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Brussels Philharmonic: Borodin, Rodrigo, Saint-Saëns

  • Directed by: Michel Tabachnik
  • Written by: Saint-Saens

The Brussels orchestra is conduced by Michel Tabachnik in works by Borodin, Rodrigo and Saint-Saëns, with Milos Karadaglic as soloist on the celebrated Concerto de Aranjuez.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

£12–£32 (£10–£30; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

Jersey Boys

The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 29 Apr 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

Thu 30 Apr 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

Sat 2 May 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

…and 2 more dates until 9 May 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 27 May 2015

£18–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 28 May 2015

£18–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 30 May 2015

£20–£58.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 4 more dates until 13 Jun 2015

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

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Little Birds Market

Market with a tantalising selection of vintage, craft and design vendors – including clothes, jewellery, handmade, up-cycled furniture, accessories, homewares, food, cakes, millinery, stationery, art and lots more.

Sloans, Glasgow

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0141 221 8886

The Vic, St Andrews

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01334 467964

The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow

Thu 4 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Fri 5 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Sat 6 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

…and 29 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Manchester Ice Rink

Skate under the stars this Christmas at Manchester's only outdoor ice rink. The rink is open to skaters of all abilities and offers skating aids, in the shape of penguins and seals, for younger children.

Spinningfields Ice Rink, Manchester

Fri 28 Nov

£9–£10 (Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30; Students £8) / 0161 820 9718

Mon 1 Dec

£9–£10 (Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30; Students £8) / 0161 820 9718

Tue 2 Dec

£9–£10 (Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30; Students £8) / 0161 820 9718

…and 12 more dates until 18 Dec back to top

Moscow City Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Smirnov-Govolanov (dir)
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Victor Smirnov-Golovanov directs Tchaikovsky's classical ballet about Clara's battle with the Mouseking, performed to the live accompaniment of the Moscow City Ballet Orchestra, featuring 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' and 'The Waltz of the Flowers'.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£17.50–£27.50 / 01223 357851

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£17.50–£27.50 / 01223 357851

Chichester Festival Theatre

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£14–£32; £15–£35 (£12–£30) / 01243 781312

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£14–£32; £15–£35 (£12–£30) / 01243 781312

G Live, Guildford

Sat 27 Dec

£29.50–£39 (£26.50–£36; Children £19.50–£29; £26.50–£36) / 0844 770 1797

Sun 28 Dec

£29.50–£39 (£26.50–£36; Children £19.50–£29; £26.50–£36) / 0844 770 1797

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Pop-up Craft Beer Growler Shop

Craft beer pop-up off-license hosted by the delightfully named Grunting Growler. Buy draught beer fresh from the tap to take home or pull up a stool to enjoy it then and there.

Grunting Growler Pop-up, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

Prices vary

Sat 29 Nov

Prices vary

Sun 21 Dec

Prices vary

…and 4 more dates until 27 Dec

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Sister Act: Hessle Theatre Company

A musical based on the popular 1990s film about a singer who must go undercover with a group of nuns after she witnesses a murder.

Hull New Theatre

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£10–£18 / 01482 226655

Spanish and Latin Christmas Market

Celebrate Christmas Spanish-style, with food, shopping, piñatas and more.

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 334 2788

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The 2014 Birmingham International Tattoo

The event brings together marching bands, exciting displays and culminating in the spectacular Grand Finale featuring all the performers in a spectacle of pomp and pageantry.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Sun 30 Nov

£17.20–£28.20 / 0871 945 6000

Agatha Christies The Mousetrap

Famous for being the longest running show in the history of British theatre. To celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it's going on tour for the first time, with a star cast to give you a once in a life-time opportunity to see this masterpiece.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 29 Nov

£23–£29.50 / 020 8688 9291

Christmas Light Switch On

Stalls, mulled wine, mince pies, Santa, reindeer and more all leading up to the big switch on by Richard Blackwood.

Artillery Square, Woolwich

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime with breathtaking costumes, fabulous songs and hilarious knock-about comedy.

The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Sat 6 Dec

£11.50; £14 / 01926 334 418

  • 13:00 Cinderella The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Sun 7 Dec

£11.50; £14 / 01926 334 418

  • 13:00 Cinderella The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Sat 13 Dec

£11.50; £14 / 01926 334 418

  • 13:00 Cinderella The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa
…and 7 more dates until 30 Dec

Cinderella: Christmas Pantomime

Enchanting pantomime telling the story of a poor girl who lives with her cruel step mother and two ugly stepsisters. When everyone but Cinderella gets invited to the ball, help comes in the form of the Fairy Godmother.

Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

Sun 7 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

Tue 9 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

…and 18 more dates until 30 Dec back to top

Cinderella

Put on your glass slippers and ballgowns (we all own these things, right?) for the SECC's annual large scale panto featuring John Barrowman and the Krankies. Plus X Factor's Melane Masson as Fairy Godmother.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 13 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 14 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 15 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

…and 19 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Dangerous Corner

  • Written by: JB Priestley

Life may never be the same again after a chance remark is out in the open at the Caplan's dinner party. Drama written by JB Priestley.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 29 Nov

£17–£33 / 0844 871 7645

Grand Cinema Club – Winter Wonderland

A series of Christmas film screenings in a suitably festive atmosphere.

The Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel, London SW1X

Sun 30 Nov

£12 (Children £7.50)

Sun 7 Dec

£12 (Children £7.50)

Sun 14 Dec

£12 (Children £7.50)

Hastings Gang Show 2014

This variety show is suitable for the whole family to enjoy and is guaranteed to leave you with a good feeling.

The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Sat 29 Nov

£11.50 (Children £8.50 over 16s) / 01424 462288

Her Naked Skin

On 28 November - 3 December, the School's Director of Drama Christian Burgess, directs Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, London EC2Y

Mon 1 Dec

£15 / 020 7628 2571

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Her Naked Skin Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, London

Wed 3 Dec

£15 / 020 7628 2571

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Her Naked Skin Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, London
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Lee Mack: Hit the Road Mack

Sharp one-liners and high energy banter from the BAFTA award-winning comic and star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie to You.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 6 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Sat 29 Nov

£27.50 / 0151 709 3789

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sun 30 Nov

£27.50 / 0115 989 5555

Leith Art Walk

Art and interactive projects from local artists, on show in flats along Leith Walk. Check the Facebook page for further details on locations.

Various Venues, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Perfformiad Ysgol Ddawns Pwllheli

  • Written by: Cara Braia

Choreographed by Tami Barma-Pritchard, Hannah Norris and Cara Braia.

Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli

Sat 29 Nov

£6.50 (£3.50) / 01758 704 088

Pitlochry Christmas Tree Festival

Two day festival of Christmas trees, featuring displays from local businesses, voluntary organisations, charities, groups, clubs and families. Also featuring a craft market, music and refreshments.

Pitlochry Church

Sun 30 Nov

£2.50 / 01796 472160

A Play A Pie & A Pint: The Emperor's New Clothes – Panto

Oran Mor's traditional Christmas panto.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Mon 1 Dec

£12.50–£16.87 / 0141 357 6200

Tue 2 Dec

£12.50–£16.87 / 0141 357 6200

Wed 3 Dec

£12.50–£16.87 / 0141 357 6200

…and 15 more dates until 20 Dec back to top