13th December 2023 to 2nd January 2024. Paul Holman Associates and Bridlington Spa presents…A Bewitching Beast of a pantomime Adventure!
Get ready to be spellbound with this tale as old as panto-time! When a magical sorceress transforms the handsome Count into a frightening Beast, only true love can break the spell. Join Belle and a host of larger-than-life characters for a fast-paced pantomime packed with family-fun, music, and dance. It’s going to be a BEAST!
Hailing from Hull and heading to Bridlington, actress Gemma Oaten will be casting a magical spell over audiences playing the role of the misguided witch Mauvaise. Cheerfully, the production promises a happy ever after ending as the bullying witch meets her retribution in true pantomime style!
Book tickets here, or call the box office on 01262 678258.
Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH.
Emerald the Elf and Father Christmas 2023!
Come and join Emerald the Elf as she gets ready for Christmas – there is always something she needs some help with in our interactive show suitable for all ages.
Ticket prices remain at £5 per person and include our interactive show, a visit to see Santa afterwards and a gift for every child.
The show lasts roughly 30 minutes.
We strongly recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.
Back for its third year, popular immersive installation, Grue by Wintercroft, returns! Produced by ARCADE, with funding from Arts Council England, Yorkshire Coast Bid and North Yorkshire Council, Grue is a fantastical world, made entirely from recycled and repurposed cardboard.
Grue invites audiences to step into a fantastical world and explore a series of enchanting landscapes. Now a well- established seasonal tradition, this year the magical wintery experience has a new home for 2023. This year Grue is accessed by a secret magical door on the top floor of Scarborough Library and also features live actors as storytelling guides.
Grue is designed by Scarborough artist, Steve Wintercroft – designer, visual artist and the founder of Wintercroft, an environmentally conscious design company specialising in helping people explore creativity through making.
Grue runs from 2nd to 23rd December 2023, Thursdays to Sundays. With tickets at £4 and Pay What You Decide options also available, this is an affordable and magical wintry treat for all the family. For more information and booking details please visit the website here.
Sat 2 December 2023 – Sun 10 December 2023, 2.30pm | 7.30pmA magical fairy tale Pantomime by Tom Whalley. Directed by Helena Fox Matinees | 2.30pm | Sat 2, Sun 3, Sat 9 , Sun 10 Dec Evenings | 7.30pm | Sat 2, Tue 5, Wed 6, Thu 7, Fri 8, Sat 9 Dec £16 | U16 £8 | Family £45 (2 adult & 2 U16)
Kind and beautiful Cinderella is forced to do all the terrible chores at Hardup Hall by her two awful, ugly stepsisters. She dreams of the day her Prince Charming will take her away to a happily ever after but her wicked stepmother will stop at nothing to make poor Cinderella’s life a misery. With some magical intervention from her Fairy Godmother and with her lovable best friend Buttons by her side, will Cinderella make it to the royal ball?
Find out in the most magical pantomime of them all!Please note this performance may contain loud noises and flashing lights. Group Bookings – Every 11th Ticket free Babes in arms – Free
Call the box office on 01439 771700.
Helmsley Arts Centre, Meeting House Ct, Helmsley, York, YO62 5DW
This years pantomime at Hull New Theatre is Cinderella. Runs 16th December 2023 to 7th January 2024.
You shall go to the ball this Christmas with singer, TV actor and musical theatre star Lee Mead and Hull panto favourite Neil Hurst, in the spectacular family pantomime Cinderella. They will be joined by Yorkshire Wicked Sisters Peter Peverley and Jack Land Noble, West End performer Rebekah Lowings as the title role, Spin as Dandini and Olivia Mitchell as the Fairy Godmother.
Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients Hull audiences expect, Cinderella features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her very wicked sisters and meets her Prince Charming.
Book tickets here, or call the box office on 01482 300 306.
Hull New Theatre, Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF.
20th to 27th January 2024
A wonderful family pantomime full of colour, lots of laughter, music and dancing performed by a superb set of talented principals and chorus. Plus of course fantastic dancers by courtesy of Kirkham Henry Performing Arts. Musical Direction Chris Hocking.
Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton. YO17 7LX
Pocklington Arts Centre is excited to announce our magical, musical Christmas production debut with this original adaptation of The Elves and the Shoemaker, written by Elizabeth Godber and directed by Jane Thornton.
‘Twas the night before Christmas and across East Yorkshire land. Excited children count sheep as three cheeky elves lend a hand. Yes, Jingle, Sparkle and Daredevil Dave have gingerbread to cook, peas to find and shoes to make… But who gives the Elves their Christmas? Surely they too deserve a break?
We are celebrating local talent with early career creatives and emerging artists to devise a local, family-friendly show suitable for all ages. Performances are on:
Beauty and the Beast
Sponsored by Boyes
1st – 30th December 2023
This Christmas, the team behind Cinderella, Jack & the Beanstalk and The Snow Queen are back and up to their old tricks again. Expect songs, silliness, thrills, spills and more festive cheer than you can shake a sausage on a stick at!
Thor’s Great Big Adventure
12th – 23rd December 2023
Ages 0-6. Children under 18 months go free, but will still need a ticket – please book these via the Box Office (01723 370 541)
Our annual Christmas show for under 6s. Full of songs, silliness and festive fun.
Thor the Walrus is off on his holidays. He’s booked a few nights down South, then a short stop in Scarborough for New Year before he heads home to the ice and snow of the North Pole.
But for now, he’s looking for a good spot on the shore for a quick snooze, a nice seaside snack to fill his big belly, and he’s hoping he’ll make some new friends along the way…
This Christmas, join Thor on his great big adventure, sing a silly song about seagulls and throw him some fish* for his tea!
*All fish are provided.
Westborough , Scarborough
Thursday 18th to Sunday 28th January at 7.15pm with matinee performances on weekends at 2.15pm.
One of the most popular pantomimes of all, the thrilling story of a boy, a lamp and a genie has kept people spell-bound for generations.
Families visiting the Kirk Theatre this January can look forward to a fun-packed performance full of side-splitting comedy, singing, dancing, slapstick, dazzling special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of audience participation.
Pickering Musical Society is excited to announce that their 2024 annual pantomime will be Aladdin written by Ron Hall and directed by Luke Arnold.
In the bustling streets of Old Peking, a cast of characters unfolds, including Wishee Washee, the offspring of the town’s laundry proprietor, and the fair Princess Lotus Blossom. Aladdin, son of a local tradesman, finds himself hopelessly enamored with the princess. However, her caretaker One Long Pong and domineering mother forbid their love. In a bid to win her heart, Aladdin embarks on a journey with his uncle Abanazar, only to be locked away in a cavernous tomb. But a stroke of luck befalls him as the Slave of the Ring hears his plea and offers a path to freedom. Meanwhile, Abanazar abducts Lotus and takes her to the arid dunes of Sahara. With the help of his kin, Aladdin rescues his love and defeats Abanazar. The tale concludes with a joyous feast, a testament to the triumph of love and the indomitable human spirit.
Aladdin opens at the Kirk Theatre, Pickering on Thursday 18th to Sunday 28th January at 7.15pm with matinee performances on weekends at 2.15pm. Tickets are priced from £13 and are available by phone 01751 474833 or via the theatre website
The Kirk Theatre, Hungate, Pickering,YO18 7DL
5th – 24th December 2023
Starting at Kemps General Store & Books, Malton
Follow Dickens around Malton’s beautiful marketplace, as he tells the story and brings to life, before your eyes, the classic and loved characters of A Christmas Carol.
The promenade show ticket price includes a food platter from The Cooks Place Malton and a warm winter drink.
£32.50 per person (plus £1.25 booking fee)
Book via Be Amazing Arts 01653 917271
Wednesday 27th December 2023, 6pm (doors open 5.30pm)
Robin Hood – the Modern Christmas Panto!
Adults £7, Children (under 16) £3.50
Tickets from 01653 695117 (or on the door)
9th December – 1st January 2024
Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime at Scarborough Spa starring Channel 5’s Milkshake presenter Amy Thompson. This traditional panto is a mix of myrrh, mayhem and misunderstanding as Jack triumphs over the evil Giant Blunderbore.
Scarborough Spa, Scarborough. YO11 2HD
The hugely popular Sewerby Winter Woodland is returning! An all new spectacular display of lights, sounds and special effects will bring the grounds to life for a great evening out this festive season.
8th – 22nd December 2023.
The mischievous elves accidentally dropped a sack of presents while flying over Sewerby Hall and Gardens and visitors’ assistance is urgently needed to locate and recover them. The Fairy atop the Christmas tree has bestowed her wondrous magic upon the woods, illuminating them with a captivating display of colours, glitters, and twinkles.
Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.