Christmas Arts and Crafts Children’s Workshop | Wednesday 20 December

Christmas Arts and Crafts

Wednesday 20 December

Time: 1030-1230

All tickets: £10

This is a drop and leave session with a small snack provided

Come along to enjoy some Christmassy children’s workshops arranged by local experts Marvellous Makers. Led by local artist Jessame Coulson, children can enjoy a mixture of expressive, messy based artwork and craft activities like printing wrapping paper, making Christmas cards and Christmas tree decorations.

Jessame will also lead some yuletide games.

Ticket includes materials. Parents will be asked to fill out an emergency contact form when dropping off with any allergies or special needs specified.

Suitable for children aged 4 to 9.


Free Film: It’s A Wonderful Life | Wednesday 20 December 7.30pm


Free pre-Christmas family film

Marine Bar and Cafe open 1 hour before screening

Come and join is for one of the season’s classic films. The film is complimentary, our gift to you. Pre-Christmas mulled wine and mince pies are available

The film is free on the door, but free tickets are also available in advance from the Tourist Information Centre or below.

About the film

George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, with the promise of earning his …



Cinema double-bill: The Snowman and Father Christmas | 21 December

The snowman


Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman and Father Christmas; a special double-bill of two heartwarming family classics, with mulled wine and mince pies available. There will be an interval.

Tickets are only £2.50 on the door or advance online below or the Tourist Information Centre.




About the films

The Snowman (cert. U)

Introduced by David Bowie, this is a wordless – save for the song “Walking in the Air” – animated adventure about a young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Father Christmas (cert. U)

Starring Mel Smith, after a hard night’s work, Father Christmas decides to go on a “blooming vacation”, builds his sledge into a caravan and holidays in France, Scotland and Las Vegas before coming home and settling down. With a bit of grumbling, he has to answer the mail, get the gifts ready, deliver them and get to the Snowmens’ party on time – only he’s forgotten something.

Father Christmas Trailer: 

Jack and the Beanstalk| Tuesday 19 to Tuesday 26 December



Jack and the Beanstalk

The Giant Family Panto Adventure

City of Light Theatre and The Marine Theatre present a Christmas Pantomime.

There’ll be Magic Beans at Marine Theatre this Christmas. Join Jack, Dame Trafalgar Trott, Pat the cow in their adventure up the beanstalk to defeat the evil Giant Butternut-Trump. Will Jack win Jill’s heart and the riches he so badly needs? Will good prevail over evil? Will the giant finally sort out his flatulence issue? Find out in this fun, family pantomime sure to have every generation rolling in the aisles.

Jack and the Beanstalk has all the ingredients of a perfect pantomime; a talented cast of actor-musicians, side-splitting comedy routines, marvellous musical numbers and plenty of audience participation for all the boys and girls to hiss, boo and cheer.

Performances are over a limited 1 week period and are expected to sell quickly, so book now to avoid disappointment with this perfect family treat. Please note this is not the Lyme Regis Pantomime Society.

Show Length

Approx 2hrs 20mins (inc. interval)


Off Peak

Child £10 (U18)

Adult £14

Family £40 (2 adults, 2 children) – this discount should apply automatically (at Box Office only)


(*peak performances are annotated with an asterix)

Child £12 (U18)

Adult £16

Family £50 (2 adults, 2 children) – this discount should apply automatically (at Box Office only)

Book online below, or call the box office on 01297 442138

Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre

19th December 7.00pm


20th December 7.00pm

(BSL Interpreted Performance)


21st December 7.00pm

(Relaxed Performance)


22nd December 7.00pm*


23rd December 2.00pm*


23rd December 7.00pm*

(Gala Evening Performance)


24th December 11.00am*


24th December 3.00pm*


26th December 2.00pm*


26th December 7.00pm*


MUSIC: This is the Kit | Thursday 11 January


this is the kit

This Is The Kit will play the Marine Theatre as the first date of an international tour, with support from Tobias Ben Jacob.

The playful indie folk band, led by Paris-based songwriter Kate Stables, has earned the adoration of peers including Guy Garvey, The National and Sharon van Etten. In the last year This is the Kit have performed live in session on BBC 6music and at festivals including Glastonbury.

Their new album is on Rough Trade records, home to The Strokes and Jarvis Cocker; ‘Moonshine Freeze’ is undoubtedly their best to date, and is produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M Ward).

Sonically, Moonshine Freeze is a beguiling mixture of great musical sophistication and something more guileless — children’s games, incantations and snatches of nursery rhymes.

“All of it is good” – ★★★ Mojo Magazine.

Support comes from Exeter’s Tobias Ben Jacob, playing his own blend of alt-folk ~ his first show of the year. The 21st Century troubadour spinning tales of love, loss, beauty,  and a unique form of soul cartography.

‘Definitely one to watch out for’ – BBC Radio 3, Late Junction.

This is the Kit

+ Support from Tobias Ben Jacob


10% Booking fee from Tourist Information Box Office

All ages show

Doors 1930