For Christmas 2022, the Liverpool Empire hosted the heart-warming, toe-tapping festive musical White Christmas. Theatregoers who can hold on to their festive-cheer until February 2023 will be rewarded with a very special panto: Mother Goose, featuring a cast led by UK theatre legend Ian McKellen along with primetime comedian John Bishop. Pantomimes for Christmas 2023 are to be confirmed.
You can always rely on fantastic festive entertainment in Liverpool when the yuletide season arrives. Liverpudlians and visitors from across Merseyside have come together to enjoy Christmas shows since the Victorian era, and the Empire Theatre even opened with a pantomime in 1896 - Cinderella. The venue has welcomed many a star onto its stage during panto season since, including Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black and Ken Dodd.