The Panto Season extends from mid-November to mid February all over the UK. Check out what's on in theaters around the UK for the 2016/2017 season.
Cities, towns and villages all have one or more pantos on for the holiday season. Use this list to find some of the bigger productions.
This year many companies are introducing at least one "Relaxed Performance" during their runs. Open to all, they are specifically designed to allow children with special needs, learning disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Condition and their families to enjoy live panto. Auditorium lights are kept on at a low level, onstage noises are softened and audience members can leave and enter the auditorium as needed. Plus staff are online to help.
What's that? You don't know what a panto is? Click to find out about pantos - the traditional British family entertainment.
- Aldershot, Princes Hall, Sleeping Beauty, December 8 to 31
- Bath Theatre Royal Aladdin, December 8 to January 8
- Birmingham Hippodrome Dick Whittington, December 19 to January 29, with John Barrowman, Steve McFadden from East Enders, and the Krankies.
- Bristol Hippodrome, Cinderella, December 10 to January 8, with Torvill & Dean
- Camberley Theater Cinderella, December 6 to 31
- Cambridge Arts Theatre Dick Whittington, December 1 to January 8
- Canterbury,Marlowe Theatre Dick Whittington, November 25 to January 8
- Cardiff, New Theatre Peter Pan with David Hasselhoff, December 10 to January 8
- Edinburgh, Kings Theatre Jack and the Beanstalk, November 26 to January 15
- Hastings, White Rock Theatre Peter Pan, December 16 to 31
- Leeds, Carriageworks Three different pantos - Snow White, November 11 and 12; Cinderella, December 2 to January 7, and Beauty and the Beast, January 13 to 21, from LIDOS and set in "Franglais de la Mer."
- Llandudno,Venue Cymru, Wales Aladdin, December 10 to 31
- Liverpool Empire Snow White, December 10 to January 31
- London and London area
- The Beck Theatre in Hayes, Middlesex Cinderella, with Pauline Quirke as the Fairy Godmother, alongside her son Charlie as Dandini, December 9 to 31
- The Compass Theatre, Ickenham, Middlesex Dick Whittington, December 8 to 30
- Hackney Empire Sleeping Beauty, November 26 to January 8
- Greenwich Theatre Peter Pan. Everyone loves the Greenwich Panto - so popular they don't even need TV stars to draw the crowds.November 18 to January 8
- King's Head Theatre Pinocchio, December 1 to January 7
- Lyric Hammersmith Aladdin, November 19 to January 7
- New Wimbledon Theatre Dick Whittington with Matthew Kelly as the panto dame. December 9 to January 15
- The Shaw Theatre Snow White, December 10 - 30
- Theatre Royal Stratford East Sinbad the Sailor, November 28 to January 21
- Manchester The Opera House Aladdin, December 9 to January 8
- Musselburgh, Brunton Theatre Aladdin, November 22 to December 21
- Norwich,Theatre Royal Jack and the Beanstalk, from December 13 to January 15
- Nottingham,Theatre Royal Jack and the Beanstalk, with the Chuckle Brothers, December 10 to January 15
- Oxford Playhouse, Cinderella, November 25 to January 8
- Richmond Theatre Sleeping Beauty, with Maureen Lipman December 2 to January 8.
- Sheffield, Lyceum Snow White, December 9 to January 8
- Swansea, Grand Theatre Sleeping Beauty, December 6 to January 8
- Winchester Theatre Royal Cinderella, December 6 to January 2
- Woking, New Victoria Theatre Snow White, with Warwick Davis, December 10 to January 8.