What's on in the North East

Published: 15 December 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan

The Snow Queen (Northern Stage) Credit: Pamela Raith Photography
Cinderella (Gateshead International Stadium)
Snow White (Customs House, South Shields)
Aladdin (Gala Theatre, Durham)
Jack and the Beanstalk (Darlington Hippodrome)
Aladdin (Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond)

Beauty and the Beast continues at Newcastle Theatre Royal until 19 January.

Wolf, a new show from Kitchen Zoo for the under-5s, runs in Stage 3 (various times; some shows are sold out) at Northern Stage until 4 January. Laura Lindow’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, a show for the whole family, runs in Stage 1 until 4 January (various times).

From Wednesday until Saturday, Mixtape, a music quiz and comedy sketch show, returns to Live Theatre.

From Tuesday until 23 December, Alphabetti presents a new play by Ali Pritchard, Present, a poignant, touching and hopeful look at what Christmas can be for those in need, interwoven with live music.

At the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Enchanted Entertainment’s Aladdin runs until 5 January.

The Geordie Panto Company’s Cinderella at Gateshead International Stadium runs until 29 December.

Cinderella opens at Sunderland Empire on Friday and runs until 5 January.

Snow White continues at the Customs House in South Shields until 5 January (various times) and, in the Studio, The Elves and the Shoemaker (for under 7s) runs until 24 December.

Dickens with a Twist of Christmas, performed by David Garrett, is at The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth, on Wednesday. It is followed by Northumberland Theatre Company's The Snow Queen on Thursday at 1:30 and 6:30.

Cinderella, this year’s panto at The Maltings, Berwick, runs until 30 December.

Until 19 December (various times), Kitchen Zoo presents The Three Bears at Christmas at the Queen’s Hall, Hexham. Also until 20 December, QHA presents A Viking Christmas, written by Gary Kitching.

Until 22 December, Mendes Management presents the panto Cinderella at The Exchange in North Shields.

Jack and the Beanstalk continues at Playhouse Whitley Bay until 4 January.

Aladdin continues at the Gala in Durham until 5 January (various times). In the Studio, One More Sleep, the Christmas show for the under-5s by Susan Mulholland with music by Katy Doherty, continues until 29 December (various times).

Snow White the Pantomime, produced by Leah Bell, continues at Consett Empire until 31 December.

The Scrooge Diaries, the 'real' story of A Christmas Carol and Charles Dickens, comes to The Witham, Barnard Castle, on Wednesday.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs continues at Billingham Forum until 5 January.

Until 5 January Middlesbrough Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty.

The Man Who Wanted to Be a Penguin (for age 3+) continues at ARC Stockton until 24 December.

Jack and the Beanstalk at Darlington Hippodrome runs until 5 January.

The Polar Bears Go Up, a Christmas adventure which is non-verbal and deaf-friendly for ages 2–5 from Unicorn Theatre, is at The Hullabaloo in Darlington until 24 December (various times).

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs continues at the Majestic Theatre in Darlington until 3 January.

Beauty and the Beast runs at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre until 29 December.

Aladdin at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond runs until 12 January.

Snow White continues at Harrogate Theatre until 19 January.