DORSET PANTOMIMES AND CHRISTMAS SHOWS

Taking the family to a Pantomime or Christmas Show has become a family tradition to many and there’s some fantastic theatres ready to entertain you with great shows full of outrageous costumes, gags and toe-tapping tunes.

If you would like to see a show then take a look at what’s going on near you and book as quickly as you can to take advantage of any Early Bird savings.

east dorset

BOURNEMOUTH INT CENTRE

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Packed with great songs, amazing dance routines and plenty of laughter, this is a tremendous treat for all the family.  Starring Rita Simons (Eastenders) as Carabosse, alsongside Bournemouth Pavilion pantomime favourites Olivia Birchenough (Milkshake!) as Princess Briar Rose, Noel Brodie as Silly Billy and David Ball as Nursie.

Dates   8 December 2018 - 6 January 2019
Address    Exeter Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5BH

For more information and booking details, please visit the Website: http://www.bic.co.uk/whats-on/sleeping-beauty-2018/

LIGHTHOUSE POOLE

DICK WHITTINGTON

Popular children’s TV presenter Chris Jarvis stars in this year’s feelgood family pantomime from Lighthouse. You’re guaranteed plenty of laughs, sparkling new scenery, great contemporary music and audience mayhem as Dick, accompanied by his acrobatic cat sets sail on an adventure in search of fame and fortune.

Dates  7 - 31 December 2018
Address   21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG

For more information and booking details, please visit the Website: https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/whats-on/2018/dick-whittington/

LIGHTHOUSE POOLE

YOUR TOYS

Grown-ups and children alike are invited to bring their favourite toy to the theatre and watch them come to life in this gigantic adventure featuring puppetry, original live music and quirky humour.

Dates  12 - 24 December 2018
Address   21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG

For more information and booking details, please visit the Website: https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/whats-on/2018/your-toys/

THE REGENT CENTRE

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

Returning for its seventh fabulous year of family entertainment, The Glad Rag Production Company is delighted to bring a brand new Christmas Spectacular to the Regent Centre stage.  Bursting with festive delights, this highly acclaimed company will create a magical Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy.  Once again, audiences will be treated to dazzling costumes from West End costumier Sue Simmerling and sparkling production numbers brought together by a heart-warming festive story, making this production the best winter warmer in town.

Dates  19- 24 December 2018
Address  51 High St, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AS

For more information and booking details, please visit the Website: http://www.regentcentre.co.uk/

THE REGENT CENTRE

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Dotty the Elf’s decorations have gone missing, Dasher the Reindeer’s party games are broken, and what has happened to Pompom the Penguin’s Christmas music?
Santa’s Christmas Party is an interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds.  It lasts 40 minutes followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself!

Date  24 November 2018 
Address  51 High St, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AS

For more information and booking details, please visit the Website:  http://www.regentcentre.co.uk/

THE REGENT CENTRE

CINDERELLA – BY THE HIGHCLIFFE CHARITY PLAYERS

Expect the usual magical quota of sumptuous sets and costumes, dazzling dance routines, knockabout humour and popular show songs as poor Cinders attempts to escape a life of drudgery – and, of course, her horrible Stepmother and Ugly Sisters.

Dates  19 – 26 January 2019
Address  51 High St, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AS

For more information and booking details, please visit the Website:  http://www.regentcentre.co.uk/

rural and north dorset

THE ALLENDALE CENTRE

BEST EVER CHRISTMAS SHOW

It's Christmas Eve, the busiest day of the year in Christmas Town and with the help of his trusted Elves, Santa is preparing all the children’s gifts and presents.  But the evil Queen has different ideas.  She kidnaps Santa and hides him away in a secret location.  Will Santa be rescued in time to make his deliveries?  Will Christmas be saved?  Will his faithful friends find him in time?  Let’s hope so! 

Dates  15 – 24 December 2018
Address  Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AS

For more information and booking details, please visit the Website:  http://www.theallendale.org/best-ever-christmas-show

TIVOLI WIMBORNE

CINDERELLA

This sparkling story will be brought to life from page-to-stage in a brand new production created especially for the Tivoli Theatre, featuring stunning scenery, colourful costumes, toe-tapping tunes, laughter by the bucketful and EYE-POPPING Special Effects!

Dates  21 December 2018 – 6 January 2019
Address  West Borough, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1LT

For more information and booking details, please visit the Website: https://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/event/cinderella-2/

west dorset

MARINE THEATRE

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

A family show for Christmas inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s traditional tale.  Having delighted audiences in 2017, The Last Baguette return with this touching, madcap and heart-warming Christmas show.  The company use their signature style of visual storytelling, live music and puppetry to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale.

Date  20 December 2018
Address  Church Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3QA

For more information and booking details, please visit the Website:
http://www.marinetheatre.com/theatre-the-little-match-girl-thursday-20-december/

WEYMOUTH PAVILION

DICK WHITTINGTON

The rags-to-riches story tells the tale of a boy from Gloucester who travels all the way to London to make is fortune, believing that the streets there are paved with gold!  In actual fact, the streets are covered in rats – there’s an infestation of rodents throughout the city and it’ll be up to Dick and his funny feline friend to save the day and overthrow the Mistress of Misery...the Duchess of the Drains... the almighty villain – Queen Rat!
As always, the Weymouth Pantomime will boast stunning scenery, colourful costumes, toe-tapping songs and laughter by the bucketful – you really won’t want to miss this traditional, yet innovative, brand new family pantomime!

Dates  15 December 2018 – 5 January 2019
Address  The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8ED


For more information please and booking details, visit the Website: https://weymouthpavilion.com/event/Dick-Whittington/

To read our review of last years hilarious Panto please visit the Dorsetmums Blog:
http://www.dorsetmums.co.uk/blog/read_180977/sleeping-beauty-panto-review.html

WEYMOUTH PAVILION

SANTA IN LOVE

Join Santa and his friends in this fun filled family musical complete with games, giggles and all your favourite Christmas songs.
Santa will be available after the show to meet your little ones and give them a present, so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the smiles.

Date  2 December 2018
Address  The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8ED

For more information and booking details, please visit the Website:
https://weymouthpavilion.com/event/santa-in-love/940

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