30 Nov - 31 Dec 2023
Starring Watford's favourite Dame, Terence Frisch!
Cinderella wants to party ‘like its 1999’ but her stepmother has other ideas…
Watford. New Year’s Eve, 1999.
Cinderella loves music. Every night she dances alone in her room (cellar) and gets lost in the music – that is, until her dodgy CD Walkman gives out.
Meanwhile, over at the Palace, the King vows to throw the ‘Party of the Century’ in a bid to find the Prince of Pinner a wife. And with Cinderella’s stepmother hell-bent on her daughters (Britney & Christina) marrying up, she sees this as their golden opportunity…
The Palace has been the home of panto since 1908, and Christmas just isn’t the same without it! Support your local theatre and be part of our yearly heart-warming Christmas pantomime, but don’t delay – the clock is ticking, so book your tickets before they run out!
Run-time: 2 hours 15 minutes including interval (estimated)
Boxes are available and seat up to four.
Children aged 24 months and under do not require a seat or ticket and can be considered a babe-in-arms.
Please note all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Schools and groups
School tickets are £11 per ticket, with every 11th ticket free. If you would like to book a school visit, please contact the Box Office on 01923 225671 to make arrangements.
There is a group discount of 10% off for groups of 10 or more and 15% off for groups of 20 or more. This applies to all performances except Gold performances (please see listings).
AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 30 December, 2pm
A TOUCH TOUR ACCOMPANIES THIS PERFORMANCE AT 1PM
During an audio described performance, a live, verbal commentary is provided to Blind or partially sighted audience members via an infrared in-ear headset system. The commentary explains and describes the visual aspects of the performance such as the set, costumes and gestures.
VocalEyes provide the audio description for our audio described performances.
A touch tour will take place prior to the show, where you can go onto the stage and touch parts of the set, scenery and costumes.
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 27 December, 6pm
During captioned performances, the actor’s words appear on a screen as they are spoken. At Watford Palace Theatre, the screens are often placed in our boxes to enable as many people as possible to see them without restricting the view of the stage.
Captioned performances are beneficial for audience members who are d/Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. They can also support audience members with English as a second language, as well as supporting general understanding and concentration.
Captioning for these performances are provided by Stagetext.
SCHOOLS RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Monday 11 December, 10am
PUBLIC RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 16 December, 11:30am
Our relaxed performances are for anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed environment when coming to the theatre.
During the performance, the auditorium lights are kept on and audience members are free to move around, make noise and enter and exit as they wish. Loud and sudden noises are turned down or taken out and bright lights are softened.
There is a chillout space available with sensory toys, cushions and ear defenders. This can be used before, during and after the performance.
Before the performance, audience members are sent a visual guide which gives more information about the story and characters. We also offer familiarisation tours before the relaxed performance which is an opportunity to see the front of house spaces, auditorium and where you will sit during the performance at a quieter time.