Tot's Festive Season

Pantomimes in London and Hertfordshire

It's that time again, lots of glitter balls, fairy lights and fun characters.

Here is a list of family pantomimes throughout London and Hertfordshire for the 2011 festive season. Hope you have fun!

Remember to visit our Tot Friendly website for other events suitable for families with babies and pre school children including theatre shows for toddlers, soft play, parks and more in London and Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire Pantomimes & Family Christmas Shows
Hertford Theatre

Hertford Theatre is proud to present the biggest, brightest and most exciting pantomime of them all; Aladdin. 
This spectacular production is a brand new version of the classic story, staged by the team that bought you last year’s glittering Cinderella. 
Join the good-for-nothing Aladdin, hilarious Widow Twankey, evil Abanazaar and Gene, the groovy genie, on the adventure of a life-time as they grapple with giant spiders, foaming washing machines and magical lava lamps.

Web: Hertford Theatre
Tel: 01992 531500

Jack and The Beanstalk
Watford Palace Theatre
Fee Fi Fo Fum.... Here is some festive fun!
until the end of December
Web: Watford Palace Theatre

London Pantomimes & Family Christmas Shows

Peacock Theatre, WC2A 2HT
The Snowman
The Snowman with its classic storytelling through music and dance. Featuring Howard Balk’s ‘Walking in the Air’ performed by a live orchestra a Christmas treat for the whole family. From 30th November December to 8th January
Web: Peacock Theatre
Tel: 0844 412 4322

Aladdin pantomimes in London 2011 - for more details visit our detailed Pantomime Guide or website directly.

Beck Theatre
Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2UE
17th Dec 2011 to 8th Jan 2012    
Starring Mark Jones as Wishee Washee, Matthew Rixon and Hatasha Jayetileke.          

Ashcroft Theatre
Dec 2-Jan 2 2012, Ashcroft Theatre
Larry Lamb (of 'Eastenders' and 'Gavin and Stacey') plays Aladdins baddie...

Greenwich Theatre
Nov 24-Jan 8 2012

Lyric Hammersmith
Nov 19-Dec 31
The Broadway
Broadway, Barking, IG11 7LS      
30th Nov 2011 to 31st Dec 2011  

Cinderella Pantomimes in London

Hackney Empire
Nov 26-Jan 8 2012, Hackney Empire

Dec 9-Jan 15 2012, Richmond Theatre
Jenny Eclair (Loose women) Gary Wilmot star

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BN      
3rd Dec 2011 to 21st Jan 2012     

New Wimbledon Theatre
Dick Whittington
Dec 9-Jan 15 2012, 
With Dame Edna Everage, Anna Williamson (Nickelodeon presenter) and Dancing on Ice champ Sam Attwater

The Compass Theatre
Dick Whittington And His Cat       
Glebe Avenue Ickenham, Middlesex UB10 8PD          
14th Dec 2011 to 29th Dec 2011
Josh Barry - Britain's Got Talent semi finalist performs  

Broadway, Catford
Jack and the Beanstalk
Dec 10-Jan 2 2012

Shaw Theatre
Jack and the Beanstalk
Dec 6-31
Linda and Maureen from the Nolans and Devon Anderson (Billy Jackson) from Eastenders star.

Millfield Arts Centre
Beauty And The Beast
Silver Street, Edmonton, London N18 1PJ

2011 ends here!
That's it for 2010 - come back for 2011!

It’s behind you!! Oh no it’s not... it’s all below! Sorry couldn’t resist!

Here you’ll find a selection of classic Christmas pantomimes in Hertfordshire and London for 2010. From grand stage productions to smaller local shows including Cinderella, Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, there is sure to be something to tickle everybody.

For alternative Christmas shows and other theatre productions for preschool children visit our theatre section on Tot Friendly.

Hertford Theatre
Hertford's very first pantomime in its newly refurbished Hertford Theatre (previously Castle Hall) is set to be a truly spectacular Christmas show. From 10th December to 10th January
Web: Hertford Theatre
Tel: 01992 531500

St Albans
The Alban Arena
Peter Pan
Peter Pan, starring Larry Lamb (EastEnders, Gavin & Stacey) as Captain Hook, Katy Ashworth (CBeebies' I Can Cook) as Peter Pan, Ben Roddy as Smee and local radio personality Tank Montana as Starkey the Pirate. Friday 10th December 2010 to Sunday 2nd January 2011
Web: The Alban Arena
Tel: 01727 844 488

Gordon Craig Theatre
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Pantos at the Gordon Craig Theatre are always a treat and this year is no exception with Dame Totty played by Paul Laidlaw back by popular demand. From 27th November to 23rd January
Web: The Gordon Craig Theatre
Tel: 01438 363200

Watford Palace
Dazzling sets and costumes as well the usual favourites, Widow Twankey, Wishy Washy, The Flying Magic Carpet, this is set to make Aladdin a festive treat. 25th November to 1st January
Join the Tot Friendly Club in November for the chance to win tickets for December
Web: Watford Palace
Tel: 01923 225671

Broxbourne Civic Hall
An all star cast features in this Panto at the Broxbourne Civic Hall with stars from EastEnders, The Bill and Footballers Wives. From 10th – 31st December
Web: Broxbourne Civic Hall
Tel: 01992 441946

Broxbourne Civic Theatre
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Following their success of local NODA best pantomime awards 2007, 2008 and 2009 the Broxbourne Theatre Company present the first ever local stage production of Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast. 7th – 9th and 13th – 15th January 2011

Watersmeet Theatre
Jack and the Beanstalk
Starring Linda Robson from BBC’s Birds of a Feather, this story is full of lovable characters such as Daisy the pantomime cow. 7th – 31st December
Web: Watersmeet Theatre
Tel: 01923 711063

Potters Bar
Wyllyotts Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Can you and your little ones help break the evil spell? Sleeping Beauty runs from 11th December through to 2nd Jan
Web: Wyllyotts Theatre
Tel: 01707 645005

Plinston Hall
This year’s annual pantomime at Plinston in Letchworth is Cinderella and is performed by the St Paul's Amateur Dramatic Society. There are nine performances in total between 27th December and 1st January.
Web: Plinston Hall
Tel: 01462 672003

The Court Theatre
Starring familiar local faces with not a celebrity in sight, this year’s Chuckles production features all your favourite characters and we need your help to cheer Aladdin as he battles the evil magician, Abanazar. Join us for this exceptionally good value and fun packed experience for the whole family. Over the years Chuckles have donated in excess of £40,000 to local children’s charities and this show is no exception with proceeds going to other good causes. Please help us to support our community by coming and seeing the show! 31st December to 9th January
Tel: 01442 83130

Welwyn Garden City
Campus West
Will she go to the ball? Show times 9th December to 1st January
Web: Campus West

Queen Mother Theatre
Santa in Space
Not your usual title but all the very best in pantomime tradition on offer the show guide also guarantees plenty of fun and laughter! From 16th – 19th December
Web; Queen Mother Theatre
Tel: 01462 455166

Shaw Theatre, NW1
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
A star studded cast: Madeline Duggan 'Lauren Branning from EastEnders' as Snow White. Wayne Gordon 'Doom from Sky1's Gladiators' as Wicked Queen's Henchman. Danny Rhodes 'Grease is the Word Semi-Finalist' as Prince. Nicole Faraday 'Bad Girls and Casualty' as Wicked Queen. Impressionist Andy Fleming as Muddles. Mirror, Mirror on the wall… Who is the fairest of them all? From 13th December to 3rd January
Web: Shaw Theatre
Tel: 0844 248 5075

Peacock Theatre, WC2A 2HT
The Snowman
The Snowman with its classic storytelling through music and dance. Featuring Howard Balk’s ‘Walking in the Air’ performed by a live orchestra a Christmas treat for the whole family. From 1st December to 9th January
Web: Peacock Theatre
Tel: 0844 412 4322

Millfield Arts Centre, Edmonton
Jack and the Beanstalk
This classic tale is suitable for ages 3 – 103! Show may include loud noises, pyrotechnics and flashing lights. From 25th November to 2nd January
Tel: 0208 807 6680

The Hackney Empire
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Hackney Empire receives great reviews for their Pantomimes. Including 'Panto of the Year' from The Times and 'The Perfect Panto' Evening Standard for Aladdin in 2009/10. From 27th November to 9th January.
Web: Hackney Empire
Tel: 0208 9852424

New Wimbledon Theatre
Peter Pan
To celebrate the theatre's 100th birthday David Hasslehoff will be playing Captian Hook and Louie Spence from Pineapple Studios will be playing the part of cabin boy Roger!
Web: New Wimbledon Theatre
Tel: 0208 545 7900