Tis the season…to go to a Christmas show!

Tis the season to be jolly… and tis the season to go watch a Christmas theatre performance with your family.

The Christmas tree is set up, the lights are lit up, the shopping is done, and now what’s left to do, is to find that special event that will bring you closer to your friends and family and will add an extra sparkle to your holiday season.


Well, (surprisingly enough!) we’d go to a Christmas theatre show—it’s a great combination, which has all the must-have ingredients for a great time:
Exciting? Yes.
Christmas spirit? Tons.
Appropriate for all? You bet.
In conclusion? The perfect treat for you and your loved ones.

Our friend and theatre guru, Francesca Mepham, was kind enough to prepare a curated list of recommended Christmas theatre shows for this season. Check it out below!

A Christmas Carol

The Arts Theatre

A heartwarming, foot-stomping, thoroughly beautiful, immersive production. Who doesn’t like a Christmas carol?!

7th December — 3rd January.
Price: £49.50.
Running time: 2hrs 15min.
Book tickets.

Dear Father Christmas

Upstairs at Soho Theatre

Santa is having a rather nightmare of a Christmas: presents haven’t been delivered and his best friend, ‘The North Pole Polar Bear’, is missing. So, will Christmas be saved? Follow his exhilarating adventure to find out.

22nd December — 2nd January.
Price: £30 for family ticket.
Running time: 50min.
Book tickets.

Dick Whittington & His Cat

Wiltons Music Hall

Written by Roy Hudd, this show tells the story of Dick and his cat Tommy while they sail off from London Docks, to the far off Sultan’s palace. A must see for the entire family.

1st December—31st December.
Price: £15-£30.
Running time: 2hrs approx.
Book tickets.

The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me

Little Angel Theatre

Based on the book by Roald Dahl, a young boy befriends a giraffe, a pelican and a monkey…a classic adventure brought to life by enchanting puppets.

21st November — 31st January.
Price: £48 for family ticket.
Running time: 1hr 15min.
Book tickets.

The Wizard of Oz

Shaw Theatre

This Panto has a very familiar cast, including Eurovision winner Cheryl Baker, who acts as Glinda, the good witch. This traditional pantomime will capture the imagination of adults and children alike.

12th—30th December.
Price: £23.
Running time: 2hrs 15min.
Book tickets.

Your turn…

Which are your favourite Christmas shows this season? Do you have any recommendations?
Reply to this post below, or let us know at @stagedoorLDN! We’d love to read your list.

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