Pantos and Christmas shows at London theatres for 2018
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 71 pantos and Christmas shows listed.
Our fun and festive show, Christmas Tales, is back for another year! With a sprinkle of magical snowflakes, Tales from the Shed has been supersized to bring this colourful, energetic and vibrant show to our biggest and brightest stage.
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.
Filled with mermaids, pirates and fairies, lost boys and crocodiles, this is the stunning original story of the boy who could fly.
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.
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.
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.
Swapping the cobbles of Coronation Street for Captain Hook, Ryan Thomas stars in this year's high-flying pantomime adventure, Peter Pan.
In the freezing mountains of the far, far north, an adventure is about to begin … along with quite a lot of silliness. Join our heroine Gerda as she battles to save her sweetheart from the wicked clutches of the evil Snow Queen.
This Christmas, Alexandra Palace Ice Rink Amateur Productions presents a magical retelling of Aladdin on Ice. The cast of talented skaters from adults to tiny tots will perform a unique adaptation of the story on the ice.
Fly on a magic carpet this Christmas to the enchanting world of Peking where an adventure will unfold. Meet our brave Aladdin, our rebellious princess, our larger than life Widow Twankey and be part of Wishee-Washee's gang, will these friends foil the Evil Abanazar's plan?
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.
Following sell-out seasons in 2012, 2013 and 2016, Simon Callow returns in this much-lauded production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, playing for a limited season from 8 December.
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!
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.
Join a rambunctious group of farm animals on Christmas Eve as they celebrate the holiday season. The only problem is Humbug the Sheep won't join in. He thinks it's a waste of time to have friends and play their silly games. But Humbug isn't happy.
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