Top Shows to See This Christmas

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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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  • 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.

  • Snow White
    Snow White
    London Palladium
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    Following the recent successes of Cinderella and Dick Whittington, the traditional London Palladium panto returns legendary West End theatre with Snow White, starring Dawn French making her pantomime debut.

  • The Snowman
    The Snowman
    Peacock Theatre
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. On their travels they meet dancing penguins, reindeer and naturally, Father Christmas. Watch spellbound as the Snowman flies through the night sky, before escaping the clutches of the evil Jack Frost to return home for Christmas morning.

  • Horrible Christmas
    Horrible Christmas
    Alexandra Palace
    No Matinee

    Horrible Histories proudly presents the terrific tale of Christmas in the triumphant re-opening of Alexandra Palace.

    When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day – but can he save Christmas? From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, join us on a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII, St Nicholas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as they all join forces to save the festive season!

  • Awful Auntie
    Awful Auntie
    Bloomsbury Theatre
    No Matinee

    When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!

  • 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!

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

    The magical Christmas ballet for all the family, with exquisite dancing and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live.

    Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life.

  • Seussical
    Seussical the Musical
    Southwark Playhouse
    No Matinee

    The fantastical world of Dr. Seuss bursts onto the stage in this larger-than-life musical extravaganza from award-nominated Immersion Theatre, brimming with fun and excitement for ‘thinkers’ of all ages.

  • The Night Before Christmas
    The Night Before Christmas
    Southwark Playhouse
    No Matinee

    Gary’s life is shit. It’s Christmas eve, he’s broke, he’s promised his son some top of the range Power Ranger figures but he hasn’t delivered them, and now his ex wife is out to find him baying for blood.

    But none of that matters any more because Gary has a secret. A big, fat (well… small, tiny, and extremely festive) secret that might very well save him and the whole of humanity.

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

    Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

    The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker's life - so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy - and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara's adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.

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