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Night in the Garden

As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Some of the Garden's favourite features, like the Pond and the Victorian Palm House, will be used as the backdrop for extraordinary light effects.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Nov

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

Sun 23 Nov

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

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–£16 (disabled £6.25–£8; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6) / 01382 434940

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

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

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 18 Dec

£11–£22.50 (disabled £5.50–£11.25; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s £5) / 01224 641122

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

Wed 3 Dec

£21.50–£29 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 4 Dec

£21.50–£29 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 5 Dec

£21.50–£29 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 6 Dec

£21.50–£29 / 0131 529 6000

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 9 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£18–£37 / 08432 086000

Wed 10 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£18–£37 / 08432 086000

Thu 11 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£18–£37 / 08432 086000

…and 2 more dates until 13 Dec

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 22 Nov

£11.90–£32.40 ( £10–£29.50) / 0844 871 7645

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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

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

…and 25 more dates until 29 Dec

Sleeping Beauty

Enjoy some holiday cheer with the princess who needs a bit of help waking up.

The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Thu 27 Nov

£9.50 / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:00 Sleeping Beauty The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Fri 28 Nov

£9.50 / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:00 Sleeping Beauty The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Sat 29 Nov

£9.50 / 028 9034 0202

  • 19:00 Sleeping Beauty The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey
…and 21 more dates until 20 Dec back to top

Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

A colourful and exciting ice show featuring characters from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and more.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Wed 11 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 9000

Thu 12 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 9000

Fri 13 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 9000

…and 2 more dates until 15 Mar 2015

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Thu 7 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Fri 8 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sat 9 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sun 10 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 13 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Thu 14 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Fri 15 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

…and 2 more dates until 17 May 2015

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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.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sun 12 Apr 2015

Theatre

£14 (Children £12; £56) / 01293 553636

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

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

Tue 2 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 39 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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)

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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

Alice In Wonderland

  • Directed by: Elizabeth Newman

The Octagon's intimate in-the-round theatre space will be transformed to create a spectacular Wonderland packed full of magic and delights, not to be missed.

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Sat 6 Dec

£13.50–£19.50 (£12.50–£17.50) / 01204 520661

Fri 19 Dec

£13.50–£19.50 (£12.50–£17.50) / 01204 520661

Sat 20 Dec

£13.50–£19.50 (£12.50–£17.50) / 01204 520661

…and 3 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Cheltenham Christmas Light Switch On 2014

Themed street entertainment in the town centre followed by a festive light parade switch carried out by Santa, who will appear at the Regent Arcade, Beechwood Shopping Centre and finishing at the Brewery. Here the festive fun will continue with local musicians and dancers hosted by Breeze FM.

Cheltenham Town Centre

Sat 22 Nov

Free

Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime with plenty of laughs, songs and audience participation.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Fri 19 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

Sat 20 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

Sun 21 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

…and 9 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Robin Hood

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous legend of Sherwood Forest.

The Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 01937 832289

  • 19:30 Robin Hood The Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster
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The Singing Kettle: Big Christmas Party

Singalong favourites and audience participation aplenty from the Kettle gang as they head out on their final tour.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Fri 5 Dec

£13 / 01592 611101

Blackpool Christmas Lights The Big Switch On Party

Festive entertainment with Blackpool BID and RockFM for the Christmas lights switch on featuring Blackpool's own Myth of Unity, Britain's Got Talent stars Bailey McConnell and opera singer Lucy Kay for an afternoon party of pop, fun and classics to celebrate the start of the Christmas festivities before they turn on the…

St. Johns Square, Blackpool

Sat 22 Nov

Free

Frozen Winter Wonderland Event

Jurassic Jungle soft play is turned into a winter wonderland for this seasonal soft play session.

Jurassic Jungle, Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

£14.99 / 0141 352 9874

Robin Hood: The Panto

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous Sherwood Forest legend, packed with jokes, slapstick comedy, and lovable characters.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; £32) / 01295 279002

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; £32) / 01295 279002

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; £32) / 01295 279002

Sleeping Beauty

Perth’s traditional Pantomime for 2014 will be Sleeping Beauty Perth Theatre is being transformed with a huge redevelopment so, this year’s panto will take place at Perth Concert Hall – all the fun of our usual panto but on a bigger scale!

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 11 Dec

£16.50 (£14.50; Children £11.50; Family £12.50) / 01738 621031

Fri 12 Dec

£16.50 (£14.50; Children £11.50; Family £12.50) / 01738 621031

Sat 13 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50; Children £12.50; Family £14.50) / 01738 621031

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Aladdin

Polka Dot Pantomimes present their version of the children's classic, featuring new scenery, new costumes and new faces in the professional cast, as well as plenty of audience participation that will keep audiences of all ages entertained and amused.

Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Sat 13 Dec

£12 (Children £10) / 01253 658666

  • 19:00 Aladdin Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Fri 19 Dec

£12 (Children £10) / 01253 658666

  • 19:00 Aladdin Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Sat 20 Dec

£12 (Children £10) / 01253 658666

  • 19:00 Aladdin Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes
…and 5 more dates until 30 Dec

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 29 Nov

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Sun 30 Nov

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Fri 5 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

…and 15 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Jack Frost's Frozen Christmas

An adventure show set at the North Pole, where Santa and his elves are preparing for Christmas. Starring X-Factor's Marcus Collins as Billy and Richard David-Caine from CBeebies as the wicked Jack Frost.

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Fri 12 Dec

£11.60 adv; £20 (Children £17.75; £16.25; £16.25) / 01903 206206

Sat 13 Dec

£11.60 adv; £20 (Children £17.75; £16.25; £16.25) / 01903 206206

Sun 14 Dec

£11.60 adv; £20 (Children £17.75; £16.25; £16.25) / 01903 206206

…and 15 more dates until 1 Jan 2015

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

  • Directed by: Ciaran McConville
  • Written by: Theresa Heskins (adapt)

Rose Theatre, Kingston's presentation of the C S Lewis story, featuring local children performing with a professional cast. Adapted by Theresa Heskins and directed by Ciaran McConville.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Tue 2 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Wed 3 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Thu 4 Dec

Seniors £14–£24; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

…and 16 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Sat 22 Nov

£18 / 0844 406 8666

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Mon 24 Nov

£15–£24 / 01322 220000

Tue 25 Nov

£15–£24 / 01322 220000

Wed 26 Nov

£15–£24 / 01322 220000

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Mon 1 Dec

£17.50–£21.50 / 0870 060 6650

£21.40–£25.40 / 0870 060 6650

Tue 2 Dec

£17.50–£21.50 / 0870 060 6650

£21.40–£25.40 / 0870 060 6650

Wed 3 Dec

£17.50–£21.50 / 0870 060 6650

£21.40–£25.40 / 0870 060 6650

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