Alternative Pantos in Glasgow 2019

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Panto season is now upon us. I know what you’re going to say – oh no it isn’t. And to that I say – oh aye, it is! With Christmas just a month away, venues across Glasgow are putting on a great selection of pantomimes to get Glaswegians in the festive mood.

Like me, when you think of pantomimes in Glasgow, you may automatically think of the old haunts; The King’s Theatre, The Pavilion Theatre, The SEC or The Hydro. All remain fantastic venues, with a rich history of panto talent and legendary shows tucked away in the archives.

But from the West End to the South Side, there are a whole host of local and community pantomime productions taking place across the city this year, running from November to January.

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wiz of oz

The Pure Amazing Wizard of Oz

Websters Theatre

416 Great Western Road,


G4 9HZ

Saturday 30th November – 4th January 2020


a lad in maryhill

A Lad in Maryhill – The Pantomime

Maryhill Community Central Halls

304 Maryhill Road, Glasgow West End

G20 7YE

5th – 30th December 2019


Cinderella – Theatre School of Scotland, The Mitchell Theatre

Cinderella, Theatre School of Scotland


The Snow Queen

Paisley Arts Centre

New Street, Paisley


27th November – 31st December 2019


Ali the Magic Elf

The Tron Theatre

63 Trongate


G1 5HB

29th November – 31st December 2019




25 Albert Dr, Glasgow

G41 2PE

7th December 2019 – 4th January 2020

mother goose

Mother Goose Fae Easterhoose


The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road


G34 9JW

10th December 2019 – 23rd December 2019

lying king

The Lying King Pantomime

The Shed

26 Langside Avenue, Glasgow South Side

G41 2QS

12-15th December 2019

sleeping beauty

Sleeping Beauty: The Family Panto of Your Dreams

The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

113-117 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre

G1 5HD

12 – 21st December 2019

lil elves

The Lost Elves


25 Albert Dr, Glasgow

G41 2PE

13 – 29th December 2019


Fizzgig Theatre presents Cinderella

Pollock House, Glasgow South Side

G43 1AT

14th December – 15th December 2019



Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB

27th November – 5th January 2020


Handsome & Gretel by Theatre Presto

The Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre, 8-10 Balcarres Ave, Glasgo, G12 0QF

20th December, 2019

Relaxed and Captioned Performances

There are also a variety of Relaxed Performances and Captioned Performances available to book mainly throughout December, as well as Integrated BSL and Integrated Audio Description performances showing at certain venues:

jack and the beansalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

297 Bath St, Glasgow

G2 4JN

18th December 2019

The Snow Queen

Paisley Arts Centre

New Street, Paisley


2nd December 2019

The Lost Elves


25 Albert Dr, Glasgow

G41 2PE

20th December 2019



25 Albert Dr, Glasgow

G41 2PE

16th December 2019


Tron Theatre,

63 Trongate


G1 5HB

30th November (7:30pm), 3rd December (1pm), 14th December (2:30pm) – Integrated BSL Performances and 11th December (1pm) and 20th December (8pm) – Integrated Audio Description

So grab a mince pie and a hot drink, and enjoy some alternative Christmas pantos over the next few months. Fun for the whole family to experience!

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