Oh, yes it is! Pantomime season is here again so we’ve put together a list of the biggest and best pantos in Kent. Which evil villain will you be booing to see this year?

We also have listings for grottos, Christmas markets, and Christmas lights switch on events in Kent.

Kent Pantomimes 2016

Once Upon a Castle
Hever Castle
26th Nov 2016 to 11th Dec (Wed-Sun) and 12th – 24th Dec (daily) 2016
Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
Children and adults all enjoy a great panto…oh yes they do! This Christmas Hever Castle celebrates the history of pantomime in Once Upon A Castle. Walk through the rooms of the Castle, adorned with beautiful decorations and welcoming log fires and learn about the evolution of pantomime, from its origins through to the well-loved stories and characters that we know today. Follow the snowy Christmas trail and discover the story of Jack and the Beanstalk as you wander through the illuminated gardens as dusk falls.

Winter Gardens 
Fort Crescent, Margate, CT9 1HX
30th Nov 2016 to 4th Dec 2016
Handsome Prince Charming and his side kick Dandini, have to find the perfect royal bride, but in Pantoland nothing is ever quite what it seems – At Hardup Hall the invitations have arrived and poor Buttons has his work cut out!
Website www.margatewintergardens.co.uk

Sleeping Beauty
Hazlitt Theatre
Earl Street Maidstone ME 1PL
2nd Dec 2016 to 2nd Jan 2017
The story of Sleeping Beauty is a classic tale full of magic, princes, a spinning wheel and a family sized dollop of good old pantomime humour!
Website www.hazlitttheatre.com

Jack and the Beanstalk
The Central Theatre
170 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4AS
8th Dec 2016 to 31st Dec 2016
Starring Robin Cousins (Olympic gold medallist & Dancing on Ice) Hannah Jane Fox (CBBC’s Millie Inbetween), Joe Tracini (Hollyoaks), Graham Cole (The Bill) plus West End star Tracey Penn as Jack and Ian Mowat as Dame Trott.
Website www.medwayticketslive.co.uk

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2LU
9th Dec 2016 to 2nd Jan 2017
Starring Su Pollard as Wicked Queen and Jamie Rickers (Citv, Nickelodeon) as Muddles, UK Productions present a spectacular panto with sparkling sets, beautiful costumes, hilarious antics, wonderful special effects and laugh along fun.
Website: www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

Peter Pan
Churchill Theatre
High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1HA
9th Dec 2016 to 7th Jan 2017
Craig Revel Horwood will star as Captain Hook in the swashbuckling family panto adventure, Peter Pan!
Website: www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Orchard Theatre
Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent DA1 1ED
10th Dec 2016 to 31st Dec 2016
Starring comedian and national treasure Joe Pasquale, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery.
Website www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

Peter Pan
Theatre Royal
Addington Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1PW
10th Dec 2016 to 31st Dec 2016
Watch as Peter Pan, Wendy and the children set a heading of third star to the right and fly on ’til morning to beat the vicious Captain Hook and give a loving home once more to the lost boys. But lurking in the water is the nasty croc??
Website: www.theatreroyalmargate.com

Jack and the Beanstalk
Memorial Theatre 
Hilderstone, St. Peters Road, Broadstairs CT10 2JW
13th Dec 2016 to 30th Dec 2016
Our traditional family pantomime with full professional cast and live music.
Website:  www.sarahthorne-theatrecompany.co.uk