We might have mentioned it once or twice, but we’ve been going to the York Theatre Royal pantomime for years and absolutely love it. My parents took me when I was little and now it’s part of Christmas for my own little ones (in fact our littlest came along last year at just 6 weeks old). Here are the best pantomimes and Christmas shows for kids in York this year.
York’s oldest pantomime moves to a purpose-built theatre at the National Railway Museum for one year only. We can’t wait to see what’s new, but we’re sure the old faves will be there too: bad gags, silly storylines and the best dame in the land. It runs from 10th December 2015 to 24th January 2016 and you can book at through their website. We’ve got a family ticket to give away – enter our competition!
Jack and the Beanstalk comes to York’s Grand Opera House, with live music, crazy costumes, silly jokes and festive, family-pleasing entertainment. Stars of stage and screen will bring this classic tale to life between 11th December 2015 and 3rd January 2016. Book tickets online. We’ve got a family ticket to give away – enter our competition!
York’s magic man, The Magic Hatter, is back with his ever-popular Christmas Cracker. There’ll be seasonal magic, comedy and special guests including Santa. It runs at the HIVE Studios at Manor Academy, York, on December 12th and 13th 2015. Buy online through the website.
Popular classic Snow White is coming to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre this year. Meet the seven dwarfs and follow her journey as she tries to outwit the Wicked Queen. The show runs on weekends between 5th December and 12th December 2015. Book online through the website.
York Minster has a huge range of carol concerts, and kids aren’t forgotten. For a really child-friendly event, don’t miss their Crib Service at 1pm on Christmas Eve. It’s a tradition for many York families – religious or not – and it’s lovely. Arrive early to bag a good spot near the front and feel free to dust off your best nativity outfits for the occasion.
For more details of York Minster’s services, visit the York Minster website.