Best London Christmas Theatre For 2023

From immersive dining experiences to crowd-pleasing cabaret, Christmas theatre shows in London this 2023 don't start and end with The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol. Whether you’re looking for a festive day out for the entire family or a chance to let loose from yuletide stress, we’ve rounded up the best performances to experience this festive season; all of which are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most stubborn scrooge.

Last updated on 5th December 2023

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

Get your fix at Islington's well-loved Rosemary Branch pub. Enjoy their tasty food and drink, before heading to a range of shows in their award-winning theatre upstairs. This season even includes a top pick of family Christmas shows in London for 2023 - the adventurous Desperately Seeking Santa.

DRINK & PLAY: The Hunt for The Smoking Caterpillar - Comedy escape room + immersive theatre experience

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 9th December 2023 and 3 other Saturdays

Ditch the 2023 Christmas panto in London in favour of something a little quirkier... The Hunt For The Smoking Caterpillar will immerse you in a twisted re-telling of Lewis Carroll's classic, with bonkers storylines and hilarious actors adding to thrill of it all. 

The Murdér Express

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 7th December 2023

Save 20% on ticket November/ December Sunday 1pm with discount code SUNDAY20
Valid on the following dates: 10/12/2023 and 17/12/2023.

London Christmas theatre in 2023 is topped off by The Murdér Express. Here, you'll combine the immersive performance with a full festive feast from Michelin star chef and Great British menu winner, Niall Keeting.

Bunga Bunga: Christmas Lunch Live Show

@ Bunga Bunga Covent Garden on Thursday 7th December 2023 and 4 other dates

In the heart of London, you'll find an epic festival theatrical extravaganza in the form of Bunga Bunga's Christmas Lunch Live Show. Grab your mates and get involved in merry singalongs and interactive games. Feast on antipasti and metre-long pizzas with all your favourite toppings to fuel the fun.

Benny's Festive Package II: A Traditionally Alternative Christmas Cabaret!

@ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club on Sun, 10th Dec 2023 @ 18:00 - 22:30

Fancy a a trip to the theatre this December? Book tickets to Benny's Festive Package II: A Traditionally Alternative Christmas Cabaret at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. Funds will be raised for charities thanks to organisers Cabaret vs Cancer, and you can expect plenty of raucous entertainment.

Fuller's 'A Christmas Carol'

At Fuller's pubs across the capital, you can find festive performances of A Christmas Carol taking place. This four-person performance is full of laughs, ghostly encounters and old Scrooge himself, so make sure to nab tickets to see this classic in a new light.