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Are there any Pantos on this Year? Oh Yes There Are!

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Are there any Pantos on this Year?   Oh Yes There Are!

There’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned pantomime to get everyone in the family feeling festive and, this winter especially, we all need some cheer (oh yes we do!).

So sit back and enjoy our round-up of 2020-21 pantomimes happening around the Nottinghamshire region, plus some online too.

Just click on a Panto title to visit the theatre website for further information & to book.

Following the UK Government's announcement on Thursday 27 November about the new Tier restrictions, theatre opening dates have been affected once again.

Please check with the individual theatres for the very latest information.    




Nottingham Playhouse  -  3 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021

A live, reimagined version of the legendary family pantomime to bring some much-needed joy this festive season.

The panto will also be live-streamed so that you can watch at home.

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Jack and the Beanstalk             

Nottingham Playhouse  -  9 Dec 2020 –  2 Jan 2021

A giant adventure for little ones aged 3-8 and their grown-ups.

Filled with music, dancing and plenty of opportunities to join in, this charming family show is the perfect introduction to live theatre.

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Sleeping Beauty

Theatre Royal  -  12 Dec 2020 – 3 Jan 2021

This year’s unmissable family production features Paul Chuckle and Nottingham-favourite Ben Nickless along with other popular personalities.

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Robin Hood

Theatre Royal  -  4 Dec 2021 – 9 Jan 2022

A panto worth waiting for with comedy, action, adventure, and plenty of glitz and glamour!

Join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Lowdham Village Hall  -  17 to 20 Feb 2021

A fun packed fairy-tale panto with song, dance and bad jokes for all the family from the award winning Lowdham Pantomime Group.
Featuring all your favourites - Princess Snow White, The Wicked Queen, Dame Dotty, The Magic Mirror and the 7 Dwarfs.


Santa's Silly Sing Along

Dearne Playhouse, Rotherham
Sat 5 Dec 2020 Tickets still available at time of writing.  CANCELLED

Join Santa & friends for a socially distanced evening of festive fun!

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Mother Goose

Dearne Playhouse, Rotherham
17 – 22 December 2020  Tickets still available at time of writing.  POSTPONED 'TIL 2021

The egg-cellent traditional family pantomime.

Daniel Glover returns as the lovable idiot Silly Billy, alongside Louise Leather as Jack Goose and Tim Rutherford as Mother Goose.

Jack & His Long Thick Stalk

Adult Pantomime (18+)

Dearne Playhouse, Rotherham - 16 April 2021


Damian's Pop-Up Panto

Sheffield Lyceum Theatre  -  16 Dec 2020 to 3 Jan 2021   2:15pm / 7:15pm / 11am

Damian Williams saves Christmas with Damian's Pop-Up Panto!, a fun-sized festive treat for the whole family. When a baddie steals the joy of pantomime, will Dame Dolly and her friends manage to rescue it? Oh yes they will!


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Dear Santa

Cast, Doncaster  -  14 – 19 Dec 2020.  CANCELLED

Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah, but he doesn't get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something 'perfect', just in time for Christmas Eve.

From the author of the well-loved children's book DEAR ZOO by Rod Campbell


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Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield  -  3 Dec 2021 to 2 Jan 2022

Rescheduled from 2020.
When a magical sorceress transforms the handsome Count into a frightening Beast, only true love will break the spell. In a tale as old as Panto-Time, Join bookworm Belle and a whole host of colourful characters.


Cinderella Live - The World's First Interactive Panto

Friday 18th December 2020 7pm UK Time - The Worldwide Premiere

Saturday 19th December 2020 2pm UK Time - UK Matinee
Thursday 24th December 2020 12pm UK Time - Christmas Eve Show

The FlyDSA Arena & Sheffield City Hall have teamed up with Panto Live to bring you Cinderella Live, the World’s first Interactive Live Stream Pantomime - bringing the Ultimate Pantomime Experience into your own home.

The Pantomime is Online, Interactive and Virtual.

Jack & The Beanstalk

Available to watch from 4 Dec 2020 7.30pm until 10 Jan 2021 11.59pm

'Blue Peter' legend Peter Duncan streams his new production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ directly into homes for the perfect family treat.
We promise you boos, hisses, ‘he’s behind you’s, a sing-a-long song and all the classic panto antics that we love.
Join in and enjoy this new online pantomime packed with songs, laughter and great spectacle. 
Profits from Panto Online will support a variety of charities and organisations.
+ Special packages for Schools, Scouts, Guides & Communities.

Standard, Family & Premium Tickets.  Special prices when booked before 30 November

A Christmas Carol

1 – 31 December.   Runs 48 minutes

Book your tickets in advance to enjoy the panto from your home on the day you have booked.

Lawrence Batley Theatre and Front Room Productions present an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ definitive yuletide story A Christmas Carol. With original musical accompaniment, and animation by award-winning artists, this online production features the voice of broadcaster Gyles Brandreth as Scrooge alongside a fantastic local community ensemble to bring a touch of northern charm to this much-loved classic.


Sadly, due to the difficulties presented by Covid-19 this year, there are no pantos being held in our local, smaller theatres, but they'll definitely be back in 2021!


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