Pantomimes in Bristol 2017

Pantomimes in Bristol 2017

Posted on: 10 Nov 2017

We have crossed the boards and scoured the listings to select the five most fabulous family-friendly pantomimes taking place in Bristol this Christmas, with varied performances taking place all over the city.


The arrival of the John Lewis advert means only one thing: Christmas is all but on upon us. To avoid bewilderment during this the most wonderful time of the year, prior planning is very necessary. Fear not though, for we have made your job that bit easier by collating all of your panto options into one handy list. Read on.


The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales - Bristol Old Vic - 30th Nov 2017 to 14th Jan 2018 - BOOK HERE

For adults and brave children alike this will be a truly remarkable theatre experience, full of music, laughter, puppetry and magic which asks us to consider the true meaning of Christmas spirit.


Snow Globe - The Lantern - 1st Dec 2017 to 3rd Jan 2018 - BOOK HERE

A blizzard has blown through the storytellers' snow globe muddling up all their rhymes and stories, creating musical mix-ups and topsy-turvy tales.

Pick Your Own Panto: Improvised Pantomime - Bristol Improv Theatre - 1st Dec 2017 to 3rd Jan 2018 - BOOK HERE

We take the best bits from your favourite Pantos - a wacky hero, a beautiful dame, and a nasty villain to 'Boo!' and let YOU decide the rest.


Aladdin - Bristol Hippodrome -  9th Dec 2017 to 7th Jan 2018 - BOOK HERE

Starring Joe Pasquale, Hayley Tamaddon and Marti Pellow. Follow Aladdin, his hapless brother, and his mother Widow Twankey on a spectacular adventure with flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp!

Sleeping Beauty - Newman Hall - 14th Dec 2017 to 16th Dec 2017 - BOOK HERE

Will Prince Florizel and friends be able to save beautiful Princess Rose in time? Only true love's kiss can break the curse of endless sleep from evil fairy Somnia! Sleeping Beauty promises to be a festival of hilarity for all the family!


Wizard Of Oz - Redgrave Theatre - 1st December 2017 to 19th December 2017 - BOOK HERE

This beloved tale has been entertaining audiences for generations and now it’s your turn to follow the Yellow Brick Road down to the Redgrave Theatre this Christmas. When a tornado whisks away a Kansas farm girl and her little dog to the magical land of Oz, we wonder how they will ever make it home...


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Article by:

Miri Teixeira

Miri is an English literature student at the University of Bristol who enjoys folk-punk & math-rock music, trailing round art galleries, and playing video games. She is a keen follower of politics and will read any science fiction you throw her way. Having lived in and around Bristol for many years she has developed a keen interest in the Bristol underground music scene and independent restaurants.