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Christmas Rewrapped at Live Theatre

Want an alternative grown-up Christmas night out?
Fed up of Panto? Live Theatre, has not one, but two alternative options for you this year with its music themed quiz sketch show Mixtape Xmas, and Christmas Crackers, four new short plays taking an alternative look at Christmas present.

Mixtape Xmas
Wed 5 - Sat 8 Dec

Part comedy sketch show and part music quiz, Mixtape is one of the funniest concepts around. The Mixtapers bring their infamous sell out Christmas show back, featuring a mash up of Mixtape favourites from throughout the eras, as well as a stocking load of sketches inspired by classic Christmas tunes. Play in quiz teams to be in with the chance of winning one of the highly coveted Golden Mixtapes.

Be sure to kick off this festive season with The Mixtapers. It's the perfect night out for a Christmas party! Book your team in now! 

Tickets £12, £9 concs. Find out more and book tickets here

Christmas Crackers
Thu 13 Dec - Sat 22 Dec
Four brand new short plays commisisoned by Live Theatre take a wry, alternative look at this festive time of year.

Four tales of Christmas present look at what happens when a drunken Santa gate-crashes a Christmas get-together, when the festive TV schedule takes over your life, the secret lives of four siblings are unwrapped, and when all that stands between one family and Christmas heartbreak is a pigeon in a chip box.

Four new writers supported by Live Theatre and tipped to be future stars, take you on a journey through all things Christmas. Expect laughter, turkey, tears and sarcasm. The perfect Christmas boxset.

Tickets £10 - £14, concs from £6.  Find out more and book tickets here


Mixtape Xmas and Christmas Crackers are both suitable for ages 14+, (a true grown up alternative to panto). For every 10 tickets booked Live Theatre’s group offer means the 11th ticket is free. Tickets can be booked by calling (0191) 232 1232 or

Why not book a meal at one of Live Theatre’s nearby partner restaurants to complete your evening? Find out more

We can also arrange for a buffet and drinks for your group in one of our private spaces before the show. Email

*Group offer only available to book by phone.


  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund


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