Get ready for Christmas with a seasonal show

Tickets for our Noodle Christmas shows are now on sale so start your festive preparations by booking yours today.

If your child attends a Noodle class in Sheffield, you will get a chance to see what they have been learning in a special seasonal performance on Sunday, December 15. The Christmas class presentations are taking place at Sheffield Springs Academy with 45-minute shows running throughout the day.

Tickets for the performances are £4 each and can be booked online now. If you’re not sure which presentation your child will be performing in, please check with your Noodle teacher.

Watching a Christmas show is a great way to get in the holiday mood ready for the celebrations ahead. And if your child is just as keen to see a show as perform in one, there’s plenty of family-friendly productions in Sheffield and the surrounding areas to choose from.

Our Noodle guide to festive family productions

  1. Cinderella – The Lyceum, Sheffield – Friday, December 6 to Sunday, January 5

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a traditional trip to the pantomime. The Lyceum’s annual offering is always a crowd-pleaser, with local legend Damian Williams producing plenty of laughs as the formidable panto dame. This year’s show is Cinderella so he will be taking a turn as one of the ugly sisters in a cast which also includes CBeebies favourite Mister Maker, aka Phil Gallagher, as Buttons and Strictly’s Joanne Clifton as the fairy godmother. Will Cinderella go to the ball and find her happily ever after?

2. The Elves and the Shoemaker – Studio Theatre, Sheffield – Thursday, December 5 to Saturday, January 4

This well-known children’s fairytale will be brought to life with puppets, live music and a bit of theatrical magic. The Elves and the Shoemaker tells the story of two poor shoemakers who have no money to buy each other Christmas presents and are down to their last piece of leather. But it is the season of goodwill and the pair are in for a big surprise when two cheeky little elves decide to pay them a visit. Suitable for all the family, including young children, those going to see the show in December can also take part in a free shoe-themed activity trail around the foyer of the Crucible theatre.

3. Jack and the Beanstalk – Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield – Friday, December 6 to Sunday, January 5

Plucky Jack will be swapping his cow for magic beans and heading up the beanstalk in Chesterfield this Christmas. The title role of Jack will be played by Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps and you can expect the usual dose of innuendo, musical numbers, glitzy costumes and audience participation. Will Jack manage to slay the giant and win the heart of Princess Jess, played by Andrea Valls from the CBeebies show Waffle the Wonder Dog?

4. The Night Before Christmas – The Civic, Barnsley – Friday, December 13 to Tuesday, December 24

Join the Secret Society of Santa Hunters (SSSH!) as they try to track down the big man himself using a series of inventive and sometimes amusing scientific experiments. This family-friendly show captures the excitement of waiting for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve. Energetic and entertaining, The Night Before Christmas is a festive show with a difference.

5. Sleeping Beauty – Civic Theatre, Rotherham – Friday, November 29 to Sunday, January 5

Get ready to cheer the heroes and boo the villains at this pantomime production of the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. Expect slapstick comedy, spectacular sets and one very wicked fairy. This year’s cast will include Andy Abraham from the X-Factor as King Hugo.

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