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There’s a Christmas-themed Horrible Histories stage show happening in Manchester on Boxing Day

Horrible Histories is brining "the terrific tale of Christmas" to the Bridgewater Hall.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 18th December 2023

You can discover the story of how Christmas came to be what it is today in a new Horrible Histories stage show in Manchester next week.

With the festive season officially upon us, and Christmas soon to be here before we know it, parents and guardians who are keen to keep the kids entertained but still educated while schools are out over the winter break can grab tickets to a special Horrible Histories production that’s taking to the stage in Manchester next week.

Oh, and did we forget to mention it’s festive themed? Well it is, and it’s setting out to tell “the terrific tale of Christmas”.

Horrible Histories Christmas is currently out on a UK tour, and it’s stopping off at The Bridgewater Hall here in the heart of Manchester city centre on Boxing Day – with tickets currently on sale, and a few still remaining if you’re in need of some last-minute bank holiday plans.

There’s a Christmas-themed Horrible Histories stage show happening in Manchester on Boxing Day / Credit: Horrible Histories On Stage

The impressive stage show is described as a festive celebration in the most “wonderful, funny, and moving way you’ll ever see”.


For many of us, when we think of Christmas, the magic of family, joy, goodwill, presents, and more usually come to mind – but how about Oliver Cromwell? Or even Henry VIII?

When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young courageous boy to save the day – but can he rescue Christmas? From Victorian villains, to medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, you can join the Horrible Histories presents cast on a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas.

Tickets are still available to grab from as little as £21.50 / Credit: Horrible Histories On Stage

You’ll be in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII ,and St Nicholas as they all join forces to save the festive season.

Horrible Histories Christmas is coming to The Bridgewater Hall on Tuesday 26 December at 3pm, and, as mentioned, there’s still time to get your hands on tickets – which will you back anywhere from £21.50 – £35, depending on your choice of seats.

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