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A Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles Production

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas


9 - 24 December 2020

A Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles Production

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas


Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas returns to digitally bring festive joy to all.

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre is delighted to announce the return of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas, adapted by Pins and Needles in a digital partnership with Wales Millennium Centre.

Watch from the comfort of your own home as Briggs’ grumpy but loveable Father Christmas gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve, preparing his Christmas deliveries, feeding his reindeer and finally taking flight into the snowy night.

You'll be able to purchase a ticket to access a high quality digital recording of the production, which will be available to view from Wednesday 9 December until Thursday 24 December 2020.

All tickets can be booked up to 3pm on Tuesday 22 December and all bookings are facilitated by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.

If you have already booked a ticket for Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas use this link to view the show:

Ticket information

Standard stream: £10

This gives you access to the streaming of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas from 9 – 24 December.

Family/Group stream: £15

If you can, please help support the arts and buy a family/ group stream ticket if multiple people in your household are watching the show together. Thank you.

Schools: £15 

Group Stream ticket will provide you with a unique viewing code. This can be used for multiple class bubbles, if they are able to watch at different times. However, if you are planning to watch the show on multiple devices at the same time (eg. in separate classrooms), you will need to buy a separate ticket for each viewing device. For further queries specifically related to school viewings, please contact

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This is rated 5 out of 5 stars


The Observer

Full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry. This is a perfect festive treat for under 8s and families.

A limited amount of free school and community tickets have been offered to local schools and community members. These tickets have been provided thanks to the ongoing support of our corporate members Arup, Atradius, Capital Apartments, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Clear Channel, Howells School, Sony UK Technology Centre, Stowe Family Law and Thomas Carroll.

This is rated 5 out of 5 stars


The Sunday Times

Once you've booked...

You'll receive an email from The Lyric Theatre which will include all of the information you need for the streaming, including the link and individual password to watch the production and some handy FAQs for setting everything up. If you have any questions, please contact

Booking information

As Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas is a Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Pins and Needles Production, presented in digital partnership with Wales Millennium Centre you will need to create an account with Lyric Hammersmith as part of the booking process. Your booking details for this show will automatically be shared with us and Lyric Hammersmith. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

Age guidance: Under 8's and their families

Running time: 60 minutes