Get Festive at Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

What a fantastic season of musicals, drama, comedy and concerts coming up at Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall in their current and new season until February 2016!

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We at East Midlands Theatre check out our highlights for the run up to the festive season at Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall.


Mon 23rd – Sat 28th November 2015

Mack & Mabel

Direct from its première at the Chichester Festival Theatre this dazzling musical comedy stars Michael Ball as Mack Sennett and introduces Rebecca La Chance as Mabel Normand. Mack & Mabel features an outstanding score by Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly) and includes Broadway hits I Won’t Send Roses and Tap Your Troubles Away.

This musical comedy is both a poignant love story and a joyous celebration of the excitement, glamour and sparkling humour of the silent screen.

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Sat 5th December – Sun 10th January 2016

Aladdin – The Theatre Royal pantomime.

Starring a sensational cast led by pantomime legend Christopher Biggins and Simon Webbe (from boy band Blue) plus Nottingham’s favourite pantomime comic Ben Nickless. Aladdin promises to be an Aladdin cave’s worth of fun and laughter. Expect spectacular sets, stunning costumes, wonderful special effects and a magical festive evening for all the family. A very popular event and tickets sell fast so book yours today.


Weds 27th – Sun 31st January 2016

The Snowman

This is the acclaimed Birmingham Repertory Theatre production that has thrilled audiences young and old across the globe for over twenty years.

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure, meeting, amongst others, Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends. But will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home in time for Christmas morning?!

Featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air The Snowman promises to be a magical evening that will live in your family’s hearts forever.

“Sheer Theatrical Magic. Go and see The Snowman and melt” The Times.


In the Royal Concert Hall there are some very special evenings for you to get in the Christmas spirit. Link for viewing all shows and booking.

Shows include:

Sun 6th December.  Brassed Off at Christmas with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Mon 7th December . Live at Lunch Christmas Carols and Festive Songs

Weds 16th December. The Hallé Christmas Concert

Tues 15th December. Christmas in the City 2015

Thurs 17th December. The Best of the West End at Christmas 

Sat 19th & Mon 21st December. Family Carol Concert

Sun 20th December. Kate Rusby at Christmas 

Tues 22nd December. Sinatra Centenary – includes Sinatra’s Christmas songs.

Nottingham Theatre Royal with trees

For future shows like Thriller Live and Prisicilla – Queen of The Dessert (Jason Donovan) and Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap (60th Anniversary production) check out the Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal  Concert Hall website. You’ll be spoilt for choice.

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