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Pantomimes in Essex 2023 - 2024

Dick Whittington

Queen's Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT
23rd Nov 2023 to 31st Dec 2023

You can guarantee that all the family will enjoy this festive treat, which mixes slap-stick entertainment with the sparkle of a West End show.



Towngate Theatre, St Martins Square, Basildon, SS14 1DW
24th Nov 2023 to 2nd Jan 2024

The fairytale story of Cinderella will sweep you off your feet with magic and have you rolling in the aisles with laughter, with our sparkling adventure for all the family!


Sleeping Beauty

Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT.
25th Nov 2023 to 14th Jan 2024

Once upon a time in Colchesteria, Princess Luna is turning 18 but all celebrations have been banned by her wicked Aunt Carabosse, who is determined to stop Luna from taking her rightful place as Queen.


Beauty and The Beast

Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, Essex CM20 1LS
1st Dec 2023 to 7th Jan 2024

This tale as old as time will have everything you have come to expect from a Harlow Playhouse Pantomime, including a live band, a West End cast, spectacular production values and some hilarious and hairy surprises!


Jack and the Beanstalk

Chelmsford Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG
1st Dec 2023 to 7th Jan 2024

Don't miss your chance to see this much loved pantomime with outstanding sing-along songs, glitzy costumes, hilarious jokes, amazing dance routines and a HUGE helping of magic.



Disney's The Little Mermaid

Brookside Theatre, Romford War Memorial, 21a Eastern Road, Romford Essex RM1 3NH
8th Dec 2023 to 23rd Dec 2023

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.


Peter Pan

Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7RA
9th Dec 2023 to 31st Dec 2023

Starring Joe Pasquale as Smee and with amazing special effects, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and barrel-loads of laughter, Peter Pan will take your whole family on a magical trip to Neverland.



Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
9th Dec 2023 to 1st Jan 2024

Join us to see Aladdin and his Princess battle the forces of evil with the help of his bumbling brother Wishee Washee and their mum, the gawgeous, Widow Twankey.


The Little Mermaid

Danbury Village Hall, Maldon Road, Danbury, Essex CM3 4NQ
13th Dec 2023 to 17th Dec 2023

Ariel, who longs for a life above the ocean waves. With a little help from her friends, she must venture beyond the shore in search of her true love & true loves kiss, before time runs out!



The Institute (The Bocking Arts Theatre), 15 Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AE
14th Dec 2023 to 24th Dec 2023

Pantomime returns to Braintree this Christmas. The Fairy Godmother of pantomimes join us for an extravaganza packed full of comedy, action, adventure, singalongs & fun.


Puss in Boots

Witham Public Hall, Witham, Essex CM8 2DY
20th Dec 2023 to 28th Dec 2023

Witham's family panto is back, with it's usual fun and frolics. Check website for performance times and tickets. No performances on 25th or 26th December.


Robin Hood

Havering Road Methodist Church Hall, Moray Way, Rise Park, Essex RM1 4YD
25th Jan 2024 to 27th Jan 2024

A fantastic action packed traditional pantomime that's crammed full of fun!


Beauty and the Beast

Black Notley Community Association, John Ray Gardens, Black Notley, CM77 8NE
18th Feb 2024 to 24th Feb 2024

This classic pantomime version of 'Beauty and the Beast' by Ben Crocker is directed by Emma Loring. With a host of characters and catchy songs this will be fun for all the family. Presented by Pantoloons.


Alice In Wonderland

Towngate Theatre, St Martins Square, Basildon, SS14 1DW
14th Apr 2024

Children and adults alike are invited to join in the hilarity of seeing this classic story brought vividly to life in a show packed with comedy, music, audience interaction, and fun for the whole family!


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