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Christmas Shows in December

A Christmas Carol

Old Vic Theatre Until Jan 6, 2024

not even Scrooge himself could dislike this

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre, London
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Jack Thorne's (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) joyful version of A Christmas Carol returns to The Old Vic for the 2023 festive season, with Christopher Eccleston stepping in to the role of Scrooge!...

The Nutcracker

London Coliseum Dec 14, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024

A Christmas cracker!

The Nutcracker, London Coliseum, London
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A tale of adventure and magic, The Nutcracker is one of the Christmas season's must-see shows and who better to perform this cherished classic than the English National Ballet? Back and more glorious than...

Elf: The Musical

Dominion Theatre Until Jan 6, 2024

A ridiculous hoot... the show has a core of genuine, touching charm and innocence.

Elf The Musical, Dominion Theatre, London
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Buddy the Elf is stepping into the Dominion Theatre this Christmas, all the way from the North Pole. This hit musical follows the hilarious and touching story of a man who was mistakenly brought up as...

The Snowman

Peacock Theatre Until Dec 20, 2023

Guaranteed to melt the heart of even the most cynical Scrooge

The Snowman, Peacock Theatre, London
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The wildly successful live stage adaptation of Raymond Brigg's best-loved children's cartoon marks its 26th year at the Peacock this Christmas! On a cold winter's night, a young boy gets the surprise of...


Lyric Hammersmith Until Jan 6, 2024

Don't miss the Lyric's famous pantomime!

Cinderella, Lyric Hammersmith, London

The Lyric Panto is back for 2023 and this time we're heading back to the ball with the ever-popular Cinderella, written by composer and comedian Vikki Stone and directed by Tonderai Munyevu! One of the...


Tuff Nutt Jazz Club Until Jan 6, 2024

An exciting new take

Nutcracker, Tuff Nutt Jazz Club, London

This Christmas witness the Nutcracker as you've never seen it before, at the special purpose-built Tuff Nut Jazz Club in the Southbank Centre! The classic Tchaikovsky score is re-arranged into a contemporary...

Christmas Actually

Royal Festival Hall Dec 7 - 11, 2023

Christmas laughs for a good cause

Christmas Actually, Royal Festival Hall, London

Usher in Christmas at the Southbank Centre with the smashing comedy, music and poetry variety show, Christmas Actually, put together by none other than Love Actually and Bridget Jones writer Richard Curtis!...

Sleeping Beauty Takes a Prick

Charing Cross Theatre Until Jan 13, 2024

Witty, topical, traditional & hilariously queer.

Sleeping Beauty Takes a Prick, Charing Cross Theatre, London

The kingdom of Slutvia awaits you, dear weary traveler, and wishes to tell you the camptastic story of Prince Beauty. Brought to you by theatre company He's Behind You! (the team formerly known as Above...

Sleeping Beauty

Harold Pinter Theatre Dec 27 - 31, 2023

Sleeping Beauty slays!

Sleeping Beauty, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Thought you knew Sleeping Beauty? Well wake up, grab a brush and put a little make up, it's Sleeping Beauty retold through the medium of drag! This outrageous and hilarious version of the fairytale classic...

The Time Machine - A Comedy

Park Theatre Until Dec 30, 2023

The laughs pick up thick and fast and the wry and melodramatic performances from the cast we warmed to so easily

The Time Machine A Comedy, Park Theatre, London

Don't miss the comedic event of the year with The Time Machine - A Comedy, coming to London this December! The world premiere of this fresh interpretation of H.G. Wells' 1895 sci-fi classic, "The Time...

A Very Very Bad Cinderella

Other Palace Studio Until Jan 7, 2024

Side splitting and certainly risque

A Very Very Bad Cinderella, Other Palace Studio, London

At the Other Palace Theatre this Christmas come and see the naughtiest Christmas fairytale in town: A Very Very Bad Cinderella! Intended for audiences aged-16 and up, this mischievous comedy tells the...

Peter Pan

Rose Theatre Until Jan 7, 2024

A stout-hearted adventure

Peter Pan, Rose Theatre, London

It's time for a swashbuckling trip to Neverland via the Rose Theatre, with this all-new production of Peter Pan! Newly adapted by Canadian-British playwright Evan Placey (whose recent credits include an...

Hansel and Gretel

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Dec 8, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024

A road made of bits of bread, says she? Yes, a road, and a road we can eat follow me!

Hansel and Gretel, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

The Globe becomes a winter wonderland this Christmas as they stage this glittering new adaptation of Simon Armitage's reimagining of the classic folk tale. Join siblings Hansel and Gretel for a delicious...

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Lyric Theatre Until Jan 14, 2024

Technically challenging and hilariously funny. We were in tears of laughter.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Lyric Theatre, London

Oh dear, it looks as if the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is up to its old tricks again, only this time the clumsy theatre troupe have decided to take on J.M Barrie's beloved classic, in only the way...

A Sherlock Carol

Marylebone Theatre Until Jan 7, 2024

A clever, crowd-pleasing holiday comedy!

A Sherlock Carol, Marylebone Theatre, London

Delve into the smog-filled streets of Victorian London and join Sherlock Holmes and the ever-loyal Dr. Watson as they race to find the killer of one Ebeneezer Scrooge as this elementary mystery that fuses...

The Gruffalo's Child

Garrick Theatre Until Jan 7, 2024

Just like the book, the live production is written beautifully, rhyming with a rhythm that sets the pace

The Gruffalos Child, Garrick Theatre, London

Join the Gruffalo's Child as she embarks on an exciting adventure in Tall Stories' captivating musical adaptation of the beloved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler! On a stormy night the Gruffalo's...

Dick Whittington

Richmond Theatre Dec 9, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024

Dick Whittington heads to Richmond!

Dick Whittington, Richmond Theatre, London

It's going to be puns galore this Christmas! This classic tale will be re-imagined in a way like no other, with comedian, actor, writer, radio and television presenter Paul Merton stepping into the heels...

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