Bring some theatre magic to your classroom this Christmas!

Pack up your hanky and join plucky Dick Whittington and his trusty cat on their quest for fame and fortune. Their magical rags to riches tale takes us to London where the streets are paved with gold. Bring some panto magic to your School or Group with our popular On Demand performances.

The legendary Playhouse panto returns full of sparkle, excitement and fun.  Our hero’s incredible escapades take him onto the High Seas, into battle with the evil King Rat and see him fall head over heels in love with his boss’s daughter Alice. All the while the magical Bow Bells are whispering his destiny – to become Mayor of London!

Packed with dazzling dance, a brilliant live band and swashbuckling adventure, the show reunites us with Nottingham’s favourite panto dame John Elkington, who’ll be serving up some comedy chaos as Sarah the Cook.

Full of fun, singing and lots of action – we promise to have you buzzing from a fantastic, festive night out.

How it works

You will have access to your chosen show for seven days, meaning that you can watch the performance at a time that suits your group, class or lesson plans. When booking, you’ll be asked to let us know which week you’d like to watch the show:

You have the choice of:

  • Monday 12 December 2022
  • Monday 19 December 2022
  • Monday 26 December 2022
  • Monday 2 January 2023
  • Monday 9 January 2023 (six days access only)

Once you’re booked in, we’ll email you closer to the time with a link to watch your chosen show via our website. Access will be tied to the school’s Nottingham Playhouse account, so you just need to login on the website and follow the link – easy!

If you’d like your students to watch the performance on multiple devices, do let our Box Office team know and we can talk you through this also.

To book Dick Whittington for your school or group, simply call our Box Office on 0115 941 9419

If you are a care home/residential setting please get in touch about pricing.


John Elkington
John Elkington


Accessible versions of our panto recording, including Captioning, BSL Interpretation and Audio Description, will be available.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.