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 26 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


The Snow Queen

Upcoming

Christmas show

Park Theatre


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.


Sparky the Elf and the Secret Toyshop

Upcoming

Christmas show

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Outposted in a secret location in the Queen's Theatre, there's a little bit of the North Pole hiding … Sparky Tinselbottom, a dedicated but chatty Elf, is frantically working away in the build-up to Christmas repairing abandoned toys.


The Snow Queen

Upcoming

Christmas show

Rose Theatre Kingston
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.


Jack & the Beanstalk

Upcoming

Panto

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Hounslow's Fee-Fi-Fo-Favourite event of the year is back, and this time it's bigger than ever! Join Jack on his GIANT adventure as he embarks up the beanstalk into the clouds to claim back the beloved family cow.


Cinderella

Upcoming

Panto

New Wimbledon Theatre
Show description not yet available.


Snow White

Upcoming

Panto

Richmond Theatre
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.


Charles Dickens's - A One Man Christmas Carol

Upcoming

Christmas show

Hen and Chickens Theatre
In this classic Christmas ghost story, the miserly Scrooge is sent on a journey with the spirits through his own past, present and future to find redemption and the hope of a second chance.


Peter Pan

Upcoming

Panto

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Peter Pan will be full of all the essential panto ingredients plus a few added extra's along the way!


Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Upcoming

Christmas show

Alexandra Palace
The members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are back on stage, battling technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes as they attempt to present J.M Barrie's much-loved tale. But will they ever make it to Neverland?


Aladdin

Upcoming

Panto

Harrow Arts Centre
With heaps of audience participation, dazzling costumes, spectacular sets, and magical special effects, this year's offering promises to be a GENIE-us pantomime adventure guaranteed to make your family's festive wishes come true.


Circus 1903

Upcoming

Christmas show

Southbank CentreVideo available for this show
Experience all the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus when CIRCUS 1903 returns to the Southbank Centre this Christmas with new acts for 2019 including the Brazilian Wheel of Death.




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