In 2023, Bristol audiences can set sail on an awfully big adventure at The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan. This classic panto will provide all the laughs, vibrant costumes and "It's behind you!"s that fun-loving families could wish for. If you want to enjoy a bit of Christmas spirit before then, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty brings fairy tale magic to the Hippodrome in February 2023 and Ian McKellen’s Mother Goose panto is a golden egg in April.
The great city of Bristol is no stranger to Christmas spirit. After the Bristol Hippodrome was engulfed in a devastating fire in 1948, it was a with a pantomime, Cinderella, that the venue reopened in December that same year, showing just how enduring and important that quirky British festive tradition is. With the tale of glass slippers and pumpkin carriages being so integral to the history of Bristol theatre, it's clear to see why this year's panto is a must-see!