Going to the theatre this December doesn't have to mean nutcrackers and knob jokes from wise-cracking panto dames. These alternative festive nights out will help to quell the Christmas cheese overload with everything from comedy, edgy cabaret to wintry circus wonderlands.
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Alternative Christmas shows in London
Glimpse some otherworldly circus in what looks like a giant spaceship, the custom-designed silver tent which hosts NoFitstate's Christmas show. 'Bianco' is a riotous promenade performance that puts the audience face-to-femur with acrobats throwing spectacular stunts.
Find Christmas shows for all the family
Make Christmas more magical with a trip to one of London's many family-friendly Christmas shows. There's theatre big and bright enough to keep little ones enthralled and performances sweet and subtle enough to entertain the whole family. Find the one that all of your lot will love and book tickets so you don't miss out.