Pantomimes are an essential part of the holiday season. Whether you’ve got kids in tow, or friends and family who need entertaining, there is nothing quite like a show to get you in the festive mood.
From traditional pantos to something a little different, we’ve scoured the country to find the most accessible shows for you this year. So, here is Quingo Scooters’ pick of the very best accessible pantomimes in the UK.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The London Palladium
There is ramped access to the main entrance at the London Palladium. You can also take a lift from the foyer to the stalls – the circles are not accessible. The team there just ask that you book in advance and give them a call on 0844 412 4648 to discuss your needs. Book your tickets here.
The Nativity Panto, King’s Head Theatre, London
Something a bit different this time. It’s a pantomime, but perhaps not quite as we know it. The King’s Head Theatre in Islington has taken the traditional Nativity story as their inspiration this year. What makes it different is that it’s an opera company behind this show.
We love it because it feels small-scale and original. It’s opera but have no fear – there are still plenty of cheesy jokes and great tunes.
There is full access into the theatre itself. The team do recommend however that you give them a call before you come just to make sure they’re ready to meet your needs. Their number is 020 7226 8561. Get your tickets here.
Cinderella, The Theatre Royal in Nottingham
We head north next, to a genuine Christmas institution. The Theatre Royal in Nottingham has long been a favourite with families and kids looking for some festive fun. This year’s pantomime certainly won’t disappoint.
It’s a classic tale for one – the magical Cinderella. But what makes it truly special is the pantomime royalty taking part in this production. So, Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre of Coronation Street fame take a bow. They’ll also be joined on stage by another light entertainment legend – Pop Idol’s Gareth Gates as Prince Charming!
The Theatre Royal is a beautiful building and has accessible entrances and a number of accessible spaces in the stalls.
Jack and the Beanstalk, King’s Theatre, Glasgow
We’ve picked this final pantomime for its stellar cast and great reputation. Elaine C Smith (of Rab C Nesbitt fame) is in the starring role this year. She’s always a brilliant performer and is always popular with the local crowds.
She’s joined on stage by Scottish comedian and actor Johnny Mac, so expect plenty of gags. It’s always a high-quality production, with great tunes and plenty to keep kids of all ages amused.
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