Top Shows to See This Christmas

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

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14 shows found
Slava's Snowshow
Slava's Snowshow
Royal Festival Hall
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

Slava's Snowshow returns to the Royal Festival Hall. Performed by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin's internationally renowned company of clowns, having delighted theatregoers around the world for 20 years this multi-international award-winning hit is now established as London's leading Christmas show.

This is theatre like you've never seen before. Comedy and spectacle provide fun for the whole family, never more than when this incredible show fills the Royal Festival Hall with a heart-stopping blizzard of snow. Featuring breathtaking visual effects, it's been described by The Sunday Times as 'theatrical brilliance'.

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Sadler's Wells
No Matinee

Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

Dick Whittington - London Palladium
Dick Whittington - London Palladium
London Palladium
Wednesday, Friday Matinee

An enchanting new production of Dick Whittington will open on Saturday 9 December 2017, produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and the team behind Cinderella.

 

Christmas With The Rat Pack
Christmas With The Rat Pack
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Thursday Matinee

Drift back in time to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Vegas in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers and experience Frank, Sammy and Dean performing at the famous Sands hotel with the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Old Vic Theatre
Wednesday Matinee

Welsh star Rhys Ifans returns to The Old Vic to take on the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' timeless classic A Christmas Carol.

Disney On Ice Presents Passport To Adventure (London)
Disney On Ice Presents Passport To Adventure (London)
The O2 Arena
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

Join Mickey and friends on a timeless journey in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Explore the worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Frozen. Plus, warm up at the Fit to Dance pre-show featuring Zootropolis! Upbeat music, lovable characters and unforgettable moments making an experience to cherish forever!

La Petite Soiree
La Petite Soiree
Aldwych Theatre
No Matinee

LA PETITE SOIRÉE – all of the spirit of LA SOIRÉE, minus the sauce!  

We love the fact that the powers that be have, for some unknown reason, allowed us into London’s Aldwych Theatre to cause some trouble and bring our own brand of mischief to the West End over the festive season. LA SOIRÉE is a show that has created a shorthand with worldwide audiences in understanding what makes a wild and unforgettable night out at the theatre… joyous, celebratory, hilarious, cheeky, irreverent and at times quite saucy. With LA PETITE SOIRÉE we will deliver all of the above, minus the sauce. The spirit of LA SOIRÉE will run deep through the veins of its afternoon offspring but we look forward to welcoming a new audience with a brand new show.

Meow Meow: Apocalypse Meow
Meow Meow: Apocalypse Meow
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
No Matinee

Meow Meow returns to Shakespeare’s Globe for a Christmas show like no other. Following her appearance in Emma Rice’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2016, the post-modern cabaret sensation brings her hilarious and heart-wrenching festive extravaganza to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Nativity! The Musical
Nativity! The Musical
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!

The Gruffalo's Child
The Gruffalo's Child
Lyric Theatre
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her in the West End this Christmas. The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood... One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he? 

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

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

The Nutcracker - The Royal Ballet
The Nutcracker - The Royal Ballet
Royal Opera House
No Matinee

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

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