Panto Season 2019/2020 - See What's On Around the UK

What's on Where During the Festive British Panto Season

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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 2019/2020 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.

In the past few years, many companies have introduced at least one "Relaxed Performance" during their runs. Open to all, these 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 on hand to help.

Meanwhile, here's where to find the best pantos this holiday season:

Panto List

  •  Aldershot, Princes Hall, Jack and the Beanstalk, December 6 to December 31
  •  Bath Theatre Royal  Beauty and the Beast, winner of the best panto script award for 2019, December 12 to January 12
  •  Birmingham Hippodrome  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with Lesley Joseph of Birds of a Feather as the Wicked Stepmother, December 21 to February 2
  • Bristol Hippodrome, Dick Whittington, December 7 to January 5, with Shane Richie of East Enders.
  •  Camberley Theater  Robin Hood, December 9 to 31
  •  Cambridge Arts Theatre Cinderella with Wayne Sleep and Liza Goddard back this year along with favorites from Coronation Street and Les Mis, November 28 to January 11
King's Theatre Jack and the Beanstalk, November 30 to January 5
Tron Theatre  Cinderfella. As ever, Tron Theatre's own special twist on seasonal panto. November 27 through January 5.
Websters Theatre, The Pure Amazing Wiz of Oz, November 30 to January 4.
SEC Armadillo, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. December 14 to 31
Liverpool Empire Peter Pan, December 7 to 29.
  • London and London area
The Beck Theatre in Hayes, Middlesex Sleeping Beauty with Debbie McGee, December 6 to 29
The Compass Theatre, Ickenham, Middlesex, Jack and the Beanstalk, December 5 to January 5
Hackney Empire  Dick Whittington and his Cat, November 23 to January 5
Greenwich Theatre, Sleeping Beauty, Everyone loves the Greenwich Panto - so popular they don't even need TV stars to draw the crowds.November 22 to January 12
King's Head Theatre The Nativity Panto - don't expect anything too traditional from this established fringe theatre. Some of the late night shows are adults only. Selected dates from December 7 to January 11 
Lyric Hammersmith  Cinderella, November 16 to January 5
New Wimbledon Theatre Cinderella with soprano Lesley Garrett, December 7 to January 5
The Shaw Theatre  Cinderella, December 7 - 29
Theatre Royal Stratford East  Dick Whittington, November 23 to January 11
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