10 of the best festive shows and pantos in and around Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 08:00 20 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:53 20 November 2018


Our guide to some of the best Christmas shows in the region this festive season

10th November – 12th January


The timeless and universal rags to riches story is given the Coliseum treatment; mixing contemporary pop culture and hit sing-along-songs with pantomime fun. Featuring Fine Time Fontayne, Simeon Truby, Sue Devaney.

The Coliseum Theatre, Oldham, 0161 624 2829



23rd November - 5th January

Peter Pan

Tinker Bell and her fairy companions have got a magical story to tell you, packed full of fairy dust, flight and songs you’ll love to sing along to in this adaptation by by Sarah Punshon.

The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE

Tel: 01524 598500 



24th November – 19th January

The Everyman Rock 'n' Roll panto The Snow Queen

An adaptation of the Snow Queen comes to the Everyman Theatre this festive season with a hilarious comical twist, from writers Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton. Legendary comedy duo Adam Keast and Francis Tucker take centre stage accompanied by a live band. Be prepared for a night full of laughter, cheering, and the ‘coolest’ panto around.

Everyman Theatre, Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BH

Tel: 0151 709 4776



1st December - 30th December

Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

One of the most famous outlaws ever, Robin Hood, comes to Lancaster Grand Theatre this December. Expect all the traditional ingredients of a pantomime including lots of singing, dancing, comedy and of course some spectacular costumes and surprises. Make sure you book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The Grand Theatre, St Leonardgate, Lancaster, LA1 1NL

Tel: 01524 64695



1st December – 2nd January

Peter Pan

Pendle Productions presents the spectacular adventure of Peter Pan, with laugh out loud comedy and daring fights. All equals a perfect family day out. 

The Thwaites Empire Theatre, Aqueduct Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 4HT

Tel: 01254 685500



6th December – 3rd January


Go to the ball this Christmas in Preston with their pantomime, Cinderella. Comedian Phil Walker will write, direct and star in the performance alongside Nick Jr’s childrens pop band ‘Go!Go!Go!’ duo Jade Natalie and Carl Tracey.

Preston Guild Hall, Preston, PR1 1HT Tel: 

01772 804444



7th December – 30th December

Wizard of Oz

Join Emmerdale's Kelvin Fletcher (Tin Man), X-Factor Sensation Holly Tandy (Dorothy) and Radio Wave’s Scott Gallagher (Lion) down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City for an unforgettable adventure!

Blackpool Opera House, 97 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HL

Tel: 01253 625252



7th December – 6th January

Beauty and The Beast

This years cast includes Danny Walters (EastEnders, Benidorm, World War and Call The Midwife) who will star as ‘The Prince (Beast)’, Hayley Kay as the beautiful ‘Fairy Bon Bon’ and Nick Wilton as ‘Polly La Plonk’ all starring alongside panto favourite the incredible Steve Royle (BBC Radio Lancashire) who will be making his 16th annual appearance starring as ‘Louis La Plonk’.

Blackpool Grand, 33 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HT

01253 290190



8th December – 30th December


Coronation Street’s Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan) and TV presenter, comedian and actor Les Dennis as the Ugly Sisters, alongside popstar turned theatre star Gareth Gates as Prince Charming. Joining them are CBBC’s Shannon Flynn (Dani’s Castle, Friday Download, Waterloo Road) in the title role, alongside comedian Ben Nickless as Buttons and Soul singer Hayley-Ria Christian as the Fairy Godmother.

Manchester Opera House, 3 Quay St, Manchester, M3 3HP.

Tel: 0844 871 3018



11th December – 5th January

Dr Dolittle

Join the eccentric Doctor, his human companions and his exotic menagerie of animal friends on an extraordinary adventure in this acclaimed family musical.

The Lowry Theatre, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ

Tel: 0843 208 6000



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