Christmas isn't complete without a trip to the pantomime and this year Liverpool has plenty you can head to kick off the festive celebrations.  

From Red Riding Hood and Jack & The Beanstalk to Elf: A Christmas Spectacular, the whole family can get involved with the ‘They’re behind you!’ and ‘Oh no you didn't!’ classic chants whilst getting in the mood for the festive season.

So, pick your favourite one and get everyone ready for a night at the theatre in Liverpool. 


ELF AT M&S BANK ARENA


The popular Christmas movie, Elf has been transformed into a live arena spectacular this Christmas. With a huge stage set up, a travelling stage that travels the auditorium, an audience snowball fight, an indoor snowstorm and lots more magical activity.

Don’t miss out on the two shows on 3-4 December at M&S Bank Arena.


THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PANTO - RED RIDING HOOD AT EVERYMAN PLAYHOUSE


You can’t go wrong with a panto at Christmas and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto of Red Riding Hood at the Everyman theatre is not to be missed this year. With outlandish and sparkling costumes, plenty of plot twists and surprises and musical hits performed by the super talented actors and musicians, it’s the perfect night out for children and adults alike. Running until 14 January, tickets are selling quick so don’t miss out. 


THE SCOUSE JACK AND THE BEANSTALK AT ROYAL COURT


The Royal Court Christmas show is back but this one is definitely not for the kids! With stupid jokes, live music and drinks at your table, they’ve got it all covered for their show of The Scouse Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Running until 21 January, this one always sells out so get your tickets quick. 


WHITE CHRISTMAS AT LIVERPOOL EMPIRE


Make it a magical Christmas this year with the brand-new spectacular production of Irving Berlin’s classical musical, White Christmas at the Liverpool Empire. Direct from the West End, join in on this tale of love and friendship featuring all the classic songs we love to hear and the most festive of all, ‘White Christmas’.

Running from 6-32 December don’t miss out on tickets. 


A CHRISTMAS CAROL AT SHAKESPEARE NORTH PLAYHOUSE


This Christmas, the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot will welcome their take on A Christmas Carol to the boards. Recreated with a distinct Knowsley feel, the result will be a slightly bonkers, fast and furious retelling of the original text with a host of musical instruments and a sprinkling of pantomime fun. Don’t miss out on the show as it runs from 26 November to 7 January 2023. 


GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS AT EPSTEIN THEATRE


The circus comes to town in Liverpool this Christmas as the Epstein Theatre welcomes Goldilocks and the Three Bears from 9 December to 1 January. With a mix of unbelievable circus tricks, madcap comedy capers and a smash hit selection of chart hits. Get your tickets here.


SIX THE MUSICAL


Not a panto but definitely a show worth seeing this Christmas in Liverpool! Head over to the Playhouse Theatre to catch the international smash hit SIX the musical as it returns to Liverpool following its previous sell-out success!

Follow the Tudor Queens as they take to the mic to remix 500 years of historical heartbreak into an 80 minute celebration of 21st century girl power. Think you know the rhyme, think again…Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!


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