What’s on Glasgow: Festive Shows

Friday again! December is flying by!

There’s only 13 shopping days left before Christmas – on a scale of “Do presents for myself count?” to “Everything’s under the tree”, how Christmas ready are you!?

As the office is in full Christmas mode this week (the tree is up, many Secret Santa’s have dropped off their presents, the staff party is tonight and we have Christmas tunes blaring in reception), we thought we’d choose our top 4 festive shows and events around the city to inject the same festivity into your life. Not feeling festive yet? Worry not, and read on!

Peter Pan Panto: 12th Dec-3rd Jan, Clyde Auditorium

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a panto, whether you have kids or not! One of my best Christmas memories as a child was the annual school trip to the local (45 minutes away!) theatre for the pantomime so I don’t doubt that it’s still as popular with kids in 2015 too. David Hasselhoff and The Krankies star in this production (although perhaps the kids won’t appreciate that bit), so it’ll undoubtedly be a hilarious show for adults too. Tickets start at £15.70 and can be bought online here or directly from the booking office.

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Carols by Candlelight: 18th Dec, Royal Concert Hall

Part of Raymond Gubbay’s Christmas Festival 2015, this spectacular 18th century inspired performance will undoubtedly get you feeling festive. Classic Christmas carols and orchestral and choral performances offers a much more sophisticated option, if the panto isn’t your thing…The performance starts at 19:30 and tickets range from £18-34 – book soon!

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The RSNO Christmas Concert: 19th Dec, Royal Concert Hall

Another alternative option to the pantomime, enjoy the original Snowman film on a big screen, accompanied by the live RSNO and narrator. Kid-friendly with additional sing along segments, this is a winner for the whole family and a perfect way to start the Christmas celebrations!  The performance begins at 2pm and tickets range from £15-35; you can buy tickets online here.

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Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella: 12-16th Jan, Theatre Royal

The festive cheer needn’t stop after Hogmanay and with the Scottish Ballet’s performance of the well-known fairytale, the Christmas cheer wil be sure to continue. Every little girl or boy will be familiar with the story and will enjoy this enchanting performance – and hopefully with the two 20 minute breaks, they’ll be able to stay awake! There are two performances a day; a matinee and evening performance and tickets range from £10-34 or £9-33 for theatre card members. Book tickets here.

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What festive shows will you be attending this year?

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