The World’s First Drive-in Pantomime Is Back For 2021!

Drive in Pantomime

Kids can’t sit still? Need to cater for different snack requirements? Feel anxious in crowds? Can’t find a dog sitter? Want to wear your PJ’s at the Drive in Pantomime and not be judged?

You can leave all worries at home and relax as a family with Car Park Panto’s Horrible Christmas, the latest addition to the festive family season that won rave reviews last year.  If traditional panto at your local theatre is proving too expensive for all the family, then Horrible Christmas is the best value ticket for you.  The ticket covers the car, not the people inside, so you can bring your grandparents and babies and be sound in the knowledge you will be safe sat amongst family and friends rather than in a packed theatre auditorium.

It’s a show about the history of Christmas delivered in a way that only Horrible Histories can!

With the closing of theatres across the country in 2020, Birmingham Stage Company and Coalition Presents worked together to save Christmas for over 17,000 families by putting on the world’s first drive-in panto.  Horrible Christmas is a unique Covid secure experience, where kids (& adults) are able to jump up and down in their own seats, cheer and make as much noise as they like (beep those horns!). Not strictly speaking a typical panto, it will still get everyone into the festive spirit from the comfort and security of their own cars.

Drive in Pantomime

Neal Foster, Actor/Manager, Birmingham Stage Company says:

“We were amazed and thrilled how totally successful the Car Park Party productions proved to be during the last eighteen months – and we’re delighted to be back on tour again with our Horrible Histories production of Horrible Christmas! It turns live theatre into a truly unique and festive event!”

About Horrible Christmas:

When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young boy to save the day – but can he save Christmas? From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, join us on a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII and St Nicholas as they all join forces to save the festive season!

It’s a celebration of Christmas in the most wonderful, funny and moving way you’ll ever see!

There are limited tickets for each show priced at £49.50 per sleigh car (£2.50 booking fee applies). Grab the reigns and secure your space for the best drive-in event of the season.

Tickets & T&C’s are available at


Monday 27th December – Mallory Park Race Circuit, Leicestershire – 2pm & 5pm

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