The Snowman Tour 2020

Something magical happens each Christmas…

The classic animated film of The Snowman, accompanied by live orchestra. Alongside other family-friendly stories, it makes the perfect family Christmas show!​

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Walking in the Air in Lockdown

Covid Safety

All venues are Covid-secure venue and appropriate procedures will be implemented to ensure your safety at our performances.


Please see our Covid Safety Policy for full details.

Risk free booking

If a performance is cancelled, you will receive a full refund minus any booking fees.


Please see our Refund Policy for full details.

Sheer Brilliance… a music box of delights… a truly enchanting Christmas experience…

We are the world’s leading performers of The Snowman, having staged almost 250 performances to date across the UK, including at many of the country’s finest Cathedrals and venues.


Our musicians are drawn from the UK’s top orchestras including BBC Philharmonic, The Hallé, BBC Scottish and London Symphony Orchestra.

The perfect Christmas combination...

Each of our magical performances includes a toe-tapping Christmas Medley and a fun musical tour of the orchestra, presented by our performers.

We are proud to have commissioned new animations and music specifically to accompany our performances of The Snowman, to provide audiences with a full programme of storytelling with big screen and live orchestra. These Carrot Creations vary from venue to venue, but will be one of the following:

Are you a venue or an orchestra?

You can hire music from The Snowman Tour for your own venue or orchestra. See our Music Hire and Production Hire pages for more information.

Are you looking for perfect family entertainment?

We are also available to provide appropriate entertainment for christmas markets, lights switch-on and other events. Email us to find out more.


A Donkey's Tale

Set amidst the wild landscape of Connemara in the west of Ireland, it tells the heartwarming story of Dillon, an ordinary donkey with an extraordinary dream that takes him on a life changing journey.


This stunning animated film with original music by Daniel Whibley is a firm favourite for all ages.

The Bear and The Piano

David Lichfield’s beautifully-illustrated award-winning book was first introduced to our tour in 2017. A moving tale of exploration and belonging, friendship and music, it has proved a hit with all ages.


With an original score by Daniel Whibley played by a live orchestra, and a narration recorded by superstar Joanna Lumley, this entrancing creation is a favourite of audiences each year.

The Nutcracker Suite

Experience the wonder of this most Christmassy of seasonal pieces, by Tchaikovsky.


This performance is brought to life by Tom Scott’s mesmerising animated film specially commissioned to accompany our live orchestra, allowing audiences to delve deeper into the music.

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Tour Dates

Follow the links below for more information about each venue, including booking your tickets. Before you book:

 FAQs    Covid Safety Policy    Refund Policy    Terms and Conditions 


Wednesday 16 December 2020 

The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BE

1.30pm (Schools), 6.30pm (Family)


Thursday 17 December 2020 

The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BE

10.30am (Relaxed), 1.30pm (Schools)

Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB

Due to further Covid restrictions we have sadly had to cancel this event

Saturday 19 December 2020 



Monday 21 December 2020 

St Werburgh Street, Chester CH1 2DY

11.15pm, 1.45pm, 4.00pm, 6.30pm


The tour so far...

As the world's leading performers of The Snowman, we have performed in a wide variety of venues, from opulent cathedrals to theatres, hospitals and shopping centres. Our venues include:

Salisbury, Winchester, Ely, Chester, Liverpool, Gloucester, Blackburn, Worcester, Durham, Lichfield and Coventry Cathedrals, as well as Beverley and York Minsters.

Sheffield City Hall, Warrington Parr Hall, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, Stoke Victoria Hall, Bradford St. George's Hall, Hull City Hall, Oldham Queen Elizabeth Hall, Buxton Pavilion Gardens and Chesterfield Winding Wheel.

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and Cheshire Oaks Shopping Centre.


School Performances

Our performances are a unique and special opportunity for children to experience the thrill of live music by an orchestra comprising some of the top orchestral musicians in the UK.

Most memorable moment was watching the children moving spontaneously and reacting to the music.

The performance provides the perfect opportunity to fulfil one of the main aims of the Music National Curriculum:


"to appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live music from great composers and musicians”.

Tickets for schools

Some of our performances are specifically for schools, and some are relaxed performances too to ensure accessibility for all. See our tour dates to  book tickets for your school.


Auditions for soloists

Each year we audition children between the ages 7 and 17 to be part of The Snowman performances.


We look for children to sing the evocative Walking in the Air plus other solos where applicable. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to sing alongside our professional orchestra and in front of hundreds of people.

How to get an audition

We work with local Music Education Hubs, music education organisations and Cathedral choirs to help us choose our soloists. The details of how to apply for an audition differ for each location, but you can see more details and find practice resources by following the link below. 

Schooltime Showtime

This year, many schools will be looking for alternatives to their annual Christmas trip. We have the perfect solution!  


Schooltime Showtime is designed to be delivered in a flexible way to cater for class or year-group bubbles, providing teachers with a comprehensive package of resources to create a hassle-free and memorable experience for all ages.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will the performance take place in a Covid-safe environment?

We have ensured that all our venues are Covid-secure, and we will implement appropriate procedures to ensure your safety at our performances. Please see our Covid Safety Policy for full information.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes, we request that you wear a mask whilst inside the venue, unless exempt. Our staff will also be wearing masks for your safety. Please see our Covid Safety Policy for full information.

Can I choose my own seats?

You can choose the area in which you would like to be seated, but specific seats will be assigned by the venue according to the number of people in your party and date of booking (i.e. early bookers will be seated nearer the front) in order to ensure appropriate social distancing.


What if the performance is cancelled due to lockdown?

If a performance is cancelled, you will receive a full refund minus any booking fees. Please see our Refund Policy for full details.

Is the performance suitable for small children?

Our performances are suitable for age 3+. Occasionally smaller children may become fractious during the performance. To ensure an enjoyable experience for all audience members, we ask parents and carers to be considerate of others in this instance, by temporarily leaving the audience. Babies 18 months and under admitted free if seated on a parent's lap throughout (may not apply to all venues, please check before purchasing).

I need to ask about personal assistance and accessibility...

We offer a personal assistance scheme which enables those coming to an event in need of assistance to claim a ticket for a personal assistant at no charge. Wheelchair spaces are available by request.

Find out more about this and how to make arrangements...

Is The Snowman the only thing happening?

No! We have a packed concert of festive fun with The Snowman being the highlight.

Read more about what our performances include...

Which Orchestra is playing?

The Picture House Orchestra – comprising hand-picked musicians from top UK orchestras including The Halle, BBC Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestras amongst others.

Find out more about the orchestra...


I have a question about my tickets. Who do I talk to?

This differs for each venue. See all contact details...

Covid Safety Policy

Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our audience members, musicians and staff. We’re following government guidance on working safely to ensure we’re COVID-secure.

To keep everyone safe, we have implemented the following measures:

  • Reduced capacity. All seats are assigned by us according to the number of people in your party and date of booking (ie early bookers will be seated nearer the front), to ensure appropriate social distancing.

  • Enhanced cleaning regimes, including between performances

  • Clearly marked one-way system and staggered entry and exit points

  • Hand sanitiser stations

  • PPE for our staff and musicians

  • Performances last for one hour, with no interval

In return, we request that you:

  • Wear a face covering inside the venue (unless exempt)

  • Use our hand sanitiser stations when you enter and exit the venue.

  • Show your ticket on a mobile device if possible

  • Follow the one-way signs

  • Show patience and consideration to others when queuing and moving around the venue

Track and Trace

We are adhering to the governments ‘Track And Trace’ policy. If you display COVID-19 symptoms, you will be required to inform us straight away via email:

As the situation evolves, so will our approach to keeping you safe. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this and ask that you check back here for updates. We look forward to welcoming you to these extra-special performances of The Snowman Tour.

Refund Policy

If the performance you are attending is cancelled, you will receive a full refund minus the booking fee. We promise to make the refund within 7 working days.

We are happy to offer a risk-free ticket purchase, with the option to cancel your tickets for any reason up until 30 days before the performance (excluding Chester). After this date, we will offer refunds up until 1 week before the performance date if you or members of your household have Covid-19.

We request that you stay at home if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (or have been in contact with someone with symptoms) in the 14 days before you are due to attend a performance. In this instance, your ticket can be transferred to someone else, as long as you notify us of the change and provide their name and contact details.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email – – and we will be delighted to help you.


Terms and Conditions

For your protection and the comfort of all customers, Carrot Productions Limited reserves the right to refuse admission in reasonable circumstances such as rowdy or violent behaviour.

For the consideration of other audience members, latecomers may be asked to wait for a suitable break in the performance before taking their seats.

No audio or visual recording equipment is allowed.

By purchasing a ticket, the ticket holder consents to being shown as members of the audience in official filming, photography and sound recording.

Mobile phones and other electronic devices are distracting to other audience members. Please ensure they are switched off.

All children must be accompanied by and remain under the care and control of a responsible adult at all times.

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