- Why should I take my kids to a Christmas pantomime?
- Christmas Pantomime 2022 in Scotland
- Christmas Pantomime 2022 in Northern Ireland
- Christmas Pantomime 2022 in the North East
- Christmas Pantomime 2022 in the North West
- Christmas Pantomime 2022 in Wales
- Christmas Pantomime 2022 in the West Midlands
- Christmas Pantomime 2022 in the East Midlands
- Christmas Pantomime 2022 in South East
- Christmas Pantomime 2022 in South West
What better way to spend your free time during the festive season than watching lively feel-good performances with your family? Created by enchanting productions and with a star cast at the forefront, family pantomimes are a hit with parents and younger children. So we’ve made it our Christmas mission to locate all the best and biggest pantomimes in the UK – just in time for Christmas! Read on for our Christmas Pantomime 2022 top picks …
Why should I take my kids to a Christmas pantomime?
Before we get into our top picks, here are some excellent reasons as to why you should consider a Christmas Pantomime day out during the festive period…
A night filled with stunning costumes, sensational songs, and your favourite stories make the recipe for a wonderful day out. Exciting panto performances are filled with life, laughter, and bursts of colour – all things that make kids and adults feel good and happy.
We all know one of the main reasons people love pantomime performances over other live performances, and that is… actors talking to the audience! Oh no it isn’t… Oh yes it is! Boo, hiss, clap, weep, laugh – it’s all part of the drama!
Imagine a child watching animated characters jump wildly around a stage, then all of sudden these fantastical characters are walking off the stage and asking them a question… You’d be star-stuck for sure!
In short, all the traditional pantomime ingredients whipped up together result in a magical and unforgettable experience for your little ones and hey, you’ll even see some TV stars and personalities perform too. It’s a festive treat and you won’t regret booking tickets too…
Christmas Pantomime 2022 in Scotland
Beauty and the Beast
King's Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN
26th Nov 2022 to 31st Dec 2022
Tickets start from £13
The Muppet Christmas Carol
SEC Armadillo, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8YW
28th Nov 2022
£32.45 - £75.55
Whitehall Theatre, Bellfield Street, Dundee, DD1 5JA
30th Nov 2022 to 3rd Dec 2022
No prices available yet
Christmas Pantomime 2022 in Northern Ireland
The Snow Queen, A Lyric Theatre Production, Belfast
Created by Paul Boyd and the team who brought us the Lyric’s hit musicals Peter Pan, Alice The Musical, and Pinocchio The Greatest Wonder of the Age – comes an all-new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic adventure, The Snow Queen.
Not only is this a great Christmas pantomime for kids but it has valuable themes of tale of courage, adventure, and friendship.
55 Ridgeway St, Belfast BT9 5FB
Fri 25 Nov—Sat 31 Dec 2022
£12 - £28
Christmas Pantomime 2022 in the North East
Entertain all the family with the spectacular production of Irving Berlin’s classic musical, White Christmas. It’s a great production to watch with your grandparents too, making memories that spread across all the generations. Everyone deserves to feel like a child again at Christmas, don’t they?
4-5 High St W, Sunderland SR1 3EX
28th Nov 2022 to 3rd Dec 2022
Tickets start from £13
Christmas Pantomime 2022 in the North West
Home Alone In Concert
Watch an intelligent child, Kevin Mccallister, look after himself and his home after his parents forget him and go on holiday… The plot thickens as two slimy thieves prey on Kevin’s home while his family are away. If there’s one message to take away from this film, it’s never underestimate a child… Get ready to cry with laughter and find yourselves on the edge of your seats – especially in the ‘nail on stairs’ scene… CRINGE!!!
This beloved holiday favourite features renowned composer John Williams in a charming and delightful score performed live to picture by a live symphony orchestra.
Opera House, Quay St, Manchester, M3 3HP
27th Nov 2022
Tickets start from £32.25
Christmas Pantomime 2022 in Wales
Cinderella at the Coliseum Theatre
Mount Pleasant St, Trecynon, Aberdare CF44 8NG
Balcony - £10.00
Stalls - £9.00
Concessions - £9.00/£8.00
Christmas Pantomime 2022 in the West Midlands
Fairytale of New York
Whether you have Irish roots or not, everyone is welcome to celebrate this glorious new production. Book ticket now!
Alexandra Theatre, Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4DS
27th Nov 2022
Christmas Pantomime 2022 in the East Midlands
Robin Hood at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
This excellent production tells the story of Robin of Loxley and his ambitious plight to steal from the rich and give back to the poor. And with no-nonsense Maid Marion, the loud-mouthed Little Joan, and puny pauper and young Rob by his side anything is possible…
Westgate St, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1QR
Friday 25th November — Saturday 14th January
Prices start from £10.50
Christmas Pantomime 2022 in South East
Little Red Robin Hood, Battersea
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
6th December 2022 - 8th January 2023
Christmas Pantomime 2022 in South West
A Christmas Carol at the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno
Wrap up warm and huddle together as the ghosts of Christmas Past inhibit the stage… Enjoy all the silliness and wickedness of a pantomime, outdoors in Porthcurno.
The play is suitable for accompanied children aged 9+ and lasts 75 minutes. You can’t beat the authentic feel and stunning scenery of the Minack Theatre, it adds to the whole theatrical adventure.
The Minack Theatre,,
21 Dec 2022 - 22 Dec 2022
Adults (16+): £10
Carers go for free
Have you found a spectacular family pantomime to take the kids too? Watch the handsome prince of thieves, Robin Hood, overthrow the rich. Enjoy laugh out loud comedy performances like Elf or sit back and unwind to a cinema showing with a live orchestra in the background. From panto favourites like Cinderella to mash ups like Little Red Robin Hood, there’s something special for everyone to enjoy during peak pantomime season. you’ll get into the festive mood in no time!