Derby LIVE invites the people of Derby to be their guest for Christmas 2017. Join Derby LIVE and an all-star cast at Derby Arena for a traditional family Pantomime and follow the classic love story of Beauty and the Beast.

A trip to the pantomime is sure to get the family into the Christmas spirit. Derby Arena will be transformed into magical theatre space, with spectacular pyrotechnics and amazing special effects. It will bring together sensational sets and costumes, hilarious comedy, fabulous music and dazzling dance routines.

Go on a journey to a little French village and boo and hiss as the Wicked Witch casts a spell on the dashing Count, transforming him into a grotesque beast, condemning him to live for only two years unless he can be saved by true love.

Everyone’s favourite characters will be bought to life in this enchanting and spellbinding tale that will combine hilarious comedy, fantastic music and dance routines and lots of audience participation.

Can true love set the Beast free? Only Beauty holds the power to break the Witch’s spell and give everyone a happy ever after!

Panto always guarantees fun for all the family, with lots of audience participation that will have everyone all shouting ‘he’s behind you’.

It’s never too soon to get tickets for this festive family favourite; book now for the best seats in the house at the best prices with the panto early bird rate.

Beauty and the Beast will be on stage at Derby Arena from Tuesday 5 December 2017 until Sunday 31 December 2017, tickets priced from £14.75 with concessions, group, school and family tickets available. Save £2 when you book before 31 Oct, with other savings available.

With tickets going on sale as this year’s pantomime Cinderella opens, it’s never too early to book for this fantastic festive treat – call the Sales and Information Centre on 01332 255800, pick seats online at derbylive.co.uk, or book in person at the Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby.