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Christmas Pantomimes in Brighton and Sussex - 2014

  • 24th October 2009
  • Author: Gerry H
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The ultimate Pantomime and Christmas Show Listing for Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas - Christmas 2014.

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 Sleeping Beauty courtesy of Emporium website* 



 Sleeping Beauty - By Doug Devaney

Emporium, 88 London Road, Brighton

Dates: 5 December 2014 - 17 January 2015

Times: 7pm Weds - Sun, 2pm Saturdays & Sundays

Ticket Prices: 

  • 5th (7pm) & 6th (2pm) December previews - all tickets £12
  • 9th December Pay What You Can night (available on the day, maximum 4 tickets per group)
  • 11th December Press & VIP night - all tickets £20 (limited number available to general public)
  • 18th December 2014 & January 3rd 2015 - 10:30pm 'Adults only' shows
  • For remainder showings, check prices below.

“All she has to do is dream…”

As the nights draw in and the winds turn chill, Emporium bring you a world of winter wonder with their brand new interpretation of timeless classic Sleeping Beauty.

A knight, a princess, a witch and a dragon – all are present and correct in a merry mix of myth and magic for all the family from the venue that brought you last year’s yuletide hit Cinders. Directed by James Weisz. Designed by Gary Blair.

Suitable for ages 5+



Sleeping Beauty - XMAS PANTO!

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG

Dates: Sunday 21st – Wednesday 31st December 2014

Times: 11am, 2pm, 5pm (check on particular days)

Ticket Prices:  Adults £12, Children £10*, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children) £40

*aged 16 and under

Fresh from the live O2 Monty Python shows, Carol Cleveland stars as evil Queen Maleficent who will stop at nothing to rule the Kingdom Of Nod! Plus Tom Beard (last years’ silly slap-headed Abanazar) returns to bolster another fantastic cast, along with some magical dragon action and the cream of Shoreham’s very own local children’s talent. Come and see the amazing story unfold!.

Suitable for ages 3+. Duration: 2 x 45mins + interval



Sleeping Beauty 

Venue: Meridian Centre Peacehaven, East Sussex BN10 8BB UK

Ticket Prices: Standard Tickets from £8.50. First 50 Tickets Sold for Thursday from £7.00


  • Wednesday 3rd December 2014 7:30pm
  • Thursday 4th December 2014 7:30pm
  • Friday 5th December 2014 7:30pm
  • Saturday 6th December 2014 2:00pm & 6:00pm

This Christmas the Peacehaven Players present Sleeping Beauty,one of the classic pantomimes. 116 years in one night. A marvellous mixture of song, dance and comedy that marks out a magnificent panto.

King Cactus and Queen Marigold are so happy at the birth of their daughter Rose. But Bad Witch Hazel does not receive her invitation and she is not happy. The curse is made. All pointy objects are banned but will this be enough? I fear not. What will become of Prince Alexis while his true love slumbers? Can Nurse Dottie Dettol save the day? 

Telephone: 01273 681861  



Aladdin - Starring Louie Spence 

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

Ticket Prices: Prices From £16.00*. See below.

Dates: Friday 12 December 2014- Sunday 28 December 2014

Times: Various - check website

Dancing on Ice Judge, dancer and West End theatre sensation Louie Spence stars as Slave Of The Ring in this year's magical family pantomime, Aladdin.

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients of comedy in abundance, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and an Aladdin’s cave full of surprises…Aladdin offers a world of magic, mystery and mayhem.

So hop on your magic carpet and get your tickets to Hastings spectacular pantomime. If you ask your genie for just one thing this year, make it a trip to see Aladdin!




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

Ticket Prices: From £12. Family tickets (2 adults 2 children). Concessions tickets available. See below.

Dates: Friday 5th December 2014 to Sunday 4th January 2015

Times: Various - check website

It's a jewel encrusted family pantomime set to dazzle and delight so fasten your seat belts for a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure with this year’s lavish production of Aladdin, where everyone can escape to a world of magic, where adventure beckons on this pantomime flight of spectacle, slapstick and song!

Come and cheer on Aladdin, Wishee Washee and Widow Twankey as they do battle with the evil sorcerer Abanazar. Will our handsome hero find true love with the delectable Princess Jasmine? Maybe with a little help from the Slave of the Ring and the Genie of the Lamp we'll reach a happy ever after ending!

Starring Jon Lee (S Club 7) as Aladdin, Tom & Jack (Heart Breakfast) as PC Ping and PC Pong, Kieran & Sarah (Britain's Got Talent) as the Genie of the Lamp and Slave of the Ring, Stephen Richards as Widow Twankey, Terry Gleed as Wishee Washee and Jade Chaston as Princess Jasmine.




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

Ticket Prices: From £10 - £19

Dates: 11 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015

Box Office: 01403 750220

The most popular of all pantomimes is coming to The Capitol, Horsham this Christmas, CINDERELLA! Filled with glitter and glamour, wands and wishes not to mention a pair of wicked and ugly stepsisters, this will be a truly magical staging of the beautiful rags-to-riches fairy-tale!

You can expect plenty to hiss and boo at, lots of sing-along songs, as well as plenty of fun and jokes for the children and adults too! With great characters, a fairytale story, dazzling costumes and packed with audience participation, Cinderella promises to be a real treat for all the family this Christmas.

So book early - otherwise not even your Fairy Godmother will be able to magic you a ticket!

*The 18:30 performance on 17 December will be an 'Access' performance.


Sleeping Beauty - Stephen Mulhern

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

Ticket Prices From:

  • Fri 12 December: £19.50, £15 (Blue performance)
  • 20 – 28 December (except 10.30am): £29.50, £27.50, £19.50 (Red performances)
  • 13, 14,19, 29 & 30 December plus 31 December, 2 January, and 3 January 7pm: £27.50, £24.50, £17.50 (Yellow performances)
  • 15, 16 December, and 31 December and 4 January 11am performances: £24.50, £22.50, £15 (Green performances)
  • For discounts and group concessions visit website. 

Dates: Fri 12 Dec 2014 - Sun 4 January 2015

Following the massive success of Cinderella, popular TV presenter Stephen Mulhern who was such a hit in last year's show returns in the spectacular family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Starring alongside Stephen will be hilarious impressionist Hilary O’Neil, children’s favourite Cat Sandion (CBeebies), Josh James (2010 UK Eurovision entrant) and the return of the two Ugly Sisters from last year – Ian Smith (King Izznit) and Michael Batchelor (Nurse Nellie).

Expect all the ingredients of a festive family treat – lots of glamour, romance, comedy, song, audience participation and stunning special effects - there’s even a fire-breathing dragon!





The Treason Show

The Treason Show - Brighton's legendary satirical comedy show now in it's record breaking 15th year. Written by a team of over 40 writers and performed by a team of multi-talented sketch performers, The Treason Show continues to wow it's audiences with its fast-moving, gag-a-minute sketch show - a Brighton institution.

The Treason Show will shortly be homed permanently at the new Rialto Theatre, next to the clocktower in centre of Brighton, opening December 2014.

December 2014

The Rialto Theatre, Brighton
Thu 4, 8pm. £12.50 
Tickets: 01273 725230 or Buy Online
The Ropetackle, Shoreham
Sat 6, 8pm. £14 
Tickets: 01273 464440 or Buy Online
Brighton Dome Studio
Sat 27 to Wed 31, 8pm (NYE 7pm). £16.50/£13.50 conc (NYE £22.50) 
Tickets: 01273 709709 or Buy Online


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