Ultimate Christmas Panto Guide 2019!

Ultimate Christmas Panto Guide 2018

We are getting closer to Christmas , so we thought we would collate a list of the Christmas Pantomimes near you in our Christmas Panto Guide 2019.

For us a Christmas panto is just as much a part of Christmas as the Turkey and the mince pies. It’s good old fashioned family fun and a great gift for those relatives that you’re not sure what to buy too. Boo, hiss, cheer and have some fabulous festive fun!

Just click on your city and find out what Christmas Panto’s are on!

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London Christmas Pantos 2019

Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium

Saturday 7th December 2019 – Sunday 12th January 2020

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…

This festive extravaganza is packed with riotous comedy routines, extraordinary special effects, hair-raising stunts, international circus acts and an all-star cast including Paul O’Grady who rejoins Palladium favourites Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmotalongside Matt Baker (The One Show).

Buy Tickets for Goldilocks and the Three Bears at London Palladium here!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Richmond Theatre

Saturday 7th December 2019 – Sunday 5th January 2020

Comedian, writer and presenter Jo Brand leads the cast as The Wicked Queen. Adding to the comedy will be Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jon Clegg returning as Muddles following his celebrated appearance as Mr Smee last year and brilliant dame Jason Sutton. Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients Richmond audiences have come to expect, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery.

There’ll be a magical mirror, seven friendly dwarfs, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation as the beautiful Snow White tries to outwit the Wicked Queen and let love prevail in this glittering festive treat for all ages.

Buy tickets for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Richmond Theatre here!

Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre

Saturday 7th December 2019 – Sunday 5th January 2020

You shall go to the ball next Christmas with the spectacular family pantomime Cinderella!

Join Cinderella as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her wicked sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming.

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

Buy Tickets for Cinderella at new Wimbledon Theatre here!

Dick Whittington and his Cat at Hackney Empire

Saturday 23 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020

They’re back, oh yes they are!  Hackney Empire is delighted to announce Grande Dame Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe will make his 13th pantomime appearance this Christmas starring as Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington and His Cat  joined by Tarinn Callender as Dick Whittington Who made his West End debut with the original London cast of Hamilton playing Hercules Mulligan and James Madison. Annette McLaughlin as Queen Rat, who has performed in numerous West End productions and international tours.  Hackney favourite Kat B who will star as Uncle Vincent the Cat and Tony Whittle as Alderman Fitzwarren. Christina Tedders as Alice Fitzwarren and Sue Kelvin  as Fairy Bowbells who recently appeared in Caroline, Or Change.

In Jamaica, young Dick Whittington is boarding a boat; chasing the dream of a new life in the gold-paved streets of glorious London. Little does he know, magic awaits him and his enchanted feline friend far across the ocean… he’ll embark on the adventure of a lifetime: fighting rodent royalty, meeting an eccentric fairy and winning the heart of his true love – all whilst trying to find fame and fortune.

You can buy tickets to see Dick Whittington and his Cat at Hackney Empire here.

Milton Keynes Christmas Pantos 2019

Aladdin at Milton Keynes Theatre

Saturday 7th December 2019 – 12th January 2020

Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure they’ll never forget, with flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and plenty of festive magic.

Jump aboard a high flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking and make tickets for this year’s spectacular Milton Keynes pantomime one of your three wishes!

Starring comedy legend Joe Pasquale as Wishee Washee and West End and television leading man Lee Mead as Aladdin, this spectacular adventure features a beautiful love story, a wish-granting genie, a lamp packed full of spectacular family entertainment and a fabulous cast and orchestra.

Book to see Aladdin at Milton Keynes Theatre here.

Bristol Christmas Pantos 2019

Dick Whittington at Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

Saturday 7th December 2019 – Sunday 5th January 2020

Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells, can he outwit the evil King Rat, free London from a team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage? Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!Join our hero Dick Whittington (soap legend, actor and music theatre star Shane Richie) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness and becomes the Lord Mayor of London.

With more star casting to be announced, you won’t want to miss this action-packed pantomime full of laughter, music and spectacular special effects, featuring dazzling sets and costumes from The London Palladium production.

The clock is ticking…book your tickets for Dick Whittington at the Bristol Hippodrome today!

Liverpool Christmas Pantos 2019

Peter Pan at Liverpool Empire

Saturday 7th December 2019 to Sunday 29th December 2019

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.Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland this Christmas in the swashbuckling family adventure as the Jolly Roger navigates the perilous high seas (and that’s just the low tide of the Mersey) and throws anchor for another unmissable festive season at the Empire.With 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 buy tickets for Peter Pan at Liverpool Empire here!

Cinderella at Epstein Theatre

Friday 6 December 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020

The greatest rags to riches panto of them all, Cinderella tells the story of a beautiful girl who is reduced to a life of servitude by her two ugly step-sisters. That is all set to change when an invitation to a grand ball at the palace arrives.With a bit of magic and some help from her friend Buttons, Cinderella is transformed in to the belle of the ball. But what will happen at the stroke of midnight?Emmerdale’s Sammy Winward leads the cast in the title role of Cinderella whilst award-winning actor and comedian, Benidorm’s Crissy Rock; and Brookside’s Sarah White double up as the Ugly Sisters.

Epstein Theatre, 85 Hanover Street, L1 3DZ.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Saturday 7th December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020

Join us this Christmas time for one of the most magical pantomimes of them all – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Starring Claire Sweeney as The Wicked Queen along with Luke Walsh as The Prince, Sean Jones as Muddles and Philip Meeks as Nurse.

Floral Pavillion Theatre, New Brighton, CH45 2LH.

Sleeping Beauty at The Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

Saturday 23 November to Saturday 18 January 2020

It’s shocking! It’s rocking! It’s incredibly cool!
For this baby shower bring a cagoule!

Slip on your spandex, shake ya booty,
And help change the fate of Sleeping Beauty!

Everyman Theatre, Hope Street, L1 9BH.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at M&S Bank Arena

13th December 2019 – 24th December 24 2019.

Book Now for this year’s magical panto at The Auditorium at M&S Bank Arena Liverpool!

Radio City’s Leanne Campbell returns to play The Wicked Queen, and comedy star Bippo is also back by popular demand as Muddles. 

With more casting to be announced this sure to be the most magical panto of them all.

M&S Bank Arena, Kings Dock, L3 4FP

Southport Christmas Pantos 2019

Jack and the Beanstalk at Southport Theatre

Friday, 13 December 2019 – Sunday, 29 December 2019

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, it’s Christmas panto time at Southport Theatre, oh yes it is! Brought to you by Imagine Theatre, enjoy all the fun of the fair this festive season with the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Featuring an all-star cast, get ready to cheer, boo, hiss, sing and dance your way into Christmas with us.

For more information or to book tickets:

Manchester Christmas Pantos 2019

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Opera House Manchester

Friday 6 December 2019 – Sunday 29 December 2019

Our 2019 pantomime will be the enchanting fairy-tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, starring the judge we all love to hate, Craig Revel Horwood as the ultimate Wicked Queen.

Joining him will be Panto legend and Coronation Street star Eric Potts as Dame Nora Crumble, Ben Nickless as Muddles (fresh from his show-stealing performance in last year’s Cinderella) and musical theatre performer Zoë George, who plays the title role of Snow White. 

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients Opera House audiences have come to expect, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of jaw-dropping dance, side-splitting comedy, sensational special effects and plenty of festive magic from producers Qdos Entertainment.

Fresh from the ballroom, Craig Revel Horwood will dazzle in an array of stunning dance routines and show Manchester his real mettle as he tries to outwit the fair Snow White and prove to the world that he is the fairest of them all.

Buy tickets to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Opera House Manchester here.

Stoke on Trent Christmas Pantos 2019

Sleeping Beauty at Regent Theatre

Friday 13th December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020

Brought to you by the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Qdos Entertainment, and led by Stoke-on-Trent panto royalty, Jonathan Wilkes and Christian Patterson, this year’s Christmas spectacular delivers all the traditional family-friendly panto fun the Regent Theatre is renowned for.

Along with a brand new script, Sleeping Beauty features fabulous sets, sparkling costumes, spectacular special effects and enough laughter to wake up even the sleepiest of princesses!

Don’t be caught napping! Book your tickets for Sleeping Beauty today here.

Birmingham Christmas Pantos 2019

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Birmingham Hippodrome

Saturday 21 December 2019 – Sunday 2 February 2020

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, don’t miss the fairest panto of them all!

Following last year’s high-flying adventure Peter Pan, we can’t wait for this year’s unmissable pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome for Christmas 2019!

Packed with comedy and festive fun, Birmingham Hippodrome’s magical pantomime brings together a galaxy of stars for Britain’s biggest regional panto. With Birds of a Feather’s Lesley Joseph as The Wicked Queen, Birmingham panto favourite Matt Slack as Muddles, X Factor winner Joe McElderry as The Spirit of The Mirror, Coronation Street’s Faye Brookes as Snow White, joined by Britain’s Got Talentfinalists Flawless, Midlands YouTube phenomenon Doreen Tipton and the return of panto dame Andrew Ryan, there really is no end to the talent in this year’s panto spectacular.

Snow White is brought to life with beautiful costumes and stunning set designs, which transfer to Birmingham from Qdos Entertainment’s sold-out production at The London Palladium.

Book early or you won’t be able to look yourself in the mirror!

You can buy tickets to see  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Birmingham Hippodrome here.

Dick Whittington at Grand Theatre Wolverhampton

7th December 2019 – 12th January 2020

This panto season join our hero Dick Whittington on the ultimate rags to riches adventure as we help our hero outwit Queen Rat and take his rightful place as Lord Mayor of London.

Ryan Thomas (Coronation Street, Neighbours) stars as Dick Whittington, alongside comedy legends Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi!, Oh, Doctor Beeching! and You Rang, M’Lord?) in this year’s dazzling family panto filled with side-splitting comedy.

DICK WHITTINGTON also sees the return of the Grand’s much-loved Dame, Ian Adams for a fourth consecutive year and welcomes comedian and celebrity impressionist Aaron Jamesfor his Wolverhampton panto debut.

The Grand’s sensational Christmas show features all the ingredients which make pantomime so magical – beautiful costumes, stunning sets, breath-taking special effects, live music and a lot of audience participation!

Book tickets for Dick Whittington at Grand Theatre Wolverhampton here.

Peter Pan at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

30th November 2019 – 19th January 2020

A thrilling re-imagining.

Wendy and her little brothers are feeling lost. Separated from their mother, they’ve been sent to live in a flat high up above the city. Then one night, a remarkable flying boy arrives offering her an escape.

The boy’s name is Peter Pan and he invites Wendy and her brothers to fly away with him to a magical world beyond their urban reality. A world of mischievous Lost Children and boundless dreams called Neverland.

But there’s danger lurking  – it’s also a place of malicious mermaids, feisty fairies and the devious Captain Hook, who is plotting on Skull Island with a band of fearsome pirates. Can Wendy defeat them to save her new-found friends?

Following last year’s acclaimed retelling of The Wizard Of Oz, director Liam Steel brings the classic Peter Pan story into the twenty-first century. This new Birmingham-set version will make you fall in love with the family favourite all over again.

Recommended for ages 7+

Buy tickets for Peter Pan at Birmingham Repertory Theatre here.

Robin Hood at The Core Theatre, Solihull

13th December 2019 – 5th January 2020.

From the team behind last year’s Sleeping Beauty comes a brand new pantomime adventure that targets your funny bone!

This year, travel with us deep into the heart of magical Sherwood Forest, where the men wear the tights and the women wear the trousers.

King Richard is away negotiating a trade deal with Europe, he may be some time, so the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham is hatching a plan to dispose of his niece and nephew to inherit a fortune and steal the crown for himself. It’s all down to Robin, Marion and the gang to stop him in his tracks.

This show is jam packed with daring duels, stunning sets, outrageous costumes and a very merry man in a dress that will set your heart a quiver.

Buy tickets for Robin Hood at the Core Theatre here.

Leeds Christmas Pantos 2019

Sleeping Beauty at Carriageworks Theatre

Friday 22 November 2019 – Saturday 4 January 2020 

Set in a magical castle deep in the forest a beautiful sleeping Princess cursed by a wicked fairy awaits her rescue from a handsome prince. But she is not alone, the good fairies, yes, we’ve got lots of them, will see that her rescuer will break the spell. True to panto form there’ll be brilliant goodies and baddies, singing, dancing, a wedding and, if you wish hard enough, a happy ever after!

Spun together with sumptuous sets, gorgeous fairy tale costumes, big song and dance numbers, a little bit of magic and bags of audience participation, Sleeping Beauty is a spectacular pantomime for all the family. ​

You can buy tickets to see Sleeping Beauty at the Carriageworks Theatre here.

Red Riding Hood at City Varieties Music Hall

Friday 29 November 2019 – Sunday 12 January 2020

This year’s highly-anticipated ROCK’N’ROLL PANTO is a brand new production for us – from the enchanted pen of Peter Rowe, we proudly present RED RIDING HOOD! 

You’ll be wowed by this breath-taking production which mixes traditional elements of audience participation and corny gags with a jukebox full of classic rock anthems and chart-toppers, all performed live on stage by our ultra-talented cast of actor-musicians. Be sure to keep your wits about you though, or you may just get rocked by the legendary Boulder Battle !

Our Rock’n’Roll Pantos contain loud live music, smoke effects, flashing lights and “a barrage of boulders” plus loud bangs from the “explosive” action on-stage… 


You can buy tickets to see Red Riding Hood at City Varieties here.

York Christmas Pantos 2019

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Grand Opera House York

Thursday 12 December 2019 – Saturday 4 January 2020

A Magic mirror iPad, an ugly truth told to an evil step mother, a poisoned red apple and a beautiful enchanted Princess all come together with seven little men to tell the fabulously exciting story of Snow White…. and that’s just the first half!

Will Snow White escape the Queen’s evil magic? Will the wicked Queen get hooked up with the handsome Prince? Will Muddles ever get his magic tricks to work? Will the Seven Dwarfs ever get back home without singing that silly song? To get answers to all these questions, come along to see this exciting family pantomime, full of magic, mayhem and mirth, with terrific sets, outrageous costumes and wondrous special effects.

Starring Mark Little, best baddie in Yorkshire, ‘Allo ‘Allo legend Vicki Michelle and man of comedy and magic Martin Daniels, this year’s pantomime is one not to be missed.

You can buy tickets to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Grand Opera House here.

Sunderland Christmas Pantos 2019

Cinderella at Sunderland Empire

Friday 13 December 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020

We are delighted to announce that I’m a Celebrity and Gogglebox star, Scarlett Moffat will be setting up camp in Sunderland this festive season. The much-loved local lass will be stepping into the magical role of Fairy Godmother in the enchanting tale of Cinderella!

Joining Scarlett Moffatt will be the undisputed Queen of North East comedy Miss Rory (aka Dan Cunningham) as the feisty Rorina Hardup (we’ll make sure she minds her Ps and Qs), alongside Duncan Burt as her equally ugly sister Ruby! Also, starring are Nick Jnr’sGemma Naylor (Go! Go! Go!) as Cinderella, ITV’s Superstars finalist Jon Moses as the Prince and the hilarious Tom Whalley as Buttons.

You can book your tickets for Cinderella at the Sunderland Empire here.

LLandudno Christmas Pantos 2019

Sleeping Beauty at Cymru VC Theatre

7 December 2019 – 29 December 2019

Venue Cymru has announced that this year’s sensational family pantomime Sleeping Beauty will star Sherrie HewsonKieran Powell and Friends and Nigel Ellacott in an all-new spectacular production.  

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients North Wales’ audiences have come to expect, Sleeping Beauty will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of jaw-dropping dance, side-splitting comedy, sensational song and plenty of festive magic.

When a beautiful Princess is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years. Can true love survive and the handsome Prince Charming break the spell? Can the Princess’ friends help save her and who will outwit the evil Enchantress and foil her wicked plans?

Get tickets for Sleeping Beauty at Venue Cymru Llandudno here.

Glasgow Christmas Pantos 2019

Jack and the Beanstalk at King’s Theatre Glasgow

Saturday 30 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020

For the first time in over 30 years, a mighty beanstalk will burst out of Bath Street as Jack and the Beanstalk returns to the King’s.

Fresh from their trip to Old Peking, Elaine C Smith and Johnny Mac will be back, swapping their magic carpet for Dame Trot’s farm to follow Jack and his family and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to Cloudland in another unmissable family show.

Doomed to sell his trusty coo, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess, outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams along with the hand of the girl he loves. Expect laughs, music, special effects, magic beans and bundles of audience participation in this GIANT of a pantomime!

You can buy tickets to see Jack and the Beanstalk at Kings Theatre Glasgow here.

Edinburgh Christmas Pantos 2019

Golidlocks and the Three Bears at Kings Theatre

Saturday 30 November to Sunday 19 January 2020

Roll up, roll up! Allan StewartAndy Gray and Grant Stott are back in a circus-inspired King’s Panto spectacular! Joining them this year in his first King’s Panto is River City’s Jordan Young.

Packed full of hilarious comedy routines, laughter, dazzling special effects and hair-rising displays, Goldilocks and the Three Bears will blend the worlds of circus and pantomime featuring magic, music, mayhem and plenty of porridge. 

You can buy tickets to see Golidlocks and the Three Bears at Kings Theatre here.

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