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 this year?

We also have listings for Christmas markets, Christmas light switch ons, and grottos in Herts.

We do our best to provide accurate details, but please check with the organisers before travelling.

Hertfordshire Pantomimes 2018

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Gordon Craig Theatre
Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, SG1 1LZ
Friday 30th November 2018 to Sunday 27th January 2019
Join us on a magical adventure to meet a Wicked Queen with a jealous streak, a handsome prince who’s searching for love and the fairest of all damsels in distress. Not forgetting a magic mirror, a tempting juicy red apple and seven friendly dwarfs.
www.gordon-craig.co.uk

Jack and the Beanstalk
Watford Palace Theatre
Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JZ
Wednesday 5th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019
A lavish spectacle with live musicians on stage, stunning sets and costumes, song, dance and slapstick, performed straight from the heart by a talented company of new faces and Palace favourites.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk  

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Harpenden Public Halls
Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 1PD
Saturday 8th to Sunday 30th December 2018
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to panto we go! This enchanting fairytale of magic and joy will captivate audiences of all ages and is the perfect festive treat for the whole family. Book your tickets now to see the fairest panto of them all complete with spectacular scenery, dazzling costumes, amazing special effects and plenty of audience participation. There has never been a better time to see pantomime at Harpenden Public Halls!
Box office 01582 767525.

www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk  

Aladdin
The Radlett Centre
1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8HL
Saturday 8th December to Thursday 3rd January 2018
Bursting with fabulous music, hilarious comedy, dazzling sets and costumes as well as loads of audience participation. Join in the fun this Christmas, with songs and laughter and follow Aladdin’s exciting adventures involving colourful pantomime characters, a scheming sorcerer, a golden lamp, a beautiful princess, a cave full of treasure and just a touch of friendly Genie magic!
www.radlettcentre.co.uk  

Cinderella
Broxbourne Theatre Company
High Street, Hoddesdon EN11 8BE
Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th January 2019
With the help of Buttons and our Fairy Godmother, no matter what tricks her Ugly Sisters and wicked Stepmother may try, Cinderella shall go to the ball … meeting Prince Charming, Dandini and a huge cast of supporting characters. Join Broxbourne Theatre Company (formerly ETCEA) as it celebrates 75 years of entertainment in Enfield and Broxbourne.
www.broxbournetheatrecompany.co.uk  

Dick Whittington
The Spotlight Theatre
High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8BE
Friday 14th to Monday 31st December 2018
Packed full of fabulous tunes, stunning dancing, amazing costumes, plus lots of festive sparkle and chances to join in, this is going to be one Christmas panto not to miss. It’s gonna be a purrrfect panto! We’re proud to announce that Idle Jack will be played by kid’s TV legend Dave Benson Phillips!
www.broxbourne.gov.uk/thespotlight  

Jack and the Beanstalk
Wyllyotts Theatre
Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2HN
Saturday 15th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
This year’s magical extravaganza once again promises you live music, stunning sets, sensational costumes, slick choreography and spectacular music. Don’t miss out on another Wyllyotts hit!
www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk  

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Watersmeet Theatre
High Street, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1EH
Friday 7th to Monday 31st December 2018
Join us on a magical adventure to meet a Wicked Queen with a jealous streak, a handsome Prince who’s searching for love and the fairest of all damsels in distress. Not forgetting a magic mirror, a tempting juicy red apple and seven friendly dwarfs.
www.watersmeet.co.uk  

Cinderella
The Alban Arena
Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD
Thursday 6th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
Don’t miss our hilarious, fun-packed family pantomime, Cinderella starring RACHEL STEVENS (S Club 7), children’s favourite, BEN FAULKS (CBeebies’ Mr Bloom) and local legend, (this time wearing the trousers!) BOB GOLDING.
www.alban-arena.co.uk

Honk!
The Barn Theatre
Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD
Friday 14th to Monday 31st December 2018
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved story, The Ugly Duckling, the award-winning musical Honk! tells the story of an odd-looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Soon after he’s born, Ugly is seduced away by a wily Cat who wants to eat him for dinner. After escaping, Ugly sets out to find his home, and finds love, friends and many adventures on the way to his happy fairytale ending!
www.barntheatre.co.uk

Pinocchio
Hertford Theatre
The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS
Saturday 1st December 2018 to Tuesday 1st January 2019
A real highlight of our calendar! As a truly special treat for Christmas, Hertford Theatre produces a fabulous, all-singing, all-dancing show for all the family. Whether you are 4 or 104 get yourself into the festive spirit with this terrific, high quality professional production. Written and directed especially for our audiences by Hertford Theatre’s very own Director, Rhys Thomas.
www.hertfordtheatre.com

Aladdin
Hertford Theatre
The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS
Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th January 2019
The traditional panto presents the classic rags to riches tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp. Join a cast of colourful characters in this family-friendly show.
www.hertfordtheatre.com

The Snow Queen
The Market Theatre
Sun Street, Hitchin, SG5 1AE
Saturday 15th to Saturday 29th December 2018
Enter a winter wonderland this Christmas as the Market Theatre invites you to meet The Snow Queen. We accompany Gerda on her journey to save her brother from the clutches of the cold Queen of the North. But there are obstacles in her way and she will meet characters that are not always sympathetic to her quest. Only with the help of the audience will she stand any chance of succeeding. This reworking of the legendary and magical tale is aimed specifically at 4 to 9-year-olds but great fun for children of all ages.
www.markettheatre.co.uk

Beauty and the Beast
Rhodes Bishops Stortford
South Road, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3JG
Saturday 8th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019
The Rhodes Pantomime is back – bigger and more beautiful and beastly than ever! From the same team that brought you the record-breaking productions of Cinderella and Snow White comes the spellbinding story of Belle, the spirited and headstrong village girl who enters an enchanted castle and melts the heart of the monstrous Beast who dwells within its walls. With spectacular sets and costumes, stunning choreography and a feast of magical effects it’s a festive family treat for all ages.
www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

Hansel and Gretal
The Sandpit Theatre
The Ridgeway, St.Albans, AL4 9NX
Saturday 15th December 2018
Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture into the woods, trailing breadcrumbs as they go. The mischievous siblings are on the hunt for sweet treats in the heart of the forest – but might find more than they bargained for…
sandpittheatre.co.uk