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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)

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

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

The Wind In The Willows

Toad hasn't been seen since his most recent escapade backfired, Badger doesn't like visitors and Ratty and Mole have tucked themselves away, eating sardines and remembering sunnier days. How can we drive the wild-wooders back where they belong?

The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

Sat 6 Dec

£13.50–£30 / 01865 319450

Sun 7 Dec

£13.50–£30 / 01865 319450

Thu 11 Dec

£13.50–£30 / 01865 319450

…and 20 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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 back to top

The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Julie Taymor (lyrics)

It's Hamlet … with lions! Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs. The arrival of this touring production in Edinburgh makes…

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Wed 26 Nov

£32.50–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Thu 27 Nov

£32.50–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Fri 28 Nov

£32.50–£125 / 0844 871 3000

…and 148 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£25–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£20–£57.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£20–£57.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 23 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Thu 27 Nov

£20.50–£55 / 029 2063 6464

Fri 28 Nov

£20.50–£55 / 029 2063 6464

Sat 29 Nov

£20.50–£55 / 029 2063 6464

…and 27 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Robinson Crusoe: Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society

A swashbuckling adventure packed full of fabulous costumes, stunning special effects, an abundance of comedy along with plenty of audience participation.

Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, Whitley Bay

Fri 5 Dec

£9 (£8; Children £8; £30) / 0191 237 5460

Sat 6 Dec

£9 (£8; Children £8; £30) / 0191 237 5460

Mon 8 Dec

£9 (£8; Children £8; £30) / 0191 237 5460

…and 4 more dates until 13 Dec

Cinderella

  • Directed by: Will Whelton

Classic tale directed by Will Whelton.

Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Wed 17 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 19:30 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Thu 18 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 19:30 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Fri 19 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 19:30 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton
…and 3 more dates until 23 Dec

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£19–£26 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01223 357851

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£19–£26 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01223 357851

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£19–£26 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01223 357851

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Father Christmas

Follow the festive trail to find Father Christmas in his grotto then make decorations with the elves in their workshop.

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Thu 4 Dec

Children £4.75 adv booking essential / 01978 355314/315151

Sat 6 Dec

Children £4.75 adv booking essential / 01978 355314/315151

Sun 7 Dec

Children £4.75 adv booking essential / 01978 355314/315151

…and 4 more dates until 21 Dec back to top

Jack & The Beanstalk

A pantomime adventure with live music, as Jack battles the evil Giant Blunderbore with only his wits and a handful of beans.

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Fri 19 Dec

Elliott Hall

£10 (Children £6 under 16s; £40) / 020 8428 0124

Mon 22 Dec

Elliott Hall

£10 (Children £6 under 16s; £40) / 020 8428 0124

Aladdin

Take a magic carpet ride with the humble washerwoman's son as he helps evil wizard Abanazer to retrieve a gold lamp and unleashes a genie, who grants him three wishes.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 4 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 19:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 6 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 17:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sun 7 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 17:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre
…and 23 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

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

Fri 12 Dec

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

Sat 13 Dec

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

Thu 18 Dec

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

…and 7 more dates until 29 Dec

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 back to top

Cinderella

Poor Cinderella works hard day and night while her spiteful ugly sisters do nothing. But when she meets her Fairy Godmother, her life starts to change in all sorts of wonderful ways.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Thu 11 Dec

£19–£24 / 01256 844244

Fri 12 Dec

£19–£24 / 01256 844244

Sat 13 Dec

£19–£24 / 01256 844244

…and 12 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

Fri 5 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

Tue 16 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

Wed 17 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

Thu 18 Dec

£10–£20 / 0844 493 9999

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

Famed as one of the best New Year celebrations in the world, thousands of revellers bring in the New Year in the centre of Edinburgh with a mix of live music, DJs and varying knowledge of the lyrics to 'Auld Lang Syne'. This year's line up includes Twin Atlantic, Young Fathers and The Twilight Sad on the Waverly Stage.

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£20 / 0844 573 8455

Hansel And Gretel

A retelling of the classic tale with puppets, music, film and masks.

The Civic, Barnsley

Tue 9 Dec

Assembly Room

£10 (£8; Children £6) / 01226 327000

The Met, Bury

Fri 19 Dec

£10–£12 (£8) / 0161 761 2216

Hare and Tortoise

Aesop's tale of the race is given a new and exciting treatment by Licketyspit, with bun baking, rapid rivers and frightening forests along the way. Developed for 3–7 year olds, this show will nevertheless appeal to all children under 12 and their families, and there is ample opportunity for audience participation, too.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Fri 5 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 315 2151

Fri 12 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 315 2151

Fri 19 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 315 2151

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Ickworth’s Family Carol Service

A celebration of life and thanksgiving with carols and a performance by Ickworth Park Primary School.

National Trust: Ickworth House, Park And Garden, Bury St Edmunds

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 01284 735270

Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular fairy tale about the boy who grows a gigantic beanstalk from magic beans. Starring actor and comedian Steve Nallon (best know for impersonating Margaret Thatcher in TV's Spitting Image) and Joseph Elliott, who plays Cook in the popular CVeevies series Swashbuckle.

Buxton Opera House

Fri 12 Dec

£16–£21 / 0845 127 2190

Sat 13 Dec

£16–£21 / 0845 127 2190

Thu 18 Dec

£16–£21 / 0845 127 2190

…and 9 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Jack and the Beanstalk

A traditional family panto. Join dopey Jack and his celebrity daft mither for plenty of laughs, singing and audience participation.

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Thu 27 Nov

£12.20–£18.89

Fri 28 Nov

£12.20–£18.89

Sat 29 Nov

£12.20–£18.89

…and 22 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Lazy Cow Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon

Tue 16 Dec

Attic Theatre

£11.25–£42.75 / 01789 404600

Wed 17 Dec

Attic Theatre

£11.25–£42.75 / 01789 404600

Thu 18 Dec

Attic Theatre

£11.25–£42.75 / 01789 404600

…and 7 more dates until 28 Dec

The Webster Theatre, Arbroath

Sat 6 Dec

£7.85–£13.44 / 01241 435800

Thu 11 Dec

£7.85–£15.68 / 01241 435800

Fri 12 Dec

£7.85–£15.68 / 01241 435800

…and 9 more dates until 24 Dec

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.

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Wed 26 Nov

£15–£24 / 01322 220000

Thu 27 Nov

£15–£24 / 01322 220000

Fri 28 Nov

£15–£24 / 01322 220000

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£24 / 01322 220000

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

Peter Pan

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular story by J M Barrie.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Thu 11 Dec

£13.95 / 01934 645544

  • 18:30 Peter Pan The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Fri 12 Dec

£13.95 / 01934 645544

  • 19:00 Peter Pan The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 13 Dec

£13.95 / 01934 645544

  • 17:30 Peter Pan The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare
…and 16 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top