The Pantaloons are a young, vibrant theatre company whose style draws from a wide variety of popular theatre traditions from commedia dell’arte and clowning to stand-up comedy and silent movies.

The Pantaloons are a company dedicated to making theatre which is accessible yet intelligent, taking inspiration from an eclectic mix of popular forms and re-inventing these to produce imaginative and innovative work. Our style is self-aware and playful, with one foot constantly in the world of the here-and-now while the other remains within the world of illusion. Our ethos is one of collaboration, both with our audiences and within the group itself. We maintain an emphasis on physicality and on audience interaction, and our aim is always to produce performance which is experimental, eye-catching, moving and fun.

Can you feel the magic? No?

Then you’re not at a Pantaloons theatre show!


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of people entertained


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What’s on this year?

Check out our up-coming shows and come join in with the fun!

Spring 2016 Season

Prepare for the hysterical and the historical as The Pantaloons bring you The (Almost) Complete History of Britain (an original sketch show) and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest; our touring shows for Spring 2016. We literally cannot begin to tell you just how excited we are about these two shows…so get as excited as us by reading more.

Summer 2016 Season

Medieval mayhem with The Canterbury Tales! Eighteenth Century adventuring with Gulliver’s Travels! Tragically-slow messengers with Romeo and Juliet! Prepare for our most hilarious summer season yet featuring puppetry, songs, voyages, giants, monks, talking horses, wizards, tiny people and floating islands!


This space has been put aside for a video clip, a video clip of quite possibly the greatest thing to ever have graced this planet*. Prepare for the awesome-ness to load.

ROMEO and JULIET (2016)

Romance! Potions! Swordfights! Tragically-slow messengers! Here’s a video of The Pantaloons production of Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before – in rehearsal!

*We must disclose that it may not be the greatest video to ever exist, we are aware that a baby monkey riding a pig is probably the best video of all time.

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