The Snowman at Peacock Theatre tickets
The Snowman at Peacock Theatre tickets

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About the show

Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s production of The Snowman returns to the Peacock Theatre, the definitive marker of the Christmas season! Combining dance, live music and storytelling, this enchanting spectacle is one for the whole family. See it from 21 November 2019.

The beloved show is now in its 22nd year, testament to its enduring charm. Based on the children’s book by Raymond Briggs, it also includes songs and music from Channel 4’s 1982 film of the same name, including “Walking in the Air”. The story is wordless, told instead through movement. Special effects ensure the sense of magic and spectacle capture the imaginations of the little ones in the audience.

One Christmas – so the story goes – a young boy rushes excitedly outside at the sight of freshly fallen snow. He takes great pride in building a tall snowman, complete with hat and scarf. All of a sudden, a festive miracle occurs: the icy figure comes to life and takes the boy’s hand. Together they embark on a heart-soaring adventure.

The production is directed by Bill Alexander, who is Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre. He counts a Binkie Beaumont Award for Best New Director and a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director to his name.

The Snowman is produced by John Coates. Original music and lyrics are by Howard Blake. Choreography is courtesy of Robert North, with design by Ruari Murchison’s and lighting by Tim Mitchell.

Families can’t fail to leave this show in top festive spirits. Come and find how fly you can high with the gorgeous, heart-warming The Snowman at Peacock Theatre from 21 November 2019.

Recommended for

Anybody who knows Christmas isn't complete without hearing "Walking in the Air", or who grew up reading Raymond Briggs' precious book, should be sure to get The Snowman tickets. This festive treat is perfect for children and grown-ups alike.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for all ages.

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 21 Nov 2019
Booking from: 05 Jan 2020
Booking until: 05 Jan 2020

Location and map

Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street, Off Kingsway
London, WC2A 2HT

157 Reviews Add review

A beautiful production which took the original animated story and extended certain elements to make a full running show. Highlights... More

TrudyPaine 5'2", 11 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Great show for interpretive learning. No words so we have to fill in the gaps and make sense of the story for ourselves. Even the younger... More

cardenebarringtonb 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show was wonderful, set was lovely , acting superb and my granddaughter was thoroughly engrossed. We enjoyed it too! Thought the... More

annamariag 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Took 7 year old boy who really enjoyed it. He’s seen a lot of shows in the theatre. The set was wonderful, the dancing excellent and... More

dianer10 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Beautiful snow globe effect on stage when we first entered the auditorium. The music and staging was magical, the little boy was captivating... More

hazela4 1 review, 0 helpful votes

We come every year although we are oldies and don't bring children with us. We find the innocence of the play is charming and heartwarming.... More

barbaral19 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show was amazing. I would say pure magic. With an audience of young children who were all transported to Snowland, there was not... More

jillb15 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The acting and dancing were great; I personally like the ballet scenes. My child loved the show and the whole family was entertained.... More

mll2 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Easy story to follow, suitable for family and non English speaker to enjoy.

paulinayang 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes