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A whole new world awaits as Aladdin comes to Derby Arena in 2022

A whole new world awaits as Aladdin comes to Derby Arena in 2022

Sometimes you get even more than you wished for…

Aladdin wishes the Princess would notice him, The Princess wishes she could lead a normal life, Aladdin’s mother wishes she could remember what she came in here for…

And there’s something very peculiar about that ancient clapped-out rusty thing. (The lamp… not his mother.)

Let Derby LIVE and Little Wolf Entertainment whisk you away for Christmas to the town of Shangri-La where the sorcerers are sinister, the caves full of surprises and the genies have been bottling things up for a bit.

With spectacular sets, breath-taking special effects, gorgeous costumes and mountains of mayhem, the team behind 2021’s smash-hit Sleeping Beauty return to grant all your festive wishes in this action-packed adventure for the whole family.

It doesn’t take a genie-us to know one of your three wishes should be to see Aladdin at Derby Arena. The announcement comes as the finishing touches are being made to Sleeping Beauty, which opens at Derby Arena on Friday 10th December and runs until Saturday 8th January. Tickets are still available.


2019’s pantomime, Peter Pan, received stand-out reviews:

“made us chuckle all the way through!” – DerbyDaysOut

“a brilliant family show which got everyone laughing and tapping along”

“it was brilliant, the smiles on my children’s faces … made it worth every penny” –

“…kept the show alive and children’s attention all the way through”

“A really good amusing family show that got us feeling Christmassy” – Boom magazine

“would recommend young and old to go and watch it, have a laugh and reconnect with your childhood”

“absolutely captivating for the little ones with glittering stage sets, special effects, fabulous costumes, marvellous singing and wonderful dancing! My children really enjoyed it and want to go AGAIN!” – Lots for Tots

Aladdin will be on stage at Derby Arena from Friday 9th December 2022 to Saturday 31st December 2022 with new, lower-priced tickets starting at £18 for adults, £16 for children and a new under 5s price of just £10 for any performance.

Concessions, group, school and family tickets are available. Discounted early-bird tickets are on sale now, offering a saving of £2 when you book by 31st May 2022, helping you plan next year’s festive treat.


We want our pantomime to be accessible to everyone and have a number of special access performances available:

  • BSL sign interpreted – Friday 16 December, 10am, Sunday 18th December, 12.30pm, Thursday 29th December 4.30pm
  • Audio described – Sunday 18th December, 12.30pm, Thursday 29th December 4.30pm
  • Captioned – Thursday 29th December, 12.30pm and 4.30pm
  • Relaxed – Wednesday 28th December, 4.30pm

Find out more about access at:

It’s never too early to secure the best seats for next year’s festive family treat. Call the Sales and Information Centre on 01332 255800, pick seats online at, or book in person at the Sales and Information Centre, Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby.

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