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The delightful production of The Snowman returns for 2018.

The stage show based upon the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates.

Music and Lyrics by HOWARD BLAKE

Lighting Design TIM MITCHELL
Choreography by ROBERT NORTH

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?

Based on Raymond Briggs' much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake's classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences in the West End and throughout the world since first appearing on stage over twenty years ago. Be a part of the magic.

"Sheer theatrical magic. Go see The Snowman and melt" The Times

By Arrangement with Snowman Enterprises Limited (A Penguin Company) and Chester Music Limited.


Relaxed Performance 

We are delighted that there will be a Relaxed Performance of this show. 

A Relaxed Performance is specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication difficulties, or a learning disability. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes may be made to the light and sound effects. An easy way to understand the atmosphere is perhaps, 'the opposite of the quiet carriage on the train'. Please see Pricing & Discounts for further information

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes including 1 interval. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.                                            

Age Advice:

All ages welcome, including under 2s.


Strobe lighting.

Standard Pricing
Wed - Thu Early Eve £15.00 to £21.00
Thu Matinee £15.00 to £21.00
Fri & Sat Early Eve £19.00 to £31.00
Sat* Morning £14.00
Sat & Sun Matinee £19.00 to £31.00
Sun Morning £19.00 to £31.00

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Discounts are not available on the Relaxed Performance

Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices at each performance. 
Concessions (Incl. Under 16s) £5 off each ticket. Excludes Wed 6.30pm and Thu 2pm & 6.30pm performances. 
Young Person Under 16 £12 per ticket on Wed-Fri 6.30pm performances. 
Family Ticket (Max 4) £90 for a family of 4 (2 must be under 16). Available on top priced seats only.
Extra child tickets £22.50.
Groups (10+)*  £5 off each ticket. One free with every 20 paid. 
School & Young People's Groups (10+)* £10 per ticket (Stalls and Rear Circle) on Wed-Fri performances.  
One adult supervisor goes free with every ten purchased.

*Group bookings are not available online, please call 02380 711811.

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.

Accessible Performances

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