Best 2024 Christmas shows and pantomimes in London

Discover some of the best Christmas theatre London has to offer over the festive season.

There are lots of magical London Christmas shows to enjoy in December and over the holiday season, from Christmas pantomimes and festive ballets, to spectacular Christmas theatre productions and the latest West End shows. 

Book the best Christmas shows in London 

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  • Christmas ballets in London
  • Top kids shows this Christmas
  • Best pantomimes in London
  • Quirky Christmas shows
  • Christmas concerts in London
  • Plan ahead - exciting Christmas shows you can book now! 

    A troup of dancers wearing white tuttus are performing a choregraphy on the stage of the London Coliseum where a large tree stands in the background.

    Many London Christmas shows are yet to release tickets but there are still plenty of popular shows to book now. Plan ahead and secure your spot at these top festive performances. 

    Discover more shows below, checking back nearer the time to buy your tickets.

    Christmas shows  

    Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Lyric Theatre

    See the quirky adaptation of a great classic with Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Lyric Theatre, a production that combines chaos with comedy. This hilarious production invites you to witness the misadventures of a theatre troupe attempting to put on a performance of the beloved classic, Peter Pan. As the set malfunctions and lines are fumbled, the result is an incredibly funny portrayal of a play-within-a-play gone awry. TBC

    La Clique at Leicester Square

    A circus performer spins multiple hoops on her body at la clique.

    The live show La Clique makes its comeback to Leicester Square this winter. Join the festive fun and enter the magnificent Spiegeltent for a night filled with laughter and surprise while you discover an incredible mix of circus, comedy and cabaret. TBC

    Christmas ballets in London

    The Nutcracker at The London Coliseum

    A ballet dancer in a beautiful white dress stands in the middle of a snowy forest holding a nutcracker doll out in front of her.

    See more than 100 ballet dancers and musicians bringing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to life on the London Coliseum stage. Marking its annual return, this classic show follows Clara and her Nutcracker doll go on a magical adventure where they meet all sorts of characters. 12 Dec-12 Jan

    Book your tickets to this special festive ballet show now

    Top kids shows this Christmas

    The Gruffalo's Child at Garrick Theatre

    The Gruffalo grabs Mouse's tail on stage. 

    Enjoy an enchanting stage adaptation of the award-winning children’s book by Julia Donaldson, The Gruffalo’s Child, at the Garrick Theatre. Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her daring adventure through the deep dark wood, as she encounters many mysterious creatures and discovers if the Big Bad Mouse really does exist after all. TBC

    Father Christmas Needs A Wee! at the Arts Theatre

    This December, discover a rather hilarious adaptation of Nicholas Allan's book: Father Christmas Needs A Wee! at the Arts Theatre in Leicester Square. At each house he visits on Christmas Eve, Santa finds different types of treats, milk and cookies amongst favourites, and finds himself in need of using the toilet, so much that he forgets to deliver some presents. 7-24 Dec

    Book tickets to Father Christmas Needs a Wee! now.

    Stick Man at the Leicester Square Theatre

    The cast and characters of Stick Man on stage under the spotlight

    The Leicester Square Theatre brings Julia Donaldson’s loveable Stick Man back to life this Christmas. Follow his adventures as he leaves the family tree, a trip that is not without chaos and mischief, made all the more spectacular with music, puppetry and dance. 3 Dec-5 Jan

    Book your tickets now and follow the misadventures of Stick Man

    Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out at Theatre Royal Haymarket

    Peppa Pig, Mummy Pig and friends in front of a house on stage

    Peppa, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig enjoy an exciting day out visiting the zoo and also the beach for a special party in Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out at Theatre Royal Haymarket. There are also plenty of muddy puddles along the way, of course, in this song-filled show. 28 Nov-5 Jan

    Book tickets now for Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out at Theatre Royal Haymarket. 

    The Smartest Giant in Town at the St Martin's Theatre

    Meet George, a giant with a big heart, who decides he needs a new wardrobe for a smarty-pants look. See The Smartest Giant in Town at the St Martin's Theatrea musical adaptation of the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson, tells the moving story of a giant in his quest to start anew, only to stumble across a series of animals in need of his help... or shall we say his brand new clothes! 24 Nov-5 Jan

    Book your tickets now and see the puppet show The Smartest Giant in Town

    The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre

    Various Snowmen wearing hats and scarves of different colours are dancing on a stage looking like a snow covered forest.

    Be enchanted by this ballet adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ timeless children’s story The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre. Discover what happens when a boy meets a snowman who comes to life, and go with them on a magical adventure to the North Pole. 23 Nov-4 Jan

    Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

    Get ready for a jolly time at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre with Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas pantomime. It's all about Father Christmas going on his gift-giving adventure. No matter if you're a kid or a grown-up, this pantomime will make you feel the holiday magic and put a big smile on your face. TBC

    Best pantomimes in London

    Robin Hood at the London Palladium

    Journey to the enchanting Sherwood Forest at Robin Hood as it arrives at the London Palladium this Christmas. The ultimate pantomime adventure on the London West End featuring Jane McDonald as Maid Marion and Julian Clary as Robin Hood. Join Robin and his band of Merry Men on their escapes through the Sherwood Forest where adventure and laughter await. With dazzling performances, stunning costumes and incredible special effects sets, this production promises a joyous and unforgettable holiday treat. 7 Dec-12 Jan

    Potted Panto at Wilton’s Music Hall

    Official poster of Potted Panto with a selection of characters from Snow White and other characters wearing colourful outfits.

    Join the fun at Wilton's Music Hall for a wild ride with your favourite characters from the world of pantomimes. Potted Panto brings back to the stage seven of the best loved pantomimes in what is sure to be an all laugh out loud evening. 4 Dec-4 Jan

    Book tickets for Potted Panto now.

    Pinocchio at Theatre Royal Stratford East

    Meet the little wooden boy with big dreams at Pinocchio this Christmas at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. Poor toymaker Geppetto makes a wish upon a star and is granted his wish when his wooden puppet Pinocchio is brought to life, but the path to becoming a "real boy" is a tricky one. Join Blue Rinse Fairy and Krik Krak the cricket as they try to keep Pinocchio on the straight and narrow as he navigates his strange new world. 23 Nov-4 Jan

    Beauty and the Beast at the Richmond Theatre

    A tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast makes its way to the stage of the Richmond Theatre. One of the most romantic pantomimes, expect a spectacular and enchanting production perfect for the whole family. Expect beautiful costumes, stunning scenery epic special effects and the chance to come together to share the magic of live theatre. 7 Dec-5 Jan 

    Christmas concerts in London

    Christmas at the Movies at the Cadogan Hall

    Experience the magic of the holiday season like never before with Christmas at the Movies at the iconic Cadogan Hall, and the masterful performance of a symphonic orchestra. From classic favourites like "It's a Wonderful Life" to modern gems like "Elf" and "Home Alone," the event is a cinematic journey through the spirit of Christmas. TBC 

    Massaoke: Christmas Live at the Electric Ballroom Camden

    Don't miss out on an electrifying Christmas party with the rock band Massaoke at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Join the band in a massive sing-along with all your favourite festive hits from the 80s, 90s and beyond for a live show where you get to be the star for one evening. TBC

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