picture of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at The Theatre Royal Plymouth

Get ready for the Festive Season at Theatre Royal Plymouth

It’s that time of year again!

The festive season is just around the corner, and Theatre Royal Plymouth have got some wonderful productions on their stages to get you in the Christmas spirit.

There is the annual pantomime, but about a pre-Christmas night out with your friends to the Stock Aitken Waterman musical I Should Be So Lucky, or a trip to The Drum to see Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas.

Take a look at the available shows and book now!

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas, The Drum, 23 November – 31 December

picture of Raymond Briggs Father Christmas at Theatre Royal Plymouth Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve.

Watch as he prepares for his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night.

Theatre Royal Plymouth presents the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Pins and Needles production of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas. Adapted by Pins and Needles.

I Should Be So Lucky, The Lyric, 04 – 09 December

picture of I should be so lucky the musical at The Theatre Royal Plymouth The Wedding Is Off, but the Honeymoon is On!

It’s here.  All the hit-factory songs you love – finally on stage in an all-new musical.

Head from the aisle to the isles in the official Stock Aitken Waterman musical featuring the soundtrack of a generation with music from pop royalty including Kylie Minogue (I Should Be So Lucky), Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up), Jason Donovan (Especially for You), Bananarama (Love In The First Degree) and more, all intertwined in an original story of love, laughter and last-minute getaways!

Dive deep into a heartwarming and rib-tickling tale of Ella and Nathan – a star-crossed couple with wedding jitters and tropical dreams. Will their love sail smoothly, or are stormy break-ups ahead? Only time and tunes will tell.

I Should Be So Lucky is about family, friends and being there when it matters most. Featuring ten Number 1 singles and over thirty era-defining songs from the Hit Factory, slip into those summer sandals, pop on your shades and lose yourself in this whirlwind of sun-kissed adventures and iconic pop classics.

Directed by stage and screen legend Debbie Isitt (the mind behind the hit NATIVITY! franchise) and choreographed by Jason Gilkison (creative director for Strictly Come Dancing), get ready to hear Stock Aitken Waterman’s beloved chart-toppers like never before in the brand new musical sensation of the year.

Winter Lights, The Lab, 13 – 24 December

picture of Winter Lights at the Theatre Royal Plymouth An interactive festive experience for 0-3 year olds and their grown-ups…

This Christmas join us on a magical, wintery adventure to remember! Join our festive adventurers on a journey through the ice, snow and lights of the Arctic.

You’ll encounter friendly snow beasts and stumbling reindeer on this enchanted, sensory adventure. Join us in The Lab this Christmas for a heart-warming, theatrical and festive experience with light, sound and sensory play.


Goldilocks and The Three Bears, The Lyric, 15 December – 13 January 2024

Enter a world of wonder at Plymouth’s home of pantomime, as the Strictly sensational Brendan Cole, Double Olympic Champion Dame Kelly Holmes and Coronation Street star Alexandra Mardell join the circus in the magical Goldilocks and the Three Bears, coming to Theatre Royal Plymouth this Christmas.

picture of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at The Theatre Royal Plymouth Returning to his Plymouth roots, West End star Samuel Holmes joins the cast, alongside comedy ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, and renowned TV and stage comedian Adam C Booth.

For 4 weeks only, the theatre will be transformed into a sensational circus, where everything is possible, and anything could (and will) happen.

This festive extravaganza is packed with riotous comedy, extraordinary special effects and hair-raising stunts!

Goldilocks’ circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner and, with the help of their madcap circus friends, they’re battling to rescue their Big Top from ruin. Will they succeed? All seems lost, until three brilliant bears join the gang…

Roll up, roll up to see panto join the circus, and be swept away by a pantomime spectacular that’s just right!


Tickets for all these fantastic shows are on sale on the TRP website.





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