Theatre & Pantomime

Theatre & Pantomime

Motown The Musical
Motown the Musical tells the thrilling tale of the man who broke barriers, fought against the odds to create something more than a record label. Featuring over 50 classic hits including My Girl, What's Going On, Dancing in the Street, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Ain't No Mountain High Enough.
01 - 08 Dec

Tiny Little Christmas
Shows include “The Magical Toyshop”, “Cloudman” an interactive puppet show. Our Christmas Craft Fayre, a special visit from Santa and a great mix of Christmas movies all for great price!

01 - 16 Dec


Startling, shocking and threaded with unexpected humour, Mouthpiece by Kieran Hurley takes a frank and unflinching look at the different Edinburghs which often exist in ignorance of one another.
01 - 21 Dec

A Ladder to the Stars
Macrobert Arts Centre are holding a magical Christmas show, A Ladder to the Stars, for children aged 5 and under this year!
01 - 24 Dec
'Sno Snow!
An interactive festive tale with an environmental message for ages 3 - 7. Bring your wee ones to SYT and together find out why there 'Sno Snow this December.
01 - 30 Dec

Jack and the Beanstalk
Paisley's panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, is a festive treat for adults and children alike; featuring hilarious characters, fantastic original music and a cast that are (quite literally) full of beans!
01 - 31 Dec

Sleepin' Cutie
Macrobert Arts Centre are set for another panto extravaganza from the pen of Johnny McKnight in Sleepin' Cutie! Get ready to boo, hiss, laugh and sing this Christmas.
01 - 31 Dec

The Snow Queen
A magical festive tale, with epic original score, spellbinding storytelling, and more than a pinch of Christmas magic, you don’t want to miss this thrilling reimagining of the classic fable.
01 - 31 Dec

Dalija Acin Thelander to lead five-day Lab for early years artists in Scotland
Unique opportunity for early years artists in Scotland to participate in a five-day lab with award-winning artist Dalija Acin Thelander. The lab is part of Playspace, Starcatchers' artist development programme.
01 - 31 Dec

Enlightenment House
Join National Trust for Scotland on selected dates and times in December for this entertaining, witty and immersive theatre production in the grand surroundings of number 7 Charlotte Square.
01 - 31 Dec

Snow White and the Seven Dames
Snow White’s decided it's time for a change. She's going undercover and in disguise: Snow White, no more! Aided and abetted by SEVEN dames she must defeat her stepmother and find her true name!
01 - 31 Dec

Imaginate and Starcatchers Christmas Social
For artists interested in making work for young audiences - join Imaginate and Starcatchers for their Christmas Social in the Traverse Theatre bar from 6.30pm. This is a drop-in event.
04 Dec


McGonagall's Chronicles
Gary McNair recalls the misadventures of Dundonian poet William McGonagall, fittingly written in almost rhyming verse.
05 - 15 Dec

Chamber Charity Christmas Lunch
Get the festive season underway and hear from Chief Executive of Eden Court, James Mackenzie-Blackman about his plans for Scotland's largest combined arts venue.
07 Dec

A Christmas Fairy Trail - Archerfield Walled Garden
Enter Archerfield Walled Garden's mystical fairy trail and get lost in a world of fairies, forest folk and folklore. A beautifully ethereal world with surprises around every corner. Returning for the second year Archerfield is going bigger, brighter and bolder featuring flying fairies, fire performers, the famous Fairy Disco, dance performances, lighting and projection installations as well as interactive areas.
07 - 24 Dec


Sleeping Beauty
You will not want to miss the pantomime of Sleeping Beauty, with fabulous song and dance numbers, sensational sets and costumes, laughs-a-plenty and bags of audience participation and slapstick fun! All the ingredients that make for a perfect panto! Make magical memories this Christmas and bring the whole family along to see Sleeping Beauty.
07 - 31 Dec


Stepping In - Aberdeen Music Hall Opening
The doors to the Music Hall will be open from 9.30am with free entry all day. With lots of activities and family fun to be had all day, All or Nothing will be performing in the auditorium at 12.15pm.
08 Dec

Kinky Boots
With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
10 - 31 Dec

The Polar Bears Go Up!
The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They've lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It's time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing's for sure, the only way is up!

12 - 23 Dec

Lyngo Theatre: Hansel & Gretel
A musical theatre version of this classic brother and sister tale of adventure and magic to have you humming along throughout and cheering as the children defeat the witch.

15 - 17 Dec

MagicFest Christmas Special: The Miracle of Christmas Future
Magic, robots and humans come together to create a glimpse of the not so distant future, fusing age-old sleight-of-hand with the state-of-the-art tech and phenomenal illusions with futuristic science. Expect levitations, predictions, misdirection, tom-foolery, jiggery-pokery and robots.
27 - 30 Dec