Top Christmas Shows in London

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From festive favourites to Christmas treats for all the family, we have the ultimate guide to the best Christmas shows in London to see this year. Whether it's Julian Clary in the annual London Palladium pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears, or a staging of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic, tickets for Christmas shows guarantee festive fun for all the family. 

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  • A Christmas Carol
    A Christmas Carol
    The Old Vic
    Wednesday Matinee

    Esteemed writer Jack Thorne's joyous, atmospheric adaptation of the timeless Charles Dickens classic returns to The Old Vic following a successful run last Christmas.

  • Curtains
    Curtains
    Wyndham's Theatre
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline.

  • The Nutcracker - Royal Albert Hall
    The Nutcracker - Royal Albert Hall
    Royal Albert Hall
    Monday, Tuesday Matinee

    This enchanting production, featuring Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score, is without a doubt the quintessential Christmas treat for all the family.

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    London Palladium
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    Enter a world of wonder at the home of pantomime, as the magical Goldilocks and the Three Bears come to the West End for Christmas! Following last year’s sold-out production of Snow White, for five weeks only the iconic London Palladium will be transformed into a sensational circus, where everything is possible and anything could happen. Packed with riotous comedy routines, extraordinary special effects, hair-raising stunts, international circus acts and an all-star cast with a series of speciality acts.
     

  • White Christmas
    White Christmas
    Dominion Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Make it a magical Christmas with this spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS. Experience this ‘terrific dose of pure escapism’ (The Times) as this feel-good family musical lights up London’s Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited season from November 2019. A timeless romantic comedy to warm hearts of all ages, the musical features the classic songs Blue Skies, Sisters and the most famous festive song of all… White Christmas.

  • Billionaire Boy
    Billionaire Boy
    Bloomsbury Theatre
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn't have is a friend.

    From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie comes this amazing new production of David Walliams' best-selling story!
     

  • Nutcracker - English National Ballet
    Nutcracker - English National Ballet
    London Coliseum
    Tuesday, Friday Matinee

    Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

    On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins.

    From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to see the English National Ballet at the London Coliseum is an unforgettable Christmas treat.

  • Snowflake
    Snowflake
    Kiln Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Snowflake is an epic story about generational conflict, fathers and daughters, and whether we’re living in the best or worst of times…

  • The Australian Ballet - Cinderella
    Cinderella (alternative pantomime)
    Vaults
    No Matinee

    The Great British pantomime, staged in a traditional English pub! This unique twist on the Cinderella story sees all the characters you know, love and hate colliding in a local boozer, where the audience are welcomed to the heart of the action to witness pints spilled, mates pulled and hearts poured out on the karaoke.

  • Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever
    Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever
    Duke of York's Theatre
    No Matinee

    Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!

  • Circus 1903
    Circus 1903
    Royal Festival Hall
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    Experience the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus this Christmas.

  • The Snail and the Whale
    The Snail and the Whale
    Apollo Theatre
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
     

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