Festive Theatre Shows 2021

Theatre is one of our favourite things to experience but theatre during the festive period is something else! There is always so much to chose from and it doesn’t have to cost the earth either. Here are my winter 2021 suggestions!

The Snowman

Sadlers Wells – Peacock Theatre, Holborn

This is the magical stage adaption of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved book, and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates. Set in a wintery wonderland, the giant friendly snowman comes to life.

It is a show entirely based on dancing, no words. So although the Sadlers Wells website states it is suitable for all ages, I would consider whether your child will sit quietly throughout the show.

We see this show every single year and it is always such a highlight. It’s become a Christmas tradition for us!

Age: Suitable to all according to the website however I would suggest 4+

Price:    Tickets from £18


The Snowman


Royal Drury Lane Theatre, Covent Garden

We saw this show a few nights ago and we’re still buzzing from the excitement of it all!

Based on the beloved Disney animation, the show brings Elsa and Anna’s story to the stage in this heart-melting theatrical production. The actors and actresses are utterly fantastic, especially child Elsa and Anna!

With incredible special effects, jaw-dropping scenery, and all the songs you know and love, it’s going to be an unmissable experience that will stay with you long after the curtain falls. The dress change scene… wow!

Age:      Recommended 6+ (children under 3 are not permitted).

Price:    Tickets from £20

Tip: Disney Day Seats. A limited number of £20 day seats will be released at 10am on performance days. Click the link to register.





London Coliseum, between Leicester Sq and Charing Cross

16 Dec – 8 Jan

Is this not the ultimate festive ballet show?

On a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. As the air grows colder, Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins.

From the sound of the orchestra tuning up to the final bows and cheers, a trip to English National Ballet’s Nutcracker in the splendour of the London Coliseum is an unforgettable Christmas treat

Age:      Children under 5 will not be permitted

Price:    Tickets from £18


The Nutcracker

Matthews Bourne’s Nutcracker

Sadlers Wells Theatre, Angel

7 Dec – 30 Jan

Not to be confused with the National Ballets performance, this follows the traditional tale but includes heaps of Bourne’s signature style, wit, and pathos, alongside exquisite choreography and Tchaikovsky’s sweeping score, Nutcracker.

We have seen this show no less than 4 times! It is so bright and quirky!

Age:      Children under 5 will not be permitted

Prices:   Tickets from £15


Matthew Bournes Nutcracker

Pantoland at the Palladium

The London Palladium, Oxford Circus

4 Dec – 9 Jan

I have to admit, I am not the biggest fan of panto! I find it a little dull and tire of the innuendos so quickly. However, it is of course a very festive show to see!

The show promises the very best of pantomime, with comedy in abundance and big show-stopping numbers, this star-filled extravaganza will be the ultimate feel-good show.

Age:      Parental discretion is advised due to innuendo – no under 4s allowed.

Price:    Tickets from £25




Leicester Square, Leicester Square

23 Oct – 3 Jan

The adaption of the famous Julia Donaldson book is honestly such a brilliant creation by Freckles Productions.

We saw this a few years back and when it starts snowing in the auditorium, it really is so exciting for the children.

Age:      All ages welcome!

Price:    Tickets from £19


Stickman Live

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