School Holidays Ryedale

Christmas Pantomimes & Festive Shows

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Bridlington Spa – Jack and the Beanstalk

bridlongton spa panto jack and the beanstalkBridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH. 01262 678258

Bridlington Spa is once again teaming up with one of the country’s leading pantomime producers, Paul Holman Associates, to present the much-loved story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Starring Star Trek legend Marina Sirtis headlining as the Empathic Fairy, and joining Marina is John Lyons from A Touch of Frost fame, and Disney’s Art Attack, Lloyd Warbey

Runs December 14th 2018 – January 6th 2019

A specially adapted and relaxed performance for customers with a wide range of disabilities and for those on the autistic spectrum is on Sunday 15 December at 5pm. British Sign Language signed performances are on Sunday 23 December at 1pm and Thursday 27 December at 5pm.

For more details and bookings see their website here.

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Cinderella, The Garden Rooms, Tennants

Cinderella will be transformed into a breathtaking family extravaganza with glittering sets, gorgeous costumes, big song and dance numbers, and some surprises along the way.

So join us and book your tickets now for the best panto in town!

18th December, 1pm
19th December, 10am & 1pm
20th December, 10am & 1pm
21st December, 6:30pm (Little Alf appearance)
23rd December, 1pm & 4pm
24th December, 11am & 3pm (Meet Santa)
26th December, 2pm
27th December, 1:30pm & 6:30pm
28th December, 1:30pm & 6:30pm
30th December, 2pm & 6pm

The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn. DL8 5SG

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Hansel & Gretel – The Kirk Theatre, Pickering

Friday 11th – Sunday 20th January 2019

Pickering Musical Society presents “Hansel & Gretel”

PMS was formed in 1919, making this their centenary year and everyone is immensely proud the milestone has been reached.

Hansel & Gretel is written by society life member Ron Hall and is once again directed by Luke Arnold.

The pantomime follows the traditional fairytale with a few pantomime twists.

The action takes place in the town of Munchin Koffdropp where you follow the adventures of the young Hansel and Gretel.

A wonderful evening of entertainment awaits you… oh yes it does!

The Kirk Theatre, Pickering
BOX OFFICE – 01751 474833

Buy tickets here

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Magical ‘Twixmas’ brings post-Christmas fun to Castle Howard

Looking for the perfect day out between Christmas and New Year?

Enjoy a high energy, interactive, fun-filled twixmas magic show with WonderPhil!

Shows will take place daily between the 27th December 2018 and 30th December 2018 at 11am and 1pm. The shows will be performed inside the Christmas Marquee, next to the House.

Online ticket price £5.00 per child, on the day price £6.00*. This event is free for Gold Friends of Castle Howard. Silver Friends of Castle Howard will need to purchase a regular £5.00 ticket online or £6.00 on the day.

Please Note: accompanying adults will need to purchase grounds admission tickets.

For more details, please visit or call 01653 648333.

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Mother Goose Panto at Sandburn Hall

Friday January 4th 2019 2pm – 4pm

Join us at Sandburn Hall this festive season for the much loved story of ‘Mother Goose’.

You can be sure of all the magic and excitement of a Laugh-a-Long, Sing-a-Long, Shout-a-Long family pantomine aimed at all ages.

Take a seat in our stunning Grand Function Hall for a fun afternoon to remember brought to you by Stage Door Productions.

Oh no you won’t…….Oh yes you will…….

Book a table and ask about our pre/post family menu in Tykes Restaurant.

Tickets £6.00 (plus booking fees)
Family of 4 £20.00 (plus booking fees)

Book now here

Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York, YO60 7RB  Phone: 01904 469922  |

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Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs – Milton Rooms, Malton


Malton and Norton Musical Theatre (M.N.M.T) latest pantomime Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Directed by Mark Boler and Rory Queen at the Milton Rooms, Malton.

Rory is once again to cause mayhem as Dame Edna with his sidekick Chuckles played by Rebecca Heslop.

In the title role of Snow White the society are delighted to welcome back Abigail Rennison and making their debuts with the society Millie Kemp as Prince Ferdinand and as evil Queen Avarice, Katherine Woodford join the cast.

Additionally Slurp is played by Mark Boler and Merlin the Magic Mirror by Dale Bartleson. Thomas Jennings returns once again this time as bumbling Court Magistrate Quill, supported by Jess Schofield and Kyle Cass sharing the role of his scribe Scribbles.

For the part of Fairy Fortune, Claire Smith and Jaqueline Routledge form a Fairy double act.

Of course there will be some talented children taking the roles of the Dwarfs who will delight the audience with their performances.

Last but not least we will have a high quality supporting cast of chorus and dancers, courtesy of Kirkham Henry Performing Arts, with Choreography by Rebecca Neacsu, and the Musical Direction of Chris Hocking.


Milton Rooms, Malton

Tickets here

Helmsley – Red Riding Hood the Panto

Matinees 2pm: 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th December 2018

Evenings 7.30pm: 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th December 2018

Join our in-house theatre company for the ever popular 1812 pantomime, this year taking on the big bad wolf! Directed by Natasha Jones

Tickets £15 / U16 £7.50. Family £40

Call the Box Office for Ticket on 01439 771 700

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Pantomime

Saturday 8th – Sunday 15th December 2018

Another rollicking romp of a Panto from Rowntree Players.
Join Dame Ophelia Wand and the gang as they race against time to save Sleeping Beauty.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA
T: 01904 501935

Parkway Beverley – Jack and the Beanstalk

Parkway, Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0PW.

Talegate Theatre present Jack and the Beanstalk, a giant of a pantomime. From 15th to 31st December 2018 (shows at 11am, 2 or 3pm and 6pm depending on day). 27th December 11am performace will be BSL signed and autism friendly relaxed performance.

For tickets call the box office on 01482 968090

The Grand Opera House York – Cinderella

14 December – 5 January 2018

The cast include Star of Liberty X Michelle Heaton as The Fairy Godmother, Channel 5’s Milkshake Amy Thompson as Cinderella, the magical Martin Daniels as Buttons, Coronation Street’s Ken Morley and Britain’s Naughtiest Dame Steve Wickenden as Covonia and Calpol, with BBC’s Allo’Allo!’s John D Collins as The Baron and Danny Rogers as Dandini.

Grand Opera House York, Clifford and Cumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW
T: 0844 871 3024

The Magic Hatter’s Christmas Cracker 2018 (Starring Santa)

December 8th and 9th 2018, shows at 10.30am and 3.30pm
The HIVE Studios, Manor CE Academy, York
Adults £9, Children £8, Family of Four £30


The Magic Hatter
T: 0845 475 2124

York Theatre Royal

Thursday 13th December – Saturday 2nd February – 7:30pm (selected performances 8pm), select matinees 2:30pm or 4:30pm

The Grand Old Dame of York

York’s favourite family pantomime is back!

Again they are joined by Berwick Kaler, the nation’s longest running consecutive panto dame who is widely acclaimed to be the best in the land.

York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York YO1 7HD
T: 01904 623568