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Pantomimes and Festive Tales in Leicester

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Pantomimes and Festive Tales






Various dates throughout December






Various locations across Leicestershire




What's happening?


It is perhaps the only time of year that cheering along to a rendition of ‘Whistle While you Work’ or screaming “It’s behind you!” at the top of your voice is wholly acceptable! This could only mean one thing… panto season is upon us.


So sit back and enjoy the performance as Widow Twanky struts her stuff and Mother Goose, Snow White, Puss in Boots and other favourites are played out in various ways, shapes or forms, at theatres, village halls and schools throughout the region.


Over the next few months you will also find an enchanting selection of classic (and not so classic) festive winter tales to entertain and warm the heart.


No two shows are ever the same, with new adaptations and charismatic performance continuing to entertain families year after year.


So where can you find the closest pantomime and festive production we hear you cry?


It’s behind you!


Oh no it isn’t!




...Well, you get the picture!






26th November - 8th January

Mother Goose

Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3EB

Classic pantomime fun for all the family.

Tickets: £14/£7

Book: Loughborough Town Hall Box Office 01509 231914


30th November and 1st, 2nd & 9th December (7.30pm)

Sleeping Beauty

Quorn Village Hall, Leicester Road  Loughborough LE12 8BB

Fun for all the family in this festive fairy tale.


Book: 01509 413211 and Daisy Jane in Quorn.





Thursday 1st - Saturday 3rd December (6.30pm)

Plus Saturday 3rd (1.30pm) & Sunday 4th (2.30pm)

Snow White

The Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY

Traditional family panto brought to you by Braunstone and Wycliffe Operatic Society.

Tickets: £8/£6.50

Book: 0116 299 4390


Sunday 4th December (from 12pm)

Leicester Tigers’ Christmas Party & Pantomime

Tigers squad pantomime with a few special guests. Suitable for children aged 15 and under.

Tickets: £15/£5

Book: 0844 856 1880 www.leicestertigers.com


Tuesday 6th -  Saturday 17th December (10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm)

Room on the Broom

Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB

A magical musical delight for ages 3+ based on the best-selling book by  ‘The Gruffalo’ creator Julia Donaldson.


Book: 0116 242 3560 www.curveonline.co.uk


Saturday 10th - Tuesday 13th December (8pm)

Early performance Sunday 11th December (6pm)

A Merrie Winter’s Tale

The Guildhall, Guildhall Ln  Leicester LE1 5FQ

Adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ presented by the Herrick Theatre. Includes refreshments and mince pies.

Tickets: £10/£8.50

Book: The Guildhall 0116 253 2569


Monday 12th - Sunday 18th December

Mon - Fri - 10am & 1pm

Sat & Sun - 1pm

Cinders & Buttons

Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester LE4 6DP

Pyramid pantomimes presents a fun-packed fairy story . Suitable for under 12s.

Tickets: £6.50

Book: 0116 261 6000 www.peepulcentre.com


Friday 16th December - Saturday 7th January

Dick Whittington

The Little Theatre, Dover Street, Leicester LE1 6PW

A traditional family pantomime.

Book: 0116 255 1302 www.thelittletheatre.net


Monday 19th - Saturday 31st (1pm, 2pm & 7pm shows available)

Peter Pan on Ice

De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd  Leicester LE1 7RU

Russion Ice Stars bring this magical tale to life in a spectacular, fast-moving and lavish adaptation.

Tickets: £26.50/£19.50

Book: De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111 www.demontforthall.co.uk


22nd December - 7th January (10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm)

One Snowy Night

Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB

Children will love this heart-warming tale based on the children’s book by Nick Butterworth.

Tickets: £12/£10

Book: 0116 242 3560 www.curveonline.co.uk


22nd December

Scrooge: A Festive Ghost Story

Kirby Muxloe Village Hall, Station Road, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire

Kirby Players Youth Group put their spin on this Dickensian classic.

Tickets: Call the box office on 07804 435235


Tues 27th December (1.30pm)

Jack and the Beanstalk

Glen Parva War Memorial Hall, Dorothy Avenue, Glen Parva

A family pantomime in association with Fream Team Theatre Company.

Tickets: £7/£5

Book: Parish Office 0116 277 1450


Tuesday 27th - 30th (6.30pm)

Uglies Do Harborough

Harborough Theatre, Church Square, Market Harborough LE16 7NB

The tale of what happened next to Cinderella's Ugly Sisters.

Tickets: £10

Book: The Angel Hotel, 37 High Street, Market Harborough 01858 462702 www.ugliesdo.com






22nd - 28th January (2.30pm and 7.30pm)

Beauty and the Beast

Kirby Muxloe Village Hall, Station Road, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire

The Kirby Muxloe Players present the Disney classic.

Tickets: Call the box office on 07804 435235