It’s Panto Time!

Living Magazines Panto time

It’s panto season soon, so we’ve rounded up the best of the local shows (oh yes we have!)

It’s that time of the year again when some of our favourite daytime TV stars, and some ex-soap stars, pile their faces full of make-up and leap around the stage in glittery dresses and tiaras – and that’s just the men!

Yep, panto season is almost upon us, and there are loads to choose from within a half hour drive of Berkhamsted.

Here’s a round-up so you can take your pick.


David Evans Court Theatre, Tring
28 December 2018 – 6 January 2019

The most local of the lot, the David Evans Court Theatre always puts on a great show. This year, come along to ‘boo and hiss’ the nasty wizard Abanazar, as he seeks the power to rule the world. Cheer on the heroes as Aladdin goes in search of true love and helps ensure that good triumphs over evil.

Tickets £11 for adults, £9 for children | | 07543 560478

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The Alban Arena, St Albans
6 December 2018 – 6 January 2019
1.30pm and 5pm

A hilarious, fun-packed family panto starring ex-S Club 7 and Strictly star Rachel Stevens, CBeebies’ Ben Faulks (the lovely Mr Bloom!) and local legend Bob Golding.

Tickets from £15.75-£20.75
01727 844488

Jack and the Beanstalk

Watford Palace Theatre, Watford
5 December 2018 – 5 January 2019

A lavish spectacular with live musicians on stage, stunning sets and costumes, song, dance and slapstick. Join Jack, Dame Trott and their traditional panto on the most giant adventure of all!

Tickets from £15.50-£25.50 per person.
01923 225671

Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey

Watford Colosseum, Watford
1 December 2018 – 24 December 2018

Not a traditional pantomime, this is more of a Christmas adventure with songs, stories and a ‘meet and greet’ with Santa. Perfect for younger children from 2-7 years.

Tickets from £12.40-£16.50

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Peter Pan

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
7 December 2018 – 31 December 2018

Meet the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and Tinkerbell, and get ready for a family show full of fun, fairy dust and pirates galore. Set sail for Neverland, take on Captain Hook and prepare for out-of-this-world flying effects, galleons of laughter and the hungriest of crocodiles!

Starring Holby City and Corrie favourite John Michie as the villainous baddie Captain Hook and BBC Three Counties Breakfast Show presenter Andy Collins.

Tickets from £11.75-£30 |


The Elgiva Theatre, Chesham
8 December 2018 – 31 December 2018

Watch as Aladdin frees the genie from the lamp and finds his wishes granted. However, he finds that evil Abanazar has other plans. Can Aladdin save Princess So-Shi and live happily ever after?

Tickets £17.50 for adults, £13.50 for under 16s. | 01494 582900

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Watersmead Theatre, Rickmansworth
7 December 2018 – 31 December 2018

Featuring Sam Attwater from Eastenders as Prince Simon, join the magical adventure to meet a wicked Queen with a jealous streak and a handsome Prince who’s searching for the fairest of all damsels in distress.

Tickets from £18 for children and £20 for adults, family tickets are £72. | 01923 711063