Sleeping Beauty Pantomime Moves To Easter Dates

Pantomime audiences will have reason to be cheerful early next year, as the star-studded socially distanced production of Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal reschedules to new dates in March and April.

Following the government’s announcement that Nottingham will be entering Tier 3 restrictions from today until at least 16 December, the pantomime production of Sleeping Beauty, starring Paul Chuckle, Ben Nickless and street dance stars Flawless, can no longer go ahead as planned from 12 December 2020 to 3 January 2021.  However, due to the phenomenal demand for tickets since the production went on sale two weeks ago, the team at the Theatre Royal and panto partners at Qdos Entertainment have secured new dates for early 2021 instead.

Sleeping Beauty will now open on Saturday 27 March and run until Sunday 11 April 2021. All original ticket holders will be refunded and given priority booking for the new Easter dates, which will go on general sale on Monday 7 December at 10am.

Next year’s production, created especially for the Theatre Royal, will be a riotously funny, one-act celebration of pantomime, packed full of comedy and laughter and allow audience members the opportunity to come safely together and enjoy the magic of the much-loved and unique art form. Safety for customers, staff and performers will remain the venue’s number one priority and these socially distanced pantomime performances will adhere to all national government guidance and local restrictions.   For more details on what a socially distanced visit to the venue will look like, please visit

Tickets for Sleeping Beauty go on general sale on Monday 7 December at 10am online or via the box office on 0115 989 5555.


Saturday 27 March 2021 2:30pm 7:15pm

Sunday 28 March 2021 12:00pm 3:30pm 7:15pm

Tuesday 30 March 2021 7:15pm

Wednesday 31 March 2021 7:15pm

Thursday 1 April 2021 1:30pm 7:15pm

Friday 2 April 2021 12:00pm 3:30pm 7:15pm

Saturday 3 April 2021 12:00pm 3:30pm 7:15pm

Monday 5 April 2021 2:30pm 7:15pm

Tuesday 6 April 2021 2:30pm 7:15pm

Wednesday 7 April 2021 2:30pm 7:15pm

Thursday 8 April 2021 2:30pm 7:15pm

Saturday 10 April 2021 12:00pm 3:30pm 7:15pm

Sunday 11 April 2021 1:30pm 6:00pm

Sleeping Beauty is able to go ahead thanks to the support of The National Lottery, which will give thousands of theatregoers, in Nottingham and across the country, the chance to enjoy a socially distanced pantomime.