Christmas 2023 Show Guide


The holiday season is the perfect time for a family show and see the best from London’s theatre scene. Get in the holiday spirit with these entertaining shows.

Bluey’s Big Play

Perfect for little ones, Bluey’s Big Play brings the Heelers to life in a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the smash-hit TV show.

Dates: 20th December 2023 –⁠ 7th January 2024, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm & 4.30 pm

Location: Southbank Centre

Age: all ages

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: Adult £29.50, £25 & £20, Child £22.50, £19 & £14 (Excludes £3.50 booking fee)

Ticket Link:


Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book

Come and delve into a range of books with Charlie Cook, brought to life with puppetry and enchanting songs, and perhaps you will be able to help his sister discover the wonderful world inside a book…

Dates: 18th November – 4th Febuary

Location: Little Angel Theatre

Age: 3 – 8 years

Duration: 1 hour

Price: £16 Adult and £14 Child

Ticket Link:



Welcome to Brixton Lane! Forget the glass slipper or the pumpkin carriage this Christmas; join Sindi-Ella in this reimagined tale of Cinderella full of rap, poetry, vegetables, and vibes you can dance to!

Dates: 23rd November – 31st December

Location: 385 Coldharbour Lane Brixton London SW9 8GL

Age: 7 years +

Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes

Price: Prices from £15 child, £20 adults. Family ticket deal available.

Ticket Link:


Father Christmas Needs a Wee

TaleGate Theatre Productions hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much loved book.

Dates: 2nd December – 30th December

Location: Arts Theatre West End

Duration: 95 minutes

Price: Prices from £24.90

Ticket Link:


Hansel and Gretel

A beautifully epic new version of The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, transforms the Globe Theatre this winter.

Dates: 8th December to 7th January

Location: Globe Theatre

Age: 5 years +

Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes

Price: £5 – £55. Half-price seated tickets for under-18s are available for all performances.

Ticket Link:


Peter Pan

Join Peter Pan and friends as they look for hidden treasure on the high seas. On this epic adventure, Peter Pan will meet Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and many other characters aboard the Pirate ship the Jolly Roger.

Dates: 16th – 23rd December

Location: Wandsworth Civic Suite

Age: 3 – 11 years

Price: £11 + fees




Under the light of the moon, you will move through a winter wonderland where animals are hibernating and people are tucked away in their cosy houses. Journey through the maze of Battersea Arts Centre’s corridors and hidden spaces, and discover magical creatures at every turn, as they guide you through the crisp new beginnings of spring, the colour explosion of summer and the bountiful harvest of autumn. 

Dates and Prices:

  • 1st, 4th, 5th, 11th December – Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £15)
  • 2nd, 3rd, 6th – 10th, 12th – 24th December – Standard Price £16.50, Child £14.50, Disabled Person £8*

Location: Battersea Arts Centre

Age: 3 years + but all ages welcome

Duration: 45 minutes recommended

Ticket Link:


Snow Queen

Come on an unforgettable and thrilling adventure where the strength of friendship is tested to its limits, and nothing is quite what it seems in the fantastical, frosty world of The Snow Queen.

Dates:11th November – 21st January

Location: Polka Theatre

Age: 6 – 12 years

Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes

Price: £10 (+£2.50 fee)

Ticket Link:


The Gruffalo’s Child

Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ enchanting adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Dates: 1st December 2023 –⁠ 7th January 2024

Location: Garrick Theatre

Age: 3 years +

Duration: 55 minutes

Price: from £10

Ticket Link:


The House with Chicken Legs

Do your best to catch this story of a house that won’t stand still, and a young girl trying to find her feet – in a show featuring puppets, projection and live music.

Dates: 13th –⁠ 30th December, 1 pm, 2.30 pm & 7 pm

Location: Southbank Centre

Age: 9 years +

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Price: £20 ⁠–⁠ £40 (Excludes £3.50 booking fee)

Ticket Link:


The Snowman

This winter family favourite is the timeless tale of a boy and a snowman who comes to life. Back for it’s 26th year, The Snowman is a magical stage adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson.

Dates: 18th November –⁠ 30th December

Location: Peacock Theatre, Sadler Wells

Age: all ages

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Price: £18 (family offers available)

Ticket Link:


The Night Before Christmas

Amber is six and loves reindeer! It’s Christmas Eve but Grandad is feeling tired and Amber’s favourite snow-globe gets broken. Then her world is turned topsy turvy by a surprise visitor and Amber begins an adventure she will never forget.

Dates: 18th November – 14th January

Location: Polka Theatre

Age: 2 – 6 years

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: £16 (+£2.50 fee)

Ticket Link:


WOW! It’s Night-time

The curious little owl is back, and this time she’s ready to discover the wonders of night-time, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes deep in the forest. But where are all the other owls? When the wind blows the leaves from her tree, you’ll soon see…

Dates: 25th November – 27th January

Location: Little Angel Theatre

Age: 2 – 5 years

Duration: 35 minutes

Price: £16 Adult and £14 Child

Ticket Link:


You can also catch Clapham Mums on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Sign up to the Newsletter for monthly updates on events and activities.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply