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10 best UK Christmas Pantomimes 2023

Published: 1st November 2023

Christmas 2023 Pantomimes by coach

With Christmas coming ever closer, the festive season is a great time to get together for a coach trip to the theatre for a pantomime. We’ve put together a guide of 10 of the best UK Christmas Pantomimes for 2023 to help you decide which is the one for you.

Peter Pan - London Palladium (London)

The capital is always an amazing place to be over Christmas, so don’t miss out on all the excitement with this excellent panto performance of Peter Pan.

With comedy legends, Jennifer Saunders and Julian Clary joined by pantomime royalty, Nigel Havers, this all-star cast is sure to leave you with a fun festive feeling.

Dates: 9 December 2023 – 14 January 2024
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Dick Whittington - Hope Street Theatre (Liverpool)

A uniquely liverpudlian show for all the family, Dick Whittington tells the tale of a valiant hero's efforts sailing across the River Mersey to defeat the evil Queen Rat.

Featuring great music, plenty of comedy and a story full of twists and turns, this panto is a certified crowd pleaser.

Dates: 14 December 2023 – 30 December 2023
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Cinderella - Bristol Hippodrome (Bristol)

Take the coach to Bristol this festive season with low fares and plenty to see and do. Don’t miss Peter Pan live at the Hippodrome with an all-star cast, headlined by Poirot himself, David Suchet as Captain Hook!

See the classic story of Peter Pan come to life on stage with plenty of comedy, audience participation, wild costumes and more!

Dates: 2 December 2023 - 31 December 2023
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Jack and the Beanstalk - Birmingham Hippodrome (Birmingham)

Take a trip to the second city this Christmas as the Hippodrome becomes home to Jack and the Beanstalk!

Featuring a top cast led by Birmingham and this Morning's very own Alison Hammond and a story brimming with laughter and action, this classic production is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Dates: 16 December 2023 - 28 January 2024
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Peter Pan - Festival Theatre (Edinburgh)

Head to the Scottish capital by coach for a fun-filled family outing this Christmas. Edinburgh has plenty to offer, including this fantastic production of Peter Pan at the Festival Theatre.

This panto is already getting rave reviews so be sure not to miss out and book your tickets today.

Dates: 25 November 2023 - 31 December 2023
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Southampton Mayflower (Southampton)

Catch the coach to Southampton for a festive party at the Mayflower it presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Starring BGT legends Ashley Banjo and Diversity as Prince Ashley and the Palace Guards. As well as panto legend himself Christopher Biggins as the Man in the Mirror. This show is one filled with big names and plenty of dramatic flair.

Dates: 9 December 2023 - 31 December 2023
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Jack and the Beanstalk - Manchester Opera House (Manchester)

Manchester’s own Jason Manford is back by popular demand and headlining this amazing production of Jack and the Beanstalk, developed by the world's biggest pantomime producer, Crossroads Pantomimes.

The show promises plenty of audience participation, dazzling special effects, rib-tickling comedy and much more!

Dates: 2 December 2023 - 31 December 2023
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Jac and the Beanstalk - New Theatre (Cardiff)

Heading to Cardiff rather than Manchester? No problem, Jac and the Beanstalk is playing at the New Theatre too!

Catch a superstar cast including Lesley Joseph, Panto Dame extraordinaire Mike Joseph and many more.

Dates: 9 December 2023 - 7 January 2024
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Cinderella - The Alhambra Theatre (Bradford)

Visit Bradford this Christmas by coach and catch Cinderella on stage at the Alhambra Theatre.

With a great cast, including local entertainment legend Billy Pearce, Bake Off's John Whaite and Emmerdale's Samantha Giles it’s sure to be a fantastic hit with all the family.

Dates: 9 December 2023 - 21 January 2024
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Dick Whittington - Theatre Royal (Nottingham)

And finally, why not visit Nottingham this Christmas and enjoy the Theatre Royal production of Dick Whittington?

Featuring Eastenders' legend, Shane Ritchie, as well as TV's Dr Ranj  and Musical Theatre icon Anne Smith, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better way to end your year in the home of Robin Hood.

Dates: 9 December 2023 - 14 January 2024
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