Make the most of your Bournemouth Panto experience

News 17 November 2022
Beauty and the Beast

News Story

Coming to see Beauty and the Beast in Bournemouth this Christmas?

Everything’s ready to make your day extra memorable. A bustling Christmas market; the best Christmas light show for miles; international street food, roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate, Santa Claus in the Square and a fairytale panto packed with fun for all the family.

Starring Emma Barton as Fairy Bon Bon, comedy duo Noel Brodie and Jamie Steen (Louis and Polly La Plonk), Marcus Knibbs as Clement,Ellie Green as beautiful Belle, Mark Scott as Beast, and Travis Ross as Beast’s macho rival, Hugo.

Expect gorgeously over-the-top costumes, fabulous scenery, a handsome transformation scene, slapstick, silly jokes and lots of laughs. Scriptwriter Jon Monie(Wonderbirds, A Trip in the Cosmic Buggy, Showtrial) won Best Script at the Great British Pantomime Awards 2019 for this show, breaking box office records and attracting a welter of 5-star reviews. You’re in for a real treat.

But first, you need a plan.

Book now to get the best seats

The show opens on Saturday 3 December at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, with performances once or twice a day all the way through to 2 January, except for Christmas Day. Prices start from just £15.00. To get the best seats, book early. View seating plans and book tickets here.

Getting here

Pay-and-display parking at the front of the theatre is first-come-first-served. So if you’re coming by car and want to make a day of it, be sure to get here early to claim your spot. If the car park’s full, you’ll find plenty more spaces in nearby car parks and streets.

If you’re coming on public transport, buses run frequently from the train station to drop you right outside the main entrance.

Food and drink

Our bars will be open for drinks and snacks throughout the show, with plenty more choices outside on the Pavilion Terrace and around town.

The before and after party

The fun doesn’t stop with panto. Live shows on the Pier Approach, the thrilling, if not scary, pier-to-shore zip wire, fantastic aerial views from the Big Wheel, and our regular Christmas extravaganza in the Lower Gardens and town square, are all here to create unforgettable family selfies and memories.

It’s been a while, but panto’s back, bigger and better than ever in Bournemouth. Oh yes it is!

Tickets are available now at Ask us about school and group bookings, accessible seating and relaxed performances.