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.


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.


The Santa Show

Upcoming show

Christmas show

Compass Theatre
Compass Theatre
16 Dec  To 24 Dec 2018
Its Christmas Eve at the North Pole and the elves are making final preparations to Santa's sleigh, when disaster strikes! Santa's computer has crashed and he needs your help to resolve the problem before Christmas gets cancelled.




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