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 41 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


The Owl & The Pussycat

Upcoming show

Christmas show

The Churchill Theatre
The Churchill Theatre - Studio
8 Dec  To 21 Dec 2018
Owl and Pussycat have had an adventurous life. This festive season join the two old friends by the fireside, as they reminisce over memories of their travels.


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.


Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure

Upcoming show

Christmas show

New Wimbledon Theatre
The adventure takes place at Santa's HQ in the North Pole, The Reindeer Sat Nav is programmed and the toys are piled high on the sleigh, then ... chaos strikes!


Rapunzel

Upcoming show

Panto

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Hoxton Hall
13 Dec  To 30 Dec 2018
Hold on to your hair and prepare for the magical re-telling of the classic fairytale, Rapunzel. Packed with songs, comedy and lots of audience participation, this is sure to be filled with festive delight, 'Oh yes it is!'


Robin Hood - The Pantomime

Upcoming show

Panto

Putney Arts Theatre
Putney Arts Theatre
13 Dec  To 22 Dec 2018
Our Fairy Godmother has had another makeover and is ready once again to use her magic to put the world to rights. This year she's in Nottingham where an evil sheriff is supporting the rich, taxing the poor and threatening to build a wall.


Robin Hood

Upcoming show

Panto

Paul Robeson Theatre
Paul Robeson Theatre
14 Dec  To 30 Dec 2018
Robin Hood, the prince of thieves is on a mission with his merry band of men to get robbin' the rich to feed the poor. Along the way he meets fair Maid Marion and they must undertake a quest to save the poor people of Hounslow from the evil Prince.


Can't Wait for Christmas!

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Orange Tree Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre
14 Dec 2018  To 5 Jan 2019
Jessie's dad has brought her a lovely little present. It's all wrapped up, and tied with a beautiful bow. She can't wait to open it, but she isn't allowed to until Christmas day.


Beauty & the Beast

Upcoming show

Panto

Harrow Arts Centre
Harrow Arts Centre
15 Dec  To 27 Dec 2018
Following the sell-out success of The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, and their recent pantomime adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, Harrow Arts Centre welcome back Immersion Theatre for a second Christmas with their most spectacular pantomime yet!


Aladdin

Upcoming show

Panto

Kenneth More Theatre
Kenneth More Theatre - Auditorium
15 Dec 2018  To 19 Jan 2019
A long time ago in the far off city of Ilford (just North of Peking), lived a boy called Aladdin. Aladdin dreams of marrying a beautiful Princess, but unfortunately the law decrees that the Princess may only marry a Prince.


Sparky the Elf and the Secret Toy Shop

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)
Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)
15 Dec  To 30 Dec 2018
Outposted in a secret location in the heart of Romford, 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.


Ready Steady Colour's Christmas Feast

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Unicorn Theatre
Unicorn Theatre - Foyle Studio
15 Dec  To 27 Dec 2018
Take a seat in our make-believe Christmas restaurant, choose your 'food' and colour it in. And while you're decorating your plate, the restaurant's waiting-staff will entertain you with comedy, music and storytelling.




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