Tyne and Wear
Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle
Alphabetti's Christmas Cabaret, 18 – 22 December, age 16+, Tuesday & Wednesday Pay What You Feel, otherwise £9 full price / £7 concession (student, OAP, artist, unwaged)
Writers Michael Brown, Rich & Christina Dawson and Mhairi Ledgerwood have all created short Christmas-themed monologues for three actors to perform. To get you even more into the Christmas spirit, your host will lead you through a good old festive sing-along in-between plays.
Gosforth Civic Theatre
Hearthside Tales presents The Snow Bear, 28 December (11:00); 29 December at 11:00 and 2:00 sold out, for ages 4 - 7
Storytelling and music, created and performed by Chris Bostock with storyteller and multi-instrumentalist Ken Patterson and musicians Janet Longbottom and Willy Houwen.
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Christmas Crackers, written by Live Theatre Associate Artists Tamsin Daisy Rees, Olivia Hannah, Henry Lawrence and Jamie Morren, 13 – 22 December (8PM, Saturday matinée 2PM), £10-£14, concessions from £6
A "wry, funny and alternative look at the festive period" through four tales of Christmas present.
Newcastle Castle Keep
Theatre Space NE CIC and 4M CIC present A Christmas Carol, 15 – 23 December (not 17 /18) (6:30PM and 8PM each night), concessions £8, full price £12
The Keep is a Scheduled Ancient Monument without any central heating so wrap up warm.
Northern Stage (Stage1)
A Christmas Carol, 1 December – 5 January (various times), for ages 5+, varies from £10 to £35
The Suggestibles' Impro Pantso, 13 and 20 December (8PM), £18
Northern Stage (Stage 2)
Kitchen Zoo presents The Three Bears at Christmas, 27 November – 5 January (various times), for under 5 and their families, £10 (adult), £8 (child)
Simonside Community Centre, Bedeburn Road, Newcastle
Mendez Management presents Aladdin, 6 – 23 December (various times), £10 - £12
Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle
Snow White 2: Appley Ever After, 18 – 30 December (not 24 to 26), 1PM with 4PM shows on 22 and 23, £5
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, 27 November – 20 January (various times), £13 - £41.50
Tyne Theatre and Opera House
Enchanted Entertainment presents Cinderella, 7 – 30 December (various times), £15 - £23
Gateshead International Stadium
Aladdin, 8 – 24 December (Various times), £17.60 - £24.20
Peter Pan, 14 December – 6 January (various times), £10 - £31
Arts Centre Washington
The Pantaloons present A Christmas Carol, 14 December at 7:30, £10, £8 concessions, ages 8+
The Suggestibles Impro Pantso, 21 December at 8PM, £15, ages 18+
The Customs House, South Shields
Beauty and the Beast, 27 November – 5 January (various times) (some performances have very limited availability), £9.99 - £21
The Customs House Studio, South Shields
Santa's Naughty Elf: Celebration of Calamity, 1 – 24 December (various times) (some performances have very limited availability), £10, for under-7s
Playhouse Whitley Bay
Blue Genie Entertainment presents Peter Pan, 1 December – 5 January (various times), £17.45 - £26.45
The Exchange, North Shields
Theatre Hullabaloo in association with Theatr Iolo present Luna, 1 December at 1:30, £7, £5 children
A "magical first time theatre experience" about friendship, the moon and being brave in the dark for 2- to 5-year-olds and their families.
Hearthside Tales present The Snow Bear, 24 December at 2PM, ages 4 – 7
Storytelling and music, created and performed by Chris Bostock with storyteller and multi-instrumentalist Ken Patterson, and musicians Janet Longbottom and Willy Houwen.
Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, Seaton Delaval
The Suggestibles’ Improv Pantso, 15 December at 7:30, £15, £13.50 concessions, ages 18+