Pantos and Christmas shows at London theatres for 2020


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British audiences love their festive pantos - and there are plenty coming this year to London theatres and some have already started.


Pantos usually find their way into theatre schedules during the festive period from about the end of November to the beginning of February each year (though dates will vary depending on the venue).


Pantos are mostly aimed at family audiences - BUT take care because some are meant for ADULTS ONLY and may contain strong language or themes that might not be suitable for your kids - check listings for age recommendations.


The most popular pantos include:


Aladdin

Babes in the Wood

Beauty and the Beast

Bluebeard

Cinderella

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Hansel and Gretel

Jack and the Beanstalk

Little Red Riding Hood

Mother Goose

Peter Pan

Puss in Boots

Robin Hood

Robinson Crusoe

Sinbad

Sleeping Beauty

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

St. George and the Dragon

The Little Mermaid

The Wizard of Oz

Thumbelina


Apart from pantos, we also list traditional and special Christmas shows that play during the festive season.


We have 9 pantos and Christmas shows listed.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Playing now

Christmas show

The Bridge TheatreVideo available for this show
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.


The Pixie And The Pudding

Playing now

Christmas show

Little Angel Theatre
It's Christmas Eve on the farm, and the chickens, pigs and cows are fast asleep. Inside the farmhouse, the fire is roaring and a delicious, steaming pudding is left out on the windowsill …


Aladdin 2020

Upcoming

Panto

Lyric Hammersmith
Join Aladdin, the Genie and their friends and go on a magical carpet ride where all of your festive wishes shall be granted.


Red Riding Hood

Upcoming

Christmas show

Theatre Royal (Stratford East)
Come on a festive adventure at Stratford East and follow the thrilling story of our red-cloaked heroine, in the must-see pantomime of 2020.


A Christmas Carol

Upcoming

Christmas show

London Coliseum
Featuring over 100 on-stage performers including English National Opera's Orchestra and Chorus with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, this new staging of the heart-warming tale has an extraordinary Broadway team behind it.


Dick Whittington

Upcoming

Panto

New Wimbledon Theatre
Join hero Dick Whittington (and his trusty cat Tommy) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness journeying to become the Lord Mayor of London.


Cinderella

Upcoming

Panto

Richmond Theatre
Join Cinderella as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her wicked sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming.


Sleeping Beauty

Upcoming

Panto

Hoxton Hall
Panto is back at Hoxton Hall this year. The venue has teamed up with Imagine Theatre to bring you a panto classic, Sleeping Beauty. 


Jack and the Beanstalk

Upcoming

Panto

Harrow Arts Centre
Get ready to roar with laughter and cheer our hero Jack on his magical journey to the castle in the sky as he fights to save his best friend Daisy the cow!



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