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The Snowman

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?

Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world since first appearing on stage over twenty-five years ago. Be a part of the magic.

Presented by

Birmingham Rep

Based on

The book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates. © Snowman Enterprises Limited 2024. THE SNOWMAN™ is a trademark of Snowman Enterprises Limited.


From £32.50

Running time

1 hour and 50 minutes, including an interval

Age guidance

Suitable for all ages

Babes in Arms

Babes In Arms tickets are available for infants under 2 years old and are charged at a nominal rate of £2.  Children over 2 years old require a paid ticket.

Please note, Babes in Arms tickets cannot be booked online. Please call the Box Office on 0121 236 4455 or email to book your Babes in Arms ticket.

Access performances

Audio Described: Sat 11 Jan at 3pm  (described by Julia Grundy and Carolyn Smith)

A Free Touch Tour is available to book before the Audio Described performance. 

Fees and charges


The House

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Sheer theatrical magic. Go see The Snowman and melt”
The Times

As traditional as Mince Pies and Santa Claus”
Time Out

It has become of of those shows that gets me through the winter. Magical flights to winter wonderland”
Daily Telegraph

The Rolls-Royce of children’s entertainment”
Evening Standard

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Fascinating Facts

Each performance requires 42 people to bring The Snowman to life – 17 dancers, 5 musicians and 20 stage crew.

A total of 60 costumes are used for the show, and each one was hand made in The Rep’s wardrobe department.

Each of the 11 Snowman costumes took 1 week to make, and use more than 11 miles of white net.

265 individual props are used in the show.

The Snowman is the longest running Christmas show in English theatre history.

Creative Team


Ruari Murchison

Lighting Design

Tim Mitchell

Choreography by

Robert North

Directed by

Bill Alexander
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