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UK Theatres Offering Relaxed Performances Over The Festive Period

A selection of UK theatres that are offering relaxed performances of their shows over the festive period

UK Theatres Offering Relaxed Performances Over The Festive Period

Relaxed performances have been developed to make theatre more accessible and enjoyable for a wider audience.

While venues might have slightly different variations on what this consists of (details are linked for each show) in general it allows for the audience to move around freely if needed, lighting and sound adjustments for sensory issues and a separate quiet space if needed with trained staff. With shows like pantomimes, sudden loud noises and bright lights may be removed for the performance.


The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan - His Majesty's Theatre 5th January


Aladdin - Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 13th December


Sleeping Beauty - Ayr Gaiety 4th & 13th December


Belle and Sebastien - Bristol Old Vic 15th and 20th December

Cinderella - Bristol Hippodrome 16th December

The Nutcracker - Bristol Old Vic 30th December


Jack and the Beanstalk - Churchill Theatre 15th December

Bury St Edmunds

The Legend of Robin Hood - Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 8th January


Goldilocks - The Sherman Theatre 28th December

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - New Cardiff Theatre 20th December

Tales of The Brothers Grimm - The Sherman Theatre 3rd December


Dick Whittington and His Cat Tweedy - Everyman Theatre 4th January

Lark Rise to Candleford - Everyman Theatre 15th December

The Snow Queen - Everyman Theatre 14th December

Chipping Norton

Dick Whittington - The Theatre Chipping Norton 12th January


Beauty and the Beast - Mercury Theatre 13th December & 8th January

Pinocchio - Mercury Theatre 13th and 22nd December


Treasure Island - Cumbernauld Theatre 11th December


Sleeping Beauty - Cast in Doncaster 8th and 27th December


Cinderella - Dundee Rep Theatre 13th and 28th December


An Edinburgh Christmas Carol - Lyceum Theatre 15th December

Scottish Ballet's The Snow Queen - Festival Theatre 8th December

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Festival Theatre 4th January


Sleeping Beauty - Falkirk FTH 14th December


Aladdin - Leas Cliff Hall 14th December


Beauty and the Beast - King's Theatre 14th December

Little Red Riding Hood - Citizens Theatre 20th December

The Wizard of Oz - Eastwood Park Theatre 3rd and 8th December

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Tron Theatre 7th December


Cinderella - Rothes Halls 22nd December


Peter Pan - Eden Court 14th December


Goldilocks and the Three Bears - New Wolsey Theatre 7th December, 11th January and 26th January


Snow White - Kilmarnock Palace Theatre 10th December


Ya Wee Sleeping Beauty 2 - King's Theatre 13th December


The Wizard of Oz - Leicester Curve 7th January


A Christmas Carol - Rose Theatre Kingston 29th December

A Christmas Carol - The Old Vic 10th December

Baghdaddy - Royal Court Theatre 10th December

Christmas In The Sunshine - Unicorn Theatre 3rd, 7th and 16th December

Cinderella - Theatre Royal Stratford East 30th December

Crackers: A Festive Family Farce - Polka Theatre 7th January

Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights - Shakespeare's Globe 21 December

Henry V - Shakespeare's Globe 14th December

Hey Duggee: The Live Theatre Show - Southbank Centre 28th December and 5th January

Hex - National Theatre 22nd December

It's A Wonderful Life - London Coliseum 7th December

Jack and the Beanstalk - Jacksons Lane 22nd December

Jack and the Beanstalk - Lyric Hammersmith 6th December

Kerry Jackson - National Theatre 4th January

Little Red Robin Hood - Battersea Arts Centre 9th and 15th December

Mandela - Young Vic 4th January

Othello - National Theatre 28th December

Paradise Now! - Bush Theatre 17th December and 12th January

Pinocchio - Unicorn Theatre 2nd, 3rd, 11th and 20th December

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas - Lyric Hammersmith 29th November

Robin Hood - Greenwich Theatre 5th January

Rumpelstiltskin - Park Theatre 24th December and 5th January

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - New Wimbledon Theatre 20th December

The Fir Tree - Shakespeare's Globe 30th December

The Perfect Show For Rachel - Barbican Theatre (all performances)

The Snowman - Peacock Theatre 30th November


Disney's The Lion King - Palace Theatre Manchester 27th November

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan - Manchester Opera House 15th December

Milton Keynes

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Milton Keynes Theatre 5th January


Cinderella - Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre 27th November


Sinbad - The Brunton Theatre 28th December


The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Northern Stage 22nd and 29th December

Song of the Goblins - Alphabetti Theatre (all performances)


Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Nottingham Playhouse 10th, 17th and 27th December


Mamma Mia! - New Theatre Oxford 30th December


Jack and the Beanstalk - Perth Theatre 11th and 28th December


Peter Pan and Wendy - Pitlochry Festival Theatre 16th December


A Christmas Carol - Reading Rep Theatre 8th and 30th December


Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Richmond Theatre 15th December


Jack and the Beanstalk - Sheffield Lyceum 8 December

Standing At The Sky's Edge - Sheffield Crucible 21 December


The Little Prince - Taunton Brewhouse 20th December

St Andrews

Snow White - The Byre Theatre 13th December


Maw Goose - Macrobert Arts Centre 14th December


The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan - Regent Theatre 30th December


Aladdin - Sunderland Empire 27th December


Aladdin - Princess Theatre 27th December


Beauty and the Beast - Watford Palace Theatre 16th and 17th December

West Berkshire

Rapunzel - The Water Mill Theatre 3rd December


Cinderella - New Victoria Theatre 8th December


All New Adventures of Peter Pan - York Theatre Royal 18th December

Old Granny Goose - Grand Opera House 3rd January

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