Thanet pantos for 2023

Panto at the Sarah Thorne Theatre

Sleeping Beauty

The Sarah Thorne Theatre in Broadstairs brings its traditional pantomime to the stage in December for its 12th year.

John Goodrum returns as the Dame, playing alongside Lisa Payne, Edina Hadley, Ian Crosher and more to bring to life the story of Sleeping Beauty.

The full professional company with live music and members of the Masque Theatre School will start public performances on Saturday 9th December and will continue until New Year’s Eve.

Special charity nights and school shows have again sold out in advance.

Tickets from £17 are available from Ticketsource on 0333 666 4466 or go to: for details of how to book

Full times and prices are available at

A Christmas Carol

Performed by Minster Playhouse and directed by Fiona Pearse.

Five performances available:

Wednesday 29th November – Friday: 1st December: 7:30pm

Saturday 2nd December: 1:30pm & 6:30pm

Minster Village Hall, High Street

Tickets Children £5, Adults £12

Discounts are automatically applied to bookings of 10 tickets or more at checkout. No booking fees and choose your seats!

Refreshments available including soft drinks and sweet treats. Cash only.

Suitable for all ages.

Free parking is available in the adjacent car park.

Programmes are available to purchase online, in advance, or at the show.

Book online:


Margate Operatic Society brings Cinderella to the stage at Taylor Hall, St Lawrence College from 14th-17th December.

Enjoy a glass-slipper leaving, midnight clock chiming, top-notch ugly-sistering in the all-singing, all dancing panto.

Tickets from £10 Book now:

Beauty and the Beast

Wicked Productions return to Thanet for panto season this December.

After six magical years at the Theatre Royal, Margate, they were left without a home when the venue closed. But now, The Granville Theatre in Ramsgate will host the production of Beauty & the Beast.

Running from December 15-31, the panto stars comedic genius Jezo, back from his Edinburgh Fringe show and Hollyoaks star Jeremy Edwards.

Audiences can expect a blend of humour, magic, and captivating performances.

The Granville Theatre promises a visually stunning production with dazzling costumes to breathtaking set design.

Tickets start from £23.10 and can be bought online at or by visiting The Granville Theatre box office.

Further afield


Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, November 28-January 7

Aladdin, starring TV and West End star Kevin Clifton (Strictly Come Dancing, Singin’ In The Rain, Rock Of Ages), children’s favourite TV presenter, Phil Gallagher (CBeebies’ Mister Maker), and Marlowe Legend Ben Roddy.

They will be joined by West End stars, Alistair So (Matilda, The King And I), Lauren Chia (Disney’s Aladdin, The Sound Of Music), Shannon Farrell (Betty Blue Eyes) and Zain Abrahams (Demon Dentist) and WhatsOnStage Award winner for ‘Best Performer in a Musical’, Courtney Bowman (SIX The Musical).

The show is written and directed by Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution Productions and The Marlowe Theatre.

Tickets £16-£80. Book here

Snow White

The Malthouse, Canterbury.

The Malthouse Theatre in association with Gardner Hodges Entertainment presents Snow White.

From the team that brought you Cinderella and Beauty and The Beast, this year’s production runs from the 14th December to 1st January 2024. It features stunning sets and costumes, spectacular special effects, side-splitting comedy, and a dazzling West End cast.


Adult £19 | Child/Concession £18 | Family (2 adults & 2 children / 1 adult & 3 children) £67.00

To book visit or call 01227 287234