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 18 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


Mama G's Story Time Roadshow

Upcoming show

Panto

The Lion & Unicorn Theatre
The Lion & Unicorn Theatre
21 May  To 26 May 2019
Combining panto, drag and the art of storytelling this all-singing, partial-dancing extravaganza is filled with stories about being who you are and loving who you want.


White Christmas

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Dominion Theatre
Dominion Theatre
15 Nov 2019  To 4 Jan 2020
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 show

Panto

Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Hammersmith - Main House
16 Nov 2019  To 5 Jan 2020
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 show

Panto

Above The Stag Theatre
Above The Stag Theatre - Main House
19 Nov 2019  To 11 Jan 2020
The story of a lonely woodcutter who lovingly carves a boy out of wood is gobsmackingly reimagined as a dazzling adult pantomime.


The Snowman

Upcoming show

Christmas show

The Peacock Theatre
The Peacock Theatre
21 Nov 2019  To 5 Jan 2020
The enchanting festive favourite, The Snowman, returns for a magical 22nd year.


Sleeping Beauty

Upcoming show

Panto

Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
22 Nov 2019  To 12 Jan 2020


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 show

Panto

Theatre Royal (Stratford East)
Theatre Royal (Stratford East) - Theatre
23 Nov 2019  To 11 Jan 2020
Join Dick Whittington and his cat on their awesome adventure to find fame and fortune in London.


Dick Whittington and His Cat

Upcoming show

Panto

Hackney Empire
Hackney Empire
23 Nov 2019  To 5 Jan 2020
In Jamaica, young Dick Whittington is boarding a boat; chasing the dream of a new life in the gold-paved streets of glorious London.


Jack & the Beanstalk

Upcoming show

Panto

The Broadway
The Broadway
28 Nov  To 31 Dec 2019
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!


Robin Hood

Upcoming show

Panto

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
28 Nov 2019  To 5 Jan 2020
Deep in the heart of his foreboding Castle, the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham is taxing the poor to pile up his gold, whilst imprisoning brave Maid Marian and her hilarious Nurse Nellie ...


The Nativity Panto

Upcoming show

Panto

King's Head Theatre
King's Head Theatre
29 Nov 2019  To 11 Jan 2020
Join Mary, Joseph, an ever-so-angelic Gabriel and a dastardly Herod on the road to Bethlehem for a heavenly cocktail of spiritually sublime musical numbers, immaculately conceived puns and - as always - the entirely unexpected!


The Snow Queen

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Park Theatre
Park Theatre - Park 200
4 Dec 2019  To 4 Jan 2020


Join Gerda on her epic journey through the seasons to save her best friend Cei before she loses him to endless Winter. With help, they might both be ready to grow up after all.


The Snow Queen

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Rose Theatre Kingston
Rose Theatre Kingston
6 Dec 2019  To 5 Jan 2020
As a young boy, Kai finds a girl with magic powers alone in the cold. He calls her Gerda and the two grow up to be great friends. But living with magic isn't easy.


Cinderella

Upcoming show

Panto

New Wimbledon Theatre
New Wimbledon Theatre - Main House
7 Dec 2019  To 5 Jan 2020
Show description not yet available.


Snow White

Upcoming show

Panto

Richmond Theatre
Richmond Theatre
7 Dec 2019  To 5 Jan 2020
There'll be a magical mirror, seven friendly dwarfs, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation as the beautiful Snow White tries to outwit the Wicked Queen and let love prevail in this glittering festive treat for all ages.




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