Pantomimes in Dorset

"It's behind you!"  Panto season is here again - a magical time full of fun, laughter, music and song for all the family!

For many people a visit to the pantomime is as much a part of Christmas as decorating the tree and giving presents!

Whether you go for the terrible jokes or to see your favourite television personalities, you will find a fantastic pantomime in Dorset to visit this Christmas.

Below is a list of pantomimes and Christmas shows in Dorset - so book your ticket today and enjoy some festive family fun!

Sleeping Beauty at Wimborne’s Tivoli Theatre

Sleeping Beauty is set to be the most spectacular and magical show yet at Wimborne's Tivoli Theatre. Featuring stunning scenery, incredible illusions, toe-tapping music and more than a sprinkling of magic, this year’s show is sure to be another Box Office smash!

Performances take place between 17th December 2021 and 3rd January 2022.

Ever wondered what a pantomime would be like without the kids? Now’s your chance to find out! Grown-Ups Only performances are available on 30th December and 1st and 3rd January.

The Tivoli will also be offering a relaxed performance on 21st December - specially adapted to accommodate people on the autism spectrum, as well as those with communication difficulties and learning disabilities.

Beauty and the Beast at Poole’s Lighthouse Centre for the Arts

The first Lighthouse panto produced entirely in-house features an amazing cast headed by long-time Lighthouse friend Chris Jarvis and Michelle Collins, star of EastEnders, Coronation Street and Two Thousand Acres of Sky.

When the beautiful Belle bumps into the handsome Prince Valentin – with a little help from Cupid of course - love is definitely in the air. That is until the evil enchantress casts her wicked spell and everything suddenly gets hairy…really hairy.

Performances take place between 9th and 31st December 2021.

A relaxed performance suitable for people with aspergers, autism or learning difficulties takes place at 6pm on 21st December. There are also audio-described and captioned performances as well as a dementia-friendly performance too.

Christmas Spectacular at Christchurch's Regent Centre

The Glad Rag Production Company is delighted to bring the Christmas Spectacular back to the Regent Centre stage!

This year’s story follows Santa and his elves as they realise that Christmas Spirit is too low to fly the sleigh. The team take a trip to Christchurch to spread Christmas cheer but a mix up means that some of the towns biggest Scrooges end up in Christmastown! Will the elves be able to turn their frowns upside down and raise enough festive spirit before the big day?

With a fabulous musical blend of up-beat dance routines, popular ballads and Christmas favourites all performed by theatre professionals and adorable elves, this is a festive treat for the whole family to enjoy.

Performances take place between 18th and 24th December 2021.

Aladdin at Weymouth’s Pavilion Theatre

Join us on the flying carpet ride of a lifetime as we soar through the clouds to Old Peking this Christmas.

Follow the adventures of our hero, Aladdin, as he makes his way to the Cave of Wonders and discovers the magic that lies within! Featuring stunning scenery, colourful costumes, toe-tapping tunes, comedy by the bucketful and eye-popping special effects, this is one pantomime you won’t want to miss!

Performances take place from 11th December 2021 until 3rd January 2022.

Peter Pan at Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre

Meet Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Mermaid and set sail for a family show full of fun and laughter as he seeks to thwart the dastardly Captain Hook.

Hook, aided by his band of comically inept and acrobatic pirates is seeking revenge because Peter forced him to walk his own plank. Prepare for out-of-this-world flying effects, galleons of laughter and the hungriest of crocodiles as the adventure unfolds.

Performances take place from 4th December 2021 until 2nd January 2021. Saturday 18th December will be a captioned performance.

Stay a little longer

If you are looking to stay in Dorset for Christmas, Twixmas or New Year, we have a great selection of hotel packages to choose from.

Or for other dates in December and January, take a look at our huge variety of places to stay. From town centre apartments and spa hotels to coastal B&Bs, we're sure you'll find your perfect escape in Dorset.

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Beauty And The Beast

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