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Dunfermline Fireworks Display

This years display is superhero themed with a fireworks spectacular set to superhero theme songs. Music is supplied by the Kingdom FM roadshow as well as samba and pipe bands.

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Sat 8 Nov

Free

Fireworks Extravaganza

To keep up with audience demand there are two fireworks displays at George Watson's Rugby Stadium. Both shows feature a full programme of entertainment, including Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, rock choir and pipe band. Plus plenty of hot food and drink. Book online via the SLA charity website; early booking advised.

George Watson's Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£6.50–£7.50 (Family £24–£26; under 2s free) / 0131 629 9112

Gandey's Thrill Circus

A fabulous October treat for the Midlands schools half term. GANDEY'S - the country's largest Big Top entertainment organisation - returning to the West Midlands with a super-charged action-packed, all human circus of THRILLS!

Intu Merry Hill, Brierley Hill

Fri 24 Oct

£8–£26

Sat 25 Oct

£8–£26

Sun 26 Oct

£8–£26

…and 7 more dates until 2 Nov

Wokingham Charity Fireworks Spectacular

Torchlight procession from the town centre at 6pm led by St Sebastian's Band. Fireworks start at 7.30pm followed by a bonfire.

Cantley Park, Wokingham

Sat 8 Nov

£4–£6

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Ealing Common, London W5

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sat 25 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

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Birmingham Fireworks Spectacular

Firework display with live music, dancers and fairground. Bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks at 8pm.

Pype Hayes Park, Birmingham

Wed 5 Nov

£4 (£3)

The Voice Thief

  • Directed by: Gill Robertson
  • Written by: Rob Evans

Catherine Wheels presents a new promenade production about the mysterious ‘Voice Facility’ which removes the voices of ‘troublesome’ girls. Ages 9+.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Fri 7 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Sat 8 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

…and 3 more dates until 15 Nov

Miracle on 34th Street

Based on one of the most popular Christmas films of all time, the play tells the tale of a man who claims to be the real Father Christmas.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 3 Nov

£17.50–£21.50

Tue 4 Nov

£17.50–£21.50

Wed 5 Nov

£17.50–£21.50

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 1 Nov

£21 (£19) / 020 8688 9291

Grimsby Auditorium

Mon 10 Nov

£17.50–£21.50 / 0870 607 7461

Tue 11 Nov

£17.50–£21.50 / 0870 607 7461

Wed 12 Nov

£17.50–£21.50 / 0870 607 7461

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Fright Night

A night-time walk through the Palace to find out about the ghosts of Linlithgow. Not for young children.

Linlithgow Palace

Fri 24 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Sat 25 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Fri 31 Oct

£10 / 0131 668 8885

Sat 1 Nov

£10 / 0131 668 8885

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.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 19 Dec

£12.50 / 01382 434940

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 18 Dec

£11–£22.50 (disabled £6.50–£11.25; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 01224 641122

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

A unique arts-education initiative enabling young people to perform abridged productions of Shakespeare's most famous plays.

The Albany, London SE8

Mon 17 Nov

£8.75 (£6.75) / 020 8692 4446

Tue 18 Nov

£8.75 (£6.75) / 020 8692 4446

Wed 19 Nov

£8.75 (£6.75) / 020 8692 4446

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 4 Nov

£9 ( £7; £7; Children £7 under 16s) / 01527 577330

Wed 5 Nov

£9 ( £7; £7; Children £7 under 16s) / 01527 577330

Artsdepot, London N12

Mon 10 Nov

£8.75 (£6.75) / 020 8369 5454

Tue 11 Nov

£8.75 (£6.75) / 020 8369 5454

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Strathclyde Park Fireworks

An extravaganza of music and fireworks. Bonfire lit at 7.30pm followed by fireworks at 8pm.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 01389 738762

Continental Circus Berlin

Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant circus acts, music and youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world.

Blackheath Common, London SE3

Fri 24 Oct

£7

Sat 25 Oct

£7

Sun 26 Oct

£7

…and 3 more dates until 29 Oct

Happy Birthday Sunita

  • Written by: Harvey Virdi

Harvey Virdi's comedy drama suitable for all ages follows The Johals, who can't find birthday girl Sunita. As the preparations for her birthday meal are being made, family conflict begins to surface.

The Woodville, Gravesend

Fri 24 Oct

£16; £50 group of four (£12) / 01474 337774

Sat 25 Oct

£16; £50 group of four (£12) / 01474 337774

Sparks in the Park

Moseley Round Table host a night of family fun with fireworks, fun fair, bar and food with all proceeds going to local community charities and organisations. Doors at 5pm, firework display at 7pm.

West Midlands Travel Sports and Social Club, Birmingham

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (Children £2; Family £10) / 0121 687 2465

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Hallowe'en Lantern Walk

Join in – if you dare – on this family lantern walk through the woods, followed by a display from fire dancers. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and sturdy footwear and warm clothes are advised.

Provanhall House, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 287 6776

Moseley Fireworks and Bonfire

Family fireworks evening with food stalls, licensed bar and live band. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.

Moseley C of E Primary School, Birmingham

Sat 8 Nov

£6 (£3) / 0121 449 0441

Aladdin

A traditional family pantomime starring Jake Canuso (Mateo from ITV's Benidorm) as Abanazar and Brennan Reece as Aladdin.

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Sat 6 Dec

£14–£17.50 (£14.50) / 01642 552663

  • 18:00 Aladdin The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Sun 7 Dec

£14–£17.50 (£14.50) / 01642 552663

  • 17:00 Aladdin The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Mon 8 Dec

£14–£17.50 (£14.50) / 01642 552663

  • 18:30 Aladdin The Forum Theatre, Billingham
…and 20 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Rapunzel

  • Directed by: Anna Dobson
  • Written by: Philip Meeks

An all-singing, all-dancing festive pantomime featuring queens, princes and jesters and based on the well-known fairy tale of the girl the extraordinarily long hair.

The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 6 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 19:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 8 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 19:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 9 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 19:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne
…and 3 more dates until 13 Dec

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

Fri 28 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 31 Mar 2015

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 1 Apr 2015

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

…and 21 more dates until 26 Apr 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Tue 20 Oct 2015

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 21 Oct 2015

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 22 Oct 2015

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

…and 15 more dates until 8 Nov 2015

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

…and 6 more dates until 7 Feb 2015

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Sleeping Beauty: Friendship Theatre Group

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale.

Theatr Ffwrnes, Llanelli

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12 (£10) / 0845 226 3510

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£12 (£10) / 0845 226 3510

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£12 (£10) / 0845 226 3510

…and 10 more dates until 24 Jan 2015

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

Fri 5 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Sat 6 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Sun 7 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

…and 7 more dates until 14 Dec

Craft, Gift and Food Fayre

A night of shopping, food and drink – with over 40 stalls packed full of Christmas gifts and treats. Plus, Santa's grotto is open, so you can get your requests in with the man himself.

Ormskirk Civic Hall

Fri 21 Nov

£1 (Children free)

Danbury Fireworks

An annual fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night, featuring a funfair, beer tent and 'stage entertainment'.

Danbury Outdoors, Chelmsford

Sat 8 Nov

£6–£7 (Under 13s £3–£4) / 07792 963498

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