Dick Whittington

Expect the usual mix of live music, crazy characters, awesome adventure, singing, dancing, villainous baddies and heroic goodies with a little bit of feline flavour chucked in for good measure.  It’s not Christmas with a good old Panto.

Lyric Hammersmith
17 Nov 2018 ‐ 06 Jan 2019
Ages: 6+
Tickets: £10 ‐ £60

The Nutcracker Ballet

If you haven’t yet taken the children to a ballet, this is the best time and a wonderful one to start with. Over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live.

London Coliseum WC2N 4ES
Until 30th December
Tickets: From  £7 –  £80

The Snowman

One of Bubele team’s top picks theatre trips for Christmas is the Snowman. This is a truly wonderful Christmas treat for all the family and many others must agree as this will be its record-breaking 21st year running. The show is based on the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and is produced by John Coates. It has transported a generation of children and their families into the wintery world of a boy and his magical snowman.

Peacock TheatreHolbornWC2A 2HT
Until 30th December
Tickets: From  £7 –  £80

Cinderella and the Beanstalk

Follow Cinderella on a perilous adventure as the scheming Rumpelstiltskin blackmails the would-be princess into retrieving the coveted Golden Eggs from the top of The Beanstalk.

Theatre 503, London SW11 3BW
5th December to 5th January
Tickets: From £12

The Wind in the Willows

A play by Toby Hulse, based on the novel by Kenneth Grahame.

 In this delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of friendship and bravery, this winter warmer will take you and the children on a journey through the seasons.

Polka Theatre, London SW19 1SB
Until 17th February
Recommended for the whole family aged 5+
Tickets: From £15. £1.50 transaction charge per booking

Sleeping Beauty

The OSO Panto is back again! Last year they sold out so book early to avoid missing this essential part of the Christmas calendar. Be prepared to laugh, boo, sing and most of all fill yourself up with that warm festive feeling.  

OSO Barnes
15th December to 22nd December
Tickets: From £10.00

Half Moon Theatre Christmas Performances

Celebrating the very best of children’s theatre and work for young audiences. Half Moon’s regular season of children’s theatre and theatre for young people runs from September to April.

Half Moon Theatre, Limehouse
Various dates.
For all ages.
Tickets: £7.00

The Ginge that Stole Christmas

Experience the sensational voice of the award-winning drag and cabaret superstars GINGZILLA (as seen on BBC and XFACTOR 2018) and Cazeleon, with songs made famous from some of our favourite Christmas films, in a hilarious seasonal show full of theatre, song, games, and fun festivities for all the family.

Pleasance Theatre, Holloway
8th and 9th December
Tickets: £12 / (£10 concessions)

Hansel & Gretel

This Christmas don’t miss Hansel & Gretel, a new festive version of the Brothers Grimm’s much-loved fairy tale written by Ciaran McConville. With music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer, directed by Rosie Jones.

Rose Theatre, Kingston
6th December to 6th January
Age recommendation: 5+
Tickets: £20 – £35

Christmas Tales

With puppets, singing, dancing and some larger-than-life characters, Christmas Tales is guaranteed to entertain the very youngest of audience (and grown-ups too!), leaving everyone happy and joyful at this most wonderful time of the year!

Various locations
5 – 30th December
Ages: 0-7yrs
Tickets: £10,  Free to babies under 1yr


All the way in Ha-Ka-Ney, young Aladdin dreams of finding love and making his fortune. When he discovers an enchanted lamp and meets a mysterious genie, it looks like all his wishes are about to come true – with the help of tap-dancing pandas and his larger-than-life mum, can he win the hand of his Princess? Or will an evil magician, some madcapped policemen and a very large pile of laundry stand in his way?

Hackney Empire
Until 6th January
Age: 14yrs. below need to be accompanied by a paying adult
Tickets: From £10