EDIT 10am 21/09/18: Today's batch of tickets has sold out, but the second batch of tickets goes on sale at 9am Friday 28th September. Good luck!
CBeebies have this today announced their Christmas Panto for 2018, and there are some big changes this year. The CBeebies Christmas Show for 2018 will be Thumbelina, and it will be recorded at the Regent Theatre in Stoke on the 3rd and 4th of November. It will feature favourites like Andy Day, Justin Fletcher, and Mr Bloom himself, Ben Faulks, so the kids and parents too are going to love it!
However, this year for the first time tickets will not be free of charge, so you'll have to buy a ticket to see the show. It will cost £10 per adult and £5 per child, and tickets go on sale on 21st September. Also, for the first time the panto will be shown on the big screen, as there's a limited cinema release with extra exclusive content from 15th December.
CBeebies Christmas Panto 2018
Here's everything you need to know about the CBeebies Christmas Show 2018:
- This year’s CBeebies Christmas Show is Thumbelina and will be recorded at the Regent Theatre in Stoke on the 3rd and 4th of November.
- You can buy tickets to watch one of four live tapings of the show at the Regents Theatre, Stoke at 1pm and 4:30pm on November 3rd and 4th.
- The panto will also be available on BBC iPlayer from December 15th, and will transmit on CBeebies from December 21st.
- The show has been licensed for a short run in cinemas nationwide, with those screenings including additional and exclusive content. Cinema screenings will open on Saturday 15th December.
Frequently asked questions:
How much are tickets for the CBeebies Christmas Panto?
Theatre tickets are £10 per adult, £5 per child. These tickets will be sold through independent ticket vendor ATG, who will charge a one off transaction fee of £1.95 per booking.
When can I buy tickets for the CBeebies Christmas Panto?
Half of the tickets will go on general sale at 9am on Friday 21st September, the other half will go on sale at 9am on Friday 28th September.
Where can I buy tickets for the CBeebies Christmas Panto?
You can purchase tickets online at ATGtickets.com*, orat the box office at Stoke Regent Theatre, Piccadilly, Stoke on Trent ST1 1AP.
There are understandably going to be lots of questions from parents about the changes to this year's show, with the tickets being charged for and the cinema release, and the BBC have got more information on the CBeebies website here.