Get into the Christmas spirit with a festive show in Plymouth! Whether you’d like to watch a traditional panto, hilarious comedy, enchanting children’s theatre or something especially for adults, there’s the perfect show for you.

Tickets for all these shows are selling fast, so book quickly to make sure you don’t miss out.



Theatre Royal Plymouth, 20 December to 18 January

Don’t miss the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes! This traditional Christmas treat will entertain the whole family, with laugh-out-loud moments, spectacular special effects and King of Comedy Brian Conley, who returns to Plymouth to star as Buttons. It’s the biggest festive show in the south west, so snap up your tickets while you still can.

Tickets cost from £13. Book on the Theatre Royal website.  


Treasure Island

Plymouth Athenaeum, 10 December to 5 January

Hilarious comedy theatre group, Le Navet Bete, are back for their 9th Christmas show in Plymouth. The whole family will enjoy this rip-roaring comedy adventure encountering swashbuckling pirates, tropical islands and high seas – and just like the best pantomimes, there’s plenty of audience participation!

Tickets are £20, or £18 for concessions. Book through the Barbican Theatre website.


The Elves & the Shoemaker

The Drum, 11 December to 18 January

An hour-long show perfect for children aged 3+, this is a hilarious retelling of a classic story that will enchant the whole family, with plenty of wit, charm and impressive puppetry.

Tickets cost from £9. Book on the Theatre Royal website.


The Curious Tale of Jack Frost

Stiltskin Soapbox Children’s Theatre, selected dates until 24 December

This magical festive delight is a treat for the whole family. Get ready for a sparkling adventure to discover the artist behind the fern like patterns that Jack Frost leaves behind, before they melt with the early morning sun. There are two versions of the show to choose from, suitable for under and over 5s.

Tickets cost from £9. Book on the Stiltskin website.


A Grimm Christmas

Barbican Theatre, 12 to 23 December

Looking for something a bit more grown up? Enjoy this darkly delicious festive treat that’s just for adults (no kids allowed!). The show sees the Brothers Grimm reclaiming the dark and gruesome fairy tales that have become sanitised and sweetened for children. They’ll be retelling traditional folklore but completely uncensored, with plenty of menace and gore to thrill and delight you on A Grimm Christmas Night.

Tickets cost £15. Book on the Barbican Theatre website.


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