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Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink.

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 29 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 30 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 26 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 27 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

…and 3 more dates until 31 May 2015

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Wed 3 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 36 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0131 228 1155

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

Fri 3 Apr 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

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Cinderella

Spillers Pantomimes present their take on the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale with song and dance routines a plenty.

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sat 6 Dec

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 11 more dates until 29 Dec

Glimmer

From the creators of Albert Drive and Junction 25 comes this dynamic, feel-good show for the whole family.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£6–£12 (£8; Family £32) / 0845 330 3501

Fri 12 Dec

£6–£12 (£8; Family £32) / 0845 330 3501

Sat 13 Dec

£6–£12 (£8; Family £32) / 0845 330 3501

…and 5 more dates until 21 Dec

Robin Hood Pantomime At Sheringham Little Theatre

Written by West-End star Killian Donnelly, this is a modern adaptation of the classic tale in which a heroic outlaw steals from the rich to help the poor.

Sheringham Little Theatre

Wed 10 Dec

£16 red; £17 gold; £8 school (Children £11 red; Children £12 gold; £50 red; £54 gold) / 01263 822347

Thu 11 Dec

£16 red; £17 gold; £8 school (Children £11 red; Children £12 gold; £50 red; £54 gold) / 01263 822347

Fri 12 Dec

£16 red; £17 gold; £8 school (Children £11 red; Children £12 gold; £50 red; £54 gold) / 01263 822347

…and 17 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Aladdin

Shaun Williamson stars as the evil Abanazaar, with Paul Laidlaw as Widow Twankey in a fabulous pantomime that has more Eastern promise than a box of Turkish Delight!

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Sat 29 Nov

£15.50–£22 / 01438 363200

  • 13:30 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
  • 17:00 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Sun 30 Nov

£15.50–£22 / 01438 363200

  • 13:30 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
  • 17:00 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Tue 2 Dec

£15.50–£22 / 01438 363200

  • 13:15 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
…and 39 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

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

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Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 13 May 2015

£15.50 / 01727 844488

Thu 14 May 2015

£15.50 / 01727 844488

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£14.75–£16.75 / 01892 530613

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£14.75–£16.75 / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

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Once Upon A Rhyme

Three fairy tales presented in rhyming couplets.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Tue 25 Nov

Pay what you can / 020 7482 4857

Wed 26 Nov

Pay what you can / 020 7482 4857

Thu 27 Nov

Pay what you can / 020 7482 4857

…and 6 more dates until 11 Dec

Robin’s Winter Adventure (Over 4s)

Robin's Winter Adventure is a magical and heart warming theatrical experience for children aged four and upwards. Telling an uplifting tale of a boy's courage as he faces his fears of moving from his cosy village to the hustle and bustle of London.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 6 Dec

£6 / 0116 242 3595

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£7.50 (Children £1 under 1s) / 01227 769075

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£6 / 023 8067 1771

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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 6 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Wed 24 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Wed 31 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

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Milkshake! Live

An entertaining, musical version of the popular Channel 5 television show, featuring songs new and well-known and energetic dance routines, as well as the opportunity to join in the fun.

The Elgiva, Chesham

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£13 (Children £11; £44) / 01494 582900

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£13.50 (Children £11.50 under 16s; £48; £44 early bird) / 01322 220000

Rotherham Civic Theatre

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£12.50 (£10.50; £42)

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Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Tue 2 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Thu 4 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Fri 5 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 18 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Seagull Youth Theatre (Ages 5-8)

Develop performing arts skills in drama, dance and musical theatre through exercises, games and script and improvisational work, plus technical theatre lighting and sound, stage management, costume and props.

Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft

Wed 26 Nov

Phone for prices / 01502 589726

Wed 3 Dec

Phone for prices / 01502 589726

Wed 10 Dec

Phone for prices / 01502 589726

Wed 17 Dec

Phone for prices / 01502 589726

Christmas At The Cove

Listen to the Skipton Brass Band playing seasonal favourites.

National Trust: Malham Tarn Estate, Settle

Sat 6 Dec

Free, plus normal admission / 01729 830416

Irn-Bru Carnival

From the traditional whirl of the waltzers and the crash of the dodgems to the brand new Voodoo Dancer and equally stomach-churning Matterhorn, Speed Buzz and Extreme. Plus of course there are gentler rides for wee ones such as the Teacups and the Carousel. Entry price is £13 with visitors receiving ten vouchers which can…

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£13 / 0141 248 3000

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The Saltire Spectacular

Celebrate the patron saint of Scotland with a line-up including Big Country, Bombskare, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Fred Macaulay and Jo Caulfield. There's also face-painting, a fireworks display, children's activities and plenty of Scottish food and drink.

Carberry Tower, Musselburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Cancelled / 0131 665 3135

Part of Saltire.

Slava's Snowshow

A cast of clowns use water, cobwebs, bubbles and dry ice to create a world of wonder in which a bed becomes a boat, a web of cotton envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a blinding snowstorm.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 4 Dec

£21.50–£29 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 6 Dec

£21.50–£29 / 0131 529 6000

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 10 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£18–£37 / 08432 086000

Fri 12 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£18–£37 / 08432 086000

Sat 13 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£18–£37 / 08432 086000

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1

Fri 19 Dec

£20–£65 / 0844 875 0073

Sat 20 Dec

£20–£65 / 0844 875 0073

Sun 21 Dec

£20–£65 / 0844 875 0073

…and 9 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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Aladdin: Guide Bridge Theatre

If you are after a quintessential pantomime experience - you need look no further than ALADDIN - it's dazzling, funny and never fails to engage with its audience.

Guide Bridge Theatre, Manchester

Sat 6 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Sat 13 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Sun 14 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Art Club (Ages 7-11)

Develop your drawing, painting and craft skills to create pieces about Aladdin for display in the foyer during the Christmas pantomime.

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Thu 27 Nov

£5 / 01656 815995

The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

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