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It’s Panto Time!

It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here are 13 of the perkiest pantos in Norfolk. You ready, Widow Twanky?

Cinderella, Norwich Theatre Royal, Tues 17th December – Sun 19th January 2020

It’s the biggest panto in Norfolk and a chance to see a few soap celebrities old and new! This year Hollyoaks and Dengineers favourite Joe Tracini, Casualty’s Amanda Henderson and EastEnders hunk David Witts. Lets not forget Norwich’s pantomime favourite Richard Gauntlett and David Gant. Expect magical twists, songs, fun, laughter and adventure with this festive family spectacular.


Book tickets: £13.50 – £28.50


Dick Whittington, Beccles Public Hall & Theatre, Fri 20th December – Wed 1st January 2020

Dick Whittington sets out to seek fame and fortune in the Big Smoke. Promising fantastic special effects, dazzling costumes and outrageous comedy!


Book tickets: £13 – Adult, £11 – Child, £44 – Family 


My First Panto, Little Red Riding Hood, The Workshop, Kings Lynn, Mon 16th – Sun 29th December 

panto little red riding hood and wolf

Expect things to get a bit wild as All-In Productions and Norfolk’s newest performing arts venue The Workshop in King’s Lynn give Little Red Riding Hood the My First Panto treatment. These relaxed productions are perfect for the little ones first theatre experience. Known of the usual fears apply – babies can be fed, you can come and go as you like and make as much noise as you want. The only sound not allowed is shushing. 

Book tickets: £12.50 Adults, £7.50 Child


Cinderella, Fakenham Community Centre, Tues 3rd – Sat 7th December 

Fakenham and District Light Operatic Society has been entertaining local audiences for over 50 years. This year it brings the iconic fairytale, Cinderella, to the stage at Fakenham Community Centre and features all the traditional ingredients of song, dance and merriment.


Book tickets: £7


Jack & The Beanstalk, Gorleston Pavillion Theatre, Wed 11th December – Sun 5th Janaury 2020

Jack & The Beanstalk

Fee-fi-fo-fum! Local TV legend Helen McDermott’s theatre company – Oh Yes It Is Productions, returns to the Pavilion theatre this year for this traditional panto classic.


Book tickets: £13 – Adult, £9 – Child, £42 – Family


Aladdin, Dereham Memorial Hall,  Fri 27th December – Wed 1st January 2020

aladdin's lamp

Jump on your magic carpet and join the Dereham Theatre Company for their magical production of Aladdin!


Book tickets: £15


Beauty & The Beast, St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth, Sat 14th – Mon 30th December 

Beauty & The Beast

A tale as old as time, packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, mayhem and stunning special effects. It’s the perfect festive treat for the whole family.


Book tickets: £13.50 – Adult, £10.50 – Child, £44 – Family


Dick Whittington & his Wonderful Cat, Princess Theatre, Hunstanton, Sat 30th November – Wed 1st January 2020

A pirate, pussycat and rat-packed panto party – the Princess Theatre heads to Laaannndaaan Town and Dick Whittington needs a little help from you if he’s going to win the day in the big city.


Book tickets: £18 – Adults, £15 – Children, £44 – Family


Aladdin, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Tues 10th December – Sun 5th Janaury 

Aladdin panto

A jam-packed panto with top-class music, a fabulous cast, dazzling sets and a wonderful magic carpet ride adventure!


Book tickets: £16 – £22.50


Robin Hood, Diss Corn Hall, Fri 20th – Sat 30th December 

This is set to be the Corn Hall’s biggest, boldest and funniest pantomime yet – a feast of fun, fair maidens and fabulous panto magic!

Book tickets: £13.50 – Adults, £12.50 – Child, £50 – Family


My First Panto: Rapunzal, The Garage, Norwich, Sat 29th November – Sun 12th Janaury

Rapunzel, the newest instalment from All-In Productions and The Garage’s My First Panto, will have you singing, dancing and playing along with Rapunzel and the Prince. Suitable for ages 0-7!

Book tickets: £12.50 – Adults, £7.50 – Child


A Christmas Carol, Biddy’s Tea Room, Norwich, Mon 2nd – Sun 22nd December 

Following the success of last year’s A Christmas Carol Biddy’s is back with Scrooge, Bob, Fred, and all the ghosts! A free mince pie and mulled apple for all guests.

Book tickets: £10 – Adults, £7.50 – under 14’s


Dick Whittingham & His Cat, Sheringham Little Theatre, Sat 7th December – Wed 1st January 2020

Join Dick Whittington and his wise cracking Cat as they travel from Sheringham to London in their 10th annual panto with special effects and plenty of surprises.

Book tickets: £21 – Adults, £15 – Child, £66 – Family


Camelot The Panto, Queen’s Hall, Watton, Thurs 30th January – Sat 1st February

Better late than never ….enjoy a mad cap twist on one of the world’s best loved legends with this year’s performance from the Watton Pantomime Group.

Book tickets: £6.50 – £23.50

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