Here’s a round up of some of the top pantos and festive shows taking place in the region this Christmas.
For a guide to light trails and Christmas light switch ons see here.
5. Sleeping Beauty, Durham Gala, November 23 - January 8
Sleeping Beauty is set to keep audiences awake at Durham Gala from November 23 - January 8.
The production, written by Gary Kitching and directed by Rachel Glover, is a hilarious new telling of the classic story inviting audiences to follow the adventures of Briar Rose as she tries to escape a marriage to poetry-mad Prince Chad of Middles-boroughly. Photo: submitted
6. The Three Bears at Christmas, Arts Centre Washington, December 6 -11
The Three Bears at Christmas is at Arts Centre Washington from December 6 -11.
Deep in the snowy forest, Mammy, Daddy and Baby Bear are preparing for winter. Each day the Three Bears head off into the woods to collect interesting things they can re-use for their house.
As Christmas arrives, their cosy home is turned upside down by a colourful whirlwind that threatens to knock over their Christmas tree, eat their Christmas puddings and fall asleep in their beds – it’s Goldilocks! Recommended for under 6 year olds and their families. Photo: submitted
7. A Merry Christmas with the Cornshed Sisters, Fire Station Sunderland, December 17
Part of a packed festive programme at The Fire Station in Sunderland, The Cornshed Sisters perform on December 17.
They will bring their fabulous four-part harmonies to a performance featuring a full range of songs that bring Christmas cheer, from your favourite carols to festive pop hits. Photo: submitted
8. Remarkable Robin's Christmas Adventure, Alnwick Playhouse, December 15-30
Remarkable Robin's Christmas Adventure is at Alnwick Playhouse from December 15-30. Meet Robin Armstrong. An adventurous young girl who is obsessed with all things magic. Robin lives in a northern village famous for its fairy tale and folklore. Since the day she was born, Robin’s best friend, Grandma, has told her legendary tales of the fairies, hobs, wizards and trolls that hide in the forest and beneath the surface. Photo: submitted