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Pantomimes and Festive Shows in Leeds 2019

A full list of the best Pantomimes and Festive Shows in Leeds including carol concerts, theatre productions and magic shows suitable for children of all ages.

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21st December 2019, Performances at 2pm & 7pm

Come along and experience something a bit different this Christmas! Are you bored of attending the same old carol concerts? Is pantomime not for you? Northern Opera Group have the solution! The Christmas Elf is a captivating short opera which will help the whole family feel really festive this Christmas.

Before both performances there will be a fun craft activity for the little ones to get involved with and a chance to meet the Christmas Elf herself!

Complete with singing fir tree, Father Christmas and even some presents (!) this is a joyful performance to inspire all.

“Christmas Eve, and all in the village are getting ready for the big day. In the nearby forest, a young elf is learning what Christmas is all about from the wise old Fir Tree. In one magical night, two worlds collide, and Christmas will never be the same again…”

Featuring animations from illustrator Sophia Watts.
Performed in English and suitable for the whole family. Running time 90 minutes.

Please visit for tickets and more information.

Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre.

0113 220 8008


18th December 2019 – 4th January 2020

Bill Kenwright’s brilliant production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical returns to the Dome this December.

Starring the hit tv show finalist Britain’s Got Talent sensation, Mark McMullan.

Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door To Me and many more.

Special Family Ticket Price –  family ticket for four – £60. (2 adults and 2 under 16).

Special offer for additional individual tickets at £20 (quote code JOSEPH for singular tickets)

Book Tickets Here

Doncaster Dome, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 7PD

01302 370777


22nd November 2019 – 4th January 2020

Spectacular, funny and unbelievably feel-good, this professional production follows the story of Princess Ariana, who after pricking her finger on a magic spinning wheel, is placed under a curse, forcing her to sleep for 100 years.

Join Ariana and her friends Muddles the Jester, Prince Benedict, Dolly Doolittle the Dame and King Crumble of Dilly-Dale in their attempts to rescue the Kingdom from the wicked Carabosse.

Will the Princess be saved?  Will Muddles find true love?  Who will outwit Carabosse and foil her vile plans? Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!

Carriageworks’ legendary panto will be true to panto form with magic, big song and dance numbers, sumptuous sets, dazzling costumes and laugh-out-loud jokes, make Sleeping Beauty the pantomime of your dreams and book your tickets now!

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins approx. (including interval)

Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD Tel: 0113 376 0318

0113 376 0318


14th December 2019 – 3rd January 2020

Jingle the Elf has been naughty and has ended up on Santa’s naughty list – she needs to find a way to get on the good list and fast. She takes it upon herself to steal Santa’s sleigh and to travel to different fairytale lands to see if she can turn things around, but quite often she finds herself getting a little swayed with the villainous characters. Will Jingle find out the secret of how to get on the good list? Join us to find out!

All of Rainbow Factory’s shows are created, written, cast and performed in house. The shows are designed for audiences aged 2 – 102 to allow for a great experience for all the family. Our relaxed, interactive performance style means you don’t have to worry about your little ones jumping around or getting out of their seats as we offer a theatre experience like no other.

Tickets start from £8pp with the option to upgrade to include Christmas Crafts such as Christmas Tree Decorations & Santa Plate Decorating.

The show will be running from 14th December – 3rd January – please check the website for exact dates and times

For more details and to book visit

0113 257 5750

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). Tel:  01482 381000.
Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

01482 381000


A Christmas Carol at Carriageworks Theatre

14th December 2019, 7.30pm

The production marks the company’s first foray into classic literature, combining the unmistakeable prose of Charles Dickens with an original, live volin score. Join Ebenezer Scrooge, and a whole host of characters, as he journeys into the past, present and yet-to-come on a supernatural journey to redemption

Suitable for 12+ years

The Carriageworks, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD.  Tel: 0113 376 0318

A Merry Christmas Carol at Seven Arts Leeds

14th December 2019, 11.30am & 2pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but not if your name is Ebenezer Scrooge! Scrooge is the most miserable man you’ll ever meet, and what’s worse – he hates Christmas!

Mr and Mrs Theatre Company return to Seven for their annual festive production, packed with song, dance, aerial performance and lashings of festive cheer. But hurry, last year both shows sold out faster then you could say ‘Bah Humbug’!

Suitable for all ages.

Seven Arts Leeds, Chapel Allerton.  Booking via website

Bramham Drama Group – Aladdin

4th, 5th, 6th December 2019, 7.30pm & 7th December 2019, 2pm & 7.30pm

Annual pantomime from Bramham Drama Group at Bramham village hall.

Ticket box office: 0774 777 8536


Christmas Spectacular at Yeadon Town Hall

19th – 23rd December 2019

The annual Christmas Spectacular returns to Yeadon Town Hall.

Bigger and better than ever, this all-singing, all-dancing show takes audiences on a Christmas journey complete with live Nativity, visit from Father Christmas and even tap dancing penguins – festive fun for the whole family!

High Street, Yeadon, LS19. Tel:  0113 873 0121

Festive Lunch at The Village Headingley

8th, 15th, 22nd, 24th December  2019, 12pm – Lunch with Buddy the Elf & Santa

29th December 2019, 12pm – Lunch with Mary Poppins

Book a big date with the big man himself! Treat yourself and the kids to a delicious festive two-course lunch, mini disco and then the main event a meet and greet with Santa.

Village Leeds North – 186 Otley Road, Headingley, LS16 5PR. Tel: 0113 323 6150

Life Church Christmas Spectacular

8th December 2019, 11 am, 3 pm & 6pm

Christmas Spectacular, a show for all the family!

With live music and dance, featuring songs from Disney classics alongside some all-time Christmas favourites! Following each show you can meet the characters, experience the Christmas Wonderland and enjoy festive treats at the Christmas market.

FREE Entry.

Life Church Leeds, 98 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1HD

Northern Ballet presents Cinderella at Leeds Grand Theatre

17th December 2019 – 2nd January 2020

You won’t believe your eyes as Northern Ballet’s remarkable dancers bring their signature magic to the ultimate feel-good fairytale. The perfect entertainment for the whole family.

Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds. Tel: 0844 848 2700

Outside the Igloo at Carriageworks Theatre

16th-18th December 2019, Performances at 11am & 2pm

Join The Knotted Project and Hawk Dance Theatre on an interactive icy adventure for ages four and above and their families!

Pixel, Crash and Click are not your normal penguins. Safe in their igloo, they play their way through life with screens and games, whizzing and karting along until one day, the power goes off! Led by Pixel, the three penguins step out of their igloo for the first time!

The Carriageworks, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD.  Tel: 0113 376 0318

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs- The Alhambra Theatre

14th December 2019 – 26th January 2020

Don’t miss the magic of this year’s enchanting family pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Alhambra Theatre panto legend Billy Pearce, pop star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Faye Tozer and family TV favourite Paul Chuckle.

Relaxed performance on the 14th of January.

The Alhambra Theatre, Morley Street, Bradford, BD7 1AJ. Tel: 01924 848 806

Peter and the Wolf & The Snowman at Leeds Town Hall

22nd December 2019, 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Raymond Briggs’ classic, The Snowman, with Howard Blake’s much-loved music remains the soundtrack to every child’s dream Christmas. Now’s your chance to experience the iconic score performed live by a full symphony orchestra, and the unforgettable Walking in the Air, here sung live by a member of Opera North’s Youth Company.

Pre-booking required.

Victoria HallLeeds Town HallThe Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318

Santa’s Breakfast Panto at Stockeld Park

30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December 2019, 8am-10am

For a special festive family treat, enjoy a delicious breakfast followed by a Panto with Santa this Christmas at Stockeld Park

Santa will be hosting a brilliant Breakfast Panto show and you can enjoy a yummy breakfast and receive a present from Santa himself to take home.

* As part of your ticket you will also receive a complimentary pass for the Magical Enchanted Forest and Maze.

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333

Snow Mouse at Leeds Playhouse

10th – 21st December 2019

An enchanting winter’s tale for the very young, following a sold-out run in London.

Winter has arrived and the woods are covered in white. A child hurries to put on their winter clothes so they can run outside and play in a sparkly new world. Come and join the two new friends on their adventures in a magical forest full of play, puppetry and music.

Duration 40 minutes.

Leeds Playhouse, 19 Eastgate, Leeds LS2 7LY. Tel: 0113 213 7700

The Children’s Pantomime at Harewood Village Hall

28th December 2019, 2pm

Brought to you by Chaplins Gold panto this year’s children pantomime is Jack and the Benstalk!

Adults £7.50, Under 15s £5 and Under 5s Free

Harewood Village Hall. Tel: 07496 275356 or tickets availabe from Muddy Boots Cafe

The Night Before Christmas at Leeds Playhouse

30th November – 28th December 2019

A beautiful, funny and delightful story of friendship and the true meaning of Christmas, The Night Before Christmas returns to the Playhouse after a sell-out run in 2015. It’s the perfect present for little elves and a magical treat for the family this winter.

All performances will be D/deaf friendly and feature creative use of sign language.

Suitable for ages 3-7 years

Leeds Playhouse, 19 Eastgate, Leeds LS2 7LY. Tel: 0113 213 7700

Red Riding Hood – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto – City Varieties Music Hall

29th November 2019 – 12th January 2020

You’ll be wowed by this breath-taking production which mixes traditional elements of audience participation and corny gags with a jukebox full of classic rock anthems and chart-toppers, all performed live on stage by our ultra-talented cast of actor-musicians. Be sure to keep your wits about you though, or you may just get rocked by the legendary Boulder Battle !

Not recommended for children under 4 years of age.

City Varieties Music Hall, Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW.  Tel: 0113 297 7040

The Wizard of Oz at Leeds Playhouse

20th November 2019 – 23th January 2020

Leeds Playhouse whisks you away on an unforgettable journey inside their newly refurbished theatre. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as the classic story and songs you know and love burst on to the stage in this technicolour spectacular!

Suitable for ages 7+

Leeds Playhouse, 19 Eastgate, Leeds LS2 7LY. Tel: 0113 213 7700

Wetherby Sports Association Beauty & The Beast Pantomime

21st December 2019, 3.30-4.30pm

Wetherby Sports Association with Chaplins Pantos, brings Beauty and the Beast to Wetherby.

This heart-warming and highly entertaining show has been especially adapted to entertain children from 3 to 12 years.

Packed full of comedy, songs, adventure and audience participation, you’ll find the children cheering along to the comedy antics of Dusty & Beauty and Booing the mischievous ‘Ferero Rocher’. Beauty & the Beast will fulfil all the essential ingredients of any successful Christmas treat.

Wetherby Sports Association. Tel: 01937 585699

Wrongsemble presents Hansel & Gretel

7th December 2019 – 5th January 2020

Adventurers aged 4-10 and their grown-ups are invited to follow the trail of breadcrumbs to the library, where magic hides behind every bookshelf and there’s always more than two sides to every tale. There, they’ll buckle in for a rollercoaster ride of magic, music and mayhem as Hansel & Gretel crash-land in an enchanted world of stories and adventure. All performances are followed by an interactive ‘Meet and Greet’ session with the cast onstage

Leeds Central Library, Room 700, Calverley Street, LS1 3AB.