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Best Pantomimes & Christmas Shows in London

It wouldn't be Christmas without a family trip to the panto, it's fun for all the family from 2 to 102!

Here are all the top professional pantomimes around London, along with the best Christmas shows that are on in the West End for the festive season.

A Christmas Carol

New Wimbledon Theatre Studio, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1QG
4th Dec 2023 to 9th Dec 2023

After playing to packed audiences in last Christmas, Dickens Theatre Company are back with their joyously authentic staging of this Victorian classic.

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Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London, WC2
2nd Dec 2023 to 23rd Dec 2023

This musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan's beloved book combines sparkles, bounciness and everything festive in this sure-to-be family-favourite production.

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Finding Santa

Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street. London WC1H 0AH
7th Dec 2023 to 24th Dec 2023

A comical adventure full of quirky characters and puppets, where the audience help decide how the story unfolds. A magical choose-your-own-adventure story written by children's author Sean Taylor.

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Horrible Christmas

Barbican Theatre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
29th Dec 2023

When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it's up to one young boy to save the day - but can he save Christmas?


The House with Chicken Legs

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
13th Dec 2023 to 30th Dec 2023

Do your best to catch this story of a house that won?t stand still, and a young girl trying to find her feet ? in a show featuring puppets, projection and live music. Limited Christmas run in London.

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Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out

Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
30th Nov 2023 to 31st Dec 2023

Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and also the beach for a special party - it's going to be an exciting and fun packed day.

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Stick Man

Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX
21st Oct 2023 to 2nd Jan 2024

What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?

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Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL
18th Nov 2023 to 6th Jan 2024

The Fairy Godmother of panto returns! Dust off your carriage and polish your slippers, for you shall go to the ball next winter.

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A Christmas Carol

The Old Vic, The Cut, London SE1 8NB
11th Nov 2023 to 6th Jan 2024

Starring Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Eccleston (Dr. Who) as Ebenezer Scrooge, The Old Vic's A CHRISTMAS CAROL fills the auditorium to the brim with music and merriment.

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Elf the Musical

Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AQ
15th Nov 2023 to 6th Jan 2024

Based on the hit Will Ferrell holiday classic, the hit Broadway and West End show is returning to London's Dominion Theatre for a limited 8-week season, just in time for Christmas!

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Hansel and Gretel

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
8th Dec 2023 to 7th Jan 2024

A beautifully epic new version of The Brothers Grimm's fairy tale, HANSEL AND GRETEL, by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, transforms the Globe Theatre this winter- filled with music, magic, songs and a sprinkling of hope.

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Hansel and Gretal

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
16th Dec 2023 to 7th Jan 2024

Humperdinck's tuneful opera based on a much-loved German fairytale is given a magical staging in Antony McDonald's mischievous production.



London Coliseum, 33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
14th Dec 2023 to 7th Jan 2024

The English National Ballet's delightful production and magical Christmas tradition for all the family returns to the splendour of the London Coliseum following sold out performances in 2022.

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The Gruffalo's Child

Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0HH
1st Dec 2023 to 7th Jan 2024

Follow the Gruffalo's Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories' enchanting adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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Peter Pan

Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL
1st Dec 2023 to 7th Jan 2024

Chasing his runaway shadow, a mischievous young boy crash lands through an open window and meets a headstrong young girl not yet ready to face growing up. With a sprinkle of fairy dust, they take flight on a whirlwind festive voyage.

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A Sherlock Carol

Marylebone Theatre, Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London NW1 6XT
24th Nov 2023 to 7th Jan 2024

Experience two timeless classics in one incredible mystery! This Christmas, Dickens meets Doyle in this clever fusion of comedy and drama. What happens when Sherlock Holmes is thrown into the world of A Christmas Carol?

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New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1QG
8th Dec 2023 to 7th Jan 2024

Craig Revel Horwood leads the cast as the Wicked Stepmother, and packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses.

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Peter Pan

Eventim Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street , London, W6 9QH
5th Jan 2024 to 7th Jan 2024

Starring pop legend Boy George as Captain Hook. The show will also bring Hollywood glamour by featuring the stage debut of Dorit Kemsley playing the mermaid. The cast of fifty also includes a dozen cirque performers.


A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story

Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way, London, London, N22 7AY
24th Nov 2023 to 7th Jan 2024

Mark Gatiss' retelling of Dickens' winter ghost story returns to haunt the Alexandra Palace this Christmas. Gatiss has transformed this classic holiday tale of redemption and goodwill into an eerie spine-chilling story. Stars Keith Allen and Peter Forbes.

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
23rd Nov 2023 to 14th Jan 2024

The much-loved members of the Cornley Drama Society are back on stage, battling technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes as they attempt to present J.M Barrie's classic tale. But will they ever make it to Neverland?

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The Night Before Christmas

Polka Adventure Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB
18th Nov 2023 to 14th Jan 2024

Inspired by Clement Clarke Moore's much-loved poem, bring Christmas Eve to life in an exciting original production featuring music, skilful puppetry and a generous sprinkling of festive magic.


The Snow Queen

Polka Main Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB
11th Nov 2023 to 21st Jan 2024

Come on an unforgettable and thrilling adventure where the strength of friendship is tested to its limits, and nothing is quite what it seems in the fantastical, frosty world of The Snow Queen.


My Neighbour Totoro

Barbican Theatre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
21st Nov 2023 to 24th Mar 2024

My Neighbour Totoro returns after it's massivly successful run last year. Based on Studio Ghibli's celebrated 1988 animated film by Hayao Miyazaki.

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