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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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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


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

Mother Goose, A Cracking Pantomime EGGstravaganza at Stainbeck Church

5th January 2020, 2pm-3pm

Join the loveable Mother Goose and her friends as she discovers that, while it’s very nice to be important, it’s more important to be nice (all together now…aww).

With singing, dancing and lots of audience participation, there’s something for everyone in this cracking Pocket Panto production of Mother Goose.

Stainbeck Church, Ls7 2PP.  Book via TicketTailor

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

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

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

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, Playhouse Square Quarry Hill Leeds LS2 7UP. 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, Playhouse Square Quarry Hill Leeds LS2 7UP. Tel: 0113 213 7700

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.