No photo available for this theatre
Following the sell out success of Beauty and The Feast, this year the imagination of Darling & Edge has whipped up another thrilling theatrical adult pantomime, inspired by Aladdin and the Genie.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Upcoming

Christmas show

The Bridge Theatre
Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain.


White Christmas

Upcoming

Christmas show

Dominion Theatre
A timeless romantic comedy to warm hearts of all ages, White Christmas features the classic songs Blue Skies, Sisters and the most famous festive song of all… White Christmas.


Cinderella

Upcoming

Panto

Lyric Hammersmith
Those ugly step-sisters will have Cinders cleaning all year in preparation, so come along and help her scrub up for a well-deserved date with Prince Charming.


Pinocchio - No Strings Attached!

Upcoming

Panto

Above The Stag Theatre
The story of a lonely woodcutter who lovingly carves a boy out of wood is gobsmackingly reimagined as a dazzling adult pantomime.


Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

Upcoming

Christmas show

Lyric Hammersmith
Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve.


Sh!t-Faced Showtime: A Pissedmas Carol

Upcoming

Christmas show

Leicester Square Theatre
The professional pissheads at Shit-faced Showtime are back in the West End and this time its festive! This Christmas the professional pissheads bring you Dicken's classic tale of Scrooge and his favourite spirits ... geddit?


The Snowman

Upcoming

Christmas show

The Peacock Theatre
The enchanting festive favourite, The Snowman, returns for a magical 22nd year.


Sleeping Beauty

Upcoming

Panto

Greenwich Theatre


Andrew Pollard returns to the tale of the princess put to sleep by a wicked curse - the first pantomime that he performed in at Greenwich Theatre, back in 2006 - but with more than a few added twists.


Dick Whittington

Upcoming

Panto

Theatre Royal (Stratford East)
Join Dick Whittington and his cat on their awesome adventure to find fame and fortune in London.


Dick Whittington and His Cat

Upcoming

Panto

Hackney Empire
In Jamaica, young Dick Whittington is boarding a boat; chasing the dream of a new life in the gold-paved streets of glorious London.


A Christmas Carol

Upcoming

Christmas show

The Old Vic
The Old Vic's A Christmas Carol fills the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment. A unique staging immerses the audience in this uplifting story.


Snow White

Upcoming

Christmas show

Chickenshed Theatre
Set in a colourful 1960s world where traditional roles are changing fast, what better place for a modern Snow White to 'find' herself - in all senses of the word?


Jack & the Beanstalk

Upcoming

Panto

The Broadway
Follow the story of the heroic Jack, going up the beanstalk to outsmart the giant and help a little girl in need of his rescue!




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