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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

Little Angel Youth Theatre (Ages 11-17)

A performance inspired by Lewis Carrol's dark and eerie poem The Jabberwocky.

The Little Angel Theatre, London N1

Sat 25 Oct

£95 (£65 per term) / 020 7226 1787

Sat 1 Nov

£95 (£65 per term) / 020 7226 1787

Sat 8 Nov

£95 (£65 per term) / 020 7226 1787

…and 4 more dates until 6 Dec

Little Frankenstein

Semi famous puppeteer Frank Stein has had enough with his badly made puppets. Taking inspiration from his most infamous ancestor, the scientist Dr Frankenstein, and with the help of the audience he creates a new real live puppet.

Loughborough Town Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (£6) / 01509 231914

Swinburne Hall, Colchester

Mon 27 Oct

£5 / 01206 712999

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

The Y, Leicester

Thu 23 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0116 255 7066

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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

Little Red Riding Hood: Sudbury Dramatic Society

  • Directed by: Robert Crighton
  • Written by: Andy Gribben

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale about the big, bad wolf.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Sat 13 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

Sun 14 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

Sat 20 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

…and 4 more dates until 28 Dec

Little Stars: Act

Drama and dance workshops for ages 3–5.

Perth Autism Support

Wed 29 Oct

Activities Room

£3 / 01738 451081

Wed 5 Nov

Activities Room

£3 / 01738 451081

Wed 12 Nov

Activities Room

£3 / 01738 451081

…and 2 more dates until 26 Nov

Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

Music and text which has been chosen and written by the audience makes up this unique, intimate performance.

The Macphail Centre, Ullapool

Tue 21 Oct

£8 (£6) / 01854 613336

Macbeth

  • Directed by: Imogen Bond
  • Written by: William Shakespeare

The round seating provides an intimate experience of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Take an up-close glimpse into the disturbed minds of the characters and witness their descent into madness.

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£10 ( £5) / 020 8940 3633

  • 11:00 Macbeth Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£10 ( £5) / 020 8940 3633

  • 11:00 Macbeth Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond
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Match

Puppetry and music combine to create an evocative world inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's Little Match Girl.

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Mon 27 Oct

£8 / 029 2064 6900

  • 11:00 Match Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Tue 28 Oct

£8 / 029 2064 6900

  • 11:00 Match Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Wed 29 Oct

£8 / 029 2064 6900

  • 11:00 Match Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Me And My Cat

  • Written by: SATOSHI KITAMURA

Come and join Detective K as she sets off on an exciting and hilarious adventure, full of manga clues and mysterious events. Using projection, puppets and bags of ingenuity, this is a fast paced, action packed story and oodles of fun.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sun 30 Nov

£6 (£5) / 020 7613 7498

Mon 1 Dec

£6 (£5) / 020 7613 7498

Midsummer Nights Dream

  • Written by: William Shakespeare

A perfect outdoor setting for Shakespeare's tale of magic, lovers, mischief and confusion.

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Sat 6 Dec

£15 / 020 8940 3633

Mister MacNeep Has Lost His Sheep

Join Farmer MacNeep, his poor lost sheep and a whole host of exciting farmyard friends in this theatre performance featuring live music and puppets for 3–5 year olds. Created by Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Gareth Williams and writer Ross Stenhouse (Artistic Director, Hopscotch Theatre Company).

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Sat 20 Dec

£8 (Children £5; Family £22) / 01721 725777

Lanark Memorial Hall

Sat 13 Dec

£6 / 01555 667999

Misunderstood Monsters

When earth is threatened by tiny Scoodlefug aliens, Monster hunters Georgie and Squeezy take on their most dangerous mission yet. But who are the real bad guys?

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 15 Nov

The Door

£8; £1.50 babes-in-arm (Children £5) / 0121 236 4455

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A Moose in the Hoose

A musical version of the Scots counting book by James Robertson and Matthew Fitt. Performed by Sonsie Music.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£4 (Children £3; Babies £1) / 0131 665 2240

Mother Goose

This classic panto tale is transported to a sparkling Arctic adventure through the Scandinavian snows, crammed full of trolls, snowmen, woolly jumpers and even the occasional moose.

The Theatre Chipping Norton

Tue 18 Nov

£12–£26 (£10.50–£20) / 01608 642 350

Thu 20 Nov

£12–£26 (£10.50–£20) / 01608 642 350

Fri 21 Nov

£12–£26 (£10.50–£20) / 01608 642 350

…and 8 more dates until 7 Jan 2015

The Muddy Choir

  • Written by: Jesse Briton

Three young soldiers on the frontline begin to sing and face a somewhat hostile attention from their commanding officers. They wonder if music will become their escape ticket from the front, or will it serve to be more dangerous than the bullets and the gas. First world war-set drama, written by Jess Briton.

Salisbury Playhouse

Tue 18 Nov

£13.50 / 01722 320333

Museum Of Memories

New International Encounter presents a biographical drama in which five actor-musicians each tell a story of someone they have lost.

Harlow Playhouse

Fri 24 Oct

£12 / 01279 431945

Musical Theatre Workshop (Ages 11-14)

Come along to an exclusive session ran by dedicated cast members from The Snow Queen. Come and learn some moves and tunes to create a performance in only an hour.

Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Mon 27 Oct

£5 / 0845 127 2190

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My First Ballet Swan Lake

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present a shortened and narrated version of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake to get young minds twirling and inspire an interest in ballet.

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 9 May 2015

£11–£26 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 10 May 2015

£11–£26 / 0844 847 2325

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£11–£26 / 0844 871 7645

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£11–£26 / 0844 871 7645

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 16 May 2015

£11–£26 / 0844 871 7646

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The New Theatre Tours

Get a sneak peak behind the scenes at the theatre.

New Theatre, Oxford

Sat 25 Oct

£8 / 0844 871 3020

The Night Before Christmas: Big Wooden Horse (Over 3s)

A magical festive tale in which a little mouse called Eddie can't understand why only humans are allowed to get presents. So he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 29 Nov

£9 / 020 8369 5454

Sun 30 Nov

£9 / 020 8369 5454

NITS Goes Bad

Drama workshop about creating baddies or catching them.

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Tue 28 Oct

£30 / 01476 406158

Wed 29 Oct

£30 / 01476 406158

Noisy Notes

Sue Perkins conducts a special kids event with dancers, star children from the West End, and Lance Ellington, singer from Strictly Come Dancing. Programme includes animation with music to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, songs from Annie and Aladdin, music from Frozen, The Simpsons, Spongebob Squarepants, Batman, and much more.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Tue 28 Oct

£10 (Children £5) / 020 7730 4500

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