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 46 pantos and Christmas shows listed.


Peter Pan

Upcoming

Panto

Troubadour White City TheatreVideo available for this show
When Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him re-attach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland - where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.


A La Dine

Upcoming

Panto

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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.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Upcoming

Christmas show

The Bridge Theatre
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

Upcoming

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

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.


The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Upcoming

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

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.


Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

Upcoming

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.


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.


The Pixie And The Pudding

Upcoming

Christmas show

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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 …


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.




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