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.

Aladdin - at The Alban Arena

Aladdin poster Alban Arena 200pxPerformance dates: Thursday 7th December 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018 

This Christmas, take a magical carpet ride to the Far East…

Don’t miss the fun-packed family pantomime, Aladdin. There’ll be comedy, singing, dancing, stunning sets, dazzling costumes, and a top-quality West End cast! Starring Karl Howman (Eastenders / Brush Strokes) Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker) Bob Golding (Legend) Ian Kirkby, Hilary O’Neil, Lucy Kane and Sam Hallion.

Once again the show will be written by Paul Hendy and brought to you by Evolution, the producers of last year’s hilarious production of SNOW WHITE. This promises to be their biggest, best and funniest panto EVER!

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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Dick Whittington - at Harpenden Public Halls

Dick Whittington at Harpenden Public Halls 2017Performance dates: Saturday 9th December to Friday 22nd December 2017

Join your hero Dick Whittington and his faithful cat Tommy as they set out on a quest to find fame and fortune in this ultimate rags to riches tale. Will Dick find the streets paved with gold? Will he win the hand of the lovely Alice? Will he defeat the evil King Rat? The story takes us from Gloucester to London and then to Morocco, with twists and turns and plenty of laughs along the way. With fantastic singing and dancing, a brilliant live band, sumptuous costumes and scenery and bags of audience participation.

Starring Jen Pringle (Milkshake on Channel Five), Luke Roberts (Hi-5), and Ernie Almond (BBC 3 Counties Radio).

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

Ticket prices: £14.00 Full price, £12.00 Concessions

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Santa In Love - at the Sandpit Theatre

Santa In Love at Sandpit Theatre 2017Performance dates: Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 2pm 

Have you ever wanted to know a secret? A Christmas secret! Maybe you’d like to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf, or what exactly happened to Frosty the Snowman? Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all... the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best. You’ll never guess, so if you want to find out then 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!

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

Ticket prices: Adults £10, Children £8, Concessions £8

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Sleeping Beauty - at the Sandpit Theatre

Sleeping Beauty at Sandpit TheatrePerformance dates: Wednesday 6th December to Sunday 10th December 2017, various times

Top Hat Stage School presents a fun filled original pantomime for the family to enjoy, with their production of Sleeping Beauty, a reimagining of the classic tale set in a 60's diner. Performed by students aged 4-17 from across all seven Hertfordshire branches, with each school having their own unique show for one night only.

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

Ticket prices: Adults £12, Children £7, Concessions £7

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The Snow Queen - at the Abbey Theatre

The Snow Queen at the Abbey Theatre 2017Performance dates: Friday 15th December to Saturday 23rd December and Wednesday 27th December to Friday 29th December 2017

Adapted by Ron Nicol from the story by Hans Christian Andersen

Young Gerda bravely sets off to search for Kai, her best friend, who has been captured and imprisoned by the evil Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda needs help from the people and animals she meets and from the audience (that’s you!) to rescue Kai. Will Gerda arrive too late – or will Kai be saved?

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

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

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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!