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Christmas Panto's - Relaxed - Sign Performance - Audio Described

Also see Magical Christmas in Reading at the bottom.


The Prince and the Pauper

The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8AE
14th Nov 2019 to 4th Jan 2020

 To book, please call the box office on 01635 46044

The Prince is bored of royal life, of endless parties and rules and grown-ups. In the bustling streets of London, a young girl who loves to play music and dance dreams of escaping her humble life to perform for the finest people in the city.

Relaxed Performance

Saturday 7 December at 2.30pm

Tickets £20 and £18

Sign performance by Ana Becker and Fliss Becker
Saturday 14 December at 2.30pm. Tickets £25.
Wednesday 11 December at 2.30pm. Tickets £21.

Audio Described Performance 

Described by Lixi Chivas
Saturday 21 December at 2.30pm, Touch Tour at 1pm. Tickets £25. 


The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions

Tues 26 Nov – Sun 29 Dec / Times Vary

£13.50 (£11.50 under 16s), Family and Friends Ticket(4 people) £46

Relaxed Performances - performances on Sat 30 Nov at 11am and Sat 28 Dec at 11am are Relaxed - ideal for children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?

One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.


Theatre Royal Windsor, Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1PS
20th Nov 2019 to 5th Jan 2020
Box Office 01753 853 888

Traditional pantomime comedy capers, with a sprinkle of magic and dazzling dancers and colourful costumes. A treasure of a show you won't want to miss! Starring Anita Harris, Kevin Cruise, Basil Brush and Steven Blakely.
Accessible Performances

Sleeping Beauty

The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5BD
29th Nov 2019 to 4th Jan 2020

This spell-binding production is full of songs to sing along to and stunning dance routines, plus plenty of magic and sparkle.

Box Office 0845 5218 218 Relaxed Performances 

Signed & Audio Described Performance


Hansel & Gretel (Monday 9 December – Tuesday 31 December) South Street Arts Centre

Relaxed Performance Friday 20 December, 2.30pm

RBL Theatre Co. & South Street Arts Centre present HANSEL & GRETEL

Hansel and Gretel were born holding hands, nothing can keep them apart. Until one day they are cast out into the forbidden woods with no way home. Will they ever find one another again? Can they survive the dark, twisting festival of the forest? And what is that powerful smell of candy floss that keeps catching on the wind?

Multi-award winning, Guardian Top 20, local theatre company RBL return to South Street with the same team who created the hugely successful 2018 adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

Advisory age: 8+

Box Office 0118 960 6060 or

South Street: 0118 937 3200 


The Hexagon, Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7UA
7th Dec 2019 to 5th Jan 2020                                                                                                                                                           Box Office on 0118 960 6060

Relaxed Performances on
Friday 13 Dec, 10.30am & Friday 3 Jan, 2pm.

BSL - Signed Performances on
Friday 27 December, 1pm & Saturday 28 December, 5pm. 

CBeebies Super-Star Justin Fletcher will be returning once again for this year's sumptuous show.


Dick Whittington

Desborough Theatre, Maidenhead Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF
11th Dec 2019 to 15th Dec 2019

Popular panto tale of Dick Whittington and his cat. The REAL Maidenhead Panto.

 Website  No specific relaxed performances. Wheelchair assistance available & parking

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Curve, 10 Wellington Street, Slough SL1
13th Dec 2019 to 23rd Dec 2019

Returning to The Curve, Slough, HA Events are proud to present The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Join Dorothy and her friends across the rainbow, as they battle the wicked witch of the west!

RELAXED PERFORMANCE – Sunday 15th Dec at 4:30pm

Website  Booking agent 0333 666 3366

Magical Christmas in Reading

Magical Christmas in Reading is a series of events that truly make the Christmas feel special. From pop-up surprises all over town to firm favourites in the town's Christmas calendar, December will be magical again.





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