Our Local Theatre Guide


25 Nov – 9 Feb


Broadway Barking

Box Office: 020 8507 5607

28 Nov – 31 Dec

Jack and the Beanstalk

Get ready to roar with laughter and cheer our hero Jack on his magical journey to Blunderbore’s castle in the sky as he battles to save his best friend Daisy the cow.


Eventim Apollo Hammersmith  

Box Office: 08442 491 000
11 – 29 Dec

Nativity! The Musical

London’s favourite family Christmas musical returns for a third sensational year. Feel-good, funny and full of joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films.


Half Moon Young People’s E1

Box Office: 020 7709 8900 www.halfmoon.org.uk

14 Dec

Outside the Igloo

Follow penguins Pixel, Crash and Click as they embark upon an adventure of discovery and magic, following cracks in the ice, scaling enormous mountains and swimming in freezing lakes. Ages 4+.


21 Dec

Under the Frozen Moon

With lively poetry, transforming sets, exciting puppetry and atmospheric live music, Under the Frozen Moon brings life to a beautiful world of ice and adventure. Ages 3+.


11 Jan


There was once a little girl so small she could float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly... Using traditional glove, rod and shadow puppets, this is an excellent introduction to the magic of theatre. Ages 2+.


18 Jan

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

Adapted from the book by Michael Morpurgo, this heart-warming tale is packed full of snow, dragons, lively songs and captivating puppetry. Ages 3+.


25 Jan

Tom Thumb

Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table, this classic story is brought to life in a playful and fascinating show full of magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Ages 3+.


The O2 Greenwich   

Box Office: 08448 560 202

26 Dec – 5 Jan

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience with a cast of over 50 unforgettable Disney characters, leaving your whole family captivated with memories that will last them a lifetime.


Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Box Office: 01708 443 333

28 Nov – 5 Jan

Robin Hood

This swash buckling actor musician panto, is twanging to the beats of pop hits from across the decades, traditional audience participation and laugh out loud family silliness.


5 – 24 Dec

Sparky the Elf and the Secret Toyshop

Join in as one of Sparky’s friends and discover fantastical adventures of unloved playthings from around the world. Ages 4-9.


Redbridge Drama Centre

Box Office: 020 8708 8803

Until 16 Dec

The Snow Queen

With magic, mystery and lots of laughs, Redbridge Drama Centre brings you a modern adaptation of this classic tale. Ages 7+.


28 Nov – 7 Dec


Expect laughter, tears and magic in this brand-new adaptation of the classic fairy tale, brought to life by the warm-hearted mischief makers behind last year's sell out success, A Christmas Carol. Ages 5+.


Sir James Hawkey Hall Woodford

Box Office: 01992 524 371 www.woodfordpantomime.co.uk

1 – 12 Jan


Poor Rapunzel has been imprisoned in a tower in the woods by the wicked witch Gothel. Follow the hair-raising adventures as Prince Frederick and his friends try to rescue her from the evil old crone’s clutches. All ages.


Southbank Centre SE1

Box Office: 020 3879 9555

19 Dec – 5 Jan

Circus 1903

Featuring acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, trapeze and high-wire performers and more, this show captivates and transports audiences of all ages to the golden age of circus. Ages 3+.


Stratford Circus

Box Office: 020 8279 1080

28 Nov – 24 Dec

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Based on the much-loved classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, this thrilling and funny adventure is the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family. Ages 2+.


Theatre Royal Haymarket, SW1

Box Office: 020 7930 8800

9 Dec – 19 Jan

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful live show packed with magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning children’s play adapted from the classic family story of teatime mayhem.


Theatre Royal Stratford East

Box Office: 020 8534 0310

Until 11 Jan

Dick Whittington

Join Dick Whittington and his cat on their awesome adventure to find fame and fortune in London. All ages.


Valentines Mansion Ilford

Box Office: www.valentinesmansion.com

13 Dec

The Snow Queen

With live music, song and characters all ages will love, this beautiful adaptation will warm hearts this Christmas.


Wilton’s Music Hall

Box Office: 020 7702 2789

29 Nov – 4 Jan

Christmas Carol - A Fairy Tale

Brought to you by the team that gave you the sellout The Box of Delights, expect spellbinding magic, haunting music, and petrifying puppets in this triumphant retelling. Ages 7+.

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