The legendary Nottingham Playhouse panto reaches new heights with a giant of a show – Jack and the Beanstalk! 

When Jack exchanges the family cow for mysterious beans, he begins an epic adventure when they grow into an enormous beanstalk. Join Jack as he bravely climbs to discover a land above the clouds, where a ferocious giant lurks in his castle. Will Jack outwit the giant and leave with his magic harp? And can he bag the golden egg-laying goose that will change his family’s fortunes forever? 

Packed with comedy chaos courtesy of Nottingham’s favourite dame, John Elkington, join us for a show jam-packed with laughter, live music, and spectacular special effects.  Expect top tunes, dazzling costumes, and plenty of audience participation in this super-sized extravaganza that will leave everyone feeling sky-high. 


John Elkington
John Elkington


Writer Adam Penford
Designer Cleo Pettitt
Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell
Musical Director John Morton
Choreographer Rosanna Bates
Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell
Sound Designer Paul Groothius
Casting Director Natalie Gallacher CDG for Pippa Ailion & Natalie Gallacher Casting
Deputy Stage Manager Charlotte Jones
Assistant Stage Manager Maddy Wade


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning, and Audio Description for this production, as well as Dementia Friendly, Reduced Capacity, and Relaxed performances.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances. Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.

VIP Packages

Make your panto visit extra special by upgrading to a VIP Experience. This year we have two VIP packages for you to choose from.

VIP Experience

Enjoy a drink before the performance and during the interval in our hosted VIP area, as well as ice cream, programme and confectionary treat box to enjoy during the performance. Our panto cast will record a special video message, just for you, before you arrive, give you a shout out during the show and a signed Christmas card memento.

VIP Experience Plus 

Enjoy everything in the VIP experience above, along with a pre-show glass of champagne.

Don’t forget to choose the same number of VIP Experiences as the number of tickets you are purchasing.

We’ll automatically provide programmes and treat boxes to share between two people and one Christmas card for your whole party. If your party size is an odd number, or you need additional programmes, treat boxes or Christmas cards, please let us know either when you arrive or in advance of your visit and we’ll make sure you have everything you need.


Schools and Groups


Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on full price tickets.

Discount will be automatically applied on the ‘Checkout’ screen. Book up to 20 tickets online with the groups discount, discounts vary per performance and are subject to availability.

See the list of discounted performances on the Group Discounts Page.

Have a large group looking to attend? Please email and a member of the team will be able to assist.


Show tickets for school pupils are £13.50 each (one teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased). Find out more about School Visits here and book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Schools early booking offer: Pay in full by start of Easter Holidays (Thursday 28 March 2024) and pay £12.50 per tickets or pay by end of School Year (Friday 26 July 2024) and pay £13 per tickets.

Pay in 3

Our Panto Payment Plan

Our Pay in 3 scheme allows you to split the cost of your booking for our 2024/25 panto Jack and the Beanstalk in to three payments. Your first payment is made when you book your tickets and is followed by two monthly payments. Find out more.