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 2018 pantomimes in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire – as well as the best ‘non panto’ family Christmas theatre shows.
RED KITE DAYS RECOMMENDATION
Aladdin is the 2018 pantomime at the Chipping Norton Theatre in Oxfordshire. It’s a lovely small theatre so it’s a fantastic place for kids to get a great view and really be immersed in the performance.
With dancing mummies, disappearing pyramids and a deeply daft genie, expect a laughter-filled spectacular. This is Aladdin as you’ve never seen it before! Family friendly from start to finish, and packed with magical marvels and toe-tapping tunes, this is the Chippy Panto you’ve been wishing for.
You can either call the Box Office 01608 642350 or go online and book yourself a night to remember
2018 Pantomimes in Oxfordshire and surrounds
Aladdin is on at Chipping Norton Theatre
Dick Whittington & His Cat is the 2018 panto at the Oxford Playhouse
Peter Pan is on at Cogges Manor Farm, Witney, on 1st December.
Peter Pan is on at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.
Dick Whittington is on at Kenton Theatre, Henley from 15h – 29th December.
Aladdin is on at Kenton Theatre, Henley from 31st Dec – 5th January.
Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves will be showing at the Wallingford Corn Exchange in January 2019 with tickets available to purchase online from 30th November 2018.
Robinson Crusoe & the Pirates will be performed by the Kennington Amateur Dramatic Society in late Jan and early Feb 2019.
2018 Family Christmas Theatre Shows (not pantos) in Oxfordshire
The Pied Piper is on at The Cornerstone in Didcot.
Alby The Penguin Saves Christmas is on at the Oxford Playhouse.
Nativity! The Musical is on at the New Oxford Theatre and makes a great ‘non panto’ theatre trip.
Peter Pan is on at the North Wall Arts Centre, Summertown near Oxford.
The Abominable Snowman is on at the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford on 1st and 2nd December 2018.
Alice & Bob’s Whopping Christmas Cracker Show/Party is on at the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford.
Sleeping Beauty ballet performance by Let’s All Dance is on at Kenton Theatre, Henley on 1st December.
White Christmas – The Musical is on at Kenton Theatre, Henley from 5th-8th December.
Wilbur & Winnie A Christmas Adventure is performing at the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building in Oxford.
2018 Pantomimes in Berkshire and surrounds
Dick Whittington is on at Windsor Theatre Royal
Jack and The Beanstalk is the 2018 panto at Newbury Corn Exchange
Aladdin is on at the Hexagon, Reading
Dick Whittington at the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Ringwood
Robin Hood is on at Newbury Watermill Theatre.
Aladdin On Ice will be performed at Bracknell Ice Rink.
Cinderella is the 2018 pantomime at the Pearce Suite Theatre at the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead.
Peter Pan is on at The Memorial Hall, Old Windsor.
Cinderella will be performed by Twyford & Ruscombe Theatre Group at Loddon Hall, Twyford on 17th-19th January 2019.
Aladdin will be performed by Crowthorne Amateur Theatrical Society at the Methodist Hall in Crowthorne.
Snow White is on at The Anvil in Basingstoke.
2018 Family Christmas Theatre Shows (not pantos) in Berkshire
A New Coat for Christmas is showing at Reading Rep and is perfect for under 6’s
From Tales in Moomin Valley is on at Norden Farm in Maidenhead.
Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker is on screen at Norden Farm in Maidenhead.
Major Mustard presents the Ugly Ducking at the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham for one day only on 3rd Jan 2019
2018 Pantomimes and Christmas Shows in Buckinghamshire
Snow White, starring Brendon Cole, will be on at Wycombe Swan theatre in High Wycombe.
Peter Pan at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Red Riding Hood vs the Wolf is showing at Stantonbury Theatre in Milton Keynes
Aladdin a traditional family panto will be on at the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham.