Christmas Theatre and Pantomimes in Hampshire 2023

Going to the theatre at Christmas, to see a live show or pantomime, is such a lovely tradition. Getting dressed up, wearing your Christmas jumper and sitting alongside your nearest and dearest, laughing and getting into the festive spirit. That experience is just priceless.

Christmas Pantomimes and Live Shows

There are so many British pantomime favourites from Sleeping Beauty to Beauty and the Beast – along with more modern shows. Over the festive season there are live music performances, variety shows and story time sessions for younger children, all in the beautiful surroundings of local theatres. 

I thought I would put together all the festive shows and Christmas events across Hampshire so you can add them to your Christmas plans:

Christmas Theatre and Pantomimes Hampshire

Theatre Royal Winchester – Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8SB

  • Cinderella – 30 November to 1st January
  • University of Winchester Musical Theatre Christmas Concert: Jingle Bell Swing – 7 December
  • A Christmas Carol – 11 December
  • Tenors Un Limited at Christmas – 12 December
  • Santa’s Christmas Wish – 18 December

Kings Theatre – 24 Albert Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 2QJ

  • Hook: The Further Adventures of Peter Pan – 1st to 31st December
  • The Rat Pack at Christmas – 6th December
  • That’ll be the day Christmas Show – 13th December

Princes Hall – Princes Way, Aldershot GU11 1NX

  • Aladdin – 8th to 31st December

The Anvil – Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR

  • The Nutcracker – 24 November
  • Tales from Acorn Wood – 25th and 26th November
  • Christmas at the Movies – 28th November
  • A Christmas Carol – 5th and 23rd December
  • Dear Santa – 7th to 10th December
  • The Further Adventures of Peter Pan – 8th to 31st December
  • The Lock In Christmas Carol – 13th December
  • Buddy Holly and the Cricketers: Holly at Christmas – 15th December
  • Philharmonic Brass at Christmas – 19th December
  • Tennessee Country Christmas Show – 20th and 21st December
  • The Albion Band Christmas Show – 22nd December

Mayflower Theatre – 22-26 Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GE

  • The Nutcracker – 29th November – 2nd December
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – 9th to 31st December

The Point – Leigh Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9DE

  • Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas – 9th December – 31st December
  • Yule – 9th and 10th December
  • Nick Cope’s Family Christmas Show – 16th December
  • Hundred Watt Club: A Festive Evening of Burlesque & Vaudeville – 22nd December

New Theatre Royal – 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD

  • Aladdin – 8th to 31st December

I hope that’s given you some inspiration for festive days out this Christmas. If you’re looking for more ideas of things to do over the festive season, these posts might help:


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    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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