Oh, yes it is! Pantomime season is here again so we’ve put together a list of the biggest and best pantos in Hertfordshire. Which evil villain will you be booing to see this year?

We also have listings for grottos, Christmas markets, and Christmas lights switch on events in Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire Pantomimes 2016

Peter Pan
The Gordon Craig Theatre
Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, SG1 1LZ
25th Nov 2016 to 22nd Jan 2017
Take to the skies with Peter, Wendy and Tinker Bell ? and test your sea legs as we board Captain Hook’s pirate ship and join his crazy crew in this brand new pantomime adventure.
Website http://www.gordon-craig.co.uk/  

Beauty and the Beast
Watford Palace Theatre
Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JZ
2nd Dec 2016 to 31st Dec 2016
The Beast must find true love before the last petal falls from the magic rose – but will good triumph over evil? Will Beauty overcome her fears? And will love conquer all?
Website http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/  

Harpenden Public Halls
Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1PD
10th Dec 2016 to 22nd Dec 2016
Starring LUKE ROBERTS (CITV and Cartoonito?s Hi-5), JESS ROBINSON (TVs woman of 1000 voices), STEVE LEEDS (Go!Go!Go! on nick jr) local X Factor girl HONEY FINE (Mon Amie), ERNIE ALMOND (BBC 3 Counties Radio). Box office 01582 767525.
Website http://www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk/  

Jack and the Beanstalk
The Radlett Centre
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8HL
10th Dec 2016 to 3rd Jan 2017
Upstage Productions return with the greatest traditional adventure pantomime, including dazzling costumes and scenery, fabulous live music, lots of laughs and a host of colourful characters not forgetting Daisy the Cow!
Website http://www.radlettcentre.co.uk/  

Dick Whittington
Spotlight Theatre
High Street, Hoddesdon EN11 8BE
6th Jan 2017 to 14th Jan 2017
Join Dick Whittington and his cat and a large, colourful and spectacular cast as they travel the world seeking work, fame, fortune and streets paved with gold. Ideal for everybody aged 3 to 133. Full details on the web site!#
Website http://www.broxbournetheatrecompany.co.uk/  

The Spotlight Theatre
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8BE
14th Dec 2016 to 30th Dec 2016
Michael Otton returns as Buttons in this years sensational panto ‘Cinderella’ Expect mayhem, madness, laughter, jokes, magic and of course loads of audience participation! Book early to avoid disappointment!
Website http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/thespotlight  

Dick Whittington and his Cat
Wyllyotts Theatre
Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2HN
14th Dec 2016 to 4th Jan 2017
Following last year’s record breaking pantomime, the team that brought you Aladdin proudly present this year’s Christmas spectacular Dick Whittington and his cat.
Website http://www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk  

Jack and the Beanstalk
Watersmeet Theatre
High Street, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1EH
8th Dec 2016 to 31st Dec 2016
Lee Latchford-Evans will star as Jack in this year’s pantomime. Lee will be joined by comedy star and one of the stand-out contestants from this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, Darren Altman.
Website http://www.watersmeet.co.uk/  

Snow White & The Seven Drawfs
The Alban Arena
Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD
8th Dec 2016 to 8th Jan 2017 
Don’t miss our spectacular, fun-packed, family pantomime, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, starring RITA SIMONS (EastEnders), our hilarious Dame, BOB GOLDING, Alban Arena favourite, IAN KIRKBY and a top-quality cast.
Website www.alban-arena.co.uk

Jack and the Beanstalk
The Barn Theatre
Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD
16th Dec 2016 to 31st Dec 2016
Website www.barntheatre.co.uk

Little Red Riding Hood
Hertford Theatre
The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS
3rd Dec 2016 to 1st Jan 2017
Join Little Red Riding Hood on the panto-adventure of a lifetime! Follow her as she journeys deep into the heart of the Enchanted Wood to visit her Grandma. 
But all is not quite what it seems: Grandma has big eyes and big teeth. And she’s hairy. Very hairy!
Website www.hertfordtheatre.com

Sleeping Beauty
The Market Theatre
Sun Street, Hitchin, SG5 1AE
3rd Dec 2016 to 30th Dec 2016
Re-written for the intimate theatre, and more of a Christmas Play than a traditional panto, it still has lots of opportunity for audience participation. Can the children (and even the parents and grand-parents!) help solve Sleeping Beauty’s dilemma to ensure a happy ending?
Website www.markettheatre.co.uk

The Market Theatre
South Road, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3JG
10th Dec 2016 to 7th Jan 2017
Following on from the smash-hit success of last year’s Jack and the Beanstalk, the same team return to bring you more magic this Christmas.  Get set for a fun-filled-feast of family entertainment as Cinderella starts her quest to find her Prince….
Website www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

Dick Whittington & The Pied Piper
The Sandpit Theatre
The Ridgeway, St.Albans, AL4 9NX
6th Dec 2016 to 11th Dec 2017
Top Hat Stage School presents a fun filled original panto for the whole family.
Website http://sandpittheatre.co.uk