Pantos and Christmas shows at London theatres 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 71 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


Christmas Tales

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Chickenshed Theatre
Chickenshed Theatre
5 Dec  To 30 Dec 2018
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.


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.


The Snow Queen

Upcoming show

Christmas show

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South London Theatre
7 Dec  To 15 Dec 2018
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.


Aladdin on Ice

Upcoming show

Panto

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Alexandra Palace
7 Dec  To 10 Dec 2018
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.


Aladdin

Upcoming show

Panto

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The Broadway Theatre - Main Theatre
7 Dec  To 30 Dec 2018
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?


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.


Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Arts Theatre
Arts Theatre - Main House
8 Dec 2018  To 12 Jan 2019
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.


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.


Baa Humbug

Upcoming show

Christmas show

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Blue Elephant Theatre
8 Dec  To 15 Dec 2018
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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