Christmas hasn’t started until you’ve booked your panto tickets (oh no it hasn’t!) and Bournemouth has plenty of venues for anyone who loves to embrace this seasonal custom and catch a classic Christmas comedy performance. For the top names treading the boards each year, your best bets are Bournemouth Pavilion and the Poole Lighthouse. These theatres always attract a handful of passing soap stars or celebrities, throw in a sprinkle of local talent and put on a spectacular family performance. Other venues getting into the panto spirit often include the Tivoli in Wimborne, the Regent’s Centre in Christchurch and the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown.
This season’s pantos (Christmas 2017)
|Jack and the Beanstalk||Saturday 1 December 2017 – Monday 1 January 2018||Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre|
|Cinderella||Friday 8 December 2017 – Saturday 6 January 2018||Poole Lighthouse|
Previously featured pantos
|Robin Hood||Saturday 22 April 2017||Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre|
|Cinderella||Saturday 3 December 2016 – Monday 2 January 2017||Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre|