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Planning a trip to the theatre this Christmas? Oh no your not! Oh yes you are!

Visiting the theatre at Christmas is a magical experience, from pantomimes and Christmas shows, to ballet, comedies and carol concerts – there’s plenty to see, experience and enjoy.

Take a look at a few of our must see shows and activities this festive season:

Dick Wittington and his Mousehole cat – performances throughout December

Visit the Hall for Cornwall this Christmas for the annual pantomime - this year featuring the story of Dick Wittington and his Mousehole cat, as he travels from London to Cornwall to find fame. But after a rough start will Dick find his fortune after all?

The Christmas Cuckoo – 21 and 23 December

Visit the striking cliff top Minack Theatre for a fantastic production of The Christmas Cuckoo. A wonderful 19th century story by France Browne, telling the tale of how two brothers discover that riches won’t make you as happy as the feeling of giving will.


Live Nativity – 13 December, Falmouth

Join this unconventional production as it takes to the streets of Falmouth on the 13th December starting from Events Square. Follow the three wise women on horseback to the final nativity scene on The Moor.


Rouge Winter Wood – various dates throughout December

Held in Tehidy Woods, this theatrical winter adventure is exciting from the moment you pass through the woodland gate. The walk includes a live show and music, festive stories, free hot chocolate and sparkly face painting.


Santa’s Christmas Cracker - 9 and 10 December

Visit the Regal Theatre in Redruth this Christmas for a festive family show. Follow the adventure of Dotty the elf and Pompom the penguin in an interactive, music filled show as they discover the meaning of Christmas.


The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness - 27 December at The Acorn, Penzance

This is the ultimate Christmas show featuring everything we love about the festive season, from sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols and Christmas cake!


Beauty and the Beast Pantomime - 5 December at the Lane Theatre

Don’t miss this magical rendition of the classic Beauty and the Beast – with added comedy, dances and songs it’s a great trip out for all the family