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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

Wed 26 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Thu 27 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Fri 28 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 28 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sat 30 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sun 31 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Grand Opera House, York

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£13 / 0844 871 3024

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£12 / 01792 475715

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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.

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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…and at 6 other places

A Christmas Carol

Everyone is rejoicing with festive cheer - but one man grumbles "bah humbug"! Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man who is determined not to let Christmas interfere with his miserly routine. But one Christmas Eve, some unexpected supernatural visitors show him the true meaning of Christmas and the error of his…

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 3 Dec

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Thu 4 Dec

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Fri 5 Dec

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

…and 7 more dates until 18 Dec

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

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The Fantastical Story Factory

The Fantastical Story Factory make up stories from your ideas! A musical adventure which has you exploring magical kingdoms, meeting wonderful characters and singing along by the end.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 11 Apr 2015

Family £10 / 0844 482 1556

Snow White

Written by Alan McHugh with Music by Karen McIver and Directed by Jonathan Stone. Written, directed and produced by the Team that brought you last year's enchanting Pinocchio and 2012's magical Hansel and Gretel, Snow White promises to be the perfect Christmas outing - full of the traditional Carnegie Hall festive…

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Tue 2 Dec

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

Wed 3 Dec

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

Fri 5 Dec

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

…and 4 more dates until 17 Dec

Treasure Island

Classic swashbuckling panto action starring Johnny Mac, Stephen Purdon and Michelle McManus.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 4 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Tue 9 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Thu 11 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

…and 2 more dates until 18 Dec

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Wed 3 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

Thu 4 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

Fri 5 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

Sat 6 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

White

Charmingly surreal show for toddlers by Andy Manley about a dazzling and intriguing world where everything is white. Ages 0–4.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Dec

£10 (Family £8 per person) / 0131 228 1404

  • 10:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • 12:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

£10 (Family £8 per person) / 0131 228 1404

  • 10:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • 12:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£10 (Family £8 per person) / 0131 228 1404

  • 10:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • 12:00 White Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 4 more dates until 24 Dec back to top

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

Thu 4 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Fri 5 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 6 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 24 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Aladdin

Kevin Tillett stars as Widow Twankey in this seasonal retelling of a classic story packed with comedy, illusion and magic and presented by Paul Hammond.

The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Fri 12 Dec

£12–£17; £13 early bird (Children £14; £15; £43.50–£88.50; £36–£73.50 early bird) / 01536 414141

  • 10:00 Aladdin The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Sat 13 Dec

£12–£17; £13 early bird (Children £14; £15; £43.50–£88.50; £36–£73.50 early bird) / 01536 414141

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Sun 14 Dec

£12–£17; £13 early bird (Children £14; £15; £43.50–£88.50; £36–£73.50 early bird) / 01536 414141

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
…and 11 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 26 Jul 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sun 17 May 2015

£13.50–£18.50 / 028 9024 0411

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Glimmer

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

Tramway, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

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

Wed 17 Dec

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

A Play A Pie & A Pint: The Emperor's New Clothes – Panto

Oran Mor's traditional Christmas panto.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

£14.06–£16.87 / 0141 357 6200

Sat 6 Dec

£14.06–£16.87 / 0141 357 6200

Wed 10 Dec

£14.06–£16.87 / 0141 357 6200

…and 6 more dates until 20 Dec back to top

Hansel And Gretel

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

The Civic, Barnsley

Wed 10 Dec

Assembly Room

£10 (£8; Children £6) / 01226 327000

Thu 11 Dec

Assembly Room

£10 (£8; Children £6) / 01226 327000

Fri 12 Dec

Assembly Room

£10 (£8; Children £6) / 01226 327000

The Edge, Manchester

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£6–£8 / 0161 282 9776

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£6–£8 / 0161 282 9776

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sun 30 Nov

The Studio

£8 (£6) / 020 8428 0124

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Aladdin: Polka Dot Pantomines

A traditional pantomime that will take you on a whirlwind of magic, mystery and adventure into a land of lamps, genies and princesses.

Secombe Theatre, Sutton

Wed 17 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

Thu 18 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

Sat 20 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

Art on the Exchange

Artists and performers – including in visual art, street theatre and music – show off their talent in Royal Exchange Square. Presented by Art on Scotland.

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 07889 797022

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 07889 797022

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 07889 797022

…and 7 more dates until 21 Dec

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sat 13 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Sun 14 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Tue 16 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Thu 18 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Bob, the Man on the Moon

Meet Bob – everyday he gets up at 6am and goes to his job looking after the moon. A fun, atmospheric show for the young 'uns.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Wed 26 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 611101

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Cinderella and the Beanstalk

  • Directed by: Tom Attenborough

The comedy trio Sleeping Trees present their funny, adventurous, mashed-up pantomime.

Theatre503, London SW11

Tue 16 Dec

£15 (£12; £12; £12) / 020 7978 7040

The Singing Kettle: Big Christmas Party

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

Albert Halls, Stirling

Mon 29 Dec

£13 / 01786 473544

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 13 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 14 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Tue 23 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

Wed 24 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

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The Three Little Pigs

The wolf has blown down their houses and the three pigs are forced to take their Christmas elsewhere. Ages 5+.

Platform, Glasgow

Tue 9 Dec

£12 (£5; Children £6) / 0141 276 9696

Thu 11 Dec

£12 (£5; Children £6) / 0141 276 9696

Fri 12 Dec

£12 (£5; Children £6) / 0141 276 9696

…and 4 more dates until 18 Dec

Aladdin

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular fairy tale about the boy with the magic lamp.

The Civic Hall, Bedworth

Wed 3 Dec

£14.50 (£12.50; £12.50; £45) / 024 7637 6707

  • 10:00 Aladdin The Civic Hall, Bedworth

Thu 4 Dec

£14.50 (£12.50; £12.50; £45) / 024 7637 6707

  • 10:00 Aladdin The Civic Hall, Bedworth

Fri 5 Dec

£14.50 (£12.50; £12.50; £45) / 024 7637 6707

  • 10:00 Aladdin The Civic Hall, Bedworth
…and 8 more dates until 17 Dec

Antarctica

Be transported to a magical world of snow, ice and wondrous creatures.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Tue 2 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

Wed 3 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

Thu 4 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

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