Christmas at G Live

September 28, 2023| Archive News

G Live have announced their christmas season for 2023, including:

  • Music from Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Christmas Kitchen Disco to Handel’s Messiah with Guildford Choral Society
  • Festive dining events with entertainment from the West End Jerseys and the Arg Band
  • The return of classical ballet to G Live with the Nutcracker
  • Santa is on his sleigh by Justin Fletcher for ages 3+
  • Partytime with a Massaoke, 80’s Tropicana Night and a kids’ Rudolph Rave
  • Magical escapism with Cirque Enchantment and comedy at the Hellfire Comedy Cracker

Guildford’s G Live have today confirmed their Christmas season of entertainment, comprising of music, comedy, ballet, theatre, film, party nights and festive dining events.

Celebrations start with a nostalgic sleigh ride through the golden age of Rock ‘n’ Roll with the That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show (21 November). Music continues with Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Christmas Kitchen Disco (7 December), with Sophie adding her own disco style to some festive classics and career favourites.

Festive dining events with all the trimmings include Christmas with the West End Jerseys (12 December), when live music celebrating Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will leave you “Beggin” for more, and Christmas with The Arg Band (13 December), serving up an evening of classic hits led by original TOWIE cast member James Argent.

Music of a classical nature comes from Guildford Choral Society with their performance of Handel’s Messiah (9 December), and ballet returns to the Surrey venue for the first time since 2019, with five performances of The Nutcracker performed by the 35-strong Nerubashenko Ballet and orchestra of 28 players (4-6 January).

G Live and Imagine Theatre are delighted to announce a brand-new magical family show for ages 3+, Santa’s On His Sleigh (16-24 December), written by Justin Fletcher. Starring Santa, Snowdrop the Elf, Rudolph and, featuring on screen, virtual little helper and Head Elf, Justy (played by Justin Fletcher), can you help fix Santa’s sleigh in time for him to deliver all his presents?

Also, for families with children aged 0-8, join the party at the Rudoph Rave (2pm, 16 December), where a DJ, glow sticks, glitter and giant balloons ensure a fun-filled afternoon complete with spectacular light display.

There’s party time for adults too, with MASSAOKE Christmas (16 December) – the UK’s biggest mass-karaoke event – featuring a live band and Christmas hits from Mariah, Wham!, Slade, Wizzard and The Pogues, as well as hairbrush anthems from the 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond. For those aged 25+, the venue’s regular party night, Tropicana Nights (15 December) will have you dancing to all the hits of the 80s. “Don’t’ Stop Believin’” – it’ll be a real “Celebration”.

With a reputation for hosting some of the best stand-up comedians on the circuit, the venue’s regular Hellfire Comedy Club is back with a Christmas special, the Hellfire Comedy Cracker (20 December) – complete with curry – shining a spotlight on exciting up-and-coming talent.

Miracle on 34th Street (1pm, 21 December) is the ultimate Christmas movie, and the 1947 original, featuring Maureen O’Hara and John Payne, forms part of G Live’s Memory Cinema season, which shows classic films in a relaxed and accessible environment.

In the period between Christmas and New Year, Cirque Enchantment (29 & 30 December) will take audiences on a magical adventure to a world of frozen beauty. Featuring superb choreography, breathtaking vocals and a troupe of amazing circus performers, this is the perfect treat for the festive period.

In addition to Christmas events, there are lots of other shows currently on sale during November and December, including Dawn French (23 November); Tom Davis: Underdog (22 & 24 November); Gareth Malone: Sing-A-Long-A-Gareth-Two (25 November); Far From Saints (27 November); Scouting For Girls (29 November); From The Jam (01 December); Noel Fitzpatrick – Beyond Supervet (2 December); Viggo Venn: British Comedian (6 December) and Wifi Wars (9 December).

With G Live Gift Vouchers the perfect Christmas present (available online at, family and friends can choose what to see in the New Year. In January alone, events include: An Evening of Burlesque (12 January); Most Haunted Live with Yvette Fielding and Karl Beattie (16 January); Giovanni Pernice’s Let Me Entertain You (19 January); and The Making of a Murderer (30 January). There’s also comedy from Ed Night (20 January) and Sarah Millican (27 January), the ultimate tributes to Abba (Thank You For The Music, 11 January), The Bee Gees (The Magic of The Bee Gees, 18 January) and Elton John (The Rocket Man, 20 January), and – for younger audiences – Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out (24-25 January).

For a full What’s On guide, visit

G Live, London Road, Guildford GU1 2AA
Box office: 0343 310 0055

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