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Christmas Pantomimes in Brighton and Sussex

  • 24th October 2009
  • Author: Gerry H
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The ultimate Pantomime Listing for Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas for Christmas 2013...

The information provided here is as a guide only - Please confirm all details with the venues.

If you know of a Panto in the locality not on this list, you can add the event directly via this link or send us the details by email.

Would you like to know more about Brighton's historical connection with Panto? In this article, Brighton based author and historian, Rose Collis, recalls Ellen Nye Chart, the woman who introduced the festive favourite to the Theatre Royal in the 19th century, and two legendary 'Panto Dames' who lived in Brighton: Douglas Byng and Jack Tripp. 


*Main image is Cinders courtesy of Emporium website*



Venue: Emporium, 88 London Road, Brighton

Dates: 21st Nov 2013 to 4th Jan 2014

Times: 2pm & 7pm

Ticket Prices: 

Previews 21 & 22 Nov: 
£9 / £8 (under 16s)

Standard 23 Nov-12 Dec + 17-19 Dec + 2-4 Jan:
£17 / £14
£57.40 Family (4 including max 2 adults)

Premium 13-15 Dec + 20-31 Dec:
£19 / £17
£57.40 Family

Emporium Are Bringing Panto Back To Brighton With This Magical Re-Telling Of The Classic Fairytale.

Full of colourful characters, thrilling theatrical effects and sumptuous costumes Cinders is the perfect escape from the Winter weather for all the family.

Suitable for ages 3+ 




Aladdin – Make A Wish! Christmas Panto

Venue: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG

Ticket Prices: Adults £9, Children £7, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children) £28

Suitable for ages 3+

Dates: Sun 22nd Dec 2013 to Sun 5th Jan 2014

Times: Various - check website

With plenty of sparkle, this marvellous mix of magic, comedy, puppets, music and adventure lead the way to some good traditional panto family fun this Christmas!! 

This production features a full cast of professional actors and dancers headed by experienced pantomime star Tom Beard.

Suitable for ages 3+




Dick Whittington 

Venue: White Rock Theatre , White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX

Ticket Prices: From £14.50

Dates: 13th Dec 2013 to 4th Jan 2014

Times: Various - check website

Sheila Reid, best known to millions of television viewers for her role as 'Madge' in the award-winning ITV hit sitcom Benidorm, will play the role of Fairy Bowbells.

Book early to secure the best seats. Dick Whittington is the perfect and unmissable treat for the festive season, outstanding entertainment for all the family!

Opening weekend just £14.50 on all seats and no Booking fee!



Jack and the Beanstalk

Venue: Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1LG

Ticket Prices: From £10.50.
Family tickets (2 adults 2 children)
Concessions tickets available.

Dates: Friday 6th December 2013 to Saturday 4th January 2014

Times: Various - check website

With a wave of her magic wand, Fairy Organic transports you to the village of Sunnyvale, where Giant Blunderbore and his bullying side-kick Fleshcreep are terrorising the villagers.

With a star cast led by TV’s green-fingered guru Charlie Dimmock as Fairy Organic, joined by Tom and Jack from Heart Breakfast as the King and Chamberlain, Ian Mowat as Dame Trott and, back by popular demand, comedy impressionist Tony Rudd.



Peter Pan

Venue: The Capitol, North Street, Horsham
West Sussex RH12 1RG

Ticket Prices: £18, concessions £16. Group discounts available on selected performances.

Dates: Fri 13/12/2013 to Sun 05/01/2014

Box Office: 01403 750220

Book early to ensure you get the best seats for what will be a fantastic family show. Join the boy who never grew up in this high flying adventure.

Everyone can be a child as they take the second star to the right and fly far far away to Neverland with Peter Pan and his friends. JM Barrie's Peter Pan is undoubtedly one of the most famous and best-loved stories for children; an unforgettable magical fantasy that has been enjoyed by generations for over a hundred years. Sprinkled with a bit of Horsham panto magic this will be a must see show!



Venue: Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6YZ

Ticket Prices From:

13 Dec: All seats: £15.95
14 - 19 Dec & 2 - 5 Jan: £21 (child/over60: £17.95)
20 - 31 Dec: £24.95 (child/over60: £19.95)
For discounts and group concessions visit website. 

Dates: Fri 13 Dec - Sun 5 January 2014

Stephen Mulhern, Sid Sloane (CBeebies) in Cinderella.

Cinderella is a truly spectacular show, which combines the classic fairytale with brilliant singing and dancing, side–splitting comedy, truly amazing illusions and lots of audience participation!

This fun–filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family, so book early and you won't be late for the ball!



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