1 December 2023 10:30 am - 4 December 2023 1:30 pm

Rainton Arena, Mercantile Road, Houghton le Spring, DH4 5PH

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About The Event

Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to Sarah, but he doesn’t get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve.

From the author of the well-loved children’s book Dear Zoo, Rod Campbell, comes Dear Santa and it’s LIVE! This show is an ideal introduction to theatre for those aged two and over. The Christmas cheer continues, with the opportunity to meet Santa in his grotto after the show, where every child will receive an extra special gift!

Sure, to be one Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget. The perfect family show that will be enjoyed by all this Festive Season.


Friday 1st December 10:30am

Sunday 3rd December 10:30am AND 1:30pm

Monday 4th December 10:30am

Group/ School Bookings available for groups of 10 or more

Magical family treat and a joy to watch.


Had my 4-year-old captivated from start to finish!

Time for Tots

Very Christmassy. Perfect for my two and three-year-old, they loved it.

Sophie, Nurse

Wonderful show for all ages and a brilliant story.

Clare, Stay home Mum

Perfect first-time theatre experience for my two-year-old daughter who loved it! Holly, Art Teacher

An Excellent, enjoyable, and engaging performance.

Emily, Customer Services Agent

Family, festive fun with such an important message, which engaging our 3-year-old throughout.

Danny, Dentist

Suitable For Children

Suitable for 18 months – 6 yrs. Babies and very young children aged 18 months or under are granted entry to a performance without a ticket, provided they are then seated in the lap of their accompanying adult and do not take up a seat for themselves.

Running Time

Approximately 55 minutes Straight Through. Followed by a meet & greet

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