Pantos and Christmas shows for 2018


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Pamtomime, 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 pantomime, but find their way into the schedules during the festive season.


We have 39 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


Cinderella

Upcoming show

Panto

The Churchill Theatre
The Churchill Theatre
1 Dec  To 30 Dec 2018
Features laugh out loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her very ugly sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming.


The Gingerbread Man

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Jacksons Lane
Jacksons Lane
1 Dec  To 24 Dec 2018
Chase after our cheeky gingerbread hero as he sets off on the biggest adventure of his life - out of the kitchen, through the town, across the fields and all the way to the river. Now if he could just avoid that sly old fox.


'Twas the night before Christmas

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)
Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)
1 Dec  To 23 Dec 2018
This beautifully delicate adaptation, devised and directed by Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul will get everyone, young and old, peering a little further into the sky this Christmas Eve.


Pinocchio

Upcoming show

Christmas show

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The Albany
2 Dec  To 29 Dec 2018
This Pinocchio is full of the type of fun, mischief and magic that normally only happens when grown-ups turn their backs for a second. Join Geppetto and Pinocchio as they meet all manner of characters.


The Gruffalo's Child

Upcoming show

Christmas show

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artsdepot - Pentland Theatre
4 Dec 2018  To 6 Jan 2019
One wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist ... does he?


Cinderella and the Beanstalk

Upcoming show

Panto

Theatre503
Theatre503
5 Dec  To 31 Dec 2018
Follow Cinderella on a perilous adventure as the scheming Rumplestiltskin blackmails the would-be princess into retrieving the coveted Golden Eggs from the top of The Beanstalk.


Peter Pan

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Park Theatre
Park Theatre - Park 200
5 Dec 2018  To 5 Jan 2019


Filled with mermaids, pirates and fairies, lost boys and crocodiles, this is the stunning original story of the boy who could fly.


Aladdin 2018

Upcoming show

Panto

Compass Theatre
Compass Theatre
6 Dec 2018  To 5 Jan 2019
DKproDuktions return to Compass Theatre with their 8th winter pantomime - Aladdin in December 2018. Featuring plenty of songs, laughter, animated scenery and magical entertainment for all the family.


Hansel & Gretel

Upcoming show

Panto

Rose Theatre Kingston
Rose Theatre Kingston
6 Dec 2018  To 6 Jan 2019
Life is good in the little town of Freiburg. When young Hansel and Gretel are caught passing food to the poor, they are as surprised as anyone to be rewarded with a trip to the far side of the forest.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Upcoming show

Panto

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Watersmeet
7 Dec  To 31 Dec 2018
A magical adventure to meet a Wicked Queen with a jealous streak and a handsome prince who's searching for the fairest of all damsels in distress. Not forgetting a magic mirror, a tempting juicy red apple and seven friendly dwarfs.


Peter Pan

Upcoming show

Panto

Beck Theatre
Beck Theatre
7 Dec  To 30 Dec 2018
Swapping the cobbles of Coronation Street for Captain Hook, Ryan Thomas stars in this year's high-flying pantomime adventure, Peter Pan.


Snow White

Upcoming show

Panto

London Palladium
London Palladium
8 Dec 2018  To 13 Jan 2019
Features all the sparkle, scale and spectacle London has come to expect from the West End's most lavish festive production in a show packed full of laughter, music, special effects and theatrical magic.


Peter Pan

Upcoming show

Panto

Richmond Theatre
Richmond Theatre
8 Dec 2018  To 13 Jan 2019
Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget, filled with evil pirates, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook!


Aladdin

Upcoming show

Panto

New Wimbledon Theatre
New Wimbledon Theatre - Main House
8 Dec 2018  To 6 Jan 2019
Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure. Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs.


Beauty and the Beast

Upcoming show

Panto

Shaw Theatre
Shaw Theatre
8 Dec  To 30 Dec 2018
Tells the story of Beauty who longs for romance and adventure, a bad-mannered Prince who is transformed into a Beast to teach him a lesson and a good Fairy who makes both their dreams come true.




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