Christmas shows in London

Complete guide to pantomimes, family shows and alternative Xmas theatre



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Welcome to Time Out's guide to Christmas theatre in London – from pantomimes to family shows to something a little more alternative, our guides will help you find the festive show that your lot will love. More will be added as the shows are announced, but click here for all our December theatre listings.

The seriously festive...

Pantomimes in London

If you feel theatre is nothing without scripted heckling and cross-dressing silliness, you'll be delighted to hear that London is bursting with pantomime fun this Christmas.


Family Christmas shows

Tis the season for family outings, but there's no need to compromise anybody's enjoyment of your trip to the theatre thanks to these delightful family-friendly shows.


And for the little ones...

Christmas theatre for toddlers

Christmas is at its most magical in the eyes of our littlest ones. Keep their Christmas spirits high with a charming show this winter.


Christmas theatre for kids

Stretch their concentration spans and burn some Christmas energy at one of these enthralling festive shows designed especially for children.


Or for something completely different...

Alternative Christmas shows in London

If the Christmas hysteria is already grating a little, booking for something a bit less brash this winter might save you from going round the Christmas bend. Our guide to alternative Christmas shows will help you decide which to go for.

Christmas dance shows in London

Or maybe you've had your fill of festive theatre? Performances of winter ballet classics like 'Nutcracker' and 'Swan Lake' are bound to bring the Christmas spirit to audiences. Take a look at our pick of dance shows leaping onto the London stage this Christmas.

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