A colourful text logo. Sleeping Beauty in gold italicised lettering sits above pink furry block letters saying BEAST. There are horns on the end of the B and T.

Sleeping Beauty & the Beast

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Times: 10.15am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 6pm, 7pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (suggested price £18)
Suggested price based on £20 for adults and £15 for children

Running Time: 90 mins (incl. interval)

Age Guidance: 3+

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber.

Please note: The minimum price payable for this performance is £6, however, we are committed to making this show accessible to everyone.
If the minimum pricing on the website is a barrier to you – please contact boxoffice@bac.org.uk.

Ever wondered where Pantomime villains go at the end of the story?

They go to Goodie-versity: the institute for reformed baddies, where Headmasters Beast and Belle teach them to be good. This Christmas Eve, the baddie class of 2021 are just one day away from their Gooduation when, DISASTER STRIKES…  Someone has sent Beast to sleep and he won’t wake up! And without Beast, there can be no Gooduation day!

With nearly everyone a suspect, we’re going to need your help to crack this Christmas case! 

The creators of Goldilocks & the Three Musketeers, Sleeping Trees, return with a brand new panto mash-up, full of songs, live music and interaction for all!

So grab your magnifying glass, put on your best detective hat and help Sleeping Trees solve this merry mystery.  


Part of our OverCome Season

Due to staff shortages caused by individuals having to isolate, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel all post- Christmas performances of Sleeping Beauty and the Beast (27th – 30th December). We want to ensure that BAC remains a safe place for our staff, cast and audience members and so we hope you understand. 

We apologise for any disappointment this will cause, and we appreciate your patience as we assist everyone with their bookings.

All performances up to and including 24th December will still be taking place.

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber.

If you’ve booked a ticket, you’ll receive an email in advance with helpful information before the performance.

BSL performance: 18th Dec. Interpreted by Martin Fox-Roberts

Sensory Adaptive performances: 11th & 16th Dec


  • This show includes flashing lights.
  • There will be loud music and sounds.

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

Further Information

Pre-show information


Visit our ACCESS PAGE  


We have been recognised by the National Tourist Associations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, that we are operating within the COVID-19 Industry Standard.
The entrance to our scratch bar. A couple wearing face masks are listening to instruction from a duty manager wearing a visor reading from a clipboard. To the left of them is a sign propped against the side of the bar entitled 'Health Declarations'.


We encourage all audience members to wear a mask whilst sat in performance spaces and when moving around our building (unless you’re exempt).


We have a limited number of socially distanced performances for most shows, so you can choose when you feel most comfortable attending.
Image: When It Breaks It Burns. A group of young people dancing under multi-coloured lights. Photo by JMA Photography.


Our COVID booking policy means that it’s easy to exchange your tickets if you are unable to attend.

It’s been a tricky few years to plan things for your pupils, but this year, we’ve got it covered!

Tickets are Pay What You Can, with a suggested ticket price of £12 and a free teacher ticket for every 10 pupils booked.

Email boxoffice@bac.org.uk and we will contact you to book your group tickets.

School performances are on the following dates:

Wed 1 Dec, 10:15am & 1pm
Thu 2 Dec, 10:15am & 1pm
Fri 3 Dec, 1pm
Wed 8 Dec, 1pm
Thu 9 Dec, 1pm
Fri 10 Dec, 1pm
Wed 15 Dec, 10:15am & 1pm
Thu 16 Dec, 10:15am & 1pm
Fri 17 Dec, 1pm