Panto Season 2016/2017 - See What's On Around the UK

What's on Where During the Festive British Panto Season

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••• Panto Dames Prepare. Mary Turner/Getty Images

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.

Panto List

  • 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.
  • York
    • Theatre Royal  Cinderella, After time spent in borrowed premises during the theater's total refurbishment, Panto returns to the Theatre Royal in grand style, December 8 to January 28.
    • Grand Opera House Aladdin, December 9 to January 1