An Yvonne Arnaud Original Production


You're all invited to the ball!


Join us for a classic Yvonne Arnaud take on the original rags to riches tale. It will be the godmother of all pantos, full of slapstick and slosh, music and magic.

Our sparkling, award-winning pantomimes are made by us, here at the Yvonne Arnaud. Written, directed, designed and staged by our team, you can be sure of a thoroughly original production for all the family every time.

Riotous and fun, magical and merry.

- Muddy Stilettos on Dick Whittington, 2021

Starring EastEnders and Detectorists favourite Lucy Benjamin as the Wicked Stepmother. Radio's Peter Gordon returns for his 18th year, this time in a hilarious Ugly Stepsister duo alongside Guildford Shakepeare Company co-founder Matt Pinches. We're pleased to welcome back CBeebies star James Merry for his third Yvonne Arnaud panto! We're delighted that award-winning West End star of SIX the MusicalClaudia Kariuki will play the role of the Fairy Godmother. 

Rising stars Clair Gleave and Stanton Wright will join the panto cast as Cinderella and Prince Charming respectively. 

Don’t wait to book – the clock is ticking!

There’s a comfort in going to see a panto at the Arnaud with an in-house team that delicately balance modernisation with tradition.

- British Theatre Guide on Dick Whittington, 2021

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A Christmas Meal on a wooden table with glasses of wine

Add a delicious Christmas dinner to your pantomime experience

Join us in the Riverbank Kitchen pre-show a two or three course set Christmas dinner, lovingly created by our wonderful chefs. A children's menu is also available. 

For more information click the button below.

Book your pre-show Christmas Dinner

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Full price (Adult) Tickets from £24
Child Tickets from £20

Prices include all applicable fees & levies.
Concessions and discounts apply, including on groups and schools. 
Find out more about our concessions & discounts.

Boxes are only bookable through our Box Office


Venue: Main House

Running Time: To Be Confirmed

Show Times

Sat 2 Dec 2023 - Sun 7 Jan 2024

Click Book Now for list of performance dates and times


To book accessible tickets and discuss your access requirements, please contact our Box Office.
For more info on Accessibility, click here.

British Sign Language Interpreted Performances - Thu 7 Dec, 10:30am & Wed 13 Dec, 7pm

Relaxed Performance - Sat 16 Dec, 10.30am

Dementia Friendly Performance - Fri 5 Jan, 1pm

Our relaxed and dementia friendly performances are adapted in a variety of ways for customers who may benefit from a more relaxed environment which allows you to make noise and come and go from the Auditorium if you need to take a break.

To book for the Relaxed or Dementia Friendly Performance, please contact the Box Office.