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Holly Loftus
17th October 2023

Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner!? And yes, we are talking about it already, because we are sure you are going to want to find out what Christmas festivities are happening near you this year. We've got those must-see family pantos, as well as a whole host of new productions as we head off into the new year, so let's find out what's in store... shall we?

Cinderella at Trinity Theatre

9th - 31st December

Your favourite fairy tale is arriving at Trinity Theatre this December for a magical performance of Cinderella. Will the glass slipper fit? Will Cinderella and the prince get their happily ever after? Save your "boo!" for the evil stepsisters and prepare to sing along to popular songs from the charts and musical theatre. 

A sprinkle of magic in time for Christmas

Sleeping Beauty at The Ashford Theatre Society

19th - 27th January 2023

New year, new show? Ashford Theatre Society are bringing the wonderful fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty to their stage this January, following the sell-out pantomime production of Cinderella. We all know and love this classic storyline so let’s watch it unfold with the award-winning team at Ashford Theatre Society.

A sprinkle of magic to start the new year

Aladdin at The Marlowe Theatre

24th November 2023 - 7th January 2024

Another Disney favourite is on the theatre schedule, and we know for sure this is one you don’t want to miss! This genie-us pantomime presented by Evolution Production features TV and West End star Kevin Clifton, children’s favourite TV presenter, Phil Gallagher, and Marlowe Legend Ben Roddy as well as award-winning West End actor Courtney Bowman! If you didn't guess it all ready, we're talking about Aladdin! Don't forget to grab your snacks before the show begins... we personally recommend a tub of yummy Kentish ice cream from Simply Ice Cream. 

A Christmas carpet ride

Snow White at Woodville Auditorium

1st December 2023 - 1 January 2024

Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the most magical Panto of them all? You guessed it! Snow White of course, and it’s coming to The Woodville Theatre this December. You and the family will be laughing away at the hilarious Dame ‘Soggybottom’ and saving your boos for the Wicked Queen. Does Snow White find her prince? Is there a happily ever after? I guess you’ll have to find out…

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's Christmas don't you know

Sleeping Beauty at Sarah Thorne Theatre

9th - 31st December 2023

The build up to Christmas is full of excitement for your little ones and taking them to a family play or pantomime will certainly bring them some Christmas joy. The Sarah Thorne Theatre in Broadstairs has just the production to fuel the magic, presenting their Sleeping Beauty pantomime throughout December.

How many sleeps to go?

Beauty and the Beast at The Granville Theatre

15th - 31st December

Be the Granville Theatre’s guest this Christmas, and come along to a special production we all know and love. Tickets will be available for Beauty and the Beast throughout December with an amazing cast, be prepared to laugh, sing and leave wanting more!

Tale as old as time

Jack & The Beanstalk at Stag Theatre

8th - 31st December

Magic beans, a towering beanstalk, and a fearsome giant, have you guessed the panto? Why of course you have!! The Stag Theatre is excited to be hosting the much-loved pantomime production of Jack and the Beanstalk this December. So spread the word and round up the family, it’s time to grab your tickets…


Aladdin at The Central Theatre

8th- 31st December

The Central Theatre has it all going on this Christmas, with cracking productions ready to be seen by those theatre lovers and families that just can't resist a good old panto. From shows like the Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Fairy Tale of New York to their unmissable Christmas panto, Aladdin! The magic awaits at The Central Theatre, so get those tickets booked and surprise the kids or a loved one this Christmas.

A fairy-tale adventure awaits...

Beauty and the Beast at Assembly Hall Theatre

9th - 31st December

With songs we all can’t help but sing along to, from a classic Disney movie that takes us on the romantic journey of a how Beauty and the Beast find true love. This production is definitely one to go on the Christmas list, with the award-winning Little Wolf Entertainment displaying fantastic costumes, colourful sets and characters you’re sure to fall in love with!

Happily ever after...

War Horse Concert at Canterbury Cathedral

Friday 10th November

A special concert is coming to Canterbury Cathedral this November, where the story of the classic favourite, War Horse, is presented by Michael Morpurgo accompanied by Ben Murray, with music and songs from the National Theatre production.