Mother Goose


07 March 2023

11 March 2023
New Theatre Oxford
24-26 George Street

07 March to 11 March

24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Mother Goose pantomime at New Theatre Oxford
Mother Goose pantomime at New Theatre Oxford

About Mother Goose

Mother Goose is a side-splitting new pantomime starring Ian McKellen and John Bishop, flying into theatres this winter. 

A hilarious and heartwarming story for the whole family to enjoy, this star-studded panto is set to be the show of the season. 

Book your Mother Goose panto tickets today!

Mother Goose pantomime at New Theatre Oxford
Mother Goose pantomime at New Theatre Oxford

Why go and see it?

Guaranteeing a gaggle of laughs, the tale of Mother Goose is brought to life by a cast of comedy legends and a stellar creative team, including direction by the award-winning Cal McCrystal.

Flock to see the story of Mother Goose, an animal sanctuary owner who cares for waifs and strays. She may have a good, kind heart, but will the wealth and fame lead her astray once she hits the big time? Expect fairies, foes and gravity-defying poultry in this hilarious new panto. 

The show is fronted by Ian McKellenJohn Bishop and Mel Giedroyc, so prepare for face-aching laughter as they bring their beloved flair to fairytales’ favourite bird. Award-winning writer Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Call the Midwife) joins blockbuster director Cal McCrystal (Paddington, One Man, The World’s End) in a pantomime that’s one for the ages. 

Book your Mother Goose tickets today to secure your chance to see Ian McKellen and John Bishop in panto. It’s going to be honkers! 


From £13.00

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Ticketing information

Prices: From 13.00 subject to a transaction fee

Age guidance: 5+

Dates & times:
Tuesday 07 March at 7.30pm
Wednesday 08 March at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 09 March at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 10 March at 7.00pm
Saturday 11 March at 1.30pm & 6.30pm

Please note: Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Mother Goose pantomime at New Theatre Oxford
Mother Goose pantomime at New Theatre Oxford

About New Theatre Oxford

There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened.

The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.

On performance days, the Box Office opens at noon and closes 15 minutes after the show starts. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before the show begins and close 15 minutes after the show starts.

There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls Foyer, two further bars in the Circle Foyer and an additional one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.

There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed, please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card members.

See important information about Getting there and Access here