Best Christmas Theatre 2023

From immersive dining experiences to crowd-pleasing cabaret, Christmas theatre in London doesn't start and end with The Nutcracker. 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 30th December 2022

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

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 15th April 2023 and 13 other Saturdays

Ditch the panto in favour of something a little quirkier this Christmas... 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 Rosemary Branch Theatre

Get your theatre fix this season 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 Edinburgh Fringe hits.

The Murdér Express Part Deux -Jewel Of The Empire: Award Winning Immersive Theatrical Dining Experience

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 23rd March 2023

London Christmas theatre in 2022 is topped off by The Murdér Express Part Deux - Jewel Of The Empire. Here, you'll combine the immersive performance with a full festive feast from Masterchef The Professionals finalist, Louisa Ellis.