Christmas Oxford

Pantos & Christmas Shows

Featured Listing

Dick Whittington and His Cat – Oxford Playhouse

Following the huge success of Jack and the Beanstalk, join us for a pirate, pussycat and rat-packed panto party!

Dick Whittington’s heading to town to seek his fortune – he’s heard the streets are paved with gold. But when he gets there, it’s hard to see the gold beneath the grime and King Rat is out to get him!

And that’s just the start of his adventures. With his trusty cat in tow and pirate ships on the horizon, Dick’s going to need a little help from you if he’s going to win the day.

Book now for this fabulous festive treat – it’ll be a Whitting-tonne of fun!

Duration: 2 hours with interval

Age guideline: 5 to 105! We recommend 5+ for our pantomimes, brave children under 5 are more than welcome but may find some scenes loud and others scary. Babies under 18 months old must have a free lap ticket – please call the Ticket Office on 01865 305305.

Don’t forget, we also have…

FREE toys and games are available in the Circle Bar.
FREE booster seats for small children
FREE tickets for babies under 18 months.

Running Friday 23rd November 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019.

For more info and to book tickets go here.


Aladdin – The Theatre, Chipping Norton

With dancing mummies, disappearing pyramids and a deeply daft genie, expect a laughter-filled spectacular. This is Aladdin as you’ve never seen it before! Family friendly from start to finish, and packed with magical marvels and toe-tapping tunes, this is the Chippy Panto you’ve been wishing for.

Running 14th November 2018 to 13th January 2019.

To book call, 01608 642350

Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas – BT Studio

When Alby stumbles across Santa’s list of presents, he realises that Christmas isn’t going to happen unless the list is reunited with its owner. But it’s going to take one very brave penguin to save the day… The perfect festive treat for children aged 3 to 6. 50 mins no interval.

Running Thursday 6th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019.

Burton Taylor Studio Theatre

Alice & Bob’s Whopping Christmas Cracker Show/Party – Pegasus Theatre

A fun, fabulous cracker of a party of a show, and everyone’s invited! You are a member of a family you didn’t know you had as Alice & Bob welcome you to the most entertaining, gladdening, crazy Christmas reunion in Oxford. £14/£10.50

Running Tuesday 4th December to Thursday 27 December 2018.

The Pegasus’ details are here.

Cogges Farm Christmas

Christmas Market
Sunday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Over 60 stalls from local businesses, crafters and makers and music from local choirs. ÂŁ2 adults / ÂŁ1 children or free for season ticket holders.

Father Christmas will be at the Christmas Market in the manor house for a story read by his elves, a gingerbread man and a small gift. ÂŁ6.50 per child (plus admission to the market). Book in advance online.

Peter Pan
Saturday 1st December
This charming production is packed with adventure, spectacular scenery and magical special effects. Performances at 1pm and 3pm in the barns, so dress up warm! Tickets £11 adults / £9.50 children.

Cogges details are here.

Nativity! The Musical – New Theatre

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’ve decided to mount a musical version! Featuring all of your favourite sing-a-long songs from the smash-hit films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth and One Night One Moment.

Running Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th December 2018

New Theatre’s details are here.

Peter Pan – Creation Theatre at the North Wall

A shadow at the window, a sprinkling of fairy dust and then straight on till morning; the Darling children are off on an adventure. This winter, pull up a chair for Creation Theatre’s eighth family Christmas show at The North Wall. Recommended for 7+.

Running 1st December 2018 to 5th January 2019.

North Wall’s details are here.

Pied Piper – Cornerstone Arts Centre

Join us for an enchanting new musical about playing to your own tune. The world of The Pied Piper is vividly brought to life with new songs and music, performed live by actor musicians supported by a talented young ensemble from the local community. £15/£13/family ticket £50

Running 8th to 30th December 2018.

Cornerstone Arts Centre

Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates

Kennington ADS present Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates! by Alan P Frayn. Good times guaranteed in this sea-faring pantomime, from the local drama group who always put on a wonderful show. ÂŁ10 adults, ÂŁ8 concessions, ÂŁ30 family of four (under 5s free when sitting on lap of the paying adult).

Runs 25th January to 2nd February 2019 at Kennington Village Centre, OX1 5PG

Call 01865 739025

The Abonimable Snowman – Puppets Go Wild – Pegasus Theatre

Wild Boor show for 3-7yrs, about a lazy boy, a naughty wood cutter and a lonely snowman. A show with songs, music, puppetry and gentle clowning (show 45mins).

Running Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018

The Pegasus’ details are here.

Winne and Wilbur A Christmas Adventure – Wild Boor Ideas

Join in the festive fun and share Christmas with Oxfords most loved story book characters Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur.

Running Saturday 15th December to Sunday 23rd December 2018.

The JDP music building, St Hildas College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY

Bookings taken from mid-November. Call 01865 305 305.

WISH – Story Museum at 41 Oxford Castle

Surprises and fun galore in store this Christmas season as we take you on a magical, musical journey with much-loved classic stories told afresh by multi-talented actor/musician Tristan Pate. Different venue – same Story Museum ingredients: great storytelling, music, song, joining in and fun for all whether you’re 3 or 103. £7.50/£5.50

Running 30th November 2018 to 6th January 2019.

01865 807600