Amazing Christmas Shows and Pantomimes Near Me In 2021

Nothing says Christmas like a British pantomime! Every year you see various celebrities take to the stage to be booed and hissed at, with classic phrases such as “He’s Behind You!” and “Oh No It Isn’t” its a sure sign that the festive season is on its way.

With many Pantomimes and Christmas Shows having to be cancelled last year, many have been postponed to Christmas 2021, with some of them even taking place during different times of the year, such as Easter, so if you are wanting to go and see a pantomime, check out the list below to see where your favourite pantomime is taking place.

Many posts about lists of pantomimes have listed them in counties, but if you’re anything like me I have certain favourites that i’d like to go and see, so i’ve listed them in name order of the pantomime, and i’ve even included a few Christmas Shows for children, and a couple of Christmas Musicals, be sure to keep checking back as I update with extra performances I find, most of the ones listed so far are big name theatres with famous people, but i’d like to showcase as many as I can, so if you have a local performance taking place, drop me a line and i’ll add it to the ever expanding list!

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man who transforms his miserly ways after four ghostly visits one Christmas Eve. Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts, starting with his old business partner, Jacob Marley. The three spirits which follow, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, show Scrooge how his mean behaviour has affected those around him.

DIXON STUDIO, 430 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 9LA

Tue 7 – Sat 11 December 2021

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GRAND OPERA HOUSE, Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR

Tue 16 Nov 2021 – Sat 20 Nov 2021

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Aladdin Panto

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Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure. Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, so book your magic carpet ride to old Peking to the magical pantomime Aladdin!

You can see Aladdin 2021 at the following theatres:

NEW THEATRE, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3LN

Dec 4, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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SCOTTISH EVENT CAMPUS, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

Dec 11, 2021 – Dec 29, 2021

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OPERA HOUSE 2 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3HP

Dec 11, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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THEATRE ROYAL, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR

Dec 17, 2021 – Jan 15, 2022

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Beauty and The Beast Panto

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Dreaming of a happier life, the beautiful Belle finds herself transported to a cursed castle and held captive by a hideous beast. To her surprise, the castle is full of magical characters placed under a spell by an evil enchantress. Can Belle see beyond the monster and fall in love with her captor before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Or will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl who has melted his heart?

You can see Beauty and The Beast 2021 at the following theatres:

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL

Dec 4, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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Cinderella Panto

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Packed with all of the traditional panto ingredients audiences expect, Cinderella features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses.

Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her very ugly sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming.

You can see Cinderella 2021 at the following theatres:

DARLINGTON HIPPODROME, Parkgate, Darlington, DL1 1RR

Dec 10, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021

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KING’S THEATRE, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN

Nov 27, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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RICHMOND THEATRE, Little Green, Richmond, TW9 1QJ

Dec 4, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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THE MAYFLOWER THEATRE, Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE

Dec 10, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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CLIFFS PAVILION, Station Road, Southend-on-Sea SSO 7RA

Dec 13, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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REGENT THEATRE, Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1AP

Dec 10, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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CORN EXCHANGE, Market Pl, Newbury RG14 5BD

Friday 26th Nov 2021 — Sunday 2nd Jan 2022

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Dear Santa

From the author of the well-loved children’s book DEAR ZOO, Rod Campbell. Santa is determined to deliver the Christmas present to our little hero Sarah. But he doesn’t get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve.

All the ingredients of Rod Campbell’s ingeniously simple and charming style are brought to life on stage, plus a whole lot more… with music, laughter and plenty of audience participation.

Plus, the opportunity to meet Santa himself and after the show and receive a gift! A perfect introduction to theatre for those aged 2 to 7 years old, DEAR SANTA is a Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget.

You can see Dear Santa 2021 at the following theatres:

PALACE THEATRE, 430 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 9LA

Dec 18, 2021 – Dec 24, 2021

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BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB

Wed 15 Dec – Fri 24 Dec

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WYCOMBE SWAN, Theatre & Town Hall, St Mary Street, High Wycombe HP11 2XE

Sun 12 – Tue 14 December 2021

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KINGS HALL & WINTER GARDENS, Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HB

06 – 07 December 2021

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Dick Turpin Rides Again Pantomime York

A production packed full of madcap comedy, spectacular song and dance, and a Wagon Wheel or two!

You can see Dick Turpin Rides Again 2021 at the following theatres:

GRAND OPERA HOUSE, Cumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW

Dec 11, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022

For further details and to book CLICK HERE

Dick Whittington Panto

Join our hero Dick Whittington (and his trusty cat Tommy) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness journeying to become the Lord Mayor of London.

Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells on an adventure that sends him from London town to the High Seas headed for Morocco don’t miss the action-packed pantomime full of laughter, music and dance. Can he outwit the evil rodent King Rat, free London from his team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage? Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!

You can see Dick Whittington 2021 at the following theatres:

NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG

Dec 4, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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Elf The Musical

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ELF: The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

You can see Elf The Musical 2021 at the following theatres:

GRAND OPERA HOUSE, Cumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW

Thu 25 Nov – Fri 3 Dec 2021

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PALACE THEATRE, 430 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 9LA

Wed 8 – Sat 11 December 2021

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HULL NEW THEATRE, Kingston Square, Hull HU1 3HF

November 2, 2021 to November 6, 2021

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The Gingerbread Man Play

Run, run as fast as you can,
You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man,
They baked me now I can run,
I can jump and leap and land,
I’m no biscuit, I’m the gingerbread man!

Knuckle and Joint presents a new bake of the traditional tale, with a large cup of spellbinding puppetry, a spoonful of original music and dusted off with plenty of silliness within a very Royal Bakery!

You can see The Gingerbread Man 2021 at the following theatres:

CHURCHILL THEATRE, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA

Sat 11 – Thu 23 December 2021

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Goldilocks and The Three Bears Panto

Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks’ circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner and, with the help of their madcap circus friends, they’re battling to rescue their Big Top from ruin. Will they succeed? All seems lost, until three brilliant bears join the gang…

Roll up, roll up to see panto join the circus, and be swept away by a pantomime spectacular that’s just right!

You can see Goldilocks and The Three Bears 2021 at the following theatres:

GRAND OPERA HOUSE, Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7HR

Nov 27, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022

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BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB

Dec 18, 2021 – Jan 30, 2022

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Here Comes Santa Claus!

When Woody and Milly go to sleep on Christmas Eve, magical things start to happen. Is that an Elf the children can see? Are those reindeer bells they can hear?? Surely it can’t really be Santa delivering presents??! An unforgettable adventure full of magic, mischief and festive fun awaits!

See the wonder of Christmas unfold in this brand new production for 3-8 year olds featuring plenty of audience interaction, classic Christmas songs and of course the enchanting presence of Santa Claus himself live on stage!

You can see Here Comes Santa Claus 2021 at the following theatres:

NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG

Wed 15 Dec – Fri 24 Dec 2021

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Jack and The Beanstalk Pantomime

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Follow Jack and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to cloudland in this spectacular family pantomime. Doomed to sell his trusty cow, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess, outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams, and the hand of the girl he loves.

You can see Jack and The Beanstalk 2021 at the following theatres:

THE ORCHARD THEATRE, Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1ED

Dec 11, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, 500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 3NZ

Dec 11, 2021 – Jan 8, 2022

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TIVOLI THEATRE, 34-48 Guild St, Aberdeen AB11 6NB

03 Dec–22 Dec 2021

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THEATRE ROYAL WINDSOR, 32 Thames St, Windsor SL4 1PS

26 November 2021 to 9 January 2022

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The Nutcracker Ballet

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Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box; Tchaikovsky’s score to transport you to a land of dreams; and a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale.

We follow Clara on a journey through the worlds of her imagination, as she drifts off to sleep on Christmas Eve. She meets the dashing Nutcracker Prince, takes on the larger-than-life Rat King, and is whisked into the luscious land of sweets by the Sugar Plum Fairy!

You can see The Nutcracker Ballet 2021 at the following theatres:

FESTIVAL THEATRE, 13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9FT

WED 01 DEC TO FRI 31 DEC 2021

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Pantoland at The Palladium

Celebrating the very best of pantomime, with comedy in abundance and big show-stopping numbers, this star-filled extravaganza will be the ultimate feel-good show.

THE LONDON PALLADIUM, Argyll Street, London W1F 7TF

Dec 4, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022

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Peter Pan Panto

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Take a fairytale flight to Neverland at Christmas in the swashbuckling family adventure as the Jolly Roger navigates the perilous high seas and throws anchor for another unmissable festive season in High Wycombe.

Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget, packed full of evil pirates, Lost Boys, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in Neverland, Captain Hook.

With star casting, jaw-dropping flying and special effects, barrel-loads of laughter, a ship-full of magic and fairy dust and plenty of festive fun for all the family, Hook your tickets today!

You can see Peter Pan 2021 at the following theatres:

WYCOMBE SWAN, Theatre & Town Hall, St Mary Street, High Wycombe HP11 2XE

Dec 10, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

For further details and to book CLICK HERE

Robin Hood Pantomime

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Join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. It’s a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure, and plenty of glitz and glamour.

You can see Robin Hood 2021 at the following theatres:

THEATRE ROYAL, Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND

Dec 11, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022

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Sleeping Beauty Panto

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Once upon a time in a land far away, the beautiful Princess Aurora is given a twenty-first birthday present by her evil aunt Carabosse. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years.

Can true love survive and break the spell? With magic, music, comedy and special effects, Sleeping Beauty is the pantomime of your dreams. Don’t get caught snoozing, book your tickets now!

You can see Sleeping Beauty 2021 at the following theatres:

ALHAMBRA THEATRE, Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AJ

Dec 11, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022

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CHURCHILL THEATRE, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA

Dec 4, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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LYCEUM THEATRE, Heath Street, Crewe CW1 2DA

Dec 10, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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KING’S THEATRE, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LQ

Nov 27, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022

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Sleeping Beauty And The Beast

Ever wondered where Pantomime villains go at the end of the story? They go to Goodie-versity: the institute for reformed baddies, where Headmasters Beast and Belle teach them to be good. This Christmas Eve, the baddie class of 2021 are just one day away from their Gooduation when, DISASTER STRIKES…

Someone has sent Beast to sleep and he won’t wake up! And without Beast, there can be no Gooduation day. Someone call dreamland expert Detective Sleeping Beauty!

Multi-award-winning fast-paced comedy trio Sleeping Trees create double servings of joyful cheer this year with their brand new, rambunctious live performance at BAC. Hotly anticipated panto-mystery Sleeping Beauty and the Beast will be full of original songs, live music, festive fun and interaction for all ages, with a full class of familiar fairytale characters. All tickets Pay What You Can.

BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN

26th November – 30th December 2021

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The Snowman Shows

One winter’s night, a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins…

Raymond Briggs’ favourite classic picturebook is a true piece of Christmas magic – narrated entirely through pictures, it captures the wonder and innocence of childhood and is now loved throughout the world.

You can see the Snowman Tour at various venues with a stunning orchestra to accompany the show.

“The Snowman” with the Hitchin Band St Mary’s Church, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

4 December, 2021

“The Snowman” with the Romsey Sinfonietta Thornden Hall, Eastleigh, Hants

12 December, 2021

“The Snowman” with the Mozart Symphony Orchestra Cadogan Hall, London

21 December, 2021

The Snowman Tour

Date : 1 December, 2021 – 23 December, 2021
Event Location : United Kingdom

Something magical happens each Christmas…

Get tickets to the Carrot Production’s “The Snowman Tour”.

Watch the classic animated film of The Snowman, accompanied by a live orchestra.

The tour is taking place in December at a number of locations, including Buxton, Salisbury, Winchester, Derby, Cardiff, York, Manchester, Chester, Durham, Liverpool and Coventry. To book, visit the Carrot Production’s website here.

Snow White Panto

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Mirror, Mirror on The Wall, will this panto will be the fairest of them all!

You can see Snow White 2021 at the following theatres:

BRISTOL HIPPODROME, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ

Dec 4, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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HULL NEW THEATRE, Kingston Square, Hull HU1 3HF

Dec 11, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

For further details and to book CLICK HERE

THEATRE ROYAL, Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6BR

Nov 23, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022

For further details and to book CLICK HERE

GRAND THEATRE, Singleton Street, Swansea SA1 3QJ

Dec 10, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

For further details and to book CLICK HERE

NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ

Dec 3, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

For further details and to book CLICK HERE

White Christmas The Musical

The perfect family musical.

Make it a magical family Christmas in 2021 as the spectacular, brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas lights up theatres, direct from the West End.

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

You can see White Christmas The Musical 2021 at the following theatres:

THEATRE ROYAL, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR

07 Dec–11 Dec 2021

For further details and to book CLICK HERE

BRISTOL HIPPODROME, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ

Mon 1 Nov – Sat 6 Nov 2021

For further details and to book CLICK HERE

VICTORIA THEATRE, The Peacocks Centre, Woking GU21 6GQ

Thu 28 Oct – Sat 30 Oct 2021

For further details and to book CLICK HERE

Looking for other Christmas events, check out Polar Express Train Rides and Santa Trains, considering a Real Christmas Tree this year, there are plenty of Christmas Tree Farms To choose from.

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