Feels Like Christmas at Liverpool’s Theatres
Celebrate this festive season with a rich and magical programme of Christmas shows. From concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, to the Wizard of Oz at the Empire, there’s a show for you and your family. Make a night of it, enjoy the Christmas lights in the city centre and a festive menu before you take your seat. Each of the city centre’s major cultural organisations now sits within a Liverpool BID area, after the expansion of the Retail & Leisure BID Area to Hope Street.
The Wizard of Oz
Wed 13 Dec 2023 – Sun 7 Jan 2024
Direct from The London Palladium, the sensational new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals comes to Liverpool Empire this Christmas.Starring JLS sensation Aston Merrygold as The Tin Man and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner and Dancing on Ice star The Vivienne as The Wicked Witch of the West. This spectacular production of The Wizard of Oz will be a truly magical experience for all the family.
Tickets and information is here
Liverpool’s Royal Court
10 November 2023 – 20 January 2024
The World famous, record breaking, eye popping, lung busting, side splitting, knee trembling Royal Court Christmas show is back! We’ve got the live band, we’ve got the great gags and we’ve got some pretty rude words so leave the kids at home and get down here for the best night of the year.
Dick was lying in his bed when a scary hairy fairy came to him in a dream. If he were to go to London then he would become Lord Mayor! How brill is that? But hang on… London’s 212 miles away and it’s full of divvies. Why not become Lord Mayor of Liverpool instead! It’s a lot nearer. As he gets closer to town he runs into a bunch of proper rats who want to stop him. Ably supported by his cat, Galore, he needs to overcome all odds and beat King Rat to get his hands on that big, gold chain. As long as he believes then nothing can stop him. Except possibly a bit of plague.
Book your tickets here
The Woman in Black
Tue 5 December to Sat 30 December 2023
The legendary production of Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story THE WOMAN IN BLACK returns to Liverpool this Christmas, direct from London’s West End, after an incredible 33 year run at the Fortune Theatre.
The Woman in Black brilliantly delivers atmosphere, illusion and horror! Experience the thrill and excitement of this critically-acclaimed international theatre event that has been seen by over 7 million people worldwide, and continues to delight and terrify audiences of all generations.
Tickets are here
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto Cinderella
Fri 17 November to Sat 20 January 2024
The iconic Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll panto is back, and we’re delighted to announce that this year we’re telling the story of Cinderella. With heaps of sass, silliness and sparkle, our awesomely talented actor musicians will bring the classic fairy tale to life in surprising style. Bursting with banging pop and rock tunes, this is a show that will have you singing and dancing along, no matter what your age.
Book your seats here
Under the twinkling lights, Liverpool’s Philharmonic has a festive programme of music and celebration. It wouldn’t be Christmas without The Spirit of Christmas, featuring the orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, mezzo soprano Kathryn Rudge, carols, audience singalongs and seasonal readings. Families can enjoy Santa and The Snowman and don’t miss screenings of It’s a Wonderful Life and The Muppet Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve.
Explore the full programme at liverpoolphil.com
ACC and M&S Bank Arena
This Christmas, you’re invited to the pantomime of your dreams, Sleeping Beauty at The Auditorium – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool.
Starring Reality TV Star & Model – Katie Price as Carabosse, Comedy Star – Bippo as The Castle Clown, Britain’s Got Talent Finalist – Lucy Kay as The Fairy and The Hilarious – Andy Brennan as Queen FiFi of Fazakerley.
Once upon a time in a Pantoland far, far away, a beautiful princess is cursed by the evil Carbosse to perish on her 21st birthday by pricking her finger on a spinning wheel. Thanks to The Fairy, Sleeping Beauty falls into a deep sleep that can only be broken by her one true love. Will the handsome prince come to her rescue, fight the dragon, destroy Carabosse, and save the day? There’s only one way to find out…
For tickets, and the full festive programme at the ACC
Julie Johnson is Chair of Liverpool BID Company’s Culture & Commerce Board,
“Culture plays such an important role in Liverpool throughout the year, but especially at Christmas. It is such a privilege and a pleasure to spend a little of the festive season in these beautiful buildings. We invest a great deal, on behalf of the city centre’s businesses, to support our cultural sector and economy and are delighted to see it going from strength to strength. A vibrant cultural sector can only boost the citywide economy, attracting more visitors and boosting spend, as well as encouraging enthusiasm and a passion for our incredible art and artists”.