Show Calendar


The Wizard of Oz

Click together the heels of those ruby red sparkly slippers, close your eyes and open yourself up to the magical world of Brighton Panto, now in its seventh record-breaking year.

Brighton Panto is back and will be a magical Christmas show for all the family as we follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City for an adventure which is truly out of this world.

Dorothy and her dog Toto get transported to the wonderful world of Oz, where they learn that the only way to get back home is to visit the great and powerful Wizard. On their journey to the Emerald City, they meet a Scarecrow who is in need of a brain, a Tin Man who is in need of a heart and a Lion who definitely needs some courage.

The four together embark on a magical adventure to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

We’re back at Attenborough Centre of Creative Arts after last year’s smash hit, Peter Pan, and the 2017 panto, The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio.

Directed by James Weisz of JW Productions, which has brought family theatre to Brighton including The Jungle Book; George’s Marvellous Medicine; Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure; Swallows & Amazons; and The Wind in The Willows. The Wizard of Oz is packed with toe-tapping musical numbers and comic routines, now with gorgeous new sets and sumptuous costumes.

A wonderful Christmas pantomime for the Brighton community’ (Peter Pan) - The Argus

‘Shimmers with Theatrical Magic’ (The Jungle Book) - The Stage

‘A Christmas spectacular!’ (The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio) - Child Friendly Brighton

General Information

Age Guidance

The Wizard of Oz is suitable for all ages and is a perfect ‘first-time’ theatrical experience. There are a couple of bangs and surprises that might make very small children jump.


The following access tickets can be booked online: spaces for wheelchair users, seats with flat floor access, best seats for sightlines of captions / BSL interpretation (when applicable). For guidance about online booking and for further information about accessibility at the venue see our Access page here.

Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email for further information.


A concession rate is available for children under 16.

NHS, Fire, Police, Staff of University of Sussex, Equity and Stage Directors UK can get a 20% discount on Premium and Standard shows. Proof of status will be required. This discount applies only to the tickets for the individuals who are members of these organisations.

Box Office Opening Times

The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays up to and including Monday 23rd December 2019. The box office is then open one hour before the advertised show start time. Tickets are available online throughout the run.

Preview Shows

Friday 13th December at 6pm

Saturday 14th December at 11am and 2pm

Pay What You Decide

All tickets for the show on Saturday 14th December at 6pm will be Pay What You Decide (PWYD). These tickets are available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Come and see the show without paying anything in advance, and then pay what you think is appropriate at the end of the show. Maximum of six PWYD tickets per order. These tickets can be booked online, or phone the box office on 01273 678822 / email for further information.

Standard Shows

Sunday 15th December at 12pm and 5pm

Friday 20th December at 11am and 2pm

Saturday 21st December at 12pm and 3pm

Saturday 28th December at 2pm and 6pm

Sunday 29th December at 11am and 2pm

Monday 30th December at 11am and 2pm

Tuesday 31st December at 12pm and 5pm

Premium Shows

Sunday 22nd December at 12pm and 5pm

Monday 23rd December at 11am and 6pm

Tuesday 24th December at 12pm and 5pm

Thursday 26th December at 6pm

Friday 27th December at 2pm and 6pm

Shows Specifically for Schools

Tuesday 17th December at 11am

Wednesday 18th December at 11am

Thursday 19th December at 11am

Car Parking

After 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends, parking on campus is free.

Please bear in mind that the campus car parks are likely to be very busy between 9am and 5pm on weekdays before Christmas.

Please allow more time for your journey if you decide to drive to a matinée performance.

For all weekday matinee performances, we recommend that you purchase a parking voucher for £2.50, which is available as part of the online checkout process when booking your Wizard of Oz tickets. If you choose a Print at Home ticket you can then print the voucher and display in your car when parked.

Football Matches at AMEX

Please note that there are football matches currently scheduled at the AMEX stadium on the days below, and therefore all the front-of-campus car parks near the Attenborough Centre are likely to be full until an hour after the end of each match. Please seek alternative car parks towards the back of campus on these days.

Please use alternative car parks such as P8 and P9 on the campus map. It’s ok to ignore the Residents Only signs in P8 and P9. There are also a limited number of spaces - available on a first-come, first-served basis - on the Sports Centre Car Park (P5), which is the closest car park to the venue.

More information on car parking and getting to the Attenborough Centre can be found here.

Dates & Times

  • Friday 13 December, 2019
  • Saturday 14 December, 2019
    11:00am, 2:00pm, 6:00pm
  • Sunday 15 December, 2019
    12:00pm, 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 17 December, 2019
  • Wednesday 18 December, 2019
  • Thursday 19 December, 2019
  • Friday 20 December, 2019
    11:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday 21 December, 2019
    12:00pm, 3:00pm
  • Sunday 22 December, 2019
    12:00pm, 5:00pm
  • Monday 23 December, 2019
    11:00am, 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 24 December, 2019
    12:00pm, 5:00pm
  • Thursday 26 December, 2019
  • Friday 27 December, 2019
    2:00pm, 6:00pm
  • Saturday 28 December, 2019
    2:00pm, 6:00pm
  • Sunday 29 December, 2019
    11:00am, 2:00pm
  • Monday 30 December, 2019
    11:00am, 2:00pm
  • Tuesday 31 December, 2019
    12:00pm, 5:00pm


  • Adult (Preview Shows)
  • Under 16s (Preview Shows)
  • Adult (Standard Shows)
  • Under 16s
  • Adult (Premium Shows)
  • Under 16s (Premium Shows)
  • Schools
  • Group Bookings (10+)
    For every 10 tickets booked, the 11th ticket is free
  • Standard Family Ticket (equal number of adults and under 16s)
    £55 / £82.50 / £110
  • Premium Family Ticket (equal number of adults and under 16s)
    £65 / £97.50 / £130
  • Pay What You Decide (PWYD)
    Pay nothing up front and decide how much you want to pay after you've seen the show. Saturday 14th December at 6pm only.
  • Early bird discount (up to Monday 14th October 2019)
    10% discount on regular prices
  • NHS, Fire, Police, Staff of University of Sussex, Equity, Stage Directors UK
    20% discount on individual tickets. Proof of status will be required.
The Wizard of Oz
Friday 13 December  – Tuesday 31 December

The Wizard of Oz Tickets

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