Pantos and Christmas shows at London theatres for 2019


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British audiences love their festive pantos - and there are plenty coming this year to London theatres and some have already started.


Pantos usually find their way into theatre schedules during the festive period from about the end of November to the beginning of February each year (though dates will vary depending on the venue).


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.


The most popular pantos include:


Aladdin

Babes in the Wood

Beauty and the Beast

Bluebeard

Cinderella

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Hansel and Gretel

Jack and the Beanstalk

Little Red Riding Hood

Mother Goose

Peter Pan

Puss in Boots

Robin Hood

Robinson Crusoe

Sinbad

Sleeping Beauty

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

St. George and the Dragon

The Little Mermaid

The Wizard of Oz

Thumbelina


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


We have 103 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


Aladdin & The Feast Of Wonders

Playing now

Panto

The Vaults
Following the sell out success of Beauty and The Feast, this year the imagination of Darling & Edge has whipped up another thrilling theatrical adult pantomime, inspired by Aladdin and the Genie.


La Clique

Playing now

Christmas show

Spiegeltent
Alternative Christmas show featuring the crème de la crème of the worlds of circus, comedy, cabaret, subversive performance and contemporary Vaudeville - promising a night of laughs, gasps, naughtiness and the best in cheeky adult cabaret.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Playing now

Christmas show

The Bridge TheatreVideo available for this show
Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain.


Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

Playing now

Christmas show

Unicorn Theatre
Mr and Mrs Otis and their boisterous children arrive from America to move into Canterville Chase - a rather old, rather creepy Gothic mansion. Of course, like all the best old mansions, the Chase comes with its own ghost.


White Christmas

Playing now

Christmas show

Dominion TheatreVideo available for this show
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.


The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Playing now

Christmas show

Unicorn Theatre
One day Mouse is gobbled up by a wolf. 'Oh woe' says Mouse, who fears this must be the end. But then we discover Duck, who was, until Mouse arrived, taking a nap.


Cinderella

Playing now

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!

Playing now

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.


Escape From Planet Trash

Playing now

Christmas show

Pleasance - Islington
It's 2050 and in a galaxy not too far from our own, Planet Trash is the most dangerous place in the solar system - the dumping ground for the universe.


Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

Playing now

Christmas show

Lyric Hammersmith
Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve.


A Pissedmas Carol

Playing now

Christmas show

Leicester Square Theatre
Featuring a cast of professional West End performers with a single drunken cast member thrown into the mix each night, you can expect bum notes, botched dances and madness a-plenty.


The Snowman

Playing now

Christmas show

The Peacock TheatreVideo available for this show
The enchanting festive favourite, The Snowman, returns for a magical 22nd year.


Cinderella

Playing now

Panto

The Vaults
The Great British pantomime, staged in a traditional English pub! This unique twist on the Cinderella story sees all the characters you know, love and hate colliding in a local boozer ...


Sleeping Beauty

Playing now

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.


The Pixie And The Pudding

Playing now

Christmas show

Little Angel Theatre
It's Christmas Eve on the farm, and the chickens, pigs and cows are fast asleep. Inside the farmhouse, the fire is roaring and a delicious, steaming pudding is left out on the windowsill …




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