Edinburgh Pantos and Family Shows

For many families, panto season is one of the most magical times of the year. Edinburgh is a vibrant theatrical city and each year our theatres play host to some amazing family shows.
Below are some of our highlights of the coming season, taking in the best in Christmas pantomime and festive family theatre.

Jack and the Beanstalk, Kings Theatre

The Kings Panto Edinburgh

The King’s Theatre has been putting on pantos for over a hundred years and it’s now an Edinburgh tradition. Running from 26th November 2016 through to 15th January 2017, this year’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk is the pantomime to see in Edinburgh. Starring Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Scott, expect laugh out loud comedy, boos and hisses, madness and mayhem. The show is intended for all ages, although it comes with a warning –

“Pantomime is loud for a small pair of ears, spectacular sights can sometimes cause tears! If bringing a little one please be aware, one or two scenes are intended to scare. The odd naughty joke for grown-up laughter, ensures that we all finish Happily Ever After..”

Tickets book up fast, so be sure to get yours now.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lyceum Theatre

Lewis Carol Alice In Wonderland

If you’re not into pantomimes, the Lyceum’s magical performance of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a lovely alternative. Showing from 26th November to 31st December 2016, the production promises to bring Lewis Carroll’s much loved tale to life in a magnificent Victorian setting. With all your favourite curious characters, this Christmas show is recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets are available now on the Lyceum Theatre website.

Mamma Mia, Edinburgh Playhouse

Mamma Mia The Musical

For the musical theatre fans out there, the global smash hit Mamma Mia comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse between 29th November 2016 and 7th January 2017. Escape to an idyllic Greek island and enjoy a love story told through classic ABBA songs. Come along and see why over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the show. Mamma Mia is rated suitable for those aged 5 and over. You can book tickets direct with Edinburgh Playhouse.


Join us at The Dunstane Hotel for a luxury theatre break in Edinburgh. Come and enjoy the musicals and pantomimes and take advantage of some fantastic winter offers in our boutique hotel. We look forward to seeing you!