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 63 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


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.


The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Drayton Arms Theatre
Drayton Arms Theatre
11 Dec 2018  To 12 Jan 2019
Follow Sherlock Holmes and his incomparable sidekick Dr. Jane Watson on their journey from the streets of London to the Devonshire Moors as they attempt to solve the mystery of … The Hound of the Baskervilles!


The Christmas Crocodile

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Rose Theatre Kingston
Rose Theatre Kingston
11 Dec  To 15 Dec 2018
Follow Clara and her young family as they navigate their way into peacetime with a big dollop of Christmas magic, a Crocodile that comes to life and most of all, their love for one another.


A Christmas Carol - The Musical

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Brookside Theatre
Brookside Theatre
12 Dec  To 22 Dec 2018
Tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean and lonely man who prefers money to people. But this Christmas Eve will be like no other as he is visited by the ghosts of his ex-partner and of Christmases Past, Present and Future.


Awful Auntie

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Bloomsbury Theatre
Bloomsbury Theatre
12 Dec 2018  To 5 Jan 2019
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.


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!


Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon

Upcoming show

Panto

Ovalhouse
Ovalhouse - Theatre downstairs
12 Dec  To 30 Dec 2018
In a fifties fairytale wonderland, Snow is hard at work in her Aunt Trish's Beauty Salon - curling the 3 Little Pigs' tails, sharpening Big Bad's teeth and setting Prince Charming's quiff. A joyful and irreverent new adaptation of the classic story.


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.


Sleeping Beauty

Upcoming show

Panto

Questors
Questors - The Judi Dench Playhouse
14 Dec  To 31 Dec 2018
A beautiful princess is born to King Norbert and Queen Dotti, in the kingdom of Woollycombe, the land of sheep and spinning wheels. As Princess Aurora's fairy godmothers bless her, the wicked Carabosse appears and casts an evil spell on the princess.


A Lad In Soho

Upcoming show

Panto

Sanctum Hotel
Sanctum Hotel - Cinema Space
14 Dec  To 23 Dec 2018
Join Aladdin, Widow Twanky, Wished Washee, The Evil Lady Abanazer, Princess, Jasmine, and the most outrageous Genie ever to be seen in pantomime history for the most magical carpet ride this Christmas.


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.




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