Going to a Christmas panto with the family is a staple of the festive period, so make sure you pick the best show with our pick of the funniest in London in 2016…
Olivier Theatre – National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
16 November 2016 to 29 December 2016
Join the adventure with Peter Pan, Wendy and the lost boys in Neverland this Christmas. A classic panto that is sure to keep all members of the family on the edge of their seats!
Lyric Hammersmith – Lyric Square, King St, London, W6 0QL
19 November 2016 to 7 January 2017
Get ready for Aladdin flying into Hammersmith on his magic carpet this Christmas. The show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical genie.
The Peacock Theatre – Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT
23 November 2016 to 1 January 2017
Now in its 18th year at the Peacock Theatre, The Snowman is ready to transport families into the wintery world of a boy and his magical snowman. A firm favourite every festive season.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Shaw Theatre – 100-110 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AJ
10 December 2016 to 30 December 2016
Great songs, amazing dance routines and lots of amusement to keep you and the children amused. Head to the Shaw Theatre to see Snow White, the Good Fairy, the magic mirror and those lovable seven dwarfs this Christmas.
London Palladium – Argyll Street, Westminster, London, W1F 7TF
9 December 2016 to 15 January 2017
The West End’s most famous theatre presents its first pantomime in nearly 30 years. Starring roles in Cinderella come from Paul O’Grady, Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Lee Mead and Nigel Havers.
Sinbad the Sailor
Theatre Royal Stratford East – Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BN
3 December 2016 to 21 January 2017
Jump aboard Sinbad the Sailor’s ship this Christmas as Sinbad and friends take audiences on a magical voyage jam packed with laughter, audience participation and original music. Will Sinbad defeat the baddie? Will he win over the princess?
Beauty and the Hulk
Milfield Theatre – Silver Street, Edmonton, London, N18 1PJ
6 January 2017 to 22 January 2017
Described as “a tale as old as time, but a brand new pantomime”, Beauty and the Hulk is an urban telling of the classic story full of humour and great dances featuring UK street dance champions…
Not in London this Christmas? Check out the best Christmas panto in your area here.