Get ready to jingle your bells at these fabulously festive theatre outings this Christmas!

A Christmas Carol at Bristol Old Vic: 29 November - 13 January

Continuing the festive tradition of imagining new versions of classic stories, Bristol Old Vic present an enchanting new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale.

The Borrowers at Tobacco Factory Theatres: 29 November – 13 January

This Christmas the Tobacco Factory Theatre transforms into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowers, based on the much-loved novel by Mary Norton.

Three Kings at Theatre Shop, Clevedon: 1 December

Travelling Light brings its' inventive and fresh twist to a classic tale. Fusing storytelling, song, dance and puppetry in a sparkling show about finding out where you belong, overcoming your differences and listening to the secret stargazer in each of us.

Beasty Baby at Tobacco Factory Theatres: 6 December – 6 January

Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites creates a funny and magical shared experience for the whole family, to warm up those cold winter days.

The Gift of Presents at Tobacco Factory Theatres: 7 – 30 December

Dust off your baubles, prepare your nuts to be cracked and let your christingle be tingled in this tale of giving and receiving with your drag-king Lordess and Sistas most(ly) Divine.

Igloo at Bristol Old Vic: 8 December – 9 January

Winter is on its way, and anticipation for that first smattering of snow is building. Sometimes you don’t get what you want, even when you’re made to wait - sometimes what you end up with is something even better. Christmas show for ages 0–3.

The Nativity - A Donkey's Tale at the Redgrave Theatre: 8 December

A story over 2,000 years old – a story which must be told and retold over the centuries, so that its magic never fades and its truths are always fresh. Dog remembers his time with the shepherds, Camel his time with the Wise Men. But most of all, this is The Donkey's Tale…

Cinderella at Bristol Hippodrome: 9 December – 6 January

Featuring all of the ingredients for the perfect pantomime; a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy.

Steamed: A Dickensian Improvised Christmas Tale at Brunel's SS Great Britain: 9 – 11 & 21- 22 December

This Christmas hop aboard Brunel's SS Great Britain for something festive, Dickensian and entirely improvised, created on the spot from your suggestions!

Living Spit’s Nativity at Bristol Old Vic: 14 – 22 December

With the usual mix of silly songs, pitiful puppetry and more Biblical befuddlement than you can shake a figgy pudding at, Living Spit’s Nativity promises to be a cornucopia of comic Christmassy crudeness that you’ll never forget!

Christmas Tales with Granddad at The Wardrobe Theatre: 22 December – 6 January

Exquisite puppets and captivating storytelling combine to create an enchanting and magical Christmas show bursting with heart-warming storytelling and festive cheer.

Santa's Christmas Party at Redgrave Theatre: 22 December

Help get Santa's Christmas Party back on track in an adventure full of fun, festive songs and party games. Then meet Santa at his home in the North Pole, where every child will receive a special present from him. 45-minute, interactive family show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds.


Bristol Old Vic Theatre
Bristol Old Vic Theatre exterior

Built in 1766, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world, and remains a place of joy, discovery and adventure to this day.

Tobacco Factory Theatres
The Tobacco Factory Exterior

A popular theatre and café bar in Southville, with a programme of touring and in-house productions, childrens' and music events

Redgrave Theatre
Redgrave Theatre

Hidden aware in the beautiful suburb of Clifton the Redgrave Theatre is one of Bristol’s most popular theatres hosting a wide variety of productions including operas, musicals, stand-up comedy, theatre and dance.

The Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol Hippodrome theatre inside

One of the country's top provincial theatres, which proudly continues to stage major West End and Broadway productions.

Brunel's SS Great Britain
Historic Ship
Brunel's SS Great Britain Bristol

Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's SS Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!