A special Christmas Eve version of Aladdin for you to enjoy at home.

Hop on your magic carpet and enter a world of magic, mystery and mayhem with the spellbinding tale of Aladdin.

The legendary Playhouse panto returns with the classic mix of fun, adventure and comedy chaos, delivered with an extra touch of sparkle from Nottingham’s favourite panto dame John Elkington.

What might appear to be a rusty old lamp is the key to all fortune and all it takes is a rub to release its power. And, when Aladdin discovers it, he realises all the love, luck and riches in the world are within his grasp with three wishes granted by the Genie of the Lamp. But can he stave off his jealous and greedy uncle from stealing his precious find? And can he defeat his nemesis to win over the princess?

With the catchiest tunes and a bundle of swashbuckling action, we promise to have you buzzing from this fantastic, festive treat.

How it works

Our Online Christmas Eve Special will be available to purchase until 6.45pm on Sat 24 Dec, so be sure to buy in good time to avoid disappointment.

At the time of booking, you’ll be sent an email containing an e-ticket. This e-ticket will contain a link to login here on our website, as well as a link to the page on our website where the recording can be accessed. You should login using the email and password you used at the point of booking.

Once you’re logged in, head to the second link in your e-ticket – that’s where you’ll watch the show. If you encounter any issues, please visit our FAQ page for help.

We recommend you start viewing the show before 7.30pm and no later than 8pm, as the video will be taken down after this point and we don’t want you to miss any of the magic.


John Elkington
John Elkington


A Captioned, BSL Interpreted and Audio Described version of our Christmas Eve Special will be available to watch.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.