The Snowman Tour 2022
Something magical is happening this Christmas…
The classic animated film of The Snowman, accompanied by live orchestra. Alongside a sensational new Shaun the Sheep film, it makes the perfect family Christmas show!
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Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family-favourite The Snowman, accompanied by a live orchestra
We are the world's leading performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra – with over 300 performances to date, performed by some of the UK's finest musicians.
The perfect festive combination
Alongside The Snowman, and in partnership again with Aardman, enjoy The Flight Before Christmas – the sensational new Shaun the Sheep film staged with live orchestra for the first time!
Shaun's seasonal excitement turns to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get stockings for the Flock goes wrong. Prepare for a 'Santastic' adventure suitable for all ages, as everyone learns the true value of Christmas!
This magical award-winning show is ideal for the whole family to enjoy together, and is sure to create cherished memories.
Sheer Brilliance… a music box of delights… a truly enchanting Christmas experience…
1+2 Dec | Derby
Derby Reach, The Riverside Centre, Riverside Ct, Derby DE24 8HY
Thursday 1 December
Schools 1.45pm Public 6.30pm
Friday 2 December
Relaxed 10.45am Schools 1.30pm
Schools tickets £9 | Public tickets from £10
Supported by the Derbyshire Music Education Hub
3 Dec | Chester
Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY
Saturday 3 December
11.15am 1.45pm 4.00pm 6.30pm
Tickets from £12
6 Dec | Oldham
The Queen Elizabeth Hall, West St, Oldham OL1 1QJ
Tuesday 6 December
School tickets available from Oldham Music Service only
10 Dec | York
York Minster, Deangate, York YO1 7HH
Saturday 10 December
Tickets from £16
11 Dec | Hull
Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull HU1 3RQ
Sunday 11 December
Sky VIP 1.30pm 4.00pm
Tickets from £13
14 Dec | Sheffield
Sheffield City Hall, Barker's Pool, Sheffield S1 2JA
Wednesday 14 December
Tickets from £13
17 Dec | Coventry
Coventry Cathedral, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5AB
Saturday 17 December
2.30pm 4.45pm 7.00pm
Tickets from £13
19 Dec | Salisbury
Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury SP1 2EJ
Monday 19 December
Sky VIP 1.30pm 4.00pm 7.00pm
Tickets from £14
21 Dec | Durham
Durham Cathedral, Durham DH1 3EH
Wednesday 21 December
1.30pm 4.00pm 6.30pm
Tickets from £13
The tour so far
As the world-leading performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra, we have performed in a wide variety of venues from opulent cathedrals to theatres and hospitals.
Our performances and streaming packages are a unique and special opportunity for children to experience the thrill of live music by an orchestra comprising some of the UK's foremost musicians.
2022 Tour has six dedicated schools performances in Derby, Buxton and Oldham, but classes are welcome to our daytime public shows too. See tour dates
Auditions for soloists
We will be auditioning children between the ages 7 and 17 to be part of The Snowman Tour by singing the evocative Walking in the Air solo (and sometimes other solos where applicable), during our performances.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the performance suitable for small children?
Our performances are suitable for age 3+. Occasionally children may become fractious during the performance, so we ask parents and carers to be considerate of others by temporarily leaving the audience area.
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...
Is The Snowman the only thing?
No, The Snowman is just the second half! In the first half there is a screening of Aardman’s The Flight Before Christmas with live orchestra, premiered by Carrot Productions as part of our The Snowman Tour 2022.
Which orchestra is playing?
The Picture House Orchestra – comprising musicians hand-picked from top UK orchestras including the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic amongst others.
I have a question about my tickets. Who do I talk to?
This will be different for every venue. Ticket holders should contact the venue or their ticket issuer direct for full details. Contact details for The Snowman Tour can be found here.
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.