Book Tickets

Beauty and The Beast

Sat 9  - Sun 31 December 2023 | Orchard West

This event takes place at Orchard West

The Orchard Theatre is currently closed for essential maintenance. This event is now taking place a 30-second walk from the Orchard Theatre in our state-of-the-art temporary venue: Orchard West. 

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Soap star, actress and singer Shona McGarty leads the cast of the Orchard Theatre’s spectacular and enchanting family pantomime Beauty and the Beast as Belle. She will be joined by Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist John Archer as Belle’s Father, fellow soap actor Harry Reid as Silly Billy, and Musical Theatre performers Emma Jay Thomas as the Enchantress and Tom Senior as Flash Harry.

Dreaming of a happier life, Belle finds herself transported to a cursed castle and held captive by a terrifying beast. To her surprise, the castle is full of magical characters placed under a spell by an evil enchantress.

Can Belle see beyond the monster and fall in love with her captor before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Or will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl who has melted his heart? Find out in this magical pantomime adventure.

With over 30,000 theatregoers attending pantomime at The Orchard Theatre each festive season, it’s never too early to book for this year’s show!

Pantomime is loud for a small pair of ears,
Spectacular sights can sometimes cause tears!
If bringing a little one, please be aware
One or two scenes are intended to scare.
The odd naughty joke for grown-up laughter
Ensures that we all finish Happily Ever After. 


Saturday  9 December 2pm 7pm
Sunday  10 December 1pm 5pm
Monday 11 December No performances
Tuesday  12 December 2pm 7pm
Wednesday 13 December 2pm 7pm
Thursday 14 December 2pm 7pm
Friday 15 December 12pm 7pm
Saturday 16 December 2pm 7pm
Sunday 17 December 1pm 5pm
Monday 18 December No performances
Tuesday 19 December 1pm 5pm
Wednesday 20 December 1pm 5pm
Thursday 21 December 1pm 5pm
Friday 22 December 1pm 5pm
Saturday 23 December 1pm 5pm
Sunday 24 December 1pm 5pm
Monday 25 December No performances
Tuesday 26 December 1pm 5pm
Wednesday 27 December 1pm 5pm
Thursday 28 December 1pm 5pm
Friday 29 December 1pm 5pm
Saturday 30 December 1pm 5pm
Sunday  31 December 1pm 5pm



Tickets: £45, £41.50, £39, £36, £27, £18

Premium seats available. At all performances, a small selection of premium seats, the best seats in the auditorium, are available. 

Premiere Card Discount

£30 Premiere Card & Post Show reception, Tue 12 Dec 7pm, includes a mince pie and mulled wine (limited availability) 
£27.50 from Tue 12 until Sun 17 December
£5 off Band A & B Tue 19 - Sun 31 December
(Available on Price Band A & B seats). 


  • Under 16s £2 off all performances

On yellow performances: 

  • Concessions £2 off (yellow performances) 
  • Family Of 4 £98 (Must include 1 adult and 1 child) 
  • Over 60s Special £20, Sat 30 & Sun 31 Dec

Group Discounts

On yellow performances:

  • Groups 10+ £5 off
  • Groups 20+ £10 off
  • Groups 40+ £12 off
  • Youth Groups 10+ £15 (Yellow Performances, circle seating only)

School Discounts

On yellow performances and includes free ice cream with each ticket:
  • Schools 10+ £14.50

Please note - discounts/groups rates are only available in Band A and Band B seats.

A £3.65 transaction fee may apply to your order. Groups of 10+ please call 0343 310 0033 to buy.

Accessible Performances

  •   Sign Language Interpreted Performance (SLIP) – Fri 22 December 5pm
  •   Relaxed Performance – Fri 15 December at 12pm  What is a relaxed performance? Specially adapted performance for those with autistic spectrum conditions, those with dementia, people with a learning disability and parents with very young children
  •   Audio Described – Thu 28 December 5pm

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