Christmas is a great time to go to the theatre to see a panto or a family Christmas show. Here’s my guide to the best 2022 pantomimes in Manchester and Cheshire, as well as the best ‘non panto’ family Christmas theatre shows.
2022 Pantomimes in Cheshire & Manchester
He’s behind you, oh no he isn’t, oh yes he is. A great pantomime is full of larger than life characters, lots of laughs, a villian that everyone hates, a comical dame and young love. A very British tradition a Christmas, here’s the definitive list of pantomimes in Buckinghamshire for 2022.
Rapunzel at Forum Theatre (Stockport)
With amazing costumes, fantastic dancers and all of your favourite pantomime characters this show is one not to be missed.
Cinderella at The Plaza (Stockport)
The most magical rags to riches fairy tale of them all Cinderella is this year’s magnificent Family Pantomime starring the much loved star of stage and screen Cheryl Fergison known to millions of us as the much loved, long running character of Heather Trott in Eastenders.
Aladdin at the Lyceum Theatre (Crewe)
Filled with traditional panto slapstick, hilarious comedy and fabulous musical numbers, we promise a fun packed show suitable for everyone aged 3 to 103!
Dick Whittington at Altrincham Garrick Playhouse (Altrincham)
Dick Whittington’s heading to that there London to seek his fame and fortune – he’s heard the streets are paved with gold! The purrrfect family Christmas treat.
Sleeping Beauty at the Grange Theatre (Northwich)
This jam-packed pantomime will be glistening with an exciting blend of music, quality professional performers, stunning sets, lavish costumes and bags of comedy. The Grange Theatre is the home of family pantomime in Northwich this Christmas
Robin Hood at Oldham Coliseum Theatre (Oldham)
With the perfect blend of slapstick, silliness, hit songs and panto magic, Robin Hood is right on target for the perfect festive family treat. Oh Yes It Is.
Peter Pan at the Opera House (Manchester)
With amazing special effects, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and barrel-loads of laughter, The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan will take your whole family on a swashbuckling trip to Neverland like never before!
2022 Festival Family Shows
Elf the Musical at Forum Theatre (Stockport)
NK Youth Theatre are proud to present this wonderful production based on the beloved Christmas film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.
A Christmas Carol at the Evans Theatre (Wilmslow)
The iconic story of Scrooge realising that his miserly ways will be his ultimate downfall, and redeeming himself before it’s too late.
Fairytale of New York at the Opera House (Manchester)
After a phenomenal sell out debut tour Fairytale of New York is back with an even bigger production for 2022, it’s the ultimate feel good Irish-inspired Christmas show.
Room on the Broom at The Lowry Quays Theatre (Salford)
Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom! Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom