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Christmas Shows and Pantomimes in Dorset

It’s time to get in the Christmas Spirit and book those Christmas Shows and Pantomimes in Dorset ready for the most magical time of the year.

 If you’re looking for a show that will bring some Christmas cheer to round off the year, you’ve come to the right place. Total Guide to Dorset have made a list and checked it twice so you won’t miss out on all those fantastic Christmas shows and pantomimes across the county this Christmas. 

Bournemouth

elf the musical

ELF: THE MUSICAL, BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, BOURNEMOUTH

About: The hugely popular hit Hollywood film comes to life on stage with this Christmas spectacular production, complete with Santa’s flying sleigh, an immersive snowball fight in the audience, indoor snowstorm and the giant candy cane journey from the North Pole. This is an epic festive show for the whole family and one not to be missed!  

Website: https://www.bic.co.uk/events/elf-the-musical-2023  

Dates: 15th & 16th December 2023  

Tickets: From £26.75 per person  

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that day

THAT’LL BE THE DAY CHRISTMAS SHOW, BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, BOURNEMOUTH

About: Always a classic, That’ll Be The Day returns with their timeless rock ’n’ roll show with Christmas flair. Journey on a nostalgic sleigh ride through rock and pop hits, with some much-loved Christmas classics sprinkled in for good measure. This is a show guaranteed to bring some festive cheer to your December.  

Website: https://www.bic.co.uk/events/tbtd-christmas-show-2023  

Dates: 17th December 2023  

Tickets: From £34 per person, 12+

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snow white

SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS, BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION, BOURNEMOUTH

About: Join Noel Brodie and the gang for another hilarious pantomime on stage at the Bournemouth Pavilion theatre. This year it’s time to tell the tale of Snow White, with plenty of laughs in the rags to riches show with a beautiful princess, wicked queen, hilarious jester and, of course, the seven dwarfs plus a poisoned apple and magic mirror, it’s sure to be a must-see spectacular! 

Website: https://www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk/events/snow-white-panto-2023  

Dates: 2nd December to 31st December 2023  

Tickets: From £17 per person

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Wimborne

CINDERELLA

CINDERELLA, TIVOLI THEATRE, WIMBORNE

About: Arguably the most magical pantomime of them all, The Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne brings the story of Cinderella and her Prince Charming to life on the stage. Will the Ugly Sisters prevent Cinders from her happy ever after or will faithful sidekick Buttons save the day? You’ll have to book your tickets to find out!  

Website: https://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/event/cinderella/  

Dates: 15th December 2023 until 1st January 2024 (adult only performances on 29th & 30th December) 

Tickets: From £14.85 per person 

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TWISTED CHRISTMAS

TWISTED CHRISTMAS, THE MINSTER THEATRE, THE ALLENDALE CENTRE, WIMBORNE

About: Twisted Christmas returns with their dark side of Christmas show. Featuring several micro-plays, including how to buy the perfect gift for your unloved ones, depraved cracker jokes and why you should never turn your back on a pantomime dame…. It’s not your typical Christmas show, that’s for sure!  

Website: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/wimborne/allendale-centre/artsreach-twisted-christmas/e-kgzmre  

Dates: 1st December 2023  

Tickets: From £6 per person, 14+ 

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minister

BEST CHRISTMAS SHOW EVER, THE MINSTER THEATRE, THE ALLENDALE CENTRE, WIMBORNE

About: A brand new adventure awaits for Christmas 2023. Wimborne’s ever-popular Best Christmas Show Ever returns for more festive frolics.  

Website: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/wimborne/allendale-centre/best-ever-christmas-show-2023/e-jgxmjo  

Dates: 15th December until 24th December 2023  

Tickets: From £12.31 per person

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Christchurch

st nick

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR IN THE ST NICK OF TIME, THE REGENT, CHRISTCHURCH

About: Something’s wrong with Santa’s time machine and Christmas is in danger. Luckily Squash the Christmas Elf and Santa’s daughter, Joy, are on hand to travel through time and save Santa. Dazzling dance routines and costumes will give the whole family a warm, fuzzy feeling in this year’s Christmas Spectacular, In The St Nick of Time.  

Website: https://www.theregent.co.uk/event/76774  

Dates: 16th December until 24th December 2023  

Tickets: From £18 per person 

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Swanage

CINDERELLA 1

CINDERELLA, THE MOWLEM THEATRE, SWANAGE

About: Will Cinderella make it to the ball, despite the best efforts from her Wicked Stepmother and two stepsisters? Can Prince Charming meet the girl of his dreams? Find out the answers and cheer and boo along at Swanage’s annual family pantomime at The Mowlem Theatre.  

Website: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ticketshop/iframe/event.php?eventhash=e-lgzqxe&target=_BLANK  

Dates: 12th December 2023 until 20th January 2024  

Tickets: From £8 per person 

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Dorchester

santa's wish

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WISH,SHAFTESBURY ARTS CENTRE, DORCHESTER

About: Join a fun, festive musical adventure and help Dasher, PomPom, Dotty and Snowy give Santa the best Christmas ever before meeting the man himself at his home in the North Pole. Every child in the audience will receive a special gift from Santa in the popular meet & greet session following the show. With songs including festive favourites Jingle Bells and When Santa Got Stuck up the Chimney, this is guaranteed to get you feeling jolly!  

Website: https://shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/santas-christmas-wish/  

Dates: 20th December 2023  

Tickets: From £9.50 per person (to include a gift for every child). Suitable for children aged 2-8 years old.

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snow angel

SNOW ANGEL, CORN EXCHANGE, DORCHESTER

About: Celebrate all that is Christmas with classics such as Michael Bubble and the John Lewis Christmas ad with this delightful festive show that will bring a smile to even the most Scrooge-like audience members. Shamelessly festive and totally mad-capped, this is the Christmas show you didn’t know you needed for 2023!  

Website: https://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/2023/08/01/fri-8-december-snow-angel-charlie-bicknell-louise-innes/  

Dates: 8th December 2023  

Tickets: From £13 per person 

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SNOW PLAY

SNOW PLAY, CORN EXCHANGE, DORCHESTER

About: If Winter moved to your house, what would you do? This snowy spectacular show is a showdown between Spring and Winter, guaranteeing a white Christmas regardless of of the weather outside! The immersive show allows you to make a giant snowman, have a snowball fight and cover a whole house in snow. Fun for the whole family!  

Website: https://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/2023/08/01/sat-9-december-snow-play-lyngo-theatre/  

Dates: 9th December 2023  

Tickets: From £8 per person, 3+  

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christmas carol 1

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, CORN EXCHANGE, DORCHESTER

About: A visit from three phantoms one memorable Christmas Eve makes miserly Ebenezer Scrooge rethink his life. This unique take on the well-known tale promises to be a feast of festive foolery you won’t forget in a hurry. With puppetry, silly songs and enough Dickensian daftness to see you through the night, this show is anything but traditional.  

Website: https://www.dorchesterarts.org.uk/2023/08/07/fri-5-january-a-christmas-carol-living-spit/  

Dates: 5th January 2024  

Tickets: From £13 

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Weymouth

SNOW WHITE

SNOW WHITE, WEYMOUTH PAVILION

About: Will Snow White be forever doomed to live unhappily ever after with her wicked stepmother? Or will she manage, with the help off her friend Muddles the Jester, to meet the handsome Prince and have all her dreams come true? This classic tale is told in a family pantomime full of excitement and a fantastic soundtrack, bringing you a festive treat not to be missed this December!  

Website: https://weymouthpavilion.com/shows/christmas-pantomime-snow-white/  

Dates: 16th until 31st December 2023  

Tickets: From £18.50 per person 

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