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 26 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


Mama G's Story Time Roadshow

Upcoming

Panto

The Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Combining panto, drag and the art of storytelling this all-singing, partial-dancing extravaganza is filled with stories about being who you are and loving who you want.


White Christmas

Upcoming

Christmas show

Dominion Theatre
A timeless romantic comedy to warm hearts of all ages, White Christmas features the classic songs Blue Skies, Sisters and the most famous festive song of all… White Christmas.


Cinderella

Upcoming

Panto

Lyric Hammersmith
Those ugly step-sisters will have Cinders cleaning all year in preparation, so come along and help her scrub up for a well-deserved date with Prince Charming.


Pinocchio - No Strings Attached!

Upcoming

Panto

Above The Stag Theatre
The story of a lonely woodcutter who lovingly carves a boy out of wood is gobsmackingly reimagined as a dazzling adult pantomime.


Sh!t-Faced Showtime: A Pissedmas Carol

Upcoming

Christmas show

Leicester Square Theatre
The professional pissheads at Shit-faced Showtime are back in the West End and this time its festive! This Christmas the professional pissheads bring you Dicken's classic tale of Scrooge and his favourite spirits ... geddit?


The Snowman

Upcoming

Christmas show

The Peacock Theatre
The enchanting festive favourite, The Snowman, returns for a magical 22nd year.


Sleeping Beauty

Upcoming

Panto

Greenwich Theatre


Andrew Pollard returns to the tale of the princess put to sleep by a wicked curse - the first pantomime that he performed in at Greenwich Theatre, back in 2006 - but with more than a few added twists.


Dick Whittington

Upcoming

Panto

Theatre Royal (Stratford East)
Join Dick Whittington and his cat on their awesome adventure to find fame and fortune in London.


Dick Whittington and His Cat

Upcoming

Panto

Hackney Empire
In Jamaica, young Dick Whittington is boarding a boat; chasing the dream of a new life in the gold-paved streets of glorious London.


A Christmas Carol

Upcoming

Christmas show

The Old Vic
The Old Vic's A Christmas Carol fills the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment. A unique staging immerses the audience in this uplifting story.


Jack & the Beanstalk

Upcoming

Panto

The Broadway
Follow the story of the heroic Jack, going up the beanstalk to outsmart the giant and help a little girl in need of his rescue!


Robin Hood

Upcoming

Panto

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Deep in the heart of his foreboding Castle, the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham is taxing the poor to pile up his gold, whilst imprisoning brave Maid Marian and her hilarious Nurse Nellie ...


The Nativity Panto

Upcoming

Panto

King's Head Theatre
Join Mary, Joseph, an ever-so-angelic Gabriel and a dastardly Herod on the road to Bethlehem for a heavenly cocktail of spiritually sublime musical numbers, immaculately conceived puns and - as always - the entirely unexpected!


Cinderella - The Rockin' Panto

Upcoming

Panto

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It's not easy being the Mayor, Baron Hardup, with Prince Charming due in town for a Royal visit and a staff of only two - his beautiful, feisty daughter Cinderella and the loyal and loveable Buttons.


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Upcoming

Christmas show

Jacksons Lane
Follow the naughty Goldilocks into the woods as she seeks the bowl of porridge that isn't too hot, and isn't too cold, but is "just right." Little does she know that Mummy Bear, Daddy Bear and Baby Bear were really looking forward to breakfast ...




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