Christmas Pantomimes in Brighton and Sussex - 2016
2nd December 2016
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The ultimate Pantomime Listing for Brighton and Hove and surrounding areas - Christmas 2016.

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 courtesy of The Ropetackle, Shoreham

Getting to your destination:

Always check details of the event prior to attending as they are liable to change..

Travelling by Taxi: Call recommended Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs for a Door to Door service quote. Call 01273 204060 or 1273 414141.

Travelling by Bus: Check out the bus service timetables for your route via the Brighton and Hove Buses website. 


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST @ 88 London Road from Wednesday 30 November 2016 to Sunday 1 January 2017

Beauty is more than skin deep….

Brighton’s only professional panto returns, after last years Sell Out success!

Join us on an exciting adventure of magic and enchantment to one of the world’s  most popular fairytales. Beauty And The Beast. A cursed Beast lives alone with only a mirror to the outside world, with seemingly no hope of happiness. In a small village not far away our beautiful and headstrong maiden goes on a journey to overcome her fears and fall in love.

88 London Road brings it its own unique style and telling of the famous fable, fun, laughs, dance, magic, music and comedy are to be had this christmas at Brighton’s premier pantomime.

When: Wednesday 30 November 2016 to Sunday 1 January 2017 inclusive except there is no show on 25 December. For show times, check the link.

Ticket Prices: Standard £20.00, Child Under 4 £5.00, Concession £17.50

Venue: 88 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JF

This is a family friendly event suitable for ages 5+ though it will contain some 'pantoscary' effects and a few whizz-bangs that may be a bit much for very nervous children.  

There is still time to buy tickets in this extended pantomime season at the elegant 88 London Road Theatre. Book early to avoid disappointment.


PETER PAN @ White Rock Theatre, Hastings from Friday 16 December

Boyband sensation Jaymi Hensley takes on the high-flying title role in East Sussex’s must-see pirate adventure Peter Pan!

Set sail with your shipmates and head for Neverland this Christmas as you’ll be hooked on the swashbuckling pantomime adventure Peter Pan. Featuring magnificent scenery, beautiful costumes, an abundance of comedy and stunning flying sequences it’s the perfect, unmissable treat for the festive season, outstanding entertainment for all the family!

From: Friday 16 December to 31 December 2016

Tickets range from £16 to £21 with family tickets and concessions available upon request. A £1.00 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Groups of 10+ please call 01424 462288 to buy without paying booking fees.

It's an adventure you won't want to miss – hook your tickets now!


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST @ the Ropetackle in Shoreham from Wednesday 14th December 2016

Following four sell-out years of panto fun at Ropetackle, LP Creatives return this Christmas with the magical, magnificent tale of Beauty & The Beast.

Join us for an exciting adventure that will transport you to the village of ‘Marsh de Mello’, where an amazing love story is waiting to unfold that will tickle your French fancy! This spectacular show has all the elements you’d expect from a traditional pantomime with oodles of silliness to boot! With CBeebies star Rebecca Keatley starring as the Magical Mirror (through voice and projection), come and see the story unfold!

So join Dame Do’nut, Viscount Biscuit and the Magical Mirror on an unmissable family adventure this Christmas in the region’s best value pantomime.

When: Wednesday 14th – Saturday 31st December 2016

Times: Check website.

Venue: Ropetackle Arts Centre,Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG, Tel: 01273 464440, Email:

Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th December: all tickets £10
Sunday 18th December: children* £11, adults £13, family** £44
Tuesday 20th – Saturday 31st December: children* £12.50, adults £14.50, family** £50
*aged 16 and under, **family (2 adults + 2 children, or 1 adult + 3 children)

Seating will be allocated in order of the time booked.The auditorium will be set-out in rows with mats at the front for children.Buggies, prams and, pushchairs can be stored in the auditorium.Babies and small children too young to sit on a chair alone must sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. Suitable for ages 3+.


ALADDIN @ Windmill Theatre in Hove - From 20 December

A traditional, magical, musical family pantomime. Supporting Chestnut Tree House. Presented by Showtime productions and Music Theatre 200.

From 20th Dec 2016 to 27th Dec 2016

Venue: Windmill Theatre, Nevill Avenue, Hove, East Sussex BN3 7BW 


ALADDIN @ Battle Memorial Halls - 17 & 18 December

Come and see this traditional Christmas Pantomime Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp at Battle Memorial Halls this December. Hilarious fun for all the family. By Out There Productions.

From 17 to 18 December, 4 shows.


Adult £10.00 + booking fee

Child £8.00 + booking fee

Venue: Battle Memorial Hall, 81 High Street, Battle TN33 0AQ


PETER PAN @ Pavilion theatre, Worthing - From Friday December 2

Panto at The Pavilion is definitely going to hook audiences of all ages this year as it’s anchors away and sails set for the launch of The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan. Worthing Theatres are once again teaming up with Paul Holman Associates, one of the country’s leading pantomime producers, to bring a show packed with all the comedy capers, colourful costumes and creative scenery that make pantomime so magical!

The JM Barrie classic tale of the boy who refused to grow up gets plenty of 21st century treatment, with spectacular flying sequences and the introduction of the essential pantomime dame, Able Mabel. Starring Richard ‘Dick’ McCourt (Dick & Dom in da Bungalow) as the hilarious pirate Smee, funnyman Patrick Monahan (Show Me the Funny) as the dastardly Captain Hook, Amelia Lily (X Factor) as the feisty and fun-loving Tiger Lily, and Lloyd Daniels (X Factor) as Peter Pan. 

Based on the original story by JM Barrie. By arrangement with Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity and Samuel French Ltd.

When: From 2 December to 8 January 2017

Tickets: From £12.50. Call 01903 206 206 between 9.30am* to 8pm (* from 11am Sundays) or book online:

Some reduced price seats are restricted view. Contact the box office before booking for more information. 


ALADDIN @ Capitol theatre, Horsham from Friday 9 December 

This year’s pantomime will once again feature West End standard singing and dancing, great music, amazing sets and costumes and plenty of jokes old and new!

Starring CBBC star Olly Pike as Aladdin, Mike Goble as Wishee Washee,  Richard Alan as The Emperor of China, Ben Ofoedu (lead singer of Phats & Small) as The Genie of The Lamp and Martin Ramsdin (Bunny Galore) as Widow Twankey.  Dani Acors as The Spirit of the Ring, Alice Ellen Wright as Princess Jasmine and James Dinsmore as Abanazar complete the cast.

Join us for laughter, lots of crazy mayhem and as always with a Capitol pantomime, a thumping good story!

When: Friday 9 December to 31 December

Times: Check website.

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

Tel: 01403 750220,

Tickets: From £10.00 to £20.50

Book early and choose the best seats for our 2016 Spectacular Family Pantomime!


PETER PAN @ the Hawth, Crawley from Fri 9 December

Don’t miss this year’s fun-filled pantomime, Peter Pan starring Emma Barton (Honey in EastEnders), Shaun Williamson (EastEnders and Extras) and children’s favourites Richard David-Caine and Joseph Elliott (CBeebies’ Swashbuckle). Also featured making welcome returns are the brilliant Hilary O’Neil and Michael J Batchelor.Following the huge success of Jack and the Beanstalk, the same creative team are back with a show packed with bags of audience participation and spectacular special effects.This promises to be our biggest and most spectacular pantomime ever. 

When: Fri 9 December - Mon 2 January 2017  

Times: Check website.

Venue: The Hawth,Hawth Avenue,Crawley,RH10 6YZ

Tickets: Box office, Tel: (01293) 553636 Monday to Saturday 10 to 6pm.

Don’t miss out - with tickets flying out the window, be sure to get them quick, the croc is ticking!

Getting to your destination:

Always check details of the event prior to attending as they are liable to change..

Travelling by Taxi: Call recommended Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs for a Door to Door service quote. Call 01273 204060 or 1273 414141.

Travelling by Bus: Check out the bus service timetables for your route via the Brighton and Hove Buses website. 


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