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Panto Season 2013/2014

What's on Where During the Festive British Panto Season


Updated 19 March 2014

The 2013-2014 season is now over. Check back in October 2014 for what's on in the 2014/2015 season.

The Panto Season extends from mid-November to mid February all over the UK. Cities, towns and villages all have one or more pantos on for the holiday season. Use this list to find some of the bigger productions.


What's that? You don't know what a panto is? Click to find out about pantos - the traditional British family entertainment.


Panto List

  • Aldershot, Princes Hall, Peter Pan, December 6 to 30
  • Bath Theatre Royal Peter Pan, December 12 to January 12
  • Birmingham Hippodrome Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with Stephanie Beacham as the Wicked Queen and Gok Wan as the Man in the Mirror, from December 19 to February 2
  • Bristol Hippodrome Cinderella, from December 6 to January 3 with TV personality Louis Spence as Dandini
  • Camberley Theater Jack and the Beanstalk, December 10 to January 5
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre Robin Hood, December 5 to January 12
  • Canterbury,Marlowe Theatre Jack and the Beanstalk, a long run from November 29 to January 12 with Samantha Womack from Eastenders
  • Cardiff, New Theatre  Jack and the Beanstalk should be a lot of nudge nudge wink wink fun with Julian Clary as the Spirit of the Beans. From December 14 to January 19
  • Derby, Assembly Rooms Jack and the Beanstalk, December 4 to January 5
  • Edinburgh, Kings Theatre Peter Pan, November 30 to January 19
  • Glasgow
    • King's Theatre Aladdin, December 6 to January 11
    • Tron Theatre As usual, Tron puts its own spin on traditional stories. This year, it's Peter Pan and the Incredible Stinkerbell, from November 29 to January 4.
  • Hastings Aladdin at the White Rock Theatre, December 12, 2014 to January  3, 2015
  • Leatherhead Theatre, Surrey, Cinderella, December 20 to January 1
  • Leeds, Carriageworks Sleeping Beauty, December 6 to January 11
  • Llandudno,Venue Cymru, Wales Sleeping Beauty, December 7 to 29th
  • Liverpool Empire Peter Pan, December 13 to January 5
  • London and London area
    • The Beck Theatre in Hayes, Middlesex Cinderella, with X-Factor winner Joe McElderry making his Panto debut as the Prince, December 14 to January 5
    • The Compass Theatre, Ickenham, Middlesex Aladdin, December 12 to 29
    • Hackney Empire Puss in Boots, November 23 to January 5
    • Greenwich Theatre      Puss in Boots. Everyone loves the Greenwich Panto - so popular they don't even need TV stars to draw the crowds but this year they have magic and puppetry as well as live performers.November 21 to January 5
    • Millfield Theatre Dick Whittington, November 28 to January 4
    • New Wimbledon Theatre Aladdin, with a great cast. Comedian Jo Brand makes her Panto debut at the Geni of the Ring and Matthew Kelly is the Widow Twankey. December 6 to January 12
    • The Rosemary Branch, pub theatre  Buttons, Another Cinderella Story, Charles Court Opera's Boutique Panto returns to this North London venue for its seventh season. December 6 to January 5
    • The Shaw Theatre Cinderella, December 13 to 31
    • Theatre Royal Stratford East  Dick Whittington, November 23 to January 11
  • Manchester The Opera House Dick Whittington, December 6 to January 5
  • Musselburgh, Brunton Theatre Sleeping Beauty, November 26 to January 4
  • Norwich,Theatre Royal Cinderella, with Sheila Ferguson, one third of the Three Degrees, as the sassy Fairy Godmother. From December 17 to January 19, 2014
  • Nottingham,Theatre Royal Peter Pan - David Hasselhoff chomps through the scenery as Captain Cook, and blast from the past Su Pollard plays the Magical Mermaid
  • Oxford Playhouse  Robin Hood, December 29 to January 12
  • Richmond Theatre Peter Pan, with Henry Winkler adding a bit of the Fonz twinkle to Captain Hook, December 6 to January 12.
  • Sheffield, Lyceum Jack and the Beanstalk, December 6 to January 5
  • Swansea, Grand Theatre Peter Pan, with Jimmy Osmond as Captain Hook. December 13 to January 12
  • Winchester Theatre Royal Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, December 11 to January 5
  • Woking, New Victoria Theatre Cinderella, December 6 to January 3.
  • York
    • Theatre Royal Robin Hood and His Merry Mam, yes, you read that right. December 13 to February 2
    • Grand Opera House Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, December 13 to January 5

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