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 63 pantos and Christmas shows listed.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!'
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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