The Snowman Tour 2017 – Bringing the Snowman to Life

We all have our Christmas traditions. In my family one of our traditions is to watch The Snowman film every year, usually more than once. So when I heard about The Snowman being brought to life with a real orchestra this year and that we’d been invited to attend one of the performances I was very excited.

The Snowman at Chester Cathedral

Tickets for a lot of the performances are selling fast and this is why I am here now writing this piece to tell you all about the tour and to urge you to buy your tickets soon. I am sure this is something you won’t want to miss.

The Tour

The Snowman will be on for 18 nights this winter across England. You have the opportunity to see the performance in unique locations such as Cathedrals and churches plus halls and ballrooms as well.

Not all performance programs are the same, all do include a 26 minute performance with a live Orchestra playing the Original score of The Snowman. This includes the film showing in the background on a large screen.

Previous to the performance of The Snowman there will be other Orchestral performances. This will include the playing of either The Bear and The piano, Cinderella or The Nutcracker. We will be attending The Snowman at the City Hall in Hull which will include The Bear and The piano. The first half will last around 40 minutes and the second half lasts for 30 minutes.


There is a life size snowman that also makes an appearance. I have been known to cry after watching The Snowman and then The Snowman and the snow dog so hopefully I can hold it together. I mostly get emotional just watching Jamie enjoy himself, especially around Christmas time.

Life Size Snowman – Coventry

The Orchestra

The Orchestra is professional and is made up of 26 pieces including some of the top musicians in the country. The orchestra is conducted by the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Steve Magee who, incredibly, is able to sync The Snowman score to the film with split second precision. Jamie owns a book about an Orchestra which plays all the different instruments to him. He is fascinated with it and I can’t wait for him to hear a proper orchestra live. There’s nothing quite like it.

Your child can be part of the performance too

Jamie is only 4 so what he draws is only just starting to make sense. But I hope I remember to get him to make something Christmassy. Because for this years tour you can send your child’s Snowman related picture via email in advance. If you include their name, age and which performance they are attending it will be projected onto the large screen before the performance begins. There’s even the chance to win a prize!

Get your kiddies drawing and email your scanned A4 landscape image to Carrot Productions in JPEG format to: [email protected]  before the 17th November 2017.


Don’t miss out 🙂

Disclosure: My family has been provided with tickets for the purpose of this preview post, promotion and review in December.


  1. We saw something like this last year at The Sage in Newcastle and it was incredible. My son lovvvvvedv it and still requests that we listen to the audiobook of the Snowman every couple of weeks!

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