It may seem early to begin thinking about Christmas time, but tickets to panto performances in and around Northamptonshire are already on sale and it is best to book early if you do not want to miss out.
Watching a panto is tradition for many families during the festive period. The light-hearted family fun, audience engagement and joyful spirit is something many people look forward to throughout the year.
And this year in and around Northamptonshire there are a variety of shows on offer including Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin and more.
Here are six theatres, offering the family fun we all need during the festive season, for you to choose from.
The guide included show dates, booking details and addresses.
You can also find more information about relaxed, audio described, signed and captioned performances on the theatres’ websites.
5. Milton Keynes Theatre
You can watch Britain’s Got Talent winners and street dance sensations Ashley Banjo and Diversity in Jack and the Beanstalk this December and January in Milton Keynes. Audiences should ‘expect laughs, music, special effects, magic beans’ and should be ready for ‘bundles of audience participation’. The opening day is Saturday December 11 and shows will continue for four weeks until Saturday January 8, 2022. Tickets can be booked from £13.00 online. Groups of ten or more should contact the theatre directly.
Address: 500 Marlborough Gate, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ
6. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Fancy starting your Christmas fun in November? You can watch Beauty and the Beast at the Belgrade Theatre from Wednesday November 24 until Saturday January 8, 2022. It ‘promises to be a beauty of a show’, bringing ‘a touch of magic, mayhem and monstrous fun to your festive celebrations’. After a year’s wait, tickets are already selling fast. Written by and starring Coventry’s favourite dame Iain Lauchlan, he will once again be joined by Craig Hollingsworth as his sidekick – and ‘together the dynamic duo will bring comedy and chaos’. Tickets start at £13.25 and you can purchase them online.
Address: Belgrade Square, Corporation Street, Coventry, CV1 1GS