Theatres all across the North are now selling their Christmas wares, and it is best to plan ahead as the top tickets sell out faster than Santa on a speeding sleigh.
This year the theatre stocking is well and truly stuffed with a mix of reimagined classics, exciting new stories and traditional family favourites. Here are our top picks which we’ll be updating over the coming months. Oh yes we will.
Here are our picks
Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 6JA - Visit now
Contact has to be the go-to place for emerging theatre in the city, with commissioned work here going on to high acclaim. Set back from the road but recognizable by its H-shaped turrets, its Christmas production is rumoured to be a return of last year’s sell-out show – Slung Low and Contact Young Company’s The Siege of Christmas
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3WS - Visit now
Customary host of the Hallé orchestra’s yearly live rendition of the score of The Snowman (with the film playing in the background, of course), The Bridgewater Hall is a great go-to venue for all sorts of Christmas concerts.