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Christmas Panto, Family Theatre and Festive Films in Nottingham 2023

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

If you fancy taking in a show this Christmas or seeing a festive favourite on the big screen then check out what Nottingham has to offer below!

Don't forget to check out our other Christmas blogs!


Heroes & Villains

Sunday 26 November 6:00pm

Tickets £16.50 to £39.50

Suitable for age 7+

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Thursday 7 December 7:00pm

Tickets £32.00 to £68.00

Suitable for age 3+

Dick Whittington

Saturday 9 December–Sunday 14 January

Tickets £19.50 to £44.00

Suitable for age 3+

Nottingham Harmonic Choir – Family Carol Concert

Sunday 17 December 5:00pm

Tickets £12.50 to £24.50

The Snowman - The Animated Film with Live Orchestra

Saturday 23 December

£16.00 to £22.00

Hansel and Gretel

Thu 7 – Sun 31 Dec

Tickets Prices From: £13.50.

Running Time: 50 minutes

Family Ticket Prices: 4 people from £50, 3 people from £38

Specially created for children ages 3 – 8, our brand new version of this classic tale is the perfect introduction to live theatre.

Cinderella Pantomime

Fri 1 Dec 2023 - Sat 13 Jan 2024

Prices: £18.50 - £50

Polish your glass slippers and line up your pumpkins for you SHALL go to the Ball. Our legendary Panto is the most enchanting story of them all – the magical tale of Cinderella!

Five Star Swing at Christmas

Wednesday 20 December, 7.30pm

Tickets £18 / £17 concessions

Swing ‘n’ sing-along into Christmas – with the unique Five Star Swing Band show. Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic swing band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole – jazzing up those Jingle Bells!

Flying High Expressive Arts CIC presents...Peter Pan

Friday 22 - Saturday 23 December

Come and join us on this wonderful adventure to Neverland with Wendy, John and Michael as they meet the Lost Children, listen to the mermaids and battle with pirates and finally see Peter Pan conquer Captain Hook. This version is based on J.M. Barrie’s story with original music and songs.


Saturday 09 December - Sunday 31 December

9/10th, 16/17th, 23/24th, 27-31st Dec


1 hour (no interval)

Suitable for ages 3+

This beautiful warming wintery tale is the story of a bother of a boy, a mithered mother and a grand old brass band of a granddad.


Saturday 02 December - Sunday 03 December, 1pm & 3.30pm


1 hour (no interval)

Suitable for ages 6+

From Makin Projects

Roll up, roll up! Morgan & West are back! Expect gawps, gasps, and guffaws in this relentlessly funny and fantastical magic-filled extravaganza. Following national tours with Unbelievable Science and their Great Big Christmas Magic Show, this season they’re hitting the road with a brand-new magic show full of their trademark wit, whimsy, and wall-to-wall silliness.


Sunday 19 November, 1pm & 3.30pm


1 hour (no interval)

Suitable for ages 4+

From One Tenth Human And Tutti Frutti Productions

Without the twinkle of fairy lights, the holiday season could be cancelled! It’s up to our intrepid Princess explorer, her pals and YOU to illuminate the world again.

This fun-filled, sparkling extravaganza with catchy original songs from Ziad Jabero will explore the sensational science behind electricity, lighting up children’s imaginations and encouraging them to discover the world around them.

Beauty and the Beast

Sat 25 Nov '23 - Sun 31 Dec '23

Signed Performances - Fri 08 Dec at 7pm & Sat 09 Dec at 2pm.

Relaxed Performance Tue 12 Dec at 2pm - 150 minutes


You'll enjoy plenty of laughs and festive magic with our 2023 pantomime, Beauty and the Beast. One of the most popular fairy tales of all, Beauty and the Beast is the story of Belle who finds herself imprisoned in an enchanted castle by a prince who has been transformed into a hideous beast by an evil sorceress.

Can Belle see beyond the beast’s appearance and fall in love with her captor? Will the beast return to the world he once knew and win the hand of the girl who has melted his heart?

Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 13 - Sunday 21 January 2024 - 145 Minutes


Westfield Folkhouse Pantomime Group

This year, the Westfield Folkhouse Group present their 82nd annual production, the classic pantomime Sleeping Beauty. This much-loved story tells of the young princess who, despite the best efforts of the hapless but well-meaning Fairy Gaslight, is constantly under threat from the evil Malefluent.

Panto – Sleeping Beauty

2nd, 3rd, 6th-10th, 13th-17th December

£14-£19 pp

Christmas Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Fri 17 November – Sun 19 November

Show times: 11am, 1pm & 6:30pm

After the success of last years hilarious Lemon Jelly Pantomine, they are back. This time with a brilliant original production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

55 minutes of perfect panto fun for little ones and we know grown ups will love it too! There will be lots of laughs, interactive fun as well as mischief and mayhem that will keep the kids enthralled and the grown ups in stitches too!

You can choose the daytime or the evening panto. Prices start from just £5 each and everyone aged 1 year upwards will need their own ticket. (Does not include farm admission).

The Santa Show - Santa's Christmas Wish

The Riding Hall, Newark, NG22 9EP

Mon 11th December 2023 - Tue 12th December 2023 1pm and 4.30pm

Following last year’s hugely successful sell-out performances, Honalee Media are delighted to present a brand new show this Christmas… The show where every child gets a present from Santa!

Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-8 year olds. It lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself!

Ticket Prices:

Adult: £10.50 + £0.82 booking fee

Child: £9.50 + £0.74 booking fee

2 Adult 2 Children: £36.00 + £2.81 booking fee

Russell's International Circus

16th Dec - 7th Jan

Adult £8.99, Child £7.99

Roll up, roll up, as Russell's International Circus, voted Britains Best Circus 5 years in succession, makes a special visit to Woodborough Garden Centre! The breathtaking performance is jam-packed with mesmerising aerial displays, jaw-dropping stunts, world-class comedy and much, much more.

Each show lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Children under 18 Months old don’t require a ticket, they need to stay on an adults lap.

Snow White pantomime

8th-31st December

Mirror, Mirror on the stage, what's the most enchanting panto of them all? We're thrilled to bring you a spellbinding Christmas adventure with Snow White! Join us on a magical journey through the enchanted forest alongside an extraordinary cast featuring Mark Siney as the delightful Dame Dotty, Dave Bibby as the hilarious Herbie the Huntsman, Cait O'Malley as the charming Snow White, Anna Stolli as the wicked Narcissia, and Ben Boskovic as the dashing Prince Simon of Sofaria.

Premium Performances: Stalls £23.50, £22.50 concessions; Circle £22.50, £21.50 concessions; Family Stalls £88.00, Circle £84.00

Standard Performances: Stalls £20.75, £19.75 Concessions; Circle £19.75, £18.75 concessions; Family Stalls £77.00, Circle £73.00

Special Offer Performances: £15.50 Members Special Price Offer Saturday December 9th. £13.50 Available from Box Office

Relaxed performance on Sunday 10th December 11am.

Contact box office on 01636655755 for more details.

Join Geoffrey Jumper and Mandy for an interactive, musical magic show

£4 per person or £14 for a family of 4

16th December 11am and 2pm

New Nottingham Central Library


Christmas Music Shows

Johnny and the Raindrops

Sunday 10th December 2pm

Oakleigh Lodge Social Club

Southwell Library

Christmas concert for children

20th December £5pp

Christmas Cinema

  • Arthur Christmas 16th and 17th Dec

  • Cbeebies Christmas Panto 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th Dec

  • Elf 9th and 10th Dec

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas 25th and 26th Nov

  • Home Alone 16th and 17th Dec

  • The Polar Express 23rd and 24th Dec

  • Santa Claus The Movie 2nd and 3rd Dec

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol 9th and 10th Dec

  • Arthur Christmas 16th and 17th Dec

  • Cbeebies Christmas Panto 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th Dec

  • Elf 9th and 10th Dec

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas 25th and 26th Nov

  • Home Alone 16th and 17th Dec

  • The Polar Express 23rd and 24th Dec

  • Santa Claus The Movie 2nd and 3rd Dec

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol 9th and 10th Dec

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 2nd and 3rd Dec

  • Nightmare before Christmas 19th Nov £5pp

  • Elf 2nd, 3rd, 4th Dec £9.70pp

  • Santa Claus: The Movie 10th Dec £5pp

  • Home Alone 17th Dec £5pp

  • Home Alone 2 17th Dec £5pp

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol 23rd Dec £5pp

  • Cbeebies Panto 2nd and 3rd Dec £5pp

  • Cbeebies Panto Robin Hood 2nd/3rd Dec £7.50Adults/£5.50 Children

  • Elf 1st/2nd/3rd/£5pp 24th Dec £2.75pp

  • Home Alone 2nd/3rd/24th Dec £2.75pp

  • Santa Claus: The Movie 9th/10th Dec £2.75pp

  • Muppet Christmas Carol 16th/17th Dec £2.75pp

  • The Polar Express Cinema with Santa 16th

  • The Polar Express 24th Dec £5pp

  • Bing's Christmas - 24th-27th Nov (£3.99 pp)

  • Cocomelon: Best of Christmas - 1st-4th Dec (£3.99 pp)

  • The Nightmare before Christmas - 25th and 30th Nov

  • Miracle on 34th Street - 26th Nov, 2nd Dec, 11th Dec

  • Elf - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 24th Dec

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol - 2nd/3rd December

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas - 3rd/17th Dec

  • Santa Claus: The Movie - 9th/18th Dec

  • Arthur Christmas - 10th Dec

  • Cbeebies Panto - 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th Dec

  • Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) 2nd Dec £5pp

  • Arthur Christmas (U) 9th Dec £5pp

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (U) 16th Dec £5pp

  • Elf (PG) 22nd, 23rd, 24th Dec £5pp

André Rieu's White Christmas

Sunday 3 - Friday 8 December

Tickets £12.50 / £10 concessions

CBeebies Panto: Robin Hood (U)

Sunday 10 December, 10.30am

Tickets £8/ £7 concessions /£5 child / free under 2 years

ROH Live: The Nutcracker (U)

Tuesday 12 December, 7.15pm

Tickets £15 / £12.50 concessions

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