History of the Pantomime

Pantomime firsts

  • 1987 - First show
  • 1996 - First show in a West-End theatre
  • 2001 - First show at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
  • 2002 - First show as part of regional tour
  • 2004 - First signed performance
  • 2010 - All about the kids initiative starts
  • 2011 - First live satellite broadcast to cinemas around the UK

Pantomime show history

No Show Venue(s)
1 Cinderella Chaucer Theatre at the Sedgwick Centre, London
2 Mother Goose Chaucer Theatre at the Sedgwick Centre, London
3 Aladdin Chaucer Theatre at the Sedgwick Centre, London
4 Frankenstein the Panto Chaucer Theatre at the Sedgwick Centre, London
5 Santa in Space Chaucer Theatre at the Sedgwick Centre, London
6 Ali Baba Chaucer Theatre at the Sedgwick Centre, London
7 Dick Whittington & his Cat Chaucer Theatre at the Sedgwick Centre, London
8 Cinderella Chaucer Theatre at the Sedgwick Centre, London
9 Little Red Riding Hood Chaucer Theatre at the Sedgwick Centre, London
10 Mother Goose Mermaid Theatre, London
11 Sleeping Beauty Mermaid Theatre, London
12 Aladdin Mermaid Theatre, London
13 Jack & the Beanstalk Peacock Theatre, London
14 Robin Hood Peacock Theatre, London
15 Dick Whittington & his Cat Peacock Theatre, London; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
16 Peter Pan Peacock Theatre, London; Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
17 Beauty and the Beast Peacock Theatre, London; Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
18 Aladdin Peacock Theatre, London; Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
19 Cinderella Peacock Theatre, London; Theatre Royal, Wakefield; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
20 Jack and the Beanstalk Peacock Theatre, London; The Journal Tyne Theatre, Newcastle; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
21 Puss in Boots Peacock Theatre, London; The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
22 Babes in the Wood Peacock Theatre, London; Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
23 Sleeping Beauty Peacock Theatre, London; King's Theatre, Glasgow; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
24 Snow White Peacock Theatre, London; The Grand Opera House, Belfast; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
25 Pinocchio Peacock Theatre, London; New Theatre, Cardiff; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
26 Aladdin Peacock Theatre, London; Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
27 Peter Pan Peacock Theatre, London; The Nottingham Theatre Royal, Nottingham; & Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
28 Cinderella Peacock Theatre, London; The King's Theatre, Edinburgh
29 Dick Whittington Peacock Theatre, London; Manchester Opera House
30 Jack and the Beanstalk Peacock Theatre, London; Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre; Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
31 Hansel & Gretel Peacock Theatre, London; The Grand Theatre, Swansea; Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Ireland
32 Wizard of Oz Peacock Theatre, London; The King's Theatre, Edinburgh

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