With lots of lost time to make up for, what better way to reconnect than catching a festive show with friends and family! Whether it be a theatrical panto, the latest hit musical or a play, things are booking up fast. Here’s our list of the hottest entertainments to book right now to ensure that your Christmas comes back with a bang!
1. Pantoland Palladium
Full to the brim with dazzling stars like Donny Osmond and Julian Clary, Pantoland brings together the very best of panto in one brilliant package. Singing, dancing and laughter in abundance guaranteed from 4th December until early Jan. Book your tickets here.
2. The Snowman
The film adaptation of The Snowman by Raymond Briggs has been a cosy Christmas classic for many over the years. Now you can experience its unique magic first-hand at The Peacock Theatre, as the much-loved Snowman comes to life before your very eyes! Book your family’s chance to step into a wintery wonderland here!
3. The Prince of Egypt
Escape the winter weather for a night and allow yourself to be transported to more balmy climates as you and the kids enjoy the theatrical sensation The Prince of Egypt! Delight in the vibrant cast of characters and well-loved songs this Christmas at the The Dominium Theatre. Tickets for December are selling out fast so get booking now!
4. The Nutcracker on Ice
If you fancy a panto spin on this classic Christmas tale, The Nutcracker on Ice is the perfect treat for your family in the lead up to Christmas. Featuring the same enchanting story of Clara’s venture into a magical world, it has been specially adapted to captivate younger audiences. It’s only showing for one weekend in December, so don’t miss out! For older audiences, the classic ballet is also performing from December 15th and is available to book at the London Coliseum.
5. Gangsta Granny
Make sure you catch Gangsta Granny as she steals the show this Christmas at Bloomsbury Theatre! Bringing you barrels of laughs and sure to delight kids of all ages, it’s the perfect light-hearted treat for the family. It opens on December 9th, so secure your tickets now!
6. A Christmas Carol
Join the grumpy and avaricious Scrooge on his heart-warming adventure with three spirits as he rediscovers love, generosity and the joy of Christmas! The immortal tale is being performed at two different theatres this Christmas: for a cosy classic retelling check out the hugely popular performances at the Old Vic, but for braver teenagers and adults there’s a more haunting rendition going on at Alexandra Palace!
7. West End Musical Christmas
For one night only, some of the West End’s greatest and most legendary stars will come together in this festive extravaganza at the Lyric Theatre on December 20th. Including stars from hit musicals such as Les Miserables, Frozen and Wicked, your family will have no choice but to get into the Christmas spirit as you enjoy seasonal and West End hits all evening. There’s limited availability so get booking!