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Christmas Shows and Pantomimes

Pantomimes are going ahead this Christmas? Oh yes they are! It’s not Christmas without a festive-filled show, which is why we’re delighted to see the curtain rise in all our established Blackpool venues to give us a sprinkling of joyful magic from the stage.

Laugh this year’s blues away and leave in a merry mood as you experience the true escapism of the theatre. Here’s a list of all the Christmas pantomimes and shows set to take place in Blackpool in the coming months.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

3 December – 2 January, 2022 at Blackpool Grand Theatre
Mirror, mirror on the wall, this could be our favourite Grand Theatre panto of them all! Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs will take over the magnificent Blackpool Grand from 3 December until 2 January, 2022.

In a tale as old as time, Snow White is doomed to live unhappily ever after with her horrid stepmother, the Wicked Queen. In true rags-to-riches style, Snow White manages, with the help of her madcap friend Muddles, to meet a handsome Prince and make her dreams come true.

The star-studded cast includes Vicky Entwistle from Coronation Street as the Wicked Queen, and Grand Panto favourite Steve Royle amongst other talented performers.

The fun-filled pantomime is bursting with belly laughs, clever (and always cheeky) slapstick humour, hilarious dance routines, dazzling displays, and all the fun elements of a great show. The tremendously energetic cast will crank up the comedy throughout, leaving spectators of all ages in a jolly good mood.

Hi-ho, hi-ho it’s off to The Grand Theatre we go! 

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Aladdin - The Pantomime at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Aladdin at Blackpool Pleasure Beach25 November - 24 December 2021 at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Globe Theatre
Blackpool Pleasure Beach will be staging a production of ‘Aladdin: The Pantomime’ in the run up to Christmas.

The show will be a mystical reimagining of the timeless children’s book, telling the story of a streetwise boy whose life is never the same after finding a mysterious lamp at the market with hidden powers. The lead role of Aladdin will be played by Kevin Simm - currently lead singer of Wet Wet Wet. His love interest, Princess Jasmine, will be played by Former Emmerdale favourite, Kelsey Beth Crossley.

For 90 minutes, you will be whisked away to a fantasy world following Aladdin’s adventures as he becomes entangled in the struggle of good and evil. It’s a classic folk story that has stood the test of time. Cheer, boo, and clap your way through the show and enjoy this real winter warmer this Christmas.

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Blackpool Transport is offering ticket holders 10% off a 24-hour ticket to be used to get to and from Aladdin by bus or tram. More details can be found here.

Santa’s Magical Workshop

19-24 December at VIVA Blackpool

Head over to VIVA for an afternoon of magic and illusion, and help the elves in the quest to find Santa! Full of fun, mischief and festive mayhem, it's not to be missed! As you arrive you will be greeted by Chief Elf and children will be given their Festive Fun Box of snacks, a treat, and a little bit of reindeer food for Christmas Eve.  Before the show starts, your little one will have the chance to write a letter to the man himself and post in the magical golden post box. 

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13 December – 2 January, 2022 at Winter Gardens Blackpoolhairspray winter gardens opera house

It’s not panto, but it’s rip-roaring fun. If you want a breather from all the festive-packed activities in Blackpool, Hairspray is your go-to musical this December.

It's Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy's audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.

Dance the night away to smash hit songs from the 60s, including Welcome to the 60s, You Can't Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more.                                                            
Don't miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days. So, go on, let your hair down. 

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VIVA Christmas Party Nights

2-24 December at VIVA Blackpool

Starring Leye D Johns, the comedy host, and the Viva cast of incredible singers, dancers and special guests for a packed festive night of fun. Enjoy  ‘Decades’ of music party theme featuring songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and now! Also, don't miss the after show party where the bars remain open, the music turned up and the dancefloor open to party into the late hours!

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Rocky Horror Showrocky horror show blackpool

6 – 11 December at Winter Gardens Blackpool
If you’re still hanging on to Halloween and yet to feel the Christmas spirit, The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Winter Gardens as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers.

The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancĂ©e Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank'n'Furter. It is an adventure they'll never forget, filled with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity. 

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Showtime at Ribby HallWinter Wonderland Spectacular Showtime at Ribby Hall Village

From Sunday 14th November

An ALL-NEW Winter Wonderland Spectacular Showtime which promises to be the merriest of shows full of festive cheer - with joyful music, snow stopping interactions with family favourites including much-loved ice Princesses, Rudolph, and an appearance from Santa and his loveable elves.

In addition to the choreographed dance routines on stage, children will also be able to join in with the characters and learn a new and fun-filled dance routine, alongside games with Rudolph and friends. Join in a Christmas singalong medley to finish that will ensure the whole family has a merry old time. This is an enchanting experience not to be missed!

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