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Online Christmas Pantos

If your usual family trip to the Pantomime is sadly cancelled this year, don't let that stop you from enjoying the songs, laughter and cheekiness of a panto. There are some fabulous panto's available to watch online this year. So why not gather the family, get your best 'he's behind you' ready and watch one of these shows from the comfort of your home.

Here's a round-up of the best online Christmas pantomimes out there:

Cinderella - Panto Live Online

Dates: 18th – 24th December - various times available, some are live and some are live recorded.

Price per household: £19.97

The world’s first live, fully interactive pantomime. As an audience member, you will be able to sing along, cheer and even shout ‘Behind you!’ at a character by pressing fun and innovative colourful buttons on the screen of your devices.

Jack and the Beanstalk - The Grand Family Pantomime

Dates: 4th December - 10th January

Price per household: £25 or £35 with activity pack

Join in and enjoy this new online planet-saving pantomime packed with songs, laughter and great spectacle.

Snow White in the Seven Months of Lockdown - King's Head Theatre, Islington, London

Dates: 15th December - 3rd January (You can watch it at any time you want and as many times as you like, within those dates)

Price per household: £30 premium/Standard £25/Concession £20

With family-friendly and adult-only versions available to stream to the device of your choosing, this unique panto experience is an unmissable Christmas treat for all ages.

Sleeping Beauty - The Original Online Panto Company

Dates: 14th December 2020 – January 3rd 2021

Price per household: £15.49 (tickets are valid for 4 days after the first stream)

The Original Online Panto Company is proud to present a magical production from Polka Dot Pantomimes, the spellbinding fairy-tale of Sleeping Beauty that was filmed in front of a live audience at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Dates: 1st – 31st December

Price per household: £16

When poor Jack Trott is forced to sell his beloved cow Daisy, Fairy Fluff makes him a special offer in the form of some magic beans, Waking up the next day, Jack find a mysterious beanstalk growing in his garden and a magical adventure soon begins. You only need to book once to be able to view the online panto whenever you like throughout December.

Free Panto

Some theatres have made their pantos available for free from previous years. Although these theatres are keen that you enjoy for free, they are welcoming donations.

  • Aladdin - The Roses Theatre 2019 performance. - Availble until 31st December

  • Beauty and the Beast – The Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre 2019 performance.

Christmas Theatre (not Panto)

Although not panto, during our research, we came across two more brilliant looking performances that we couldn’t help but include:

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker - The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Date: 20th and 21st December

Price per household: £10-£15

Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince! Watch the show live on selected dates.

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas - Tobacco Theatre, Bristol

Dates: 9th – 24th December

Price per household: £15

From the comfort of your home, watch Briggs’ grumpy but loveable Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. This performance is not live and your link will be sent to you soon after booking.

That's the final curtain for our guide to online Christmas pantomimes this year. We hope you get the chance to enjoy a panto!

Don't forget you can find lots of ideas for activities, online events and family walks on the Guildford Rocks website.