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Christmas shows in Manchester

Our guide to the best family-friendly shows and children's theatre in Manchester this Christmas, plus a few things for the grown ups too

One of the big treats about Christmas is a family trip to the theatre, and Manchester has some of the best theatres in the land. For many, a panto is their first ever theatre experience. Also, tickets to upcoming shows are a great gift, making your Christmas shopping even easier.

So to help you make the right choice, here's our guide to the best Christmas shows and family pantos in Manchester. Slap that thigh!