Pantos and Christmas shows at London theatres for 2019


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British audiences love their festive pantos - and there are plenty of them coming this year to London theatres.


Pantos usually find their way into theatre schedules during the festive period from about the beginning of December to the end of January each year.


Pantos are mostly aimed at family audiences - BUT take care because some are meant for ADULTS ONLY and may contain strong language or themes that might not be suitable for your kids - check listings for age recommendations.


Apart from pantos, we also list traditional and special Christmas shows that play during the festive season.


We have 101 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


The Santa Crisis

Upcoming

Christmas show

The Bread & Roses Theatre
Mayhem and madness ensues as Santa Claus dives into an Identity Crisis - can La Befana, Sinterklaas and the Flog Father bring Santa back to his senses? Will the Elves ever stop striking?


Clementine's Christmas Cracker

Upcoming

Christmas show

Rosemary Branch Theatre
Having wowed audiences in the West End all year, puppetry icon Clementine returns home to the Rosie this December.


There Will Be Christmas Cake

Upcoming

Christmas show

Omnibus Theatre
Bring your funniest Christmas stories and traditions and then watch as the cast turn them into hilarious characters and sketches - then there's cake!


Treasure Island

Upcoming

Christmas show

Putney Arts Theatre
When a stranger arrives at the Admiral Benbow Inn with a dark past and murmurings of treasure, Jim, the innkeeper's granddaughter, decides to leave her comfortable home in search of adventure at sea.


We Open Our Mouth - and Listen

Upcoming

Christmas show

Gate Theatre


Together, we can change the world. In this part gig, part theatre performance, Danish writer and performer Anika Barkan explores with gentle humour and optimism what it takes to re-connect with each other and the world around us.


The Little Prince

Upcoming

Christmas show

The PlaceVideo available for this show
Charmingly narrated by a pilot stranded in the desert, you'll find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and beloved rose and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups!


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.


Pride and Prejudice: The Gay Panto

Upcoming

Panto

White Bear Theatre
Features much of Austen's text, lovingly adapted for the stage by Kevin Quinn through the prism of panto and smut while leaving the glory (hole) of the original very much in place.


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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