You shall go to the ball! Our Christmas Eve Special is available to watch today only, until 8pm. But don't delay ducks, you must buy your ticket by 6.45pm to get access to the recording!

Gather round and enjoy this specially edited recording of our legendary pantomime. Featuring bonus Christmas content, this truly unique performance will make for a memorable Christmas Eve for the all the family. You’ll have access to watch the show between 8am and 8pm, so that you can enjoy the show at a time that suits you best – you may even want to watch it twice!

The ultimate fairy tale adventure, join Cinderella as she attempts to outwit her Ugly Stepsisters and win the heart of the dashing Prince – with a little help from best friend Buttons and her very own Fairy Godmother, of course.

Filled with panto humour, upbeat musical numbers and all the characters you know and love, Cinderella is sure to bring some much-needed festive joy.

How it Works

Our Online Christmas Eve Special will be available to purchase until 6.45pm on Thu 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.

Be sure to download our ‘Make Your Own Theatre’ Pack for some fun ideas of how to turn your home into your very own theatre!


Captioning is now available for the Cinderella Christmas Eve Special. Once you’ve booked the show, you can activate the captions on the recording by clicking on the icon labelled ‘CC’ in the video frame and then select ‘English (United Kingdom) CC’. To turn captions off, repeat this process but select ‘None’ instead.

An audio described version of the Cinderella Christmas Eve Special is available. Once you’ve booked the show, you will see the audio described version as a separate video on the viewing webpage.

Other Ways to Watch

We will be welcoming audiences to join us in-person at Nottingham Playhouse, and have a number of measures in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all. Click here to find out more.

On Demand
Our On Demand service allows you to enjoy Cinderella at whatever time suits you and your family best. You’ll also get 5 days to watch the show as many times as you like. Click here to find out more or to rent the show now


“classy panto with a defiant spirit”
4 rating
The Guardian
“warm-hearted family panto”
4 rating
The Stage
“A high-energy, laugh-out-loud spectacular… world-class costumes and set”
5 rating
East Midlands Theatre



Writer and Director Adam Penford
Musical Director John Morton
Choreographer Rachael Nanyonjo
Lighting Designer Alexandra Stafford
Sound Designer Will Cottrell
Designer Morgan Brind
Set, costumes and flying carriage Little Wolf Entertainment

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