Our Local Theatre Guide



Albany Deptford  

Box Office: 020 8692 4446

1 – 29 Dec

Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep

As Humbug tries to hibernate in her cosy nest, suddenly her home comes under threat. Forced to leave her bed, she goes on a quest to find a new place to call home. Ages 3+.


Battersea Arts Centre

Box Office: 020 7223 2223

30 Nov – 31 Dec

Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers

The story begins as the mischievous Goldilocks flees from the Three Bears into the deep, dark wood. As she stumbles down a rabbit hole to escape, she finds herself in Wonderland. Ages 4+.


Blue Elephant Theatre Camberwell

Box Office: 020 7701 0100

7 – 17 Dec

The Christmas Quest

The Letter-Machine has a very important job at Christmas, processing all the letters to Santa. When it breaks in a storm an Elf, Reindeer and Teddy set out on a quest to find the parts to fix it.


The Bridge Theatre SE1

Box Office: 08432 081 846

Until 2 Feb

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Based on the novel by C S Lewis, step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Age 6+.


Broadway Catford

Box Office: 020 8690 0002

20 – 29 Dec

Beauty and The Beast

With a star cast, impressive music, energetic dance routines as well as plenty of jokes, slapstick and heaps of audience participation.


Canada Water Culture Space 

Box Office: 020 8692 4446

20 – 21 Dec

Frozen Snow Queen

Journey through an icy landscape with a young woman searching to find her soulmate who has been kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen. Incorporating British Sign Language and spoken English. Ages 6+.


Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation

Box Office: 020 8655 1098

5 - 7 Dec


A musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens' classic ‘A Christmas Carol’. Scrooge, an old, ghastly, cold-hearted man, is woken on Christmas Eve by the ghost of Marley. Will he change his ways?


Dulwich Picture Gallery

Box Office: 020 8670 0890

7 Dec

Puppet Show

Drew Colby conjures up stories through the ancient art of hand puppetry, enchanting both young and old.


Fairfield Halls Croydon           

Box Office: 020 8688 9291

28 Nov

Winter Sounds

Wandsworth Schools’ Music Service showcases the amazing talents of more than 550 young musicians. Featuring choral and instrumental performances, with seasonal and festive hits.


2 – 14 Dec

Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar. Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears.


10 Dec - 5 Jan


Will the evil Ugly Sisters thwart the path of true love for Cinderella and her Prince Charming or will her Fairy Godmother help save the day? Take the whole family along to find out, you’ll have a ball.


14 Dec

A Christmas Carol

Festive seasons past, present and future combine in this seasonal treat from the London Mozart Players, as Charles Dickens gives a dramatic retelling of his classic tale.


23 Dec

The Snowman

The London Mozart Players perform the full orchestral score live-to-picture in a pre-Christmas treat for all the family. Includes other family festive favourites such as the Nutcracker, in words and music.


Globe SE1

Box Office: 020 7401 9919

5 Dec

A Concert for Winter

This annual showcase invites Southwark nurseries, schools and community groups to perform a song or poem on stage in celebration of the past, present and future of the borough.


Greenwich Theatre

Box Office020 8858 7755

Until 12 Jan

Sleeping Beauty

A very special pantomime, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reopening of Greenwich Theatre with a tale of a sleeping princess, an unlikely hero, an even more unlikely villain – and an adventure that’s out of this world.


21 Dec

Comedy Club 4 Kids – Christmas Cracker

Expect the finest Christmas Cracker jokes, tinsel tomfoolery, festive funnies and even Santa doing stand-up.


Leicester Square Spiegeltent

Box Office: www.christmasinleicestersquare.com

7 Dec – 5 Jan

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

When Flinn, Pearl and Tom are in the middle of their school play their old nemesis, Mr T-Rex appears and kidnaps the children, forcing them to hunt for the secretive Magic Cutlass.


Omnibus Theatre Clapham

Box Office: 020 7498 4699

4 – 30 Dec

The Little Prince

The Little Prince lives alone on his planet, frying eggs over volcanoes and weeding baobabs until one day, Rose appears and sparks a journey for The Little Prince to meet the streetwise fox, the king without any subjects and the magical snake who sees all.


Southbank Centre

Box Office: 020 7960 4200

14 Dec – 5 Jan

Black Beauty

From the cosy horsebox they call home, Andy and Andy take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale of Black Beauty as you’ve never seen it before. Ages 5+. Relaxed performance 22 Dec.


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+.


Southwark Playhouse

Box Office: 020 7407 0234

5 Dec – 11 Jan

Potted Panto

Seven classic pantomimes in eighty hilarious minutes. A madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime. Unmissable fun.


South London Theatre SE27

Box Office: 020 8670 3474

12 – 15 Dec

A Christmas Carol

Using only Charles Dickens’ extraordinary words and an ensemble of eight actors, the quintessential story of ghosts, greed and goodwill is given boisterous new life.


Studio at New Wimbledon

Box Office: www.atgtickets.com/wimbledon

11 Dec – 5 Jan

The Paper Dolls

A girl makes a string of paper dolls in this adventure from Polka Theatre. She takes them by the hand and they fly through the air, until they are confronted with some very sharp scissors. Ages 3-6.


Theatre Peckham

Box Office: 020 7708 5401

4 – 22 Dec

Jack and the Beanstalk

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, mysterious things are happening around Peckham. Will Jack save the day or will he end up in a Steak and Kiddy pie?


Theatre Royal Haymarket, SW1

Box Office: 020 7930 8800

9 Dec – 5 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.


The Old Vic SE1

Box Office: 08448 717 628

Until 19 Jan

A Christmas Carol

The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol fills the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment. A unique staging immerses the audience in this uplifting story.


Unicorn SE1

Box Office:  020 7645 0560

Until 5 Jan

The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse

One day Mouse is gobbled up by a wolf. ‘Oh woe’ says Mouse, who fears this must be the end. But then you’ll discover Duck, who was, until Mouse arrived, taking a nap. Ages 3-7.


Until 5 Jan

The Canterville Ghost

This wonderfully witty, delightfully spooky retelling of Oscar Wilde’s comic novel is brought to life with spine-tingling magic, spectacular illusions and ghoulish effects. Ages 7+.


31 Jan – 1 Mar

The Bee in Me

One ordinary boy living an ordinary life. Every day the same: parents still asleep, late again for school, can’t find his clean trousers. But today is different. Today is a game. Today he has wings. Ages 8-12.


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