Date/Time Event
14/12/2018 - 24/12/2018
All Day
Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Friday-Monday December 14-24, various times

Tickets £11-£14

It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa Claus is flying high above the clouds delivering presents to all the good boys and girls around the world. Hiding in the back are two naughty elves, Charlie and Kara, who have snuck on-board for the ride… All is well until suddenly the sat nav goes haywire and breaks, leaving him stranded without his list of postcodes to deliver presents to. With the clock ticking and morning fast approaching, it’s down to Charlie, Kara and Muffin the bear to come up with a clever plan to save Christmas. This new adventure is filled with songs, nursery rhymes and magic – and there’s a chance to meet Santa after the show.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.

14/12/2018 - 24/12/2018
All Day
The Ho Ho Ho Christmas Show

Studio, The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Friday-Monday December 14-24, various times

Tickets £12.50/u16s £10.50

Get into the festive spirit as you head to Santa’s Workshop to meet Steve the elf. He’s busy preparing everything for Santa in time for Christmas Eve and there are presents to wrap and reindeer to feed, so he needs your help to get it all done before the big night. At last Santa returns to the workshop to see all the good work and his faithful elf learns the true meaning of Christmas. After each performance, every child from the audience will be able to meet Santa Claus and receive a special gift.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.

14/12/2018 - 01/01/2019
7:00 pm
Secret Santa - The Frost Files

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

December 14-16, 21-31 and January 1, 11am, 2.30pm, 5pm and 7pm

Tickets £13.50-£48/add on a visit to Santa’s Grotto £5

APL Theatre present a new production filled with adventure, fun and festive spirit. The family musical is a fast-paced spectacular featuring a mix of well-known Christmas arrangements and original songs. Holly Kringle is a hardworking, young investigative journalist at a small New York magazine – who must get the next big festive scoop or she is out. She receives a letter from a secret organisation, The Ministry of Mistletoe, requesting her assistance on a top secret mission: Santa has been kidnapped! MoM believe it to be the work of dastardly duo Jack & Jill Frost, who believe that only the naughtiest of children should be rewarded and that Santa’s jolly days need to be put on ice. Holly must follow the clues, meet an array of colourful characters and find a way to fly to the rescue in order to find Santa and save Christmas.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.

15/12/2018
12:30 pm
CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina (U)

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Saturday December 15, 12.30pm

Tickets from £7.50

This winter, children can enjoy the annual CBeebies Christmas Show in the cinema for the first time. The interactive show recreates the classic tale of Thumbelina and also includes an exclusive, additional show made for cinema audiences only starring Justin Fletcher in Justin’s Countdown to Christmas.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.

15/12/2018
3:00 pm
The Big Enormous Present

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Saturday December 15, 1.30pm and 3pm

Tickets £7.50/family of 4 £26. Age 3-8

A mysterious present has appeared in the school playground. Who can it possibly be for? Jack, Dot or Polly? What could be waiting inside? Find out in this 50-minute play, which explores the pressures of fitting in, where we find happiness and how giving can sometimes feel as good as receiving….

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.