Pantos and Christmas shows at London theatres for 2019


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Pantomime, 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 pantos, but find their way into the schedules during the festive season.


We have 55 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Upcoming

Christmas show

Alexandra Palace
The members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are back on stage, battling technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes as they attempt to present J.M Barrie's much-loved tale. But will they ever make it to Neverland?


Billionaire Boy

Upcoming

Christmas show

Bloomsbury Theatre
Joe Spud is 12 years old and the richest boy in the country. He has a sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000-a-week pocket money. But what Joe doesn't have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp.


Aladdin

Upcoming

Panto

Harrow Arts Centre
With heaps of audience participation, dazzling costumes, spectacular sets, and magical special effects, this year's offering promises to be a GENIE-us pantomime adventure guaranteed to make your family's festive wishes come true.


Can't Wait For Christmas!

Upcoming

Christmas show

Orange Tree Theatre
Jessie's dad has got 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. Festive fun for everyone aged 3-10 and their families!


The Santa Show

Upcoming

Christmas show

Compass Theatre
A new show for 2019 ... It's Christmas Eve at the North Pole and Santa's elves (Boomer and Twinkle!) are making their final preparations when disaster strikes!


Sleeping Beauty

Upcoming

Panto

The Exchange
Join Prince Florin, Nurse Nanny Nelly and Jingles the Jester as they attempt to save Princess Beauty from Malifica's curse, in Starcatcher Production's Sleeping Beauty; The Pantomime of your dreams.


Circus 1903

Upcoming

Christmas show

Southbank CentreVideo available for this show
Experience all the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus when CIRCUS 1903 returns to the Southbank Centre this Christmas with new acts for 2019 including the Brazilian Wheel of Death.


Beauty & The Beast

Upcoming

Panto

The Broadway Theatre
Tells the story of Belle 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.


A Christmas Carol

Upcoming

Christmas show

Middle Temple Hall
Following four sell-out Christmas seasons, Antic Disposition's much-loved musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens festive classic A Christmas Carol returns to the spectacular Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall in London.


Superheroes & The Magic Lamp

Upcoming

Panto

Millfield Theatre
Are you ready to embark on the most magical journey yet? Join Aladdin and his brave superhero team in defeating the evil Jafar as he plots to gather all of the villains of the ancient tombs to destroy all happiness!




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