We’ve rounded up all the Christmas shows coming to south east London this season and everything you need to know about them.

Next week will mark the beginning of panto season for many theatres up and down the UK as we gear up for Christmas.

South east London will have a host of shows on offer this year to get you in the spirit of the festive season, from pantomimes to experimental retellings of classic fairy tales.

We’ve put together a guide for all the festive theatre shows in south east London this December and what you need to know about them: 

Cinderella at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Where? Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 31

How much? Tickets start from £22

Opening on December 2, the Churchill Theatre will be running a performance of Cinderella this year.

It will star former X Factor contestant Brenda Edwards as the Fairy Godmother, ventriloquist John Kimmons as Baron Hardup and comedian Steven Dalzeil as Buttons.

They will be joined by Tia Gyngell, who stars as Cinderalla, along with West End performers Darren Bennett and Jak Allen-Anderson, who will star as Cinderella’s evil Wicked Sisters.

Jack and the Beanstalk at Catford Broadway Theatre

When? Wednesday, December 13 to Sunday, December 31

How much? Tickets start from £8.50

Returning for its first pantomime since it closed in 2020, Jack and the Beanstalk written by Susie Mckenna tells the story of Jack, played by Durone Stokes, who lives in the Kingdom of Lewishfarm.

The play promises to be a comedic panto exploring the important topic of wealth divide, whilst simultaneously following one cow’s journey to become a Tik Tok star.

The Light Princess at the Albany Theatre, Deptford

When? Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 24

How much? Tickets start from £12

Playing at the Albany in Deptford, The Light Princess is a modern, musical reimagining of the original fairy-tale told in a modern way, led by a cast of both disabled and non-disabled actors.

The performance will touch on the theme of disability representation and the social model of disability, through the lens of this classic fairy tale repurposed for a modern audience.

Created by LAStheatre, the show will feature integrated audio description throughout, along with several integrated BSL performances throughout the run.

Beauty at the Beast at the Orchard West, Dartford

When? Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 31

How much? Tickets start from £18

Located at the newly constructed temporary theatre hosting 1,000 seats, Beauty and the Beast at Orchard West features in-house facilities such as indoor toilets and a bar.

Orchard West’s Beauty and the Beast stars Eastenders favourite Shona McGarty as Belle, Britain’s Got Talent Finalist john Archer as Belle’s father, and Eastenders star Harry Reid as Silly Billy.

Snow White at the Greenwich Theatre

When? Friday, November 24 – Sunday, January 7

How much? Tickets start from £33

This year Greenwich Theatre will be hosting a panto performance of Snow White, following a successful run of Robin Hood last year.

Written by Anthony Spargo, this theatre production is suitable for children as young as one year of age.

Once Upon a Time at the Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham

When? Monday, January 1 - Saturday, January 27

How much? Tickets start from £15

Eltham’s Bob Hope Theatre will this year be hosting a performance of Once Upon a Time, which follows the story of Primrose as the characters in her book begin to come to life and work to save her from the forces of evil.