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Club Noir's New Year’s Eve Burlesque

Two tartan-tinged burlesque shows at this reliable staple of the Glasgow scene, while DJ Loveless and David Stone play vintage and modern music. Dress up is actively encouraged, but no jeans or trainers.

O2 Academy Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£20.50 / 0844 477 2000

2014's celebrations also include Michelle McManus, Russian Cossack dancers, drag artist Ida Barr and a ceilidh band.

Goodgreef Presents John O’Callaghan, Simon Patterson & More

DJs John O'Callaghan, Simon Patterson, Adam Ellis, Chris Metcalfe and more spin house, trance and techno.

Digital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 19 Dec

£17 adv / 0191 261 9755

Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular fairy tale about the boy with the magic beans, featuring Amy Forrest, Simon Austin, Abigail Stock and Howie Watkins.

Haverhill Arts Centre

Fri 19 Dec

£12.50–£40 / 01440 714140

Sat 20 Dec

£12.50–£40 / 01440 714140

Sun 21 Dec

£12.50–£40 / 01440 714140

…and 5 more dates until 28 Dec

Mistletoe And Crime

  • Directed by: Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon directs Marie Jones's comedy drama about two WPCs, an old hand and a newbie, trying to keep order amongst the mayhem that is a Belfast Christmas.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Fri 19 Dec

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

Sat 20 Dec

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

Sun 21 Dec

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

…and 18 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Owen Jones:Talk

The critically acclaimed author of Chavs: The Demonization Of The Working Class talks about his journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City.

Black Box, Belfast

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£7

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Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

One of the masters of Scottish contemporary folk is joined by a selection of special guests (including Eddi Reader, Karen Mathieson, John McCusker, Kris Drever and Ian Carr) for a showcase of modern and traditional Christmas music.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Mon 22 Dec

£24.20 / 01224 641122

Perth Concert Hall

Sun 21 Dec

£21 / 01738 621031

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£22.50 / 0131 668 2019

Sat 20 Dec

£22.50 / 0131 668 2019

Puss In Boots & The Three Musketeers

Festive performance based on classic children's characters featuring David Artus as Puss In Boots and Ben Heath as Dame Rosebud.

Villa Marina Royal Hall, Isle of Man

Sat 20 Dec

£17 (Children £13 under 16s; £52) / 01624 686801

Sun 21 Dec

£17 (Children £13 under 16s; £52) / 01624 686801

Mon 22 Dec

£17 (Children £13 under 16s; £52) / 01624 686801

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey

A proper Christmassy treat for young and the not-so-young who're unwilling to let go of the dream. Santa's off on a magical adventure and – guess what? – you're invited. Ace!

G Live, Guildford

Fri 19 Dec

£13.50; £13.50 (Children £12.50; Children £12.50; £46; £54) / 0844 770 1797

Sat 20 Dec

£13.50; £13.50 (Children £12.50; Children £12.50; £46; £54) / 0844 770 1797

Mon 22 Dec

£13.50; £13.50 (Children £12.50; Children £12.50; £46; £54) / 0844 770 1797

…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Fri 19 Dec

Studio

£12.50–£14.50 / 0844 871 7646

Sat 20 Dec

Studio

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 871 7646

Sun 21 Dec

Studio

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 871 7646

…and 3 more dates until 24 Dec

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, bringing a new sheen to this classical 40-year-old adaptation. Booking is essential.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 19 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 20 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Mon 22 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

…and 7 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£7.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£12.50–£35.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£12.50–£35.50 / 0844 871 7647

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

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Sleeping Beauty

A traditional pantomime.

Prince Of Wales Centre, Cannock

Sun 21 Dec

£13.50 (£11.50; £42) / 01543 578762

Mon 22 Dec

£13.50 (£11.50; £42) / 01543 578762

Tue 23 Dec

£13.50 (£11.50; £42) / 01543 578762

…and 6 more dates until 30 Dec

Stories Round the Tree

Cosy Christmas eve storytelling session gathered around the decorated Christmas tree with Fiona Herbert. Suitable for ages 4+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Dec

£5 (£3; Children £3; Family £14) / 0131 556 9579

Wed 24 Dec

£5 (£3; Family £14) / 0131 556 9579

A Very Merry Barrowlands Christmas

Christmas songs and dance for all the family.

People's Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0141 276 0788

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 0141 276 0788

Acoustic Alchemy

About to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2010, triple Grammy nominated transatlantic super group Acoustic Alchemy returns for their traditional slice of Christmas Pizza. Featuring tunes from their 18 album catalogue they will play 17 shows from December 10th to 23rd and return on the 31st of December for a New Years…

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London W1D

Fri 19 Dec

£28 / 020 7437 9595

Sat 20 Dec

£28 / 020 7437 9595

Sun 21 Dec

£28 / 020 7437 9595

…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec

Aladdin - A Magical Family Pantomime

A traditional pantomime version of the popular children's story in which a young man discovers a magic lamp containing a genie grants him three wishes.

Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley

Sat 20 Dec

£14; £11 group (£13; £44) / 01226 200 075

Sun 21 Dec

£14; £11 group (£13; £44) / 01226 200 075

Mon 22 Dec

£14; £11 group (£13; £44) / 01226 200 075

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Aladdin Christmas Panto

Aladdin - Christmas Panto 2014

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Fri 19 Dec

£19.50–£25.50 / 02392 828282

Sat 20 Dec

£19.50–£25.50 / 02392 828282

BBT Christmas Party

Daddy Ernie, The System, Delroy P, Nigel B and more supply house and techno.

The Ministry of Sound, London SE1

Tue 23 Dec

£20; £15 adv / 0870 060 0010

Theatre Royal, Margate

Fri 19 Dec

£10–£13 before Oct (£11 before Oct; £40 before Oct) / 01843 292795

Sat 20 Dec

£10–£13 before Oct (£11 before Oct; £40 before Oct) / 01843 292795

Sun 21 Dec

£10–£13 before Oct (£11 before Oct; £40 before Oct) / 01843 292795

…and 6 more dates until 28 Dec

Bringing Back The Memories

Reggae, soul, funky house, dancehall, rare groove, roots and revival night with DJ Love Sensation.

Masters Winebar, London HA3

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 020 8909 9564

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 020 8909 9564

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 020 8909 9564

…and 11 more dates until 25 Mar 2015

Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous fairy tale about the boy with the magic lamp, starring Stu Francis as Buttons.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sat 20 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Sun 21 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Mon 22 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top

Create

Fun, messy arts sessions for under 5s and their guardians.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 315 2151

  • 10:00 Create North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 315 2151

  • 10:00 Create North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 315 2151

  • 10:00 Create North Edinburgh Arts Centre
…and 6 more dates until 24 Jan 2015

Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Aldwych Theatre, London WC2B

Fri 19 Dec

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Sat 20 Dec

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Mon 22 Dec

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

…and 2 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

Tue 17 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

…and 3 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

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Dancing Away Photography By Mikhail Baryshnikov

The first UK exhibition of the photography of the world famous dancer, actor and accomplished photographer, providing a visual representation of the artist's very personal interpretation of dance and performance.

Contini Art UK, London W1S

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7495 5101

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 7495 5101

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 020 7495 5101

…and 41 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

DEC22: The Experience of Landscape – A Group Expo

Group exhibition of landscape paintings and photographs.

Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 557 4050

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 557 4050

Fri 26 Dec

Free / 0131 557 4050

…and 8 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Divine!

Glasgow's longest-running club residency brings you a monthly dose of northern soul, heavyweight funk, Tamla Motown, 60s freakbeat, dynamite ska, easy listening and psychedelic soundtracks.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

£5 before midnight; £7 after / 0141 221 7705

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Divine! The Admiral, Glasgow
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