We love pantomime and are thrilled that we will be presenting a socially distanced pantomime this December! 

We're grateful to the support of The National Lottery who have helped us ensure panto can return to Newcastle Theatre Royal, and up and down the country too – this is great news and provides much needed cheer for panto lovers at Christmas.

We’ve got very exciting plans for Newcastle – we’ll tell you more in a few days’ time so please be patient!

Socially Distanced Pantomime Update (15 Oct '20):

For all the keen panto-goers out there, we will announce the on-sale date very soon; everything is happening very fast and please bear with us whilst we get all of our ducks in a row.

We're grateful to the support of The National Lottery who have helped us ensure panto can return to Newcastle with an all new show, created especially for Christmas 2020 – watch this space!

The pantomime will be performed in one act to minimise the need for audiences to move around the building but will still be packed full of comedy routines, audience-safe participation, and all the unmissable magic that Theatre Royal audiences have come to expect from their annual festive pantomime.

We have been See It Safely approved, which means we are complying with the latest Government and industry Covid-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. We guarantee an exchange, credit or refund up to 24 hours before the performance if a member of you party becomes ill or has to isolate because of Covid-19.

There will be fewer performances and less seats available than usual – there will be bubble tickets for groups of 2 to 6 people from one household or support bubble. Tickets will only be available to buy online, with Friends and Advantage members receiving priority booking.
The previously advertised production of Humpty Dumpty will be staged in 2021 and tickets cannot be transferred to this new production.