Best Christmas Pantomimes Coming to the West End This Year


Christmas in London means three things: lots of great gifts, plenty of delicious food and an amazing variety of entertainment. As the winter season dawns, venues around the city will be preparing to show everybody’s favourite pantomimes.

The Piccadilly London West End is located in the city’s famous theatre district and offers guests a perfect place to relax after catching an evening show. If you’re planning a trip this Christmas be sure to check into one of our boutique Hotels in London to see some of these wonderful family-friendly performances.


Hackney Empire, Hackney

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Everybody’s favourite fairy tale classic will be brought to life this year on stage at the Hackney Empire. Follow the story of the girl who went from rags to riches and married the love of her life after a little help from her fairy godmother. If you’re planning a trip to the Piccadilly London West End with the kids, a night out to watch Cinderella at Hackney Empire is the perfect way to spend the evening. Your little ones will be laughing and singing along in this light-hearted retelling of the classic Disney tale. With multiple showings over the holiday months, you shouldn’t have trouble catching the show.


Theatre Royal, Stratford East

This is a new pantomime to hit stages in London this year but it promises to be one of the most exciting and fun-filled experiences of the Christmas holidays. The classic tale of the princess locked in the tower has been told for generations and the wonderful performers at the Theatre Royal in Stratford have given it a unique twist and an exciting new lease of life. The show is packed full of action and energy which makes it perfect for youngsters visiting London. The magic of the theatre is like nothing they will ever experience again so be sure to treat your little ones to a night at the pantomime this season.

A Christmas Carol

The Old Vic, London

The Old Vic

Everybody has heard the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim but never like this. This season, the Old Vic will host one of the most anticipated pantomimes of the year and anyone planning a trip to London will not want to miss out.

Bringing together by a cast of amazingly talented performers, A Christmas Carol pantomime will add a light-hearted touch to the classic story about doing the right thing and asking for forgiveness. This family-friendly show is a perfect way for everyone to get into the Christmas spirit this year so be sure to get your tickets soon.

The Snowman

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street

Another classic Christmas title, The Snowman has amazed audiences all over the world for decades. Ever since it was first shown on TV it has become a staple for families around the country who sit down every year to watch the magic of Christmas bring to life a snowman. Now you can witness the same magic in real life at the Peacock Theatre this Christmas. The pantomime offers an alternative look at the classic tale and is sure to have your kids on the edge of their seat. This is a must-see for holidaymakers heading to London this Christmas.