21 November 2018

Christmas 2018 – Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East

Going to a pantomime or a Christmassy show is a lovely tradition for many of us here in the North East. Oh no, it isn't ... oh yes it is!

This year there are 19 shows on offer from traditional pantomimes such as Peter Pan; Christmas stories such as A Christmas Carol; and a modern take on Christmas with Mixtape Xmas Part - comedy sketch show and part music quiz – there really is something for everyone, and in places as far afield as Berwick and Darlington. 

Some we have been offered complimentary tickets* too, others we have bought ourselves. There are far too many for us to visit them all but if you do go to any of the following, I’d love to hear what you thought. Or indeed if you know of any more let me know in the comments.


Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East


Christmas 2018 – Where to watch Xmas Shows in the North East


Gala Theatre – Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs


The Gala Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime
Dates: 22 Nov 2018 – 5 Jan 2019
Prices: Tickets from £6
Age: All ages

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East





Customs House, South Shields – Beauty & the Beast

Come our dear Panto chums, let’s travel to the land of Cooksonville (it’s French) where stands a palace. In that palace lives a Beast, who was once a handsome Prince, now cursed to live unloved and feared. His faithful entourage, half human, half object, await the unknown Beauty, who will set their Master and themselves free.
Dates: 27 Nov 2018 – 5 Jan 2019
Prices: Tickets from £9.99
Age: All ages

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East


Northern Stage, Newcastle - The Three Bears at Christmas

Deep in the snowy forest, Mammy, Daddy and Baby Bear are preparing for winter...
Dates: 27 Nov 2018 – 5 Jan 2019
Prices: Tickets from £8
Age: Under 5s and families

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East


Theatre Royal, Newcastle - Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Newcastle Theatre Royal’s brand-new must-see magical pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the big top family panto extravaganza, stars the much-loved panto trio of Danny Adams as Danny The Clown, Clive Webb as the Ringmaster and Chris Hayward as Dame Rita.
Dates: 27 Nov 2018 – 20 Jan 2019
Prices: Tickets from £13
Age: All ages

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East



Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, Jack and the Beanstalk

The perfect panto for the whole family to enjoy, packed full of all of the usual show-stopping songs, dazzling dance routines and hilarious knockabout comedy with bags of audience participation and fun.
Dates: 30 Nov – 8 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £19
Age: All ages


Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East



Whitey Bay Playhouse – Peter Pan*

This action-packed adventure will be full of special effects and have a host of popular songs.
Dates: 1 Dec 2018 – 5 Jan 2019
Prices: Tickets from £15
Age: All ages


Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East



Consett Empire – Beauty & the Beast

Consett’s smash hit family pantomime returns in December 2018!
Dates: 1 Dec – 31 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £14
Age: All ages


Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East



Northern Stage, Newcastle - A Christmas Carol*

Ding, dong, ding, dong, the bells are ringing and the clock is ticking because Scrooge is coming to town
Dates: 1 Dec 2018 – 5 Jan 2019
Prices: Tickets from £10
Age: 5+


Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East


Stockton Arc – The Ugly Duckling

This Christmas, meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen! In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait impatiently for Mummy’s enormous egg to hatch. But their new brother doesn’t look like everyone else. He doesn’t even quack like a proper duckling!
Dates: 4 Dec 2018 – 23 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £10
Age: 3+

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East



Live Theatre, Newcastle – Mixtape Xmas

Part comedy sketch show and part music quiz, Mixtape is one of the funniest concepts around and back with the infamous sell out Christmas show back.
Dates: 5 Dec – 8 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £9
Age: 14+

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle – Cinderella

Join in the festive fun with the lovable Buttons, the handsome Prince Charming, the wicked Ugly Sisters, the magical Fairy Godmother and of course, the beautiful Cinderella and make it a Christmas to remember for the whole family
Dates: 7 Dec – 30 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £15
Age: All ages

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East



Heaton, Newcastle - Peoples Theatre – Cinderella

There’s magic in the air here at the People’s this December! Cinders, Buttons, Prince Charming and all their friends (and enemies – boo hiss those Ugly Sisters!) will be here to bring a sparkling shower of fairy tinsel to wintry Heaton.
Dates: 8 Dec - 16 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £12
Age: All ages

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East



Darlington Hippodrome - Aladdin

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients audiences expect, ALADDIN features laugh out loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses.
Dates: 8 Dec 2018 – 6 Jan 2019
Prices: Tickets from £22
Age: All ages

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East


The Hullabaloo, Darlington - Luna

Luna is a magical first-time theatre experience about friendship, the moon and being brave in the dark for 2-5 year olds and their families.
Dates: 8 Dec – 29 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £7
Age: All ages

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East



Gateshead Stadium – Aladdin

Gateshead Stadium Panto returns this December for their second year at Gateshead International Stadium, bringing with them their unique and popular brand of family festive entertainment, which showcases the best of professional theatre talent from the region and celebrates Geordie culture in a totally inclusive sing-along show.
Dates: 8 Dec – 30 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £14.30
Age: All ages


Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East




Hexham - Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Robin Hood & The Revolting Peasants

It’s pantomime season at Queen's Hall Arts Centre and who better to add festive fun to the traditional folk tale of Robin Hood than Hexham favourites, Oddsocks Productions, as they bring their trademark humour, fast-paced action and live music to the legend!
Dates: 13 Dec 2018 – 29 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £14
Age: 5+

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East



Live Theatre, Newcastle – Christmas Crackers

A city at Christmas. A time of happiness and joy. But look a little closer behind the advent calendar door and there is a world of festive stories untold.
Dates: 13 Dec – 22 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £6
Age: 14+

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East

Empire Theatre – Peter Pan

Peter Pan promises to be a swashbuckling and un-missable treat that’s got everything; jaw-dropping flying, CGI special effects, a croc-full of belly-laughs, wonderful fairies and all of the traditional magical ingredients that make a Sunderland pantomime so special.
Dates: 14 Dec 2018 – 6 Jan 2019
Prices: Tickets from £10
Age: All ages

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East


Berwick Maltings – Cinderella

The most enchanting fairy story of them all will whisk you away to a glittering world of ball gowns, glass slippers and magic – and some very Ugly Sisters.
Dates: 15 Dec – 20 Dec 2018
Prices: Tickets from £12
Age: All ages

Where to watch Xmas Shows & Panto in the North East


We love panto - hope you do too.

Deb x


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