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Who we are

Founded in 2021, the UK Pantomime Association is a charity that explores, shares and celebrates pantomime by investigating the genre’s rich past, engaging with contemporary practice and inspiring the future.

Our Aims


Celebrate excellence through Annual Pantomime Awards.


A hub for panto practice, history, traditions and culture.


Champion pantomime as an important British artform.


Inspire through workshops, talks, and special events.


Aladdin Statement 19.12.22

The UK Pantomime Association and Panto Day are champions of pantomime and take seriously the need for innovation and progression in the sector, including the appropriate casting of performers from the global majority, and removal of racist stereotypes which have...

In Conversation with Nigel Ellacott at the Richmond Theatre

Following the evening performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at Richmond Theatre on Tuesday 6 December, Nigel Ellacott (Dame Betty Barnum) will be in conversation with Simon Sladen, Chair of the UK Pantomime Association and Senior Curator of Theatre and...

Could you be a judge for the 2022/23 Pantomime Season?

During November, December and January each year, our judges seek to visit over 200 professional pantomimes – looking for nominations for the UK Pantomime Awards. We are currently recruiting new judges to join our experienced team, who will cover the length...