The Snowman – for Schools

The Snowman with live orchestra is a unique and special event comprising a screening of the much loved film accompanied by a live 26 piece professional orchestra. The Picture House Orchestra comprises hand-picked, first class musicians, many of whom are members of the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé and BBC Symphony Orchestras among others.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your pupils to experience the thrill of live music underpinning an iconic film and the power of music close-up. 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”.


“Very engaging – all the children were ‘gripped’ throughout.”

“Brilliant. The music created a range of moods and stirred different emotions in the children.”

“Fabulous music and really engaging with visual aids and a fabulous snowman! Loved the introduction to the orchestra.”

“The stylistic quality was incredible! Very impressive to hear a live performance.”

“It was suitable for all ages. Lots of information given about instruments, and then played to help children recognise. Important cultural experience.”

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


The concerts open with a toe-tapping Christmas Medley followed by a fun introduction to the orchestra. All the instruments are presented in a fun and approachable way, offering the young audience members the valuable experience of seeing – and hearing – the instruments individually.

Following this will be one of our Carrot Productions Original Creations – specially created to accompany the Snowman. Read more about these on the Snowman main page…