Christmas Pantos 2021

Your Christmas Panto Guide 2021

A good panto is for life, not just for Christmas as it is one Christmas Traditions that everyone in the family can’t but love and children recall over and over for many years to come. Everyone wants a bit of magic for Christmas and nothing brings the magic like a good auld Panto full of belly aching quips, high energy routines and modern twist on a traditional fairytale. One thing I luckily discovered when my first was very young is they are never too young (or too old) for Panto and I just hope we will still be all going together when they are in their twenties!

Thankfully many of our favourite theatres are back open with excellent safety measures in light of the current environment. Therefore, here is our Guide for Christmas Pantos 2021.

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A Little Mermaid

This is no ordinary Panto, it’s the Gaiety Panto and this year, in it’s 150 year, the theatre is transformed into an enchanting land under the sea!  With the lights and buzz on Grafton street, Christmas will be in the air and this one night out we are definitely looking forward to!


After what’s felt like 10,000 YEARS – it’s back! Oh yes, it is. The Everyman is delighted to announce the return of Cork’s favourite traditional family pantomime. 
As we enter a whole new worldthis year’s show, Aladdin, is sure to enchant children and delight audiences of all ages.
Aladdin Panto Cork
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Olly Polly and the Beanstalk

It’s BEAN too long but Live entertainment is back and so are Olly and Polly in Ireland’s funniest and most exciting panto! With a glittering Celebrity line-up, traditional Panto values and the funniest script, this year will be as star studded and surprising as ever.