Pantoland 2021, London Palladium - London Pantomimes
Pantoland 2021, London Palladium

Panto season is in full swing and if you’re looking for a last-minute night out with the kids, we’ve put together a guide of the best London Christmas pantomimes. 

Whether you’re an avid panto fan, fancy embarking on a little tongue-in-cheek nostalgia or just want to see what December has in store for us, we’ve rounded up the best pantomimes you can book already. From Jack and the Beanstalk to Robin Hood, these are the seven best.

More into your theatre? Book one of these magical Christmas shows instead.

Panto Pods

The London Eye has once again transformed its pods and this time it’s set to impress any panto lover out there. 32 of its pods have been given a theatre-style makeover, decked out with velvet seats, spotlights and a mini stage to create an intimate sky-high theatre.

Available from 14th – 18th December, you can look forward to unique performances of London-themed legend Dick Whittington, performed by stars from the Phoenix Arts Club.

Production dates: 14.12.2022 – 18.12.2022

Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Renowned for its Pantoland performances, London Palladium will be bringing the legendary tale of Jack and the Beanstalk to the stage this Christmas. 

Comedy icons Dawn French and Julian Clary will be joining forces to lead the cast for this brand-new production, filled with singing, wit and plenty of tongue-in-cheek jokes that you can’t help but laugh at. 

Follow along as we watch Jack’s coming-of-age story unravel and see how well he fares as he’s given magic beans that sprout a rather strange beanstalk.

Production Dates: 10.12.2022 – 15.01.2023

London Palladium, Argyll Street, W1F 7TF 

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is getting a festive spruce up this winter. Heading to Richmond Theatre, the fairy tale as old as time will be getting a twist, starring ex-Blue Peter presenter Matt Baker and a few of his celebrity pals. 

Expect to see the likes of Dame Nigel Ellacott playing Dame Betty Barnum, comedian Phil Walker starring as Ringo the Ringmaster and actress Jessica Martin will be presenting us with this year’s baddie, Countess Von Winklebottom. 

Join Goldilocks’ circus as it’s under threat by a rival circus owner. There’s only one way out and it’s with the help of the audience and fellow circus friends to rescue their Big Top from ruin.

Production Dates: 03.12.2022 – 21.12.2022

Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, TW9 1QJ 

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Mother Goose

We weren’t expecting the return of this gem, but Hackney Empire will be celebrating 120 years of this crowd favourite panto by putting on an epic winter show.

Join Hackney Empire regular Dan Leno for an action-packed performance. Follow along as Mother Goose quickly realises fame from laying golden eggs isn’t all it’s made up to be. Expect plenty of laughter, bold costumes and lots of audience participation along the way.

Production Dates: 19.11.2022 – 31.12.2022

Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 1EJ 

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Richmond Theatre - London Pantomimes
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Richmond Theatre
Jack and the Beanstalk, London Palladium - London Pantomimes
Jack and the Beanstalk, London Palladium

Robin Hood

It wouldn’t be pantomime season without Robin Hood making an appearance, and this year you can join him and the merry men as they return to Greenwich Theatre. 

Taxes are rising and the folk of Nottingham are having to move out of the city into the forest in order to survive. That is, until Robin Hood and his friends make a plan to steal from the rich and give back to the poor. Can he save the day?

Production Dates: 24.11.2022 – 08.01.2022

Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES 

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

New Wimbledon Theatre’s pantomime season is known for being a wild one, with over 50,000 theatre lovers attending each year. This winter season it celebrates with the fairest panto in all of the land, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 

See how Snow White fares as she comes up against a magical mirror, seven dwarfs and a wicked queen who wants to steal away her thunder…

Production Dates: 03.12.2022 – 31.12.2022

New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG 

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Adding a twist on the loved classic tale will be the Theatre Royal Stratford East’s innovative interpretation of Cinderella. 

Forget sweeping floors and a prince charming waiting, this production will be set in the ancient home of sphynx cats, pharaohs and empress Cleopatra. We’re as confused as you don’t worry…

Production Dates: 19.11.2022 – 07.01.2023

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, E15 1BN 

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Another Jack and the Beanstalk production will be landing this winter at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. Expect the classic tale to come to life on the big stage as you follow Jack give up his beloved Daisy the Cow in exchange for a bag of magic beans. An adventure, filled with fear, twists and turns, awaits. Will you join him as he strives to save the day from the big bad giant?

Production Dates: 19.11.2022 – 07.01.2023

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street, W6 0QL 

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