Christmas Shows 2022

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London is in full festive swing so get planning early and book a family Christmas show. If you’re a fan of panto you’re in for a treat with versions of Mother Goose and Jack and the Beanstalk on our list. We’ve also got the beauty of ballet, Elf (yes!) and The Snowman which is a heartwarming show to see at Christmas. So relax and take in our top ten Christmas shows 2022.


All the way from the North Pole, Elf The Musical crashes into the Dominion Theatre this Christmas. Based on the beloved movie, join Santa’s tallest elf Buddy as he searches for his birth family. (Nov 14 to Jan 7)


When you imagine Christmas in London, you probably think of snow and cold weather. Well, so does Elias, until he visits his family in the Caribbean for the first time with Christmas in the Sunshine. (Nov 17 to Dec 31)


Mother Goose at the Hackney Empire

Mother Goose returns to the Hackney Empire for a rip roaring pantomime, celebrating 120 years of both the renowned theatre and the iconic panto. (Nov 19 to Dec 31) 


Enchanting musical The Pixie and the Pudding brings a Scandinavian folklore tale to life with puppetry, original music and a sprinkling of festive magic. (Nov 19 to Jan 29)


Raymond Briggs’ classic tale The Snowman returns to stage for its 25th year at the Peacock Theatre. (Nov 19 to Dec 31)


Jack at Chickenshed

Enter a magical world full of twists and challenges at Chickenshed’s Jack, jam-packed with dance and music and featuring a cast of over 200 people. (Nov 24 to Jan 2)


A modern-day festive adaptation of the classic tale of The Wind in the Willows, The Wind in the Wilton’s promises to be a witty show with a contemporary twist. (Nov 24 to Dec 31)


Step in to a National Gallery painting and see a winter scene come to life in A Picture Perfect Christmas, set in the gallery’s own theatre. (Nov 26 to Dec 23)


Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells

The award winning ballet retelling of Sleeping Beauty returns to Sadler’s Wells to once again enthrall audiences with its special brand of magic. (Nov 29 to Jan 15)


Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol comes to the Southbank Centre, putting a country twist on the Dickens classic. (Dec 8 to Jan 8)

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