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Christmas Shows in December

The Snowman

Peacock Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

It is the best kids show in the UK for Christmas by far!

The Snowman, Peacock Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The wildly successful live stage adaptation of Raymond Brigg's best-loved children's cartoon makes another return to the Peacock this Christmas. On a cold winter's night, a young boy gets the surprise...

Prices from: £20

The Nutcracker

London Coliseum Until Dec 30, 2018

A Christmas cracker!

The Nutcracker, London Coliseum, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

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. The production's beautiful...

Prices from: £75

Snow White

London Palladium Until Jan 13, 2019

Visually ravishing and infectiously funny

Snow White, London Palladium, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

2018 ushers in the fairest fairytale of them all for the Palladium's much-anticipated panto come Christmas! After last year's Olivier winning Dick Whittington, the iconic West End venue is sure to pull...

Prices from: £25

A Christmas Carol

Old Vic Theatre Until Jan 19, 2019

not even Scrooge himself could dislike this

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After a triumphant run last year, Jack Thorne's (the writer behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) joyful version of A Christmas Carol returns to The Old Vic for the 2018 festive season! Matthew Warchus...

The Messiah

The Other Palace Until Jan 5, 2019

I haven't laughed so much at any other show this festive season

The Messiah, The Other Palace, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

One of the oldest stories ever told gets a revamp this Christmas as The Messiah heads to The Other Palace for a month of festive hilarity. Starring Hugh Dennis, John Marquez and Lesley Garrett, fall head...

Prices from: £30

Operation Ouch! Live On Stage

Apollo Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

This is the type of educational entertainment that needs to be encouraged

Operation Ouch Live On Stage, Apollo Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Get excited for the UK premiere of BAFTA award-winning CBBC Television favourite, Operation Ouch! Live on Stage. The successful children's health programme hailed a stage show so engrossing, two sold-out...

Prices from: £20

Briefs: Close Encounters

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Jan 3, 2019

A whirling conglomerate of circus skills, burlesque and high-camp theatrics, Close Encounters is an asteroid belt of sassy, sexy mayhem.

Briefs Close Encounters, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

After the runaway success of their last few seasons in London, the Briefs boys are back, setting phasers to stun you this Christmas! A gloriously glittered fusion of circus, drag, boylesque, and hilarity,...

Nativity - The Musical

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo Dec 19 - 31, 2018

a warm-hearted family show with lively performances, great songs, brilliant sets and lots of cheer and good will

Nativity The Musical, Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London

Your favourite school is back on stage for 2018! Mr. Maddens has been tasked with directing St. Bernadette's Christmas Nativity, a task that is not for the faint-hearted. To make matters worse Mr. Maddens...

Prices from: £25

Circus 1903

Royal Festival Hall Dec 19, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019

Stunning. Astonishing

Circus 1903, Royal Festival Hall, London

Blending acrobatics, performance art and cutting-edge puppetry, Circus 1903 resurrects the Big Top to its former glory. Created by the minds behind The Illusionists and the puppeteers behind War Horse,...

Prices from: £30

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

Wyndhams Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

(Larks in Transit) scales the peaks of sublime silliness

Bill Bailey Larks in Transit, Wyndhams Theatre, London

Everyone's favourite flaxen haired comedian returns to London this Christmas with a new residency at the Wyndham's Theatre as part of his newest tour. Larks in Transit is a typical Baileysque adventure,...

Prices from: £15

Box of Delights

Wilton's Music Hall Until Jan 6, 2019

The classic tale brought to life.

Box of Delights, Wiltons Music Hall, London

John Masefield's much-loved classic tale is being brought to life once more for 2018. Starring Olivier-award winner Matthew Kelly and three-time nominated Josefina Gabrielle, it's a holiday adventure that...

Murder for Two

The Other Palace Until Jan 13, 2019

A hilarious musical whodunit!

Murder for Two, The Other Palace, London

Crime writer Arthur Whitney has only gone and turned up dead at his own surprise party, and wouldn't you know it, all the proper detectives are out of town, leaving it down to local policeman Marcus Moscowitz...

Hot Gay Time Machine

Trafalgar Studios 2 Until Jan 5, 2019

An evening of hilarity and joy

Hot Gay Time Machine, Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Hot off the Edinburgh Fringe Zac Ghazi-Torbati and Toby Marlow (co-writer of hit musical SIX) bring their fabulous comedy cabaret to London's West End. This all singing, all dancing extravaganza is the...

Prices from: £35

Horrible Christmas

Alexandra Palace Until Dec 30, 2018

Have a truly Horrible Christmas with Horrible Histories!

Horrible Christmas, Alexandra Palace, London

Have a truly horrible Christmas with Horrible Histories' fun-filled, laughter packed show perfect for the festive season! In this wildly funny show join your favourite Horrible Histories characters as...

Prices from: £30

Room On The Broom

Lyric Theatre Until Jan 13, 2019

A high energy treat

Room On The Broom, Lyric Theatre, London

Christmas once again sees the return of the 2012 Olivier-nominated family show Room On The Broom. Based on the popular picture book and film by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's...

Prices from: £20

Chasing Bono

Soho Theatre Until Jan 19, 2019

Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some have greatness thrust upon them... and some have the misfortune to go to school with Bono

Chasing Bono, Soho Theatre, London

An hilarious true tale, based on Telegraph music critic Neil McCormick's memoir 'I Was Bono's Doppleganger', a story of ambition, rivalry and failure, Chasing Bono comes to the stage this December courtesy...

Prices from: £20

Stick Man

Leicester Square Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

Zesty and delightful...a clever, compelling treat

Stick Man, Leicester Square Theatre, London

Acclaimed children's theatre group Scamp Theatre are back at Leicester Square Theatre this Christmas season with their smash-hit adaptation of the popular children's book Stick Man. Based on the work by...

Peter Pan

Park Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

Peter Pan, Park Theatre, London

Start off your festive season with the high-flying magic of JM Barrie's beloved children's tale Peter Pan! Dazzlingly brought to life by Jonathan O'Boyle, the creative mastermind behind Off West End smash...

Return to Elm House

Battersea Arts Centre Until Dec 30, 2018

Calling all those with an adventurous spirit - the hidden corridors and secret rooms of the Battersea Arts Center await!

Return to Elm House, Battersea Arts Centre, London

The Battersea Arts Centre's brand new immersive theatre experience 'Return To Elm House' conjures theatrical magic this holiday season. Perfect for parents and children alike, the heartwarming and long-lost...

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Sadlers Wells Theatre Until Jan 27, 2019

Witty, menacing, lyrical and wild

Matthew Bournes Swan Lake, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In 1995, Matthew Bourne and New Adventures set the ballet world aflutter with their audacious interpretation of Tchaikovsky's iconic masterpiece. Bold, brilliant and vibrantly enthralling, this gender-bending,...

A Christmas Carol In Concert

Lyceum Theatre Until Dec 17, 2018

A great cast and plentiful carol-singing make this staging of the Dickens classic as rich as a plum pudding

A Christmas Carol In Concert, Lyceum Theatre, London

Say 'Bah Humbug!' to the cold winds and horizontal rain of winter and swing into the festive season instead with the spectacular Christmas Carol concert production at London's Lyceum Theatre starring Griff...

Monski Mouse's Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Dec 19, 2018

The friendliest disco in town!

Monski Mouses Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

Australian DJ, producer and mum of two is putting on a show that both you and your little ones can enjoy this Christmas! This interactive early childhood event is allowing you to let your under-5's loose...

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