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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.


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...

The Pantomime Awards return for the 2022/23 season

Christopher Biggins opens The Panto Awards, April 2022 After the success of their inaugural season, The UK Pantomime Association (UKPA) is delighted to announce that The Pantomime Awards will return for the 2022/23 season. With fewer than four months until the...

Winners announced for The Pantomime Awards

Hosted by UK Pantomime Association President Christopher Biggins, a total of 27 awards were presented with categories ranging from Best Ugly Sisters to Best Sound Design and Best Pantomime.  Audience members were treated to performances by Gracie McGonigal, Myra...