Panto Season 2017/2018 - 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 2017/2018 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

  • Aldershot, Princes Hall, Aladdin, December 8 to January 2
  • Bath Theatre Royal  Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, December 7 to January 7
  • Birmingham Hippodrome Cinderella, December 19 to January 28, with Beverly Knight as the Fairy Godmother.
  • Bristol Hippodrome, Aladdin, December 9 to January 7
  • Camberley Theater Peter Pan, December 12 to 31
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre Jack and the Beanstalk,  November 30 to January 7, Liza Goddard does a turn as the Good Fairy.
  • Canterbury,Marlowe Theatre Peter Pan, November 24 to January 14, with celebrities from Eastenders, Coronation Street and child pleasing stars of the BBC's children's channel, CBeebies
  • Cardiff, New Theatre  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with ex-Eastender Samantha Womack as the Wicked Stepmother and retired Welsh rugby-player, Gareth Thomas, as her henchman. December 9 to January 14
  • Derby
  • Edinburgh, Kings Theatre Cinderella, December 2 to January 21
  • Glasgow
    • King's Theatre Sleeping Beauty, December 2 to January 7
    • Tron Theatre  As ever, Tron Theatre's own special twist on seasonal panto, Alice in Weegieland - Alice chases a white rabbit speaking an incomprehensible language - Glesga banter - and finds herself in a "pantospherical wonderland", December 1 to January 7
    • Websters Theatre, Jackie and the Baked Bean Stock, a "Giant of a Family Pantomime", November 30 to December 31
    • Clyde Auditorium, Jack and the Beanstalk. December 16 to January 7.
  • Hastings, White Rock Theatre Sleeping Beauty, December 15 to 31
  • Leeds, Carriageworks Jack and the Beanstalk, December 7 to January 6
  • Llandudno,Venue Cymru, Wales Peter Pan, with ex-Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas as Captain Hook, December 9 to 31
  • Liverpool Empire Cinderella, December 16 to January 7
  • London and London area
    • The Beck Theatre in Hayes, Middlesex  Aladdin, with ex-Eastender Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell) December 9 to 31
    • The Compass Theatre, Ickenham, Middlesex Cinderella, December 1 to 30
    • Hackney Empire Cinderella, November 18 to December 31
    • Greenwich Theatre  Cinderella. Everyone loves the Greenwich Panto - so popular they don't even need TV stars to draw the crowds.November 17 to January 7
    • King's Head Theatre Beauty and the Beast, but don't expect anything too traditional from this established fringe theatre. It's a gender-swapped parody of the classic tale with a timid, handsome young bookworm and his dream woman, the Beast. December 11 to January 6 
    • Lyric Hammersmith Jack and the Beanstalk, November 18 to January 6
    • New Wimbledon Theatre Jack and the Beanstalk with the "Pub Landlord" Al Murray. December 9 to January 14
    • The Shaw Theatre Jack and the Beanstalk, December 9 - 30
    • Theatre Royal Stratford East Rapunzel, November 27 to January 13
  • Woking, New Victoria Theatre Robin Hood with Shane Richie in the title role,  December 9 to January 7.
  • York
    • Theatre Royal  Jack and the Beanstalk in a really long run for Panto - December 14 to February 3.
    • Grand Opera House Beauty and the Beast with TV personality and 2017 Strictly Come Dancing contestant Debbie McGee, December 15 to January 7