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Pantomime. Aladdin at the Sheffie Daily

Pantomime. Aladdin at the Sheffield Lyceum until January 3. Showtimes vary, tickets £12-£25, details and bookings via 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldboxoffice.com.

Pantomime. Cinderella at Derby Theatre until January 9. Tickets £12-£26, tickets and times via 01332 593939 or www.derbytheatre.co.uk.

Pantomime. Aladdin at the Sheffield Lyceum until January 3. Showtimes vary, tickets £12-£25, details and bookings via 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldboxoffice.com.

Family. The Potty Professor’s Christmas Miracle at Guildhall, Derby, until December 29. Tickets £9.50/£11.50, times and bookings via 01332 255800 or www.derbylive.co.uk.

Pantomime. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, until January 3. Tickets £7.50-£17, times and bookings via 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.

Pantomime. Dick Whittington at Nottingham Playhouse until January 16. Tickets from £25.50, showtimes and bookings via 0115 9419419 or www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

Family. The Elves and the Shoemakers at Derby Theatre, until December 26. Tickets £9.50/£11, showtimes and bookings via 01332 593939 or www.derbytheatre.co.uk.

Family. Hare and Tortoise at Nottingham Playhouse until January 2. Tickets £8/£10, showtimes and bookings via www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or 0115 9419419.

Family. Emergency Story Penguin at the Sheffield Crucible Studio, until January 2. Tickets £10, showtimes and booking via 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldboxoffice.com.

Pantomime. Aladdin at Derby Arena until January 3. Tickets £12-£24, showtimes and bookings via 01332 255800 or www.derbylive.co.uk.

Pantomime. Cinderella at the Civic Theatre, Rotherham, until January 10. Tickets £11-£15 via 01709 823621 or www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk.

Family. Santa’s Space Spectacular at the Rose Theatre, Chesterfield until December 24. Tickets £7, showtimes and bookings via 01246 271540 or

www.rosetheatrechesterfield.co.uk

Pantomime. Aladdin is at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield, until Sunday, January 3. Starring Chris Edgerley and Waterloo Road’s Philip Martin Brown plus top panto dame David Rumelle as Widow Twankey. Call the box office for ticket details on 01623 633133 or you can go online to www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre

Thurs, December 17

Song. Carols with Chesterfield Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nottingham High Schools choir at Chesterfield Parish Church, 7.15pm. Tickets £5/£10/£25 online at www.chestphilchoir.org.uk; or Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, 01246 345777; or JMJ Pottery, Chatsworth Road, 01246 555461.

Song. Holymoorside Band play a carol concert at Revolution House, Chesterfield, 6.30pm. Free.

Film. Carey Mulligan stars in Far From the Madding Crowd, screening at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets £4 via 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.

Music. Violinist André Rieu plays the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, 8pm. Tickets £44.80-£100.80 from www.capitalfmarena.com.

Theatre. Musical theatre revue The Best of the West End at Christmas comes to the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 7.30pm. Tickets £16-£26 via www.trch.co.uk or 0115 9895555.

Music. The ensemble Essentially Brass perform at Worksop Library, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets £8, booking required, visit the library or call 01909 535353.

Dining. Enjoy a festive feast at Chatsworth, 5.30-8pm, £49.50, www.chatsworth.org.

Music. The Fratellis play the O2 Academy Sheffield. Doors 7pm, tickets £19.68 via www.ticketweb.co.uk.

Friday, December 18

Talk. History professor Richard Gaunt discusses the art of protest as part of the World to Win exhibition at Nottingham Castle, 2pm. Free, but castle entry fees apply, book at http://bit.ly/1OOG9ON.

Music. Renaissance, Baroque and classical group The Sixteen play Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, 7pm. Tickets £15.50-£29.50 via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk.

Music. Acoustic artists George Holroyd, Josh Kemp and Mrs Green perform for Under the Christmas Tree, 9pm, at Nottingham Contemporary, free. Details at www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

Comedy. Ed Gamble, Julian Deane and Glenn Moore perform at Plug, Sheffield, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 via www.the-plug.com or 0114 241 3040.

Music. The Damned play the O2 Academy Sheffield. Doors 7pm, tickets £20.81 via www.ticketweb.co.uk. Support from The Featherz.

Sat, December 19

Song. A choir and band will perform carols and seasonal favourites outside Sainsbury’s, Dronfield, 9.45am to 12noon, collecting for Christian Aid.

Music. The Sherlocks play lug, Sheffield. Doors 7pm, tickets £10 via www.the-plug.com or 0114 241 3040. Ages 14+.

Music. Dead Sons play the Leadmill, Sheffield. Doors 7.30pm, tickets £7 via 0114 2727040 or www.leadmill.co.uk.

Music. Nottingham Harmonic Choir and Thoresby Colliery Band perform a family carol concert at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, 6pm. Tickets £10-£20 via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk.

Music. Bakewell Choral Society perform an evening of carols, songs and readings at Bakewell Methodist Church, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 on the door or in advance from Bakewell Bookshop. Proceeds to Ashgate Hospice.

Music. The Major Oak ladies’ choir perform a Christmas charity concert at The Crossing, Worksop, 7pm. Tickets £5 from the venue, 0115 8712472 or via www.stroke.org.uk. Proceeds to the Stroke Association.

Concert. Belper-born top organist Tim Flint performs at Belper and District Organ Club. The Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper.

Sunday, December 20

Music. Piano duo the Cann Twins play the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, 11am. Tickets £10 via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk.

Music. Ashover Brass Band play at the Peak Shopping Village, Matlock, 1-3pm. Free.

Song. Friends of Kinder choir perform a Christmas concert at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 4pm. Tickets £5/£10 via www. kinderchildrenschoirs.org.uk.

Song. Candlelit carol service at Trinity Church, Buxton, 6.30pm, free.

Monday, December 21

Music. Nottingham Harmonic Choir and Thoresby Colliery Band perform a family carol concert at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, 7pm. Tickets £10-£20 via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk.

Song. StageCrafts youth group perform Reindeer Rhapsody, an a capella concert at All Saints’ Church, Heath, 7pm. Entry £5 on the door or in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/stagecrafts.

Song. Raise Your Voices choir perform Winter Song at St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from Traid Links, Wirksworth Market Place.

Tuesday, December 22

Music. Tribute show Sinatra Centenary comes to the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £23.50-£24.50 via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk.

Film. Family favourite The Muppet Christmas Carol screens at Mansfield Central Library, 2pm. Free.