Friday, December 11
Theatre. Showboat at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, until January 23. Tickets from £20. Contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.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. Aladdin at the Sheffield Lyceum until January 3. Showtimes vary, tickets £12-£25, details and bookings via 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
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 Mansfield Palace Theatre, until January 3. Tickets £12.81-£14.86, showtimes and bookings via www.mansfield.gov.uk or 01623 633133.
Family. Hare and Tortoise at Nottingham Playhouse until January 2. Tickets £8/£10 via 0115 9419419 or www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Family. Children’s play 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.
Carols. Dronfield Genquip Band will play a carol service at North Wingfield Resource Centre, 7.30pm; preceded by the Christmas lights switch-on, 7pm at Hoult’s Memorials. Nativity fancy dress competition and refreshments served by 1st North Wingfield Scouts. Donations for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. For more details, contact the Rev Colin Cooper on 01246 851181 or Doug Kaye on 01246 856829.
Outdoors. Sparkling Sherwood offers the chance to walk through the Forest Country Park at night, with trees dramatically illuminated. From 6pm at the visitors’ centre, also Saturday and Sunday, £3. No booking required.
Talk. The Rev Dave Markay and friends give an illustrated lecture on Christmas in Ghana with music and food; Coal Aston Methodist Church, 7.30pm.Admission £3.50 on the door or book via 01246 414847.
Music. The Proclaimers are Gonna Be at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 7.30pm. Tickets £28.50 via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk.
Music. Duran Duran and Seal play the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, 7.30pm. Tickets £50.40-£72.80 via www.capitalfmarena.com or 0843 373 3000.
Sat, December 12
Pantomime. Aladdin at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, until January 10. Tickets £15-£33.50, times and bookings via www.trch.co.uk or 0115 9895555.
Family. Children’s theatre tale Emergency Story Penguin opens at the Sheffield Crucible Studio, until January 2. Tickets £10, bookings and showtimes via 0114 2496000 or www.sheffieldboxoffice.com.
Music. The Worksop Miners’ Welfare Band play festive brass at the town’s Acorn Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets £12 via www.alt-tickets.co.uk or 0115 8964456.
Craft. Wreath-making workshop at Newstead Abbey, 10am to 2pm, £50. Bookings via www.newsteadabbey.org.uk.
Music. New Model Army play Rock City, Nottingham. Doors 6pm, tickets £23.10 via 0115 8964456 or www.alt-tickets.co.uk.
Family. WWE NXT wrestling smacks down at the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, 7.30pm. Tickets £22.40-£83 via 0843 373 3000 or www.capitalfmarena.com. Also at Sheffield Arena, Sunday.
Music. An intimate evening with Meat Loaf’s former singing partner Patti Russo at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets £22.50 via www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or 01298 72190.
Sunday, December 13
Music. Carol concert at the Shipley Country Park Visitors’ Centre, Heanor, 3pm. Free.Music. Christmas Celebration variety concert at Sheffield City Hall, 3pm and 7pm. Tickets £8 via 0114 2789789 or www.sheffieldboxoffice.com.
Music. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jiving Lindy Hoppers, Moonlight Serenaders and vocalists Catherine Sykes perform at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall at 3pm. Tickets £21.50-£25.50. Contact 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk
Music. The Cantamus Girls Choir perform at the Mansfield Palace Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets £10/£15 via 01623 633133 or www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.
Music. Def Leppard and Whitesnake play the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham. Doors 6.45pm, tickets £50.40 via www.capitalfmarena.com or 0843 373 3000.
Monday, December 14
Family. Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman screens at Sheffield City Hall with live orchestral accompaniment, 1.30pm and 7pm. Tickets £13.20-£22 via www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2789789.
Music. Tribute band the Bootleg Beatles play Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £24.50/£28.50 via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk.
Music. Swedish black metal band Ghost play Nottingham Rock City. Doors 7pm, tickets £17.60 via 0115 8964456 or www.alt-tickets.co.uk
Tuesday, December 15
Music. The Maltby Miners Welfare Band play carols and Christmas music at the Civic Theatre, Rotherham, 7.30pm. Tickets £5/£7 via www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk or 01709 823621. Also Sunday.
Music. The Grimethorpe Colliery Band play Sheffield City Hall, 8pm. Tickets £16.50 via www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2789789.
Music. Folk duo Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin perform Belshazzar’s Feast Christmas at Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50 via 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.
Music. The Fellowship of the Services choir perform at Brimington Social Club, with pie and pea supper,£5. Call 01246 233700.
Music. Youth and community groups perform for Christmas in the City at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, 7pm. Tickets £4/£6.50 via 0115 9895555 or www.trch.co.uk.
Dance. Ballroom dancing at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield, at 7.30pm. Tickets £4.85. Contact 01246 345222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk
Wednesday, December 16
Music. Tribute band the Bootleg Beatles play Sheffield City Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £28.50 via www.sheffieldboxoffice.com or 0114 2789789.
Music. The Fratellis play Nottingham’s Rock City. Doors 6.30pm, tickets £22 via www.alt-tickets.co.uk or 0115 8964456.
Thursday, December 17
Song. The Best of the West End at Christmas, featuring West End artistes Jacqui Scott, Michael Xavier and Scott Davies accompanied by the West End Theatre Orchestra, at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £16-£26. Contact 0115 989 5555 or www.trch.co.uk
Film. Far From The Madding Crowd (12A) at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £4, with 50p off for students and senior citizens. Contact 01298 72050 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk