This award-winning dining experience is the ideal theatre show for Christmas, as it sees you become part of the well-loved TV series Faulty Towers. Join Basil, Sybil and Manuel for an unforgettable night of improvised comedy, belly laughs and delicious food (served shambolically, of course).
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
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.
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.
Get ready for a fabulous night of entertainment over at All I Want For Christmas Is Cabaret. Taking place at Phoenix Arts Club, it will feature a range of drag, burlesque, comedy and musical theatre acts. Enjoy the show while sipping cocktails and mulled wine.
What The Dickens? is a unique, immersive walking tour that takes you through the city's streets, following Charles Dickens' footsteps as he wrote A Christmas Carol. Not only will you learn interesting facts and see unique landmarks, but also enjoy a drink at the author's favourite pub.
In an unconventional twist on the best Christmas shows in London, a Waterloo venue is hosting Humbug: The Immersive Christmas Dive Bar this winter. Expect interactive performances, raucous live actors and most of all - prepare to involve yourself in the action.
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.
Sit back and sip on bottomless prosecco, all while watching the city's top West End talent flex their might. For 2023 Christmas musicals, this brunch has you skipping the box office queues and seeing the stars from Les Mis, Wicked, The Lion King and Phantom all in one place.
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.
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.