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The cast of Elf: A Christmas Arena Spectacular dancing as fake Santas, accompanied on stage by Buddy the Elf. Two cirque performers are floating above them.

A CHRISTMAS ARENA SPECTACULAR

ELF, the hit Hollywood blockbuster movie has been supersized into a live arena spectacular for this Christmas with a massive stage featuring amazing film backdrops on a huge LED screen plus a mobile stage that travels the auditorium, so everyone gets a close-up view of the action.

The presentation features Santa’s flying sleigh, audience snowball fight, indoor snowstorm, a giant candy cane journey from the North Pole, aerial cirque stars and giant tv screens so you don’t miss any of the spectacle.

Santa flying in a sleigh around an arena, with the cast of Elf A Christmas Arena Spectacular behind him

The story is hilariously recreated by a large cast of performers into the biggest live Christmas show in the UK. The festive spectacular will feature West End star Steven Serlin stepping into the big floppy shoes of Will Ferrell to play Buddy the Elf.

The cast also features Blackpool and Butlins resorts new comedy star Jordan Conway in a multitude of zany characters. TV’s ‘Birds Of A Feather’ comedy actor Charlie Quirke as the cop. Kelly Banlaki returns as the leading lady playing Buddy’s love interest, Jovie the elf.

This Christmas Spectacular production features a book written by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers and Hairspray) and an original score of great songs by Matt Sklar and Chad Beguelin that has delighted audiences on Broadway and the West End.

Producer and Director Jon Conway says, “This is the fourth year we have presented this epic version of the Broadway and Hollywood hit as part of the World’s Biggest Pantomime brand. ‘Elf’ is always one of the most popular Christmas films and ‘Buddy The Elf’ a truly iconic character. We are returning to some venues and have made the show even bigger and better with new features to make it a really thrilling experience. We are keenly aware of the economic climate and are one of the few shows to have reduced our prices from Elf’s last visit for an affordable family outing! One of the best sights is the audiences dressing up for the show, especially the dads in Elf Christmas sweaters! This is an unmissable Xmas treat”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I purchase tickets for Elf?

How can I book disabled and carer tickets for Elf?

To book disability and carer seating, please phone the venue directly. To find the number, please see ‘Venue Info’.

Is Elf suitable for young children?

Elf is the perfect family show for children of any age. The incredible show-stopping moment when you see Santa’s sleigh flying in the arena is certain to spark your Christmas cheer, and will create lasting memories of the magic of Christmas.

What is the youngest age required for a ticket to see Elf?

Our general guidance is that children under 3 do not need their own ticket if they will be sat on a lap, however if they will be sat on a seat, then they will need their own ticket to see Elf.

How long will each performance of Elf be, and is there an interval?

The runtime of the show is 2 hours plus a 20 minute interval.

How early should I arrive before the performance of Elf begins?

In the arenas there will be pre-show entertainment starting up to one hour before the show is due to start, so make sure to arrive with plenty of time to get warmed up into the Christmas spirit!

I've booked tickets to see Elf in Blackpool, and the seat numbers aren't consecutive. Why is this?

At the Opera House in Blackpool, the seat numbers miss out every other number, so don’t panic if your seat numbers are odd, they are next to each other!