Pantomimes and Christmas Shows

There are plenty of pantos and family shows happening in St Albans and the district this seasonal period. Find out more here.

Cinderella - at The Alban Arena

Cinderella cast 2018Performance dates: Thursday 6th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019  

This Christmas, you shall go to the ball! 

Don’t miss the fun-packed family pantomime, Cinderella. There’ll be comedy, singing, dancing, stunning sets, dazzling costumes, and a top-quality cast! Starring Rachel Stevens (S Club 7), Ben Faulks (Cbeebies' Mr Bloom), Bob Golding (local legend), plus local favourites Ian Kirkby and Jemma Carlisle and a full supporting West End cast.

Once again the show will be written by Paul Hendy and brought to you by Evolution, the producers of last year’s Box Office smash, Aladdin. Some shows are already sold out, so get your tickets now! 

Venue: The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD

Ticket prices: Range of times and prices. Group rates and concessions available.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - at Harpenden Public Halls

Harpenden Panto 2018 300pxPerformance dates: Saturday 8th December to Friday 30th December 2018

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to panto we go! This enchanting fairytale of magic and joy will captivate audiences of all ages and is the perfect festive treat for the whole family. Book your tickets now to see the fairest panto of them all complete with spectacular scenery, dazzling costumes, amazing special effects and plenty of audience participation. There has never been a better time to see pantomime at Harpenden Public Halls!

Venue: Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1PD

Ticket prices: £14.00 Full price, £12.00 Concessions

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Hansel and Gretel - at the Sandpit Theatre

Sandpit Theatre Hansel and Gretel 2018 300pxPerformance dates: Saturday 15th December 2018 at 11:30am and 2:30pm

Hansel and Gretel is a playful story full of live music, gentle interaction and imagination - a feast for all the senses brought to you by PaddleBoat. This wonderful story is designed for children with additional needs who may have never been to the theatre before and suitable for ages 3-8 years old

Venue: Sandpit Theatre, Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans, AL4 9NX

Ticket prices: Adults £8, Children £6, Concessions £6

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A Christmas Carol - at the Abbey Theatre

A Christmas Carol 300pxPerformance dates: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December; Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd December;Thursday 27th to December to Saturday 29th December 2018

Make your Christmas complete with a trip to Victorian London, home of old Ebenezer Scrooge. On a snowy Christmas Eve, three ghosts take Scrooge on a fantastic journey. By glimpsing his past, present and future, he learns to love Christmas and finally make friends with the kind people around him. Adapted by adapted by Anthony Peters from Charles Dickens' classic story. 

Venue: Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL

Ticket prices: £12, Concessions £11, £6 for ages 13 and under

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A Christmas Carol - at Maltings Arts Theatre

MAT A Christmas Carol 175x248Performance dates: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th December 2018

Following the success of its A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Inn on the Park and other outdoor venues last summer, Drama Impact now presents a special story box performance of Charles Dickens' famous Christmas tale set amongst the darkness and decay of Victorian London. There is a performance for schools and clubs with an inclusive workshop on each day at 10.30 am and evening performances are at 8pm with a post show Q&A and discussion with the cast and director.

Venue: The Maltings Arts Theatre, Level 2 The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL

Ticket prices:  10:30am performances: £8 per person. 8pm performances: Adult £12 Concession £11 and Under 16 £7.50
Tickets available online at or by phone 07807 521436.

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And that's not all...

There are a whole host of other festive delights which will be added to our Event Search page in the lead up to Christmas!