Sleeping Beauty – Christmas Pantomime

KD Theatre Productions Ltd in association with The Atkinson presents:

Sleeping Beauty

A spellbinding Christmas adventure!

Step into a winter wonderland and let the magic unfold as KD Theatre Productions (the team behind last year’s Jack and the Beanstalk) return to The Atkinson this Christmas with the enchanting pantomime Sleeping Beauty. This traditional family panto will captivate audiences of all ages. Oh yes it will!

In the kingdom of ‘Southportopia’ far, far away, a beautiful princess awaits her true love’s kiss to awaken her from a deep slumber. But beware! The wicked fairy Carabosse has cast a spell, and only the bravest heroes can break it. Will our valiant prince triumph over evil and save the day?

Get ready to boo, hiss, and cheer as our talented cast takes you on a magical ride through panto land. With spectacular costumes and scenery, toe-tapping tunes, and plenty of surprises along the way, this is one pantomime you won’t want to miss!

A variety of matinee and evening performances are available. A range of accessible seating can be booked directly from the Box Office. There are also relaxed and captioned performances that ensure everyone feels welcome and comfortable when visiting the theatre. More information below.

Cast announcement in July!

Tickets 2024

Opening Night: All tickets £18. Performance Fri 6 Dec. No group booking discount.

Adult: £24 – £26. Age 16+.

Concessions: £22 – £24. Senior Citizens (Age 60+), students, registered unemployed, and children under 16. Proof of status required.

Family Ticket: £80 – £85. 4 people, minimum of 1 adult. No group booking discount.

Groups of 20+All tickets £20. Week day performances 10 – 30 Dec. Not applicable 24, 26, 31 Dec. Book at Box Office.

Box Office information and seating plans and can be found on our website


Panto Goody Bag: £9.50. Contains a light up toy, a fruit shoot and a large bag of Haribo sweets.

Sleeping Beauty souvenir programme: £3.50.

Pre-orders are available until Fri 6 Dec and will be ready to collect on arrival.

Performance Times 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours (including 20 minute interval). Please note that performances can run over.

Fri 06 Dec: 7pm
Sat 07 Dec: 1pm & 5:30pm
Sun 08 Dec: 1pm & 5:30pm

Mon 09 Dec: No Performances
Tue 10 Dec: 7pm
Wed 11 Dec: 7pm
Thu 12 Dec: 7pm
Fri 13 Dec: 7pm
Sat 14 Dec: 1pm (relaxed performance) & 5:30pm
Sun 15 Dec: 1pm & 5:30pm

Mon 16 Dec: No Performances
Tue 17 Dec: 7pm (captioned performance)
Wed 18 Dec: 7pm
Thu 19 Dec: No Performances
Fri 20 Dec: 2:30pm & 7pm
Sat 21 Dec: 1pm & 5:30pm
Sun 22 Dec: 1pm & 5:30pm

Mon 23 Dec: 2:30pm & 7pm
Tue 24 Dec, Christmas Eve: 2:30pm
Wed 25 Dec: No Performances
Thu 26 DecBoxing Day: 2:30pm
Fri 27 Dec: 2:30pm & 7pm
Sat 28 Dec: 1pm & 5:30pm
Sun 29 Dec: 1pm (relaxed performance) & 5:30pm

Mon 30 Dec: 2:30pm & 7pm
Tue 31 Dec, New Year’s Eve: 2:30pm

Accessible Seating & Performances 2024

We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable in our surroundings so please let us know if you have any specific questions about our accessible performances. You can find out more information on building accessibility at The Atkinson on our website

Wheelchair Places – All performances 
Four wheelchair places are available at the rear of the auditorium on row U. These seats are available to book at the Box Office, subject to availability.

Visually Impaired SeatingAll performances 
Visually impaired seating on row D8-D15 is reserved for audience members who are visually impaired but will not bring an assistance dog with them. These seats are available to book at the Box Office, subject to availability. The team are happy to suggest more suitable seating when accompanied by an assistance dog.

Relaxed Performances  Sat 14 Dec, 1pm / Sun 29 Dec, 1pm
This performance is for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment in our Theatre. Feel free to move around, make noise and leave and re-enter as necessary. Adaptations will be made to the performance and low lighting will be kept in the auditorium. We also have ear defenders that you can borrow free of charge. We will be providing further information closer to the show date, including a visual story that clearly illustrates what to expect during your visit to the pantomime.

Captioned PerformanceThu 17 Dec, 7pm
We are working with Stagetext to provide this captioned performance. Stagetext are a deaf-led charity, passionate about making culture accessible to all. Captioned performances have text on screens at the front of the auditorium so that deaf and hard of hearing, or anyone that would like to read along, can also enjoy the performance. Customers who are intending to use the captions are advised to sit in rows J-X. Captions will be presented on screens mounted either side of the stage. Captions are one colour of text for all script but do distinguish the characters by using their names in every line.

School Performances 2024

Tue 10 Dec: 1pm
Wed 11 Dec: 10:30am – SOLD OUT
Thu 12 Dec: 10:30am
Fri 13 Dec: 10:30am
Tue 17 Dec: 1pm (relaxed performance)
Wed 18 Dec: 1pm

£10. 1 free teacher for every 10 tickets bought. No booking fees.

School Reservations to be paid for by end of business on Fri 25 Oct.
School performances are for schools only.
Book at the Box Office: 01704 533 333 /

KD Theatre Productions Ltd

KD Theatre Productions Ltd specialise in producing family theatre and pantomime. The company have a passion for producing work of the highest quality and encouraging a new generation of theatre goers. / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

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