The Best London Family Christmas Shows 2016
So to get you in the mood for the big day, and take your mind off how many mince pies you need to make for the jolly old carol singers who keep turning up unexpected at home, here is a round up of some of the best Christmas Family Shows in London. Have a look on the BOOK TICKETS PAGE on My Culture Club to what's available to book via yours truly. All events have been hand picked just for you, so you book in one place, and what's more you can use APPLE PAY if you like too - oh! so modern I know.
THE BEST LONDON FAMILY PANTOS 2016
Mother Goose, Wiltons Music Hall, Dec 2nd - Dec 31st
Red Riding Hood, Hoxton Hall, December 17 2016 - Saturday December 24th
Aladdin, Broadway Theatre Catford, December 3 2016 - Saturday January 7
Sleeping Beauty, Hackney Empire, November 26 2016 - Sunday January 8
Dick Whittington, New Wimbledon Theatre, Dec 9th - Jan 15th
Sinbad the Sailor, Theatre Royal Stratford East, December 3 2016 - Saturday January 21 2017
CHILDREN AGED 6 and UNDER
Peter Pan: A New Adventure : Greenwich Theatre (All ages) Runs 18 Nov 2016 - 8 Jan 2017 (Running Time 2hrs20) : From £14
Raymond Brigg's Father Christmas : Lyric Hammersmith (Under 6) Runs 18 Nov - 24 Dec : From £10
We're Going On A Bear Hunt, Live on Stage, Arts Depot, Finchley ( Age 3+) Runs Wed 7th Dec to Monday 2nd Jan. From £12.50
Stick Man : Leicester Square Theatre, (Ages 3+) 5 Nov–30 Dec 2016. Family Ticket Available: 2 adults / 2 children or 1 adult / 3 children. Babes in arms: Under 18 months permitted without a ticket. Running time: 55 minutes. From £16.50 per child & £65 for a family ticket.
In A Pickle, Arts Depot, Finchley. (Ages 3-5) Runs 13th - 31st Dec. From £10
Room on The Broom, Stratford Circus (Ages 3+) Runs 2 – 18 December (55 mins, no interval) : From £12
The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Roundhouse, Camden. Join a Culture Club Trip on SATURDAY 21 JAN AT 2.30PM. (All Ages). RUNNING TIME : 2hr20mins. Tickets : Adults £24 for those aged 16+. Child £18 for children aged 16 and under. Family Discount: £65 4 full price tickets for parties of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Breaking the Ice : Stratford Circus, (Ages 2-5) Runs 19–24 Dec 2016. From £8, Duration: 40 mins + 15 mins stay & play
CINDERELLA THE PANTOMIME : The Palladium, (Age 4+) 2.30PM TUES 3RD JAN 2017. From £33. Running Time : TBC
The Railway Children Kings Cross Theatre, (Ages 2+) until 8 Jan 2017. Various prices. (Running Time 2hrs.10m)
Boing, the Unicorn Theatre, Clore Theatre, (Ages 2-6) Runs 30 November to 1 Jan (RT : 50 Mins)
The Snowman: Sadler’s Wells - Peacock Theatre, (All Ages) 23 Nov 2016–1 Jan 2017. From £32. (Running Time : 1hr50 with 20 min interval)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show : Ambassador’s Theatre, (Ages 2-7) 2 Dec 2016–8 Jan 2017. From £ 26.50 + fees. NOTE : Babes in arms, aged 12 months or under, will be permitted access to The Ambassadors Theatre without a ticket for performances of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Babies must be securely strapped to their parent or carer by way of a baby carrier, sling, papoose or similar.
Adventures to Oz, Chickenshed Theatre, Oakwood, Runs Nov 23rd to Jan 7th. From £15 + fees
Christmas Tales at Chickenshed, Dates: Saturday 3, Tuesday 6, Saturday 10, Thursday 15, Saturday 17, Thursday 22, Friday 23, Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 December (Ages 0-6yrs) Running time: 50mins. Tickets: £8, free to babies under 1 year
Cinderella, Chiswick House & Gardens, Runs Dec 16th to Dec 31st. From £30. Brought to you by Humdalila Productions, specialists in Immersive Theatre, this thrilling version of the classic tale combines an eclectic mix of first-class performers. Expect dancing mice, acrobatic lizards, ballerina snowflakes and a crazy magician. Arrive early for the full experience. Children can have their faces painted, interact with amazing balloonists and much more. Adults can enjoy a stress-free drink at the fully licensed bar and the family can all enjoy a variety of snacks and Christmas goodies from the stalls inside the Big Top.
Peppa Pig Live, Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, (All Ages) Thursday 15th Dec to Jan 7th. From £22+ fees
A Magical Stick Man Screening & Show, Enjoy songs and storytelling with Julia Donaldson and live illustration from Axel Scheffler followed by the award-winning animated film of Stick Man on the big screen. Royal Festival Hall, (Ages 5-8) Thursday 22 December 2016. Prices vary.
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt at Jacksons Lane, Highgate, (From the Little Angel Theatre) Ages 2+ Runs between 6 Dec to 24th Dec. Tickets from £14.95 + bookings fees, sold out until 10th Dec, when last looked
"YOU COULDN’T WISH FOR A SWEETER INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE" - Time Out
HOW ABOUT A CRAFT WORKSHOP AT THE LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE?
Crafty Festive fun and stories for 2–8 year olds and their families with Santa's Little Workshop Little Angel Theatre, N1 (Ages 2-8) Runs Sunday 4 – Saturday 24 December. £10 per child / £8 per adult +fees. For age 2 to 8. No more than 3 children per adult please, due to the craft activity. Under-2s can attend with older siblings or friends but the activity is not suitable for them, and please note that all children aged one or over on the day of the event need their own tickets. DURATION : 50 mins
CHILDREN AGED 6+
Babe, the Sheep-Pig : Polka Theatre, (Ages 5-11) Runs 25 Nov 2016–5 Feb 2017. Main Stage, approx 1hr 45 mins
Tickets £18.50 | Concessions £12 | Previews £14 £1.50 transaction charge per booking
Peter Pan Goes Wrong : Apollo Theatre, (Ages 8+) Runs until 29 January 2017 ( Running Time : 2 hrs with one interval). Tickets from £35 BOOK ON CULTURE CLUB and join a lovely group ... there might be goody bags too!
Aladdin : The Lyric Hammersmith (Ages 6+) 11 NOV - 7 JAN ( Please note that all children over 18 months will require their own tickets). From £30 + fees
The Nutcracker : The Royal Opera House, (Ages 5+) Runs until 12 January 2017 (RT, 2 hrs and 15 mins with one interval). Pretty much sold out, or remaining tickets expensive around the £135 mark when I last looked. Email me if you want me to search out what's available for you.
Duckie : Royal Festival Hall, (Ages 6+) Southbank, Runs 16 Dec–24 Dec. Tickets from £14 + fees.
CHILDREN AGED 6+
The Red Shoes (Matthew Bourne Ballet) Sadlers Wells, Runs 6 Dec - 27 Jan (RT' 2 hrs). From £35 for stalls.
Peter Pan, National Theatre (Age 7+) Runs from 17 Nov to 4th Feb (RT tbc). From £22
Kiki's Delivery Service, Southwark Playhouse SE1, Runs Dec 8th to Jan 8th. From £16 kids and £64 for a family ticket.
The Little Match Girl, Shakespeare's Globe, Runs Nov 24th to Jan 21st. From £10 for standing tickets
The Wind In The Willows, Rose Theatre Kingston, Runs Dec 6th to Jan 3rd. From £10-£30 (various Family Ticket options)
Million Dollar Quartet, Royal Festival Hall, Saturday December 17 2016 - Monday January 2 2017. Tickets range from; £95 £79.50 £59.50 £49.50 £39.50 £20 (selected performances £95 £75 £55 £45 £35 £20)
The Nutcracker, London Coliseum is on a UK Tour now, and arrives in London 14 Dec 2016 – 7 Jan 2017 (RT' 2 hours 15 minutes including 1 interval). Up to two children (under 16) can attend half price with every full paying adult. Children under 5 are not allowed in the auditorium, except at Family-Friendly Performances. TICKETS range from £88+ and are selling fast. FAMILY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES Tue 3 Jan, 2.30pm & Sat 7 Jan, 2.30pm Children under 5 may attend these performances, and up to two children under 16 can go free with each full paying adult.
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