Christmas is a great time to go to the theatre to see a panto or a family Christmas show. Here’s our guide to the best 2019 pantomimes in Berkshire from Newbury and Reading to Maidenhead and Basingstoke, as well as the best ‘non panto’ family Christmas theatre shows. If you live close to county borders, why not check out our guides for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire too.
2019 Pantomimes in Berkshire
He’s behind you, oh no he isn’t, oh yes he is. A great pantomime is full of larger than life characters, lots of laughs, a villian that everyone hates, a comical dame and young love. A very British tradition a Christmas, here’s the definitive list of pantomimes in Berkshire for 2019.
Sleeping Beauty at the Corn Exchange (Newbury)
Cinderella at the Hexagon (Reading)
Aladdin is on at Windsor Theatre Royal
2019 Panto tbc at the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Ringwood
Maidenhead Pantomime performed last year at the Pearce Suite Theatre at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead. 2019 details tbc
Riverside Players at The Memorial Hall, Old Windsor – awaiting 2019 details.
Twyford & Ruscombe Theatre Group at Loddon Hall, Twyford – awaiting details
Crowthorne Amateur Theatrical Society at the Methodist Hall in Crowthorne – awaiting details
Aladdin takes to the stage at The Anvil in Basingstoke.
2019 Family Christmas Theatre Shows (not pantos) in Berkshire
Pantomimes can be a little overwhelming for young kids or not your cup of tea. A family outing to the theatre over the Christmas holidays is a lovely treat, often experiences make the best presents. Here’s a lineup of some great children’s theatre around Berkshire this December.
The Bear at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts (Maidenhead)
Last year I had the pleasure of taking my youngest for his first ever experience of the theatre at Reading Rep for their wonderful production of A New Coat for Christmas. Details of their 2019 tbc.
Prince & the Pauper at the Watermill Theatre (Newbury)
Last year Aladdin On Ice was performed at Bracknell Ice Rink. Awaiting details for this years show.
The Wizard of Oz Ballet family friendly production on 4th December at the Haymarket (Basingstoke)
Dear Santa running 6-8th December from Anvil Arts at the Haymarket (Basingstoke)