The Snowman Tour

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!​

Top Family things to do at Christmas...

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The Snowman Tour Trailer

Walking in the Air in Lockdown

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

We are the world’s leading performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra, 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.


Free streaming for Hospitals and Care Homes

Carrot Productions were delighted to spread a little joy and happiness with children’s hospitals and care homes this year, sharing their much-loved Snowman Tour show online for the very first time.

Thanks to the generosity of Snowman Enterprises, this included a streaming of The Snowman film. 


The tour so far...

As the world's leading performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra, 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 UK's foremost musicians.

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

The performance provides the perfect opportunity to fulfil extension role 3 of the National Plan for Music Education:


"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.


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. 


Frequently Asked Questions

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

We have ensured that all the venues we visit 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.

What if the performance is cancelled due to lockdown?

If a performance is cancelled, you will receive a full refund or, in some cases, be offered a voucher for future performances. 

Ticket holders should contact the venue or their ticket issuer direct for full details. Contact details for The Snowman Tour 2020 can be found here.

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.

Babies In Arms policy

Babies 18 months and under are admitted for free if seated on a parent's lap throughout, although this may not apply to all venues, so 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...

Is The Snowman the only thing?

No, The Snowman is just the second half! In the first half there is a festive overture, a guide to the orchestra and a specially commissioned second animated film with live music.

Which orchestra is playing?

The Picture House Orchestra – comprising musicians hand-picked from top UK orchestras including the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra 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 2020 can be found here.

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.

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 or with the venue for updates.

Refund Policy

As we perform at multiple venues, there will be different policies depending on the venue and who issues the tickets. 

Ticket holders should contact the venue or their ticket issuer direct for full details. 


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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