With Christmas shows across the country cancelled last year, we bet you thought that your best panto days were behind you.

But no, they aren't - Pantomimes are back and they're bigger, cheesier and better than ever.

We have put together a list of the best festive productions in Oxfordshire that are starting from November onwards.

Here's how can have a magical experience with your family this Christmas with all the dates and prices you need.

Oxford Mail: Love Island's Amy Hart (centre) with Jack Edwards (left) who plays Dame Trott and Sean Smith who plays Jack during a photocall for the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime at the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth. Credit: PALove Island's Amy Hart (centre) with Jack Edwards (left) who plays Dame Trott and Sean Smith who plays Jack during a photocall for the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime at the Kings Theatre in Portsmouth. Credit: PA

Christmas pantomimes in Oxfordshire 2021

Banbury Wykham Theatre 

Robin Hood

Avocet Theatre Company is returning to the Banbury Wykham Theatre for the festive season.

The familiar panto will also see a classic Avocet Theatre twist so it is not one to miss out on!

Where: Wykham Park Academy, Ruskin Road, OX16 9HY

When: January 20 - 22 2022

How much: Family of four ( two adults and two children) costs £40 plus a booking free.

Tickets can be bought here.

Carterton Community College

Aladdin...Because that's his name

The Amateur Dramatics group Acting Community Thingumybogs is coming to Carterton Community College just in time for Christmas.

This family-friendly panto is "packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and fairytale magic" so there's something that everyone can enjoy.

Where: Carterton Community College, Carterton, OX18 1BU

When: Friday December 10 2021 - 7pm

Saturday, December 11 2021 - 2pm and 7pm

Sunday, December 12 2021 -11am and 4pm

How much: Tickets cost £8 each and be bought here.

Chipping Norton Theatre


Rescheduled from 2020, the classic fairytale is coming to life at the Chipping Norton Theatre.

Audiences are encouraged to "let their hair down" their "latest and greatest adventure" which is packed with sword fights and songs.

Where: Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring St, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

When: November 17 2021 - January 09 2022

How much: Adult tickets start from £13 and Concessions £10. Tickets can be bought here.

Henley-on-Thames Kenton Theatrec


The Kenton Theatre welcomes the beloved fairytale pantomime: Cinderalla this festive season.

Where: The Kenton Theatre,19 New Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2BS

When: Saturday, December 11 2021 to Thursday, December 2021. See the full list of dates here.

How much: Ticket prices start from -Adult £17, Concessions £15, Child £11. They can be bought here.

Oxford Playhouse

Robin Hood

This year, Oxford Playhouse is hosting the man who steals from the rich and gives to the poor in this classic panto.

The family-friendly show will follow your favourite band of outlaws which will no doubt get you and the kids in the festive spirit.

Where: Beaumont Street, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX1 2LW

When: Saturday November 27 2021 – Sunday January 9 2022

How much: Tickets cost from £15 and can be bought here.

Thame Players Theatre

Babe in the Woods

A unique twist on the classic fairytale, follow Robin Hood and his merry men through Sherwood forest.

Make your countdown to Christmas sparkle this year, with an extra festive show by the Thame Players Theatre.

Where: Thame Players Theatre, Thame, OX9 2DP

When: Friday, December 3 2021 - Sunday, December 12 2021

How much: Adult tickets cost £10, Concessions are £9. They can be bought here.

Witney The Corn Exchange


Take you and your family to see this classic fairytale because we can go to the ball this year!

The Witney Corn Exchange is hosting this beloved Christmas show which promises 'Panto comedy at its finest'.

Where: Market Square, Witney OX28 6AB

When: Thursday, December 16 2021-Friday December 31 2021. See the full list of dates here.

How much: Adult tickets are £11.25 each with children's tickets costing £7. They can be bought here.