Bristol Hippodrome


This truly unique theatrical adventure is filled with heart, humour and stunning spectacle, promising a breath-taking multisensory delight.

Follow Aladdin, his hapless brother, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure featuring a beautiful love story, flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp packed full of spectacular family entertainment. 

Bristol Old Vic

Emma Rice's "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare's Globe.

  • Snow Globe: 1 December - 7 January

Join Kid Carpet (The Magic Elves, Kid Carpet and the Noisy Nativity) and his peculiar posse as they take over The Lantern at Colston Hall this Christmas with a signature blend of original music, comedy and theatrical chaos perfect for those aged 3 to 7 and their families.

Tobacco Factory Theatres

Beauty and the beast

This re-telling of the French classic fairy tale is brimming with surprises and delights to remind us that beauty – and beastliness – are only skin deep.

This Christmas the multi award-winning team behind Cinderella: A Fairytale brings all its trademark magic and mastery to a warming wintry tale of family, feathers and fitting in.

St Georges Bristol

Often hailed as the ‘King of Bhangra’, UK-based Malkit Singh is a true Punjabi icon in today’s Bhangra industry.

The OAE and Rachel Podger show how Mozart was the ultimate musical genius — and the ultimate game player.

ella fitzgerald

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of ‘First Lady of Song’ Ella Fitzgerald, whose incomparable artistry covered every base of the jazz vocalist’s art from swing to scat, plus the sheer perfection of her interpretations of the American Songbook in the landmark series of albums devoted to particular composers.

Expect a real sense of occasion as two extraordinary voices from the realm of UK music royalty are brought together for this rare live outing.

Give the whole family a Christmas treat at this special concert which features Prokofiev’s well-loved musical tale, Peter and the Wolf.

The Redgrave Theatre

Seven of the very finest magicians and illusionists from around the globe come together in a breathtaking and head-scratching show that really has to be seen to be (dis)believed.

Colston Hall

Gift your family a magical, musical evening this Christmas of two much-loved classic stories presented by CBeebies star Pui Fan Lee.

Other theatre and performance

What would Christmas be without Charles Dickens' heart-warming story of Ebenezer Scrooge? Critically acclaimed Split Second Productions (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing) return to the Castle to present their magical and enchanting re-telling of this classic tale.

The Bristol Improv Theatre have only gone and created an improvised pantomime for your festive family pleasure this season! Each part of the story is entirely based on your suggestions and ideas.

Award-winning choirs are uniting for a cancer charity's Christmas Concert at Clifton College, Bristol, on Friday, December 8.


London Concertante, Britain's finest and most active chamber ensemble, return to Bristol Cathedral during their 2017/18 season with a programme of Christmas treats!

A musical medley of classic carols to kick of Christmas with festive cheer!

The London Community Gospel Choir boasts some of the most talented gospel singers in Europe. For 35 years, the choir have gathered a huge following around the world, wowing audiences with their powerful and soulful voices.

Rejoice in the countdown to Christmas as the powerful collective voice of Dursley Male Voice Choir, one of the finest choirs in Gloucestershire, return to the Great Hall for another beautiful festive performance.