Experience some real magic this Christmas with the quintessentially british and much-loved Christmas musical of The Snowman! A festive tradition for many, this spell-binding performance is for all the family with its spectacular mix of dance, live music and storytelling.
Directed by Bill Alexander and choreographed by Robert North, it has been an astonishing 25 years since The Snowman was first produced by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Celebrating 22 years at the West End, the musical has thrilled audiences all over the world and been seen by over one million people!
Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes (including interval)
Interval time: 20 minutes
Age Recommendations: suitable for all ages
One Christmas Eve, a young boy named James wakes up to a winter wonderland outside his door and rushes outside to build a snowman. Dressing the snowman properly with a scarf and hat, the boy then goes to bed and leaves his new friend outside in the cold. By some christmas miracle, the snowy shape comes to life and invites James on a magical christmas journey to the North Pole!
With Howards Blake’s iconic ‘Walking in the Air’ dreamily playing in the background, the snowman and James soar through the starry sky together, meeting hilarious penguins, beautiful ice princesses and let’s not forget... Father Christmas along the way!
Based on Raymond Briggs phenomenal children’s book, the pages are brought to life in a dazzling and heart-warming production of The Snowman. Get yourself in the christmas spirit and share this classic with all the family!
Getting to the Peacock Theatre
The Peacock Theatre is on Portugal Street, Off Kingsway, London, WC2A,2HT. It is accessible by Underground, Bus, Bike and Car.
Underground: the nearest tube station is Holborn (central, piccadilly lines) and Temple (District/Circle lines).
Bike: there are plenty of bike racks next to the theatre or there are many Santander Cycle Hire stations within 10 minutes walk.
Driving: there is some metered parking available in the streets nearby. The closest car park is: http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/london-covent-garden/
Given that The Peacock Theatre in a congestion free zone, there is a fee which is payable between 7am-6pm Monday-Friday, excluding public holidays. For details: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congestion-charge/congestion-charge-zone
To access more up to date travel information visit TFL Journey Planner.
Peacock Theatre Access
The Peacock Theatre is fully accessible for wheelchair users. If you intend to use the main entrance, there are 5 hand railed steps at foyer level and a wheelchair lift to the right hand side. You can also access the foyer by using a ramp entrance from the Kingsway but please speak to a member of staff if you wish to use this entrance.
Tickets can be collected from the ticket desk which is directly in front of you and headsets for audio described performances can be requested by speaking to a member of staff at the office.
The three areas of the theatre are the Circle, Foyer and Stalls. There is an accessible toilet in the Foyer area and at stalls level. To access these toilets, you need a Radar key and this can be requested from a member of Front of House staff.
There are stairs leading to all levels and a lift to all floors. If you wish to use the lift, please see a member of staff about using this facility; there is one situated to the right of the main foyer. There is also a ramp leading to the back of the circle seating area from the left side of the main foyer.
There is also a shuttle lift from the stalls bar area for those who cannot use the stairs. This shuttle lift is not designed to be used by mobility scooters.
On the Stalls and Circle levels, there are two bars selling refreshments and there is also a cloakroom in the circle bar with a low counter.
The auditorium and where to sit
The auditorium can be accessed through the Circle bar and the Stalls bar. These bars can be found to the right of the ticket office; go down the stairs and take the lift which leads down to the Circle and the Stalls bar.
The capacity of the auditorium is about about 800 people. The seating is raked and the steps at the side of the two aisles are shallow. There is a handrail available on the outside of each aisle and the number of each row is lit up next to the steps.There are seven spaces available at the back of the Circle for wheelchair users. A member of staff can escort you to your space and wheelchair access is through the Ticket Office. There is also another two spaces available for wheelchairs which can be accessed using the main foyer lift and the shuttle lift from the Stalls bar
The Snowman ticket prices range from £18- 55 pounds depending on where you are sitting. The theatre has 999 seats for you to enjoy. The stalls holds 707 of the seats and the circle has the remaining 283 seats.
The Stalls: this area is closest to the stage and on a lower level. Depending on how far back you are, there are cheaper tickets starting at £20.
The Circle: this is the higher level of the theatre and tickets also start at about £20 but can also reach up to £55 pounds. The cheaper tickets tend to be further back or areas with restricted viewing.
The Snowman Early Bird ticket offer
If you book by the 27th of October and you can purchase the 22 pounds Early Bird offer! However, this offer is only available on selected performances:
November: Thurs 21st 7pm, Fri 22nd 7pm, Wed 27th 7pm, Thurs 28th 7pm, Fri 29th 7pm, Nov.
December: Wed 4th 7pm, Thurs 5th 7pm,Fri 6th 7pm, Sun 8th 7pm, Wed 11th 7pm, Thu 12th 7pm,
January: Thu 2nd 11am, Fri 3rd 11am, 7pm
Early Bird tickets are not available in conjunction with any other offer.
Family Ticket offers
To be eligible for a family ticket, your group must include four people including one child under 16.
£120 Family Ticket
This ticket can be used for:
4, 11, 13 Dec
21, 22, 23, 27 - 30 Nov
4 - 8, 11, 12, 13, 15 Dec
£140 Family Ticket
This ticket can be used for:
November: 23rd, 24th, 30th
January 2 - 5th
January 2nd and 3rd
December 14th and 28th
£152 Family Ticket
This tickets can be used for:
December: 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20 - 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th
November 23rd, 24th, 30th
December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20 - 24, 26 -29, 31st
January 1, 4, 5th
December 20, 21, 22nd
Groups 8+ 20% off stalls seats for most performances. more »
Not available online or in conjunction with any other offer. To book, call the Ticket Office on 020 7863 8222.
School discount performances
22 Nov - 12 Dec, Tue - Thu performances
Recomended age: All children are welcome to come and see The Snowman. Children over the age of 2 need a ticket
For people with epilepsy: this production contains strobe lighting
Wednesday 4 December at 2.30pm
The relaxed performance aims to create a more supportive and relaxed theatre experience for those who are on the autistic spectrum or have additional sensory and communications needs. The performance will be adapted in a number of ways, such as leaving the house lights on throughout the performance, reducing sound levels, and also having a ‘chill out area’ which people can easily go to throughout the performance.
November: 23rd, 24th ,30th
December: 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th,24th, 27th, 28th, 29th
January: 2nd - 5th
November: 23rf, 24th, 27th, 30th
December: 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 20th ,24th, 26th, 29th, 31st
January: 1st - 5th
November: 21st - 23rd, 27th - 30th
December: 4th, 8th, 11th ,15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 28th
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Saturday, 21 Nov
Sunday, 22 Nov
Wednesday, 25 Nov
Thursday, 26 Nov
Friday, 27 Nov
Saturday, 28 Nov
Sunday, 29 Nov
Wednesday, 02 Dec
Thursday, 03 Dec
Friday, 04 Dec
Saturday, 05 Dec
Sunday, 06 Dec
Wednesday, 09 Dec
Thursday, 10 Dec
Friday, 11 Dec
Saturday, 12 Dec
Sunday, 13 Dec
Friday, 18 Dec
Saturday, 19 Dec