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Best Pantomimes in the North East

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

Here are all the top pantomimes around the North East including Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Darlington and Blyth.

A Christmas Carol

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AG
13th Nov 2024 to 16th Nov 2024

A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens?s most well-known story. Proving its staying power with a decade long run at Madison Square Garden, A Christmas Carol is an ideal choice for a Family friendly outing.


Beauty and the Beast

Gala Theatre and Cinema, Millenium Place, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1WA
21st Nov 2024 to 31st Dec 2024

In a small village of Durham lives Belle renowned for her brains and beauty far and wide. One night her eccentric father finds the abandoned castle of Pity Me, a magical place inhabited by weird talking inanimate objects and a terrifying beast!


Slava's SnowShow

Sunderland Empire, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3EX
3rd Dec 2024 to 7th Dec 2024

Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of Slava's Snowshow, a spellbinding spectacle where laughter and wonder collide. It's a celebration that knows no bounds, uniting people of all walks of life in a shared moment of joyous folly.

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Cinderella School Performances Only

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, 42 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP
4th Dec 2024 to 11th Dec 2024

Mendes Management presents Cinderella

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Sleeping Beauty

Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
6th Dec 2024 to 31st Dec 2024

Starring singer, TV actor and musical theatre star Lee Mead, Hi-de-Hi! star and panto legend Su Pollard and the return of panto comic Josh Benson and fabulous Dame Jamie Jones.


The New Adventures of Peter Pan

Playhouse Whitley Bay, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear NE26 1LZ
6th Dec 2024 to 4th Jan 2025

Starring panto legend Steve Walls as Smee, and your favourite Dame - Patsy! Come and see why Playhouse pantos really are the best.

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Phoenix Theatre Blyth, Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 2DS
7th Dec 2024 to 22nd Dec 2024

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


Jack and the Beanstalk

Sunderland Empire, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3EX
13th Dec 2024 to 5th Jan 2025

Join Wearside panto favourites, the fabulous Miss Rory as Dame Rorina Trott and hilarious funny man Tom Whalley as Silly Simon on a madcap adventure for all the family.

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Fairytale of New York

Stockton Globe, High Street, Stockton-On-Tees
14th Dec 2024

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Irish culture as the talented singers, musicians and dancers perform a world class concert featuring all the festive favourites including Driving Home for Christmas and of course The Fairytale of New York.

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ELF: The Musical Arena Spectacular

Utilita Arena Newcastle, Arena Way, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7NA
30th Dec 2024

Based on the much-loved movie Christmas Elf. With a massive stage featuring amazing film backdrops on a huge led screen, plus a mobile stage that travels the auditorium, everyone gets a close-up view of the action.

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Sleeping Beauty

Playhouse Whitley Bay, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear NE26 1LZ
14th Jan 2025 to 19th Jan 2025

The award-winning Whitley Pantomime Society are back with their amateur production of Sleeping Beauty.

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The Wizard of Oz

Forum Theatre Billingham, Queensway, Billingham, Stockton on Tees.
26th Feb 2025 to 2nd Mar 2025

Expect dazzling scenery, beautiful costumes, hilarious comedy and much more! So what are you waiting for book your tickets, click your heels together and join Dorothy, Lion, Tinman and Scarecrow for the ultimate half term treat!


Pinocchio - Easter Panto

Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
21st Apr 2025

Join Pinocchio as he sets off on his adventure to Fantasy Island, where he hopes to learn right from wrong and fulfil his dreams of becoming a real boy. But will he follow his conscience or will the wicked Stromboli have other plans?



Playhouse Whitley Bay, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear NE26 1LZ
22nd Apr 2025 to 23rd Apr 2025

Prepare yourselves for another all-singing, all-dancing, laugh-a-minute ride through the fun and frolics of panto land - arriving Easter 2025!

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