You can win panto tickets! Oh, yes you can!

It’s never too early to get into the festive mood (oh no, it isn’t!), so we have teamed up with three North Yorkshire theatres to offer you the chance to win a family ticket to one of a selection of great seasonal shows.

Harrogate Theatre, the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond and the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough are all ready to launch their fun-packed festive family shows.

And they are offering Your North Yorkshire readers a chance to win a family ticket to one of four shows.

At Harrogate Theatre, join Dick Whittington on an adventure of a lifetime to seek his fame and fortune in London town where the streets are paved with gold. Alongside his trusty sidekick, Tammy the Cat, Dick is going to need all the help he can get to win the day, become the Lord Mayor of London and defeat the evil King Rat.

Packed with sparkle, silliness, and side-splitting jokes, Harrogate Theatre’s magical pantomime is a seasonal spectacular.

Dick Whittington runs from Wednesday, November 22, to Sunday, January 14, and ticket prices start at £18.

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington at Harrogate Theatre.

Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal pantomime is legendary. It is much loved by locals and over the years has developed a national reputation. In recent years, it has been named by The Observer as one of its top festive productions and The Telegraph chose it as the No.1 place to see a pantomime in the UK.

Rapunzel is the age-old story of a lonely princess trapped in a tower but longing for a life of adventure. It has all the hallmarks of a “proper” pantomime, with amazing song and dance routines, fantastic sets and special effects, plenty of laughter and audience participation. And no Richmond pantomime would be the same without two essential elements – knitting and Tunnock's teacakes.

Rapunzel runs from Wednesday, December 6, to Sunday, January 7. Tickets start at £15 and are available from the box office on 01748 825252.


Rapunzel at Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, invites you to Scarbolopolis, a magical town by the sea in need of a huge sprinkle of Christmas spirit for its annual Christmas show, Beauty and the Beast.

Enter a brave girl and her family, arriving in town ready to open a shop selling baubles, tinsel and all things sparkly, shiny and lovely to brighten things up a bit. But one day Dad goes wandering into Everdark Forest, where the mysterious beast lives, and doesn’t come back. Join the fearless heroine as she ventures into the woods on a rescue mission.

The show takes a classic fairy tale and turns it on its head, creating a new adventure packed with silliness, thrills, spills, singalongs, and more fantastical family fun than you can shake a sausage on a stick at.

Beauty and the Beast runs from Friday, December 1, to Saturday, December 30, and ticket prices start at £10.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast at The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

Also at the Stephen Joseph Theatre is Thor's Great Big Adventure, a Christmas show for under-6s.

Thor the walrus is off on his holidays. He has booked a few nights down south, then a short stop in Scarborough for New Year before he heads home to the ice and snow of the North Pole. He is looking for a good spot on the shore for a quick snooze, a nice seaside snack to fill his big belly and he hopes he will make new friends along the way. Join Thor on his great big adventure, sing a silly song about seagulls and throw him some fish for his tea (all fish will be provided).

All performances are “chilled performances”. These allow for noise and movement in the auditorium, as well as re-entry for anyone who may need time away from the performance.

The show runs from December 12 to December 23 and ticket cost £6.


Thor at The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

Win a family ticket to one of the shows

We have a family ticket – for up to two adults and two children – to be won for each of the shows.

The ticket for Dick Whittington will be for the noon or 5pm performance on either Saturday, November 25, or Sunday, November 26, so the winners will be among the first people to see the show.

Tickets for the other shows can be arranged with the winners, subject to availability.

For a chance to win, just answer the questions below. You can enter as many of the competitions as you want.

Dick Whittington at Harrogate Theatre

  • What is the name of Dick’s companion on his journey to London town?

Rapunzel at Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal

  • What are the two essential elements of a Georgian Theatre panto?

Beauty and the Beast at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

  • Where does the SJT's version of Beauty and the Beast take place?

Thor’s Great Big Adventure at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

  • What sort of animal is Thor?

Enter now

The competitions’ closing date is Monday, November 13, 2023. Winners will be chosen at random from all correct entries.

Terms and conditions apply.

The winners of last month’s competition were Diana Bird, Moira Cave and Jean Waring.

Competition terms and conditions

Your North Yorkshire publication competition and prize draw terms and conditions

  1. The Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over.
  2. All correct and eligible entries into the Competition will be entered into the Prize Draw.
  3. All Competition entries must be submitted online or on a postcard or letter to Editor, Your North Yorkshire, Communications Unit, North Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Racecourse Road, Northallerton, DL7 8AD and only one entry per person is permitted.
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This Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand how your personal data is processed in relation to any Your North Yorkshire competition. This notice should be read in conjunction with our Corporate Privacy Notice.

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