Best Christmas Theatre in London

From boozy West End brunches to immersive dining experiences and crowd-pleasing pantomimes, Christmas theatre in London doesn’t just 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 London’s top Christmas shows, guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most stubborn of scrooges.

Last updated on 18th November 2019

@ 5-15 Sun Street, London, EC2M2PT on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

Inspired by the smash hit film and set in a top-secret London location, this interactive theatre experience allows the audience to step inside a world of lavish luxury and criminal hedonism. The perfect Christmas gift, but ready yourself - when the moment comes you'll be forced to decide which side of the law you stand.

@ Pleasance Theatre on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

Sink the Pink are never ones to shy away from a party, so expect something epic from this intergalactic tale of escaping a trash-filled island in time for Christmas. It's sure to entertain even the biggest Griches in the audience.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

From the team behind Alcotraz comes this brand new immersive experience, set on board a real ship. Join Captain Jack Cassidy and his undercover crew and help to recapture some precious long-lost treasure. And what's a pirate without his rum? Whilst aboard the ship you'll be served three tailor-made cocktails, steadying your sea legs no doubt.

@ Owl and Hitchhiker on Various dates from Saturday 30th November 2019

Prepare to plunge down the rabbit hole with this experiential twist on Lewis Caroll's classic tale. The ultimate Christmas party experience, expect an hour of mystery and madness. It's entirely bonkers, but we'll tell you a secret, all the best events are…

The stuff of Christmas dreams – enjoy a plethora of the West-End's top shows, from Disney's The Lion King to The Book of Mormon and Hairspray, as part of a luxury experience. The Theatre Supper Club by Stephen Cherry eliminates all of the hassle that comes with planning a visit by organising pre-show dining at a selection of handpicked restaurants and exclusive private member clubs.

  The Murdér Express

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

Winner of Design My Night's 'Best Experience' award 2019, trust us when we say this is one train you won't want to miss. The Murder Express takes you on a dining journey like no other, whilst enjoying a four-course menu created by Master Chef winner Jane Devonshire, a heinous crime occurs, forcing you to turn against your fellow passengers and find the culprit, after all, everyone's a suspect… even you.

  West End Musical Brunch

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@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Saturday 23rd November 2019

Sit back and sip on bottomless prosecco whilst watching London's top theatre talent flex their musical might. The ideal activity for a day of Christmas fun in the capital, skip the box-office queues and instead see the stars from Les Mis, Wicked, The Lion King and Phantom of The Opera all in one place.

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 22nd November 2019

Located in London's city centre, head to the fully decked out Nag's Head for a night with the Trotters - expect some wheeling, expect some dealing and expect some unforgettable madness. The perfect Christmas day out, this experience also includes some 'slap up pub grub', lovely jubbly!

@ Secret location in hackney on Thursday 12th December 2019 and 2 other dates

Hidden under the arches in Hackney is a Christmas show spectacular, featuring live jazz music, fire-breathing performers and London's very best burlesque acts. This top-secret spot is the perfect place for a festive date - think dark cosy nooks, delicious food courtesy of Meat Liquor, and of course, gallons of mulled wine. 

@ The Ivory Vaults on Various dates from Wednesday 27th November 2019

Set within a magical Christmas-themed winter wonderland, this theatrical dining event will have you pining for 25th December like nothing else. Included in the ticket is a five-course festive-themed banquet, booze throughout and of course two hours of jaw-dropping Christmas entertainment, from contortionists to aerial acrobats

@ The London Cabaret Club on Various dates from Thursday 28th November 2019

The ultimate Christmas show in London, this Great Gatsby themed spectacular sweeps the audience up and drops them into Fitzgerald's world of 1920s glitz and glamour. Set in the sophisticated surroundings of The London Cabaret Club, prepared to be wowed by the art-deco scenery and endless parades of flapper girls.

@ Aeronaut on Various dates from Friday 29th November 2019

Set to a festive backdrop in this award-winning pub, Christmas theatre in London doesn't get more exciting than this. With some of the best acrobats and circus performers in the business you'll be treated to an evening of entertainment, all whilst enjoying a Christmas turkey dinner complete with all the trimmings.

@ Immersive LDN on Various dates from Wednesday 27th November 2019

Not your usual Christmas theatre show, A Christmas Carol is back as an immersive experience in the heart of Mayfair. Expect live performances from all your favourite characters as you chow down on a themed menu that features roast turkey, all the trimmings and dessert to finish.

@ Radisson Blu Bloomsbury Street Hotel on Various dates from Thursday 21st November 2019

This award-winning immersive dining experience will see you become part of the well-loved TV show, Faulty Towers. Join Basil, Sybil and Manuel for an unforgettable night of improvised comedy, belly laughs and delicious food (served shambolically, of course).