LW Theatre's Guide to Festive Fun
Posted 24th November 2023
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to infuse your holiday with cheer than by immersing yourself in the enchanting world of LW Theatres?
Join us as we unwrap the joyous offerings awaiting you in the heart of London’s theatre district, promising an unforgettable festive experience that will leave you brimming with holiday spirit. From Christmas-themed afternoon teas to the UK’s biggest Pantomime, there’s something for every theatre enthusiast looking to make their yuletide extra special. Let the curtain rise on a season filled with laughter, song, and the timeless magic of live theatre.
So, whether you’re a seasoned theatregoer or someone looking to create new holiday traditions, LW Theatres has curated a lineup that will fill your hearts with pure joy. Let’s explore the highlights that await you in this festive celebration, ensuring your Christmas is nothing short of extraordinary!
The London Palladium – From Sat 9 Dec
What better way to capture the festive spirit than with the UK’s most extravagant Pantomime? The London Palladium once again plays host to Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot. This year also sees the return of Louis Gaunt and Rob Madge.
Newcomers to the Panto this year include the fabulous Jennifer Saunders and, making her London Palladium debut Frances Mayli McCann.
Some performances have already sold out, so better be quick and book your flight to Neverland now!
The Rat Pack – A Swingin’ Christmas at the Sands
Adelphi Theatre – Tue 5 Dec Only
The Rat Pack – Swingin’ At The Sands will be coming to the Adelphi Theatre for one night only this festive season for the ultimate Christmas party!
Sing along to everyone’s festive favourites such as Winter Wonderland and White Christmas, alongside your usual favourites, New York, New York, That’s Life and of course My Way.
Frozen The Musical
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Set the magic free with Disney’s spectacular FROZEN. The award-winning musical brings to life a world of sumptuous beauty, humour and iconic music in a jaw-dropping production to melt hearts of all ages.
A perfect seasonal family outing and treat for theatre lovers of all ages!
West End Musical Christmas
Adelphi Theatre – Tue 12 Dec only
The West End’s number one concert series is back with another feel good, all singing, all dancing Christmas extravaganza! Brought to you by an incredible cast of West End stars, backed by a live band and dance ensemble, this is every musical theatre fans perfect Christmas party!
Sing-along, dance-a-long and have yourself a very musical Christmas!
Crazy For You
Gillian Lynne Theatre – Must End Sun 31 Dec
You’ve only got 5 weeks left to catch this five-star award winning production before it leaves the West End.
The biggest and most joyful musical comedy is lighting up the West End, ‘banishing the cares of the world with sublime songs and dynamic tap routines’ (Evening Standard).
Start your Christmas season off on the right foot with a celebration of musical theatre at its finest, ‘Susan Stroman’s choreography blows the roof off and wins standing ovations’ (Daily Mail), which ‘sends you out on a high from the joy of music and dance’ (Financial Times).
Cambridge Theatre – Mon 11 Dec only
Singing is back! It’s time to lift our voices once more as Gareth Malone hits the road again this autumn.
Join Gareth for a joyous evening of song, together with his band and stellar singers, performing a whole new set of songs for the 2023 tour. This feel-good concert will leave you with a song in your heart and is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!
My Favourite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert
Theatre Royal Drury Lane – Tue 12 Dec only
For one day only on 12 December 2023, Theatre Royal Drury Lane plays host to My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert, featuring a 40-piece orchestra and international stars of the stage and screen, including Michael Ball, Daniel Dae Kim, Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Ashley Park, Lucy St. Louis, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace and Patrick Wilson!
This landmark event features the 40-piece Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert Orchestra, conducted by Simon Lee, along with a West End chamber choir, dance ensemble and surprise guest appearances.
Christmas Afternoon Tea
Grand Saloon, Theatre Royal Drury Lane – Until Mon 8 January
Celebrate the magic of the season with an enchanting Christmas Afternoon Tea at the historic Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Nestled in the heart of London’s West End, our iconic venue transports you to a culinary into a winter wonderland, inviting you to experience the festive spirit in a truly theatrical setting.
Dine under the warm glow of festive lights and the scent of freshly baked delights, with our Christmas Afternoon Tea running until 8 January.
As the festive lights twinkle and the scent of mulled wine fills the air, London’s West End comes alive with a dazzling array of entertainment options that promise to make your Christmas truly show-stopping.