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Father Christmas Needs a Wee! Tickets

Arts Theatre

Santa’s enjoying all of his Christmas treats… but he forgot to go to the toilet! Join him in this hilarious musical, best for age 3+.

Festive Fun With Father Christmas Needs a Wee Tickets

Santa’s bursting for the toilet, and you’ll be bursting with laughter when you sit down to watch Father Christmas Needs a Wee at Arts Theatre! Based on the picture book by Nicholas Allen, this hilarious musical for kids is back in London for another festive season this December.

About Father Christmas Needs a Wee

It’s 24th December, and Father Christmas has set off on his sleigh to deliver presents to children all over the world. At every house, he stops to enjoy mince pies, biscuits, mulled wine and other tasty treats but there’s a slight problem… by the time he reaches house number ten, he remembers he forgot to go to the toilet before he left the North Pole!

Packed full of witty humour and catchy songs, this energetic musical is brilliant fun for young children as the big day approaches! It includes some audience interaction including counting, so little ones can get involved and feel engaged too.

Father Christmas Needs a Wee Creative Team

Children’s writer and illustrator Nicholas Allen’s mischievous Christmas story is just one of his much-loved picture books, with others including The Magic Lavatory, Demon Teddy, The Queen's Knickers and Where Willy Went. His series Hilltop Hospital was also adapted for children’s television in 1999.

Allen’s irreverent Christmas story is brought to the stage by TaleGate Theatre Productions. The acclaimed touring company are experts at bringing together humour, music, and theatrical sparkle to shows that the whole family can enjoy together.

Their production of Father Christmas Needs a Wee is also an annual tradition: it premiered in Edinburgh back in 2013 to 5-star reviews and has entertained families across the country on multiple UK tours, as well as a previous West End engagement in 2022. Family blogger Broadway Baby said it best in their review: you’ll “laugh”, “join in” and leave “with a spring in your step”!

Book Father Christmas Needs a Wee Tickets at Arts Theatre

This hugely funny, fast-paced show will have your kids’ eyes glued to the stage, and is the perfect introduction to theatre for ages 3+. Just make sure you don’t make the same mistake as Santa and go to the toilet before the show starts… the jokes might make you laugh so hard you wee! This unconventional Christmas musical is a bite-sized bit of entertainment to enjoy this winter.

Sorry this show closed 23 December 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

The Lion King
Matilda the Musical
Performance dates:
23 Dec 2023 - 23 Dec 2023
Running time:
1 hour and 30 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 3+. Babes in arms under 18 months.

Father Christmas Needs a Wee! Reviews

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User Reviews


Very fun, sing-along-able show that’s short enough to entertain and not exhaust the adults. My kids love it and asked to be taken to see it for the second year in the row! And you will end up humming “wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle, cross your legs and Read more

Performance date: 02 December 2023

Absolutely fantastic. My grandson was totally transfixed from the second the show started. Fully interactive for all.

Performance date: 10 December 2022
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