Circus with a difference for all the family in Belfast
Snow, Tumble Circus Writers Square, Belfast until December 18, various times
This family-friendly circus show is a spectacle of skilled circus acts including acrobats, aerialists and jugglers. It's a performance with artists and comedy characters that both young and old will enjoy, and a few gasp-out-loud moments.
For details visit tumblecircus.com
Lily's Magical Christmas
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
until Sunday, various times
Hoodwink's delicate show has been created especially with younger audiences in mind, although there's plenty to enchant all the family. Full of sounds, dance and sensory stimulation, the story invites you to join Lily on a special journey. or details tel: 028 9024 2338.
Charles Dickens Reading A Christmas Carol, Pip Utton
The Chamber, Bangor Castle
During the last 12 years of his life Charles Dickens toured the UK the USA reading his writings professionally to his adoring public, and the most popular of all was A Christmas Carol. Pip Utton recreates one of those public readings using the script and directions that Dickens himself used.
For details tel: 028 9181 0803.
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
until January 8 various times
Lisa May directs this high energy story of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the trusty Widow Twankey and their battle against the evil Abanazar. Expect high jinks, laughs, and plenty of songs and dance in this festive favourite.
For details, tel: 028 9033 4455.