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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

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

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.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

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

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

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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

Little Red Riding Hood

Follow Little Red on her fateful journey through the forest to visit her granny. Featuring an eclectic cast of characters, including the heroine’s daft twin brothers, her larger than life mother, her forgetful granny and a cunning wolf.

East Kilbride Arts Centre

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (£8; Family £30) / 01355 261000

Sun 7 Dec

£10 (£8; Family £30) / 01355 261000

Sat 13 Dec

£10 (£8; Family £30) / 01355 261000

…and 2 more dates until 20 Dec

Blind

  • 4 stars

Beat-boxing champion Grace Savage looks at what young people are currently listening to in the world.

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Fri 14 Nov

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0113 224 3801

  • 11:00 Blind The Carriageworks, Leeds
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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

Hugless Douglas

Blunderbus present the tale of poor hugless Douglas – the bear who is searching for the perfect cuddle. Ages 3–7.

Arts Centre Washington

Sat 8 Nov

£20 (£6) / 0191 219 3455

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Wed 29 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; £34) / 0113 224 3801

Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton

Tue 28 Oct

£10 (£8) / 023 8066 7683

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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

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

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Sat 25 Oct

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £13.50 under 16s) / 0115 989 5555

Sun 26 Oct

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £13.50 under 16s) / 0115 989 5555

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Fri 31 Oct

£16 / 0113 213 7700

Sat 1 Nov

£16 / 0113 213 7700

Sun 2 Nov

£16 / 0113 213 7700

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

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (Children £10) / 01205 363108

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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

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Wed 12 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Disney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 26 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Fri 31 Oct

£15.70–£19.70 / 0871 945 6000

…and 2 more dates until 2 Nov

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 24 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 27 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sun 28 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Sat 22 Nov

£10.11–£28.50 / 028 9073 9074

Sun 23 Nov

£10.11–£28.50 / 028 9073 9074

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

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

Jack and The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 6 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Sun 7 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Mon 8 Dec

£12 (£11; Children £10; Family £42) / 01744 756000

…and 10 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

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+.

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 1 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

Sun 2 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

The Core At Corby Cube

Sun 26 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s)

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Thu 13 Nov

£11 / 01642 552663

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The Snow Queen: A Fairytale Of The Frozen North

A new musical telling the tale of love's triumph over evil, as Gerda battles to save her brother from the Snow Queen.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Tue 28 Oct

£11 / 01383 740384

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The Alternative and Burlesque Fair

Clothing, accessories and jewellery for all your alt, fetish, goth, steampunk and burlesque needs. There's over 50 vendors, plus burlesque, aerial and cabaret shows on the day.

Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

Over-18s only

£5 / 0141 339 9784

Sound Control, Manchester

Sat 6 Dec

£5 / 0161 236 0340

Stylus At Leeds University Union

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 0113 380 1342

The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus: Big Wooden Horse & Artsdepot

Based on the book by L Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz, this exciting story follows the early life of Santa Claus from being abandoned in the forest and adopted by the wood-nymphs, through to making and delivering the very first toys.

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Wed 3 Dec

£11 / 01256 844244

Thu 4 Dec

£11 / 01256 844244

Fri 5 Dec

£11 / 01256 844244

…and 6 more dates until 14 Dec

Light As A Feather

Bamboozle present a multi-sensory show designed for children with special needs.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 15 Nov

£20 / 0116 242 3595

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

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

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 15 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

Sun 16 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

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Otiz Cannelloni: History of Magic – Abridged!

  • 3 stars

Questionable magic tricks, fake illusions and not-so-sleight of hand mixed with cheeky one-liners and patter.

G Live, Guildford

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10 (Children £8 under 16s) / 0844 770 1797

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Flying With Swans

Three friends reunite for a simple trip to Arran, which becomes the journey of a lifetime. Written by Jack Dickson.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Wed 12 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

Thu 13 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

Rastamouse & Da Easy Crew

Give it up for Rastamouse and crew as they skate along for a musical extravaganza celebrating rhythm, reading and storytelling.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sun 26 Oct

£15 / 0844 847 2514

Shiny (Ages 6 Months-5 Years)

In a long forgotten room, two people find friendship, joy and treasures that turn from ordinary to extraordinary.

Artsdepot, London N12

Mon 27 Oct

£7 / 020 8369 5454

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (£6; £24) / 0844 357 2625

Swallows And Amazons

  • Directed by: Stefan Escreet
  • Written by: Helen Edmundson (adaptation)

Arthur Ransome's ever-popular children's tale is

Bristol Old Vic

Thu 4 Dec

£20 (£18) / 0117 987 7877

Tue 9 Dec

£20 (£18) / 0117 987 7877

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£20 (£18) / 0117 987 7877

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Fri 31 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 08441 717620

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