Welcome to our guide on the must-see pantomimes happening in Kent for 2023! If you’re in the mood for a magical evening or a fun family outing, you’re in the right place. Our carefully curated selection features a range of enchanting pantomimes that promise to delight and entertain. From timeless classics to unique interpretations, there’s something here for every taste. So, get comfortable, and let’s explore the vibrant world of pantomimes awaiting you in Kent.
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Cinderella at Churchill Theatre, Bromley
First on our list is the timeless classic ‘Cinderella’, running from 2nd to 31st December at Churchill Theatre in Bromley. This enchanting production features Brenda Edwards as The Fairy Godmother, bringing a touch of magic to the stage. It’s a perfect blend of humour, stunning sets, and beautiful music – ideal for a heart-warming night out.
Jack & the Beanstalk at Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks
Next up, we have ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ at Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, from 8th to 31st December. This vibrant show promises to be a visual feast with live music, dancing, and spectacular video backdrops. It’s a great pick for those looking to add a splash of colour and excitement to their December evenings.
Beauty and The Beast – Multiple Venues
This year, the tale as old as time, ‘Beauty and The Beast’, graces three different venues in Kent. First, at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (8th – 31st Dec), followed by The Orchard Theatre, Dartford (9th – 31st Dec), and finally at Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells (9th – 31st Dec). Each production offers a unique spin on this romantic story, complete with captivating costumes and special effects.
Jack & The Beanstalk at GlassBox Theatre (MidKent College’s Medway Campaus)
MKC Theatre Company is set to present a festive performance of “Jack & The Beanstalk” at the GlassBox Theatre (based on MidKent College’s Medway campus in Gillingham), from November 28th to December 2nd, 2023. This joyous event, featuring the talented cast and crew from MKC Theatre Company, promises to be a highlight of the holiday season.
Sleeping Beauty at Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs
For a touch of tradition, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs (9th – 31st Dec), is a must-see. Celebrating its 12th annual pantomime, this production is known for its professional cast and live music, ensuring an evening of family fun and classic panto antics.
Puss in Boots – A Christmas Adventure at Churchill Theatre Studio, Bromley
From 9th to 23rd December, join the adventurous ‘Puss in Boots’ in Bromley. This heart-warming tale is about finding friendship and features colourful adventures perfect for a pre-Christmas treat.
Cinderella at The Sinden Theatre, Tenterden
Another rendition of ‘Cinderella’ is set to charm audiences at The Sinden Theatre, Tenterden, from 14th to 31st December. This version is packed with laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, and beautiful costumes.
Snow White at The Malthouse Theatre, Canterbury
‘Snow White’ will be showing from 14th December to 1st January at The Malthouse Theatre, Canterbury. This production promises dazzling sets, costumes, and West End talent, making it an unmissable event for the holiday season.
Sleeping Beauty at The Tower Theatre, Folkestone
Another ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is set to awaken at The Tower Theatre, Folkestone, from 15th to 29th December. This classic tale is perfect for those who enjoy timeless stories told with a modern twist.
Cinderella at The Rylance Theatre, Ashford
The Rylance Theatre in Ashford presents ‘Cinderella’ from 15th to 30th December. Known for its comedy and spectacular musical numbers, it’s the ideal choice for a fun-filled family night out.
Santa In Love at The Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford
From 19th to 24th December, ‘Santa In Love’ will be playing at The Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford. This unique family musical is perfect for those looking to get into the festive spirit with a different kind of Christmas story.
Sleeping Beauty at Ashford Theatre
Join the award-winning team at Ashford Theatre for ‘Sleeping Beauty’ from 19th January to 27th January 2024. It’s a great way to kick off the new year with a dash of magic and dreamlike wonder.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Last but not least, ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, running from 30th January to 4th February 2024. This comedy-filled production is perfect for those who enjoy a good laugh alongside their pantomime experience.
Aladdin at The Central Theatre, Chatham
This December, “Aladdin 2023” brings its magical pantomime adventure to The Central Theatre in Chatham, from 8th to 31st December. The show features a stellar cast, including EastEnders’ Delroy Atkinson as the villainous Abanazaar, Alex Anstey as the charming Widow Twankey, and William Wyn Davies and Jonny Weldon adding comedic flair as the Police Constable and Wishee Washee, respectively.
Brought to you by the team behind last year’s hit, this production promises an enchanting mix of live music, vibrant costumes, spectacular sets, and special effects, making it an ideal festive outing for families and friends alike.
Pantomimes are a heart-warming tradition that brings joy and laughter to all ages. Whether you’re looking for a classic fairy tale, a humorous twist, or something to get you in the festive spirit, Kent’s pantomime scene in 2023 has something for everyone. So, why not make a day of it? Explore the local area, dine at a cosy pub, and then settle in for an evening of entertainment. We hope this guide helps you plan some memorable outings this year. See you at the theatre!