Top Shows to See This Christmas

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From festive favourites to Christmas treats for all the family, we have the ultimate guide to the best shows to see this Christmas at LondonTheatre.co.uk. 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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  • 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.
     

  • 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!
     

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

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

  • Elf - A Christmas Spectacular
    Elf - A Christmas Spectacular
    SSE Arena Wembley
    No Matinee

    ELF, the Broadway musical based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, is supersized into a huge Christmas spectacular this December. It’s the heart-warming story of how human Buddy, raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole, travels to New York to find his real father, falls in love and brings Christmas happiness to everyone.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • Cinderella - Pantomime
    Cinderella - Pantomime
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    No Matinee

    Polish your glass slippers, dust off your carriage and join us as the clock strikes midnight for the Fairy Godmother of pantomimes, Cinderella. Expect the usual Lyric twist on Wicked Stepmothers, Ugly Stepsisters, pumpkins, mice and more. You shall go to the ball with this festive fairy tale treat. Word has it that if you leave it too late to book, you might turn into a pumpkin…

  • Nativity! The Musical
    Nativity! The Musical
    Eventim Apollo
    Thursday Matinee

    Your favourite festive film is now a major new musical adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films. 

    Feel –good, funny and full of yuletide joy, Nativity! The Musical features all of the favourite sing-a-long hits from the films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth, One Night One Moment, She’s the Brightest Star and a whole host of new songs filled with the spirit of Christmas!

    So join us this Christmas for some MAYHEM in Bethlehem!

  • Peter Pan Goes Wrong
    Peter Pan Goes Wrong
    Alexandra Palace
    No Matinee

    Once again the members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes. Will they ever make it to Neverland?

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