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Magic, marvellous and hilarious The News, Portsmouth

About the event

The New Theatre Royal Christmas Spectacular for 2017

Join Beauty and her Beast in an extraordinary adventure, from the bustling streets of Portsmouth to the magical forests of Hampshire.

With surprising twists and wonderful turns, prepare to be swept off your feet, as one of the world’s favourite folk-tales takes to the stage in this brand new Christmas Family adventure.

Don’t miss this beautiful and thrilling show – the perfect family treat this festive season.

Performance Schedule

Preview Performance
14 December

Silver Performances
15 December – 7pm only
21 December
29 December* – 2pm only – Relaxed Performance with BSL Signer

Gold Performances
16 & 17 December
22 – 28 December
29 December – 6pm only
30 & 31 December

Schools Performances (can also be attended by non schools guests)
15 December – 10.30am only
19 & 20 December


If you are booking transport from the Isle of Wight, please be aware that the final Hovertravel craft leaves the city at 21:00, please check your show times before booking. Not advised for shows starting from 18:30 onwards.

Photography by Peter Langdown


Relaxed Performance
Friday 29th December at 2pm
Please download our Visual Story (link below) to help familiarise any visitors on the Autistic spectrum with the theatre and the characters and help prepare for your trip.
B&B Relaxed performance Visual story