Welcome to the VocalEyes What’s On Christmas Special. Our listings for audio-described Christmas shows, pantos, musicals, cabaret and plays. Your ultimate accessible guide to the festive season by region.
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East of England
Panto: Dick Whittington, Royal Derngate Northampton. Wednesday 15th December, 7pm. Tickets £15.50 – £30.50
Don’t miss this year’s hilarious fun-filled, brand new family pantomime!
Panto: Aladdin, Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Saturday 8th January, 1pm. Touch tour 11:30am. Tickets £31
Make all your Christmas wishes come true with a trip to the Mercury’s magical pantomime, Aladdin!
Dick Whittington, Theatre Royal Norwich. Saturday 8th January, 2:30pm. £18.50
Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients including sensational songs, a live band, magic, dazzling dance routines, magnificent slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation. A show guaranteed to be full of wonder to delight audiences of all ages.
The Snowman, Peacock Theatre. Wednesday 1st December, 2:30pm. Tickets from £18
This magical stage adaption of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman continues to enchant audiences with a captivating mix of dance, live music, storytelling, spectacle and magic.
A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic. Friday 10th December, 7:30pm. Tickets £20
The big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic returns to The Old Vic, joyously adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne.
Jonnny Woo’s All Star Christmas Cabaret, Battersea Arts Centre. Friday 10th December, 8:30pm. Pay what you can tickets
Jonny Woo welcomes in this year’s festive season with a raucous Christmas cabaret and sing-a-long.
The Bolds, Unicorn Theatre. Saturday 11th December, 1pm, 1pm. Tickets £12 – 20
A CHRISTMAS CRACKER OF A FAMILY SHOW! With live music, songs and adventures, this brand new Christmas show revels in the joy of being anything but ordinary.
The Fir Tree, Shakespeare’s Globe. Wednesday 29th December, 6:30pm. Touch tour 4:30pm. Tickets Standing £5. Seated £15 – £49
Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Fir Tree – the story of Christmas told from the perspective of the tree.
Wolf Witch Giant Fairy, Royal Opera House. Sunday 2nd January, 2pm. Touch tour 1:15pm. Tickets £4 – £35
A wild folk opera of music, mischief and magic.
Pantoland at The Palladium, London Palladium. Thursday 6th January, 7:30pm. Tickets from £25
Celebrating the very best of pantomime, with comedy in abundance and big show-stopping numbers, this star-filled extravaganza will be the ultimate feel-good show.
Cinderella – The Awesome Truth, Polka Theatre. Saturday 8th January, 2:30pm. Tickets from £10
With unforgettable original songs by award-winning composer Felix Hagan. Join a magical topsy-turvy adventure: we’re going to have a ball.
Mid West England
Aladdin, Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Friday 3rd December, 7:30pm. Tickets £20
The Coliseum is famous for bringing the festive family fun every year with the North West’s favourite traditional pantomime and Aladdin flies into Oldham on a magic carpet in 2021. With a combination of hit songs, silliness and plenty of festive magic, this long-established and much-loved pantomime is perfect for all the family.
Cinderella, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Wednesday 15th December, 2:30pm and Sunday 9th January 1pm. £17.50 + £4 booking fee
With magical new staging, CINDERELLA promises to be the ultimate fairytale pantomime, full of fun, dazzling choreography and magical surprises.
Booking contact number 01902 573320
Cinderella, Regent Theatre, Stoke On Trent. Thursday 16th December, 7:30pm. From £13
Cinderella features laugh out loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her very ugly sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming.
Booking contact number 0207 206 1174
Jack and the Beanstalk, Milton Keynes Theatre. Wednesday 22nd December, 2:30pm, Touch tour at 12:30. From £13
An unmissable family treat of epic proportions. Starring the stunning street dance crew Diversity and Ashley Banjo, Pete Firman and Gina Murray, get ready to scale Panto’s most famous foliage and discover a magical world full of Giants, Princesses and more in this glorious production!
Booking contact number: 0333 009 6690
North East England
Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Newcastle Theatre Royal. Tuesday 7th December, 7pm. Tickets from £12.50
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – the Theatre Royal’s pantomime is the most magical of them all!
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Northern Stage, Newcastle. Saturday 18th December, 1pm. Tickets from £10
Grab your magical marching mop and join us in this enchanting new production. A truly magical treat for the whole family that’s not to be missed this Christmas.
Panto: Robin Hood, Theatre Royal Nottingham. Sunday 19th December, 1:30pm. Tickets £14.50 – £41
Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood as it returns to its rightful home at the Theatre Royal Nottingham in 2021!
Panto: Snow White, Sunderland Empire. Thursday 30th December, 7pm. Tickets £13 – £46.50
Join a magical pantomime adventure deep into the enchanted forest for Christmas 2021.
Booking contact number 03330096690
Beauty and the Beast, The Duke’s Lancaster. Tuesday 21st December, 7pm. From £16
Filled with magic, dancing and songs that you’ll love to sing along to, this is Beauty & The Beast done Dukes-style.
North West England
The Rock ‘n’ Roll panto Robin Hood, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. Tuesday 4th January, 1pm and 7pm. Tickets £15 – £35
A marvellously mischievous spin on the classic tale of heroism, social justice and… tights!
Aladdin, Opera House Manchester. Thursday 16th December, 7pm. From £13
Join the notorious powerhouse Alexandra Burke, the fabulous Ceri Dupree, the hilarious Ben Nickless and musical theatre sensation Matthew Croke in this year’s pantomime Aladdin at Manchester Opera House this Christmas.
Booking contact number 0207 206 1174
Peter Pan, Octagon Theatre, Bolton. Friday 17th December, 7pm. From £15
Get set for an awfully big adventure with fairies, crocodiles and pirates as Peter and Wendy take on the dastardly Captain Hook!
Booking contact number 01204 520661
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Royal Exchange, Manchester. Saturday 18th December, 2:30pm. £10 to £32
A wild musical play that sees Scottish folk songs collide with decadent karaoke under the direction of Debbie Hannan. Oozing with wit, passion, seduction and sambucas, this show is a riotous mix of rhyming couplets, live music and a glimpse of the underworld.
Booking contact email [email protected]
Panto: Cinderella, King’s Theatre, Glasgow. Saturday 4th December, 2pm. Touch tour 1pm. Tickets from £13
South East England
Panto: Snow White and the happy ever after beauty salon, Salisbury Playhouse. Thursday 9th December, 2:15pm and 7pm. Tickets from £12.50
Panto: Jack and The Beanstalk, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. Tuesday 14th December, 7pm. Tickets £41
Panto: Cinderella, Aylesbury Waterside. Wednesday 29th December, 1pm. Tickets £8.16, reduced from £24.50
Panto: Jack and the Beanstalk, Orchard Theatre, Dartford. Thursday 30th December, 1pm. Tickets £16 – £42
Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, a giant of a Panto this way comes!
Booking contact number 01322 220000
Panto: Jack and the Beanstalk, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon. Thursday 23rd December, 1pm. Tickets from £18
Follow Jack and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to cloudland in this GIANT pantomime adventure.
Booking contact number 0343 310 0040
Panto: Beauty and the Beast, Lighthouse, Poole. Wednesday 29th December 1:30pm and Thursday 30th December 6pm
Ooh la la! The stage is set for magic, mayhem and brilliantly beastly fun as this famous fairy tale is brought to life.
Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bristol Hippodrome. Thursday 30th December, 7pm. Tickets from £13
This spectacular pantomime will be brought to life with an abundance of jaw-dropping dance, side-splitting comedy, sensational special effects and plenty of festive magic.
Panto: Beauty and the Beast, Theatr Clwyd. Sunday 5th December, 12:30pm. Tickets from £32
The acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll panto is back, with bonkers frocks, dazzling sets and the anarchic panto puppets!
Aladdin, Venue Cymru. Saturday 18th December, 2pm. From £20.50
The Venue Cymru panto is back and bigger than ever before, promising a hilarious family friendly pantomime to make everyone’s wishes come true this festive season.
The Railway Children, Hull Truck Theatre. Saturday 18th December, 2pm. Touch tour 12:30pm. Tickets £23 – £29.50 (Concessions as low as £5 available)
All aboard as E Nesbit’s classic story steams into Hull this Christmas!
Sleeping Beauty, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. Thursday 6th January, 2pm & 7:15pm. £16.50-£35
Billy Pearce, Bradford’s best-loved comic, returns to the Alhambra Theatre in his 22nd pantomime playing King Billy, joined by TV celebrity Dr Ranj playing The Royal Doctor, overseeing medical proceedings in the Royal Household!
Event image: Julian Clary in a glamorous metallic costume that resembles shards of ice, sings on stage with his arms held open. Behind him 20 dancers in white and silver, hold fans as they dance and sing. The stage is bathed in a blue light like a snowy Christmas evening. Photo by Paul Coltas.
Please note that not all the audio descriptions for these performances are delivered by VocalEyes. Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct; however, please do double-check with the venue for the availability of introductory notes and touch tours when booking.