Multi award-winning company, Carrot Productions is thrilled to announce the return of The Snowman tour.

This December the enchanting, animated film of The Snowman will be accompanied by a live professional orchestra creating the perfect Christmas treat.  

Carrot Productions is the world’s leading performers of both Wallace and Gromit and The Snowman film with live orchestra and have been voted as one of the ‘Top Family Things to Do at Christmas’ by The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph.

The Snowman, adapted from author and creator Raymond Briggs’ iconic children’s book, follows the adventures of a young boy and a truly remarkable Snowman. This big screen presentation will be accompanied by a live professional orchestra bringing the chart-topping music to life. This magical performance will be full of charm, humour and warmth and a perfect treat for the whole family.

With musicians drawn from the UK’s top orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, BBC Scottish and London Symphony Orchestra, families across the country will have the chance to enjoy a Christmas classic whilst in a stunning setting making the most of the beautiful music.

With the ethos of Carrot Productions being that orchestral music should be accessible and welcoming to everyone The Snowman will be a particularly special festive treat after the last year. All musicians in the orchestra are not only there because of their incredible musical skills but also for their fun, friendly nature; important when performing to a young audience who may have never seen or heard a live orchestra before.

Rachel Whibley, Managing Director of Carrot Productionssaid We’re delighted to be back on tour again this Christmas, spreading our Snowman magic across the UK. Our shows are always special, but this year’s performances are going to be especially poignant, with families finally able to share events together again. Add in the extra sparkle of Walking in the Air sung by a local soloist or chorister, and I doubt there will be a dry eye in the house.

And as if the excitement of the fantastic film and magical music aren’t enough there will even be a visit from The Snowman himself who cannot wait to welcome everyone back inside venues this Christmas.

Alongside The Snowman film, these magical performances will include a toe-tapping Christmas Medley, a fun musical tour of the orchestra and an additional animation –  The Bear and the Piano (with narration recorded by Joanna Lumley), The Nutcracker Suite, or We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – ensuring perfect entertainment for the whole family.

Tickets for The Snowman are on sale now.



The Octagon

Wednesday 1 December – 1.45pm (Schools) and 6.30pm (Public)

Thursday 2 December – 10.45am (Relaxed) and 1.30pm (Schools)

Schools tickets £9 | Public tickets from £10

Supported by the Derbyshire Music Education Hub

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Salisbury Cathedral

Friday 3 December – 2.00pm, 4.00pm and 7.00pm

Tickets from £14


Winchester Cathedral

Saturday 4 December – 2.00pm and 4.00pm

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Derby Reach Centre (The Riverside)

Tuesday 7 December – 1.30pm (Schools) and 6.30pm (Public)

Wednesday 8 December – 10.45am (Relaxed) and 1.30pm (Schools)

Schools tickets £9 | Public tickets from £10

Supported by the Derbyshire Music Education Hub

Public ticket link:


Cardiff St. David’s Hall

Thursday 9 December – 1.30pm and 6.30pm

Tickets from £13


York Minster

Saturday 11 December – 12.30pm, 3.00pm and 7.30pm

Tickets from £16


Manchester Children’s Hospital

Sunday 12 December – 4.00pm

For hospital patients and families only, there are no tickets to this event


Chester Cathedral,

Saturday 18 December – 1.45pm, 4.00pm and 6.30pm

Tickets from £12


Durham Cathedral

Monday 20 December – 1.45pm, 4.00pm and 6.30pm

Tickets from £12


Liverpool Cathedral

Wednesday 22 December – 5.00pm and 7.30pm

Tickets from £14


Coventry Cathedral

Thursday 23 December – 2.30pm, 4.45pm and 7.00pm

Tickets from £12