christmas theatre and concerts in manchester and the north
A Christmas Carol at Liverpool Playhouse. Photo by John Hunter for RULER | Illustrations by Chris Riddell

Christmas Theatre and Concerts

Creative Tourist

Auditoriums and concert halls all across the North are now selling their Christmas theatre and concerts, 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 Broadway classics, exciting new stories and traditional family favourites, while carols and hymns are performed by the North’s finest orchestras and ensembles. Here are our picks of the very best festive-themed theatre productions and concerts.

Here are our picks

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
Families 6–15 December 2018, from £6

Black Beauty at Z-arts

Activity 24 November–15 December 2018, from £4

World of Music at Band on the Wall

PAPER Gallery in Manchester presents Tim Ellis - Cypher
Exhibitions 10 November–15 December 2018, FREE

Tim Ellis: Cypher at PAPER Gallery

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Deli
Theatre 30 November–16 December 2018, from £35.00

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Deli

Red Squirrel at Lightwaves
Festivals 7–16 December 2018, FREE

Lightwaves 2018 at The Quays

Families 12–18 December 2018, from £12.5

Dear Santa at The Atkinson

Cinema 3 November–18 December 2018, from £6.8

Comedy Genius at Showroom, Sheffield

Re: work at The Holden Gallery
Exhibitions 5 November–19 December 2018, FREE

Re: work at The Holden Gallery

RNCM Autumn Season Creative Tourist
Music 6 September–19 December 2018, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Cinema 7–20 December 2018, from £5.50

The Old Man & the Gun at HOME

MONITOR exhibition, AIR Gallery, Altrincham
Exhibitions 6–22 December 2018, FREE

MONITOR at AIR Gallery

Släpstick at HOME
Families 13–22 December 2018, from £10.00

Släpstick at HOME