Children's & family

The Snowman

The Snowman

WED 18 - SUN 22 JAN

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre present

The Snowman


Sheer theatrical magic. Go see The Snowman and melt. THE TIMES

A live stage version of the classic story.

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 Briggs' 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 20 years ago. Be a part of the magic.

The stage show based upon the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates. Music and Lyrics by Howard Blake.

Design by Ruari Murchison, Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell, Choreography by Robert North, Directed by Bill Alexander. By Arrangement with Snowman Enterprises Limited (A Penguin Company) and Chester Music Limited.

10.30am & 2pm
1.30pm & 5pm
11am & 3pm

TICKETS (bkg fees apply*)
Fri-Sun performances:
Premier Seats: £34.50
£30, £26, £22, £18
Wed & Thu performances:

Premier Seats: £31.50
£27, £23, £19, £15

£2 off Price Band A & B (Wed & Thu)
The Marlowe Friends: £5 off top three prices (Wed & Thu)
Discovery Tickets (for 16-26yrs & full-time students): £8 (Wed & Fri, limited availability, bkg fees apply*)
Groups: Bring 10 or more people and get 10% off. Bring 25 or more people and get 15% off
Schools: £12 tickets, one teacher goes free with every 10 students (Wed & Thu)
Under 16yrs: £5 off top three prices

*Booking Fees Apply. By phone & in person: £1 per ticket booking fee. Online: 75p per ticket booking fee. The Marlowe Friends: 75p per ticket booking fee (by phone, in person & online). The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would also like your tickets posted. Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge. There is no booking fee made for group bookings of 15 tickets or more or customers with access needs, when booking by phone or in person.

"Sheer theatrical magic. Go see The Snowman and melt."

"The roar of delight when the second act began said it all."

"The Rolls-Royce of children’s entertainment."

"It doesn’t come much better at Christmas."


"The singing and dancing have that exhilarating quality which is the stuff of fairytales… A show not to be missed."

To book tickets on-line, click on the Book Now button. 

The Marlowe Theatre Box Office is open from 9am to 6pm Monday - Saturday. 
When there is a show, we remain open until 30 minutes after the performance begins.

Tickets can be booked on 01227 787787 with all major debit and credit cards 
(except American Express).

The Marlowe Theatre Box Office is open for personal bookings Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm.
Telephone bookings can be made between Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm.
If paying by cheque or postal order, please make it payable to Canterbury City Council.

Tickets can be reserved without payment for up to four days, or until seven days prior to the performance - whichever is the soonest.


The following per ticket fees apply when booking tickets at our theatre:

  • Booking by phone and in person at our Box Office: £1 per ticket booking fee
  • Booking online: 75p per ticket booking fee
  • The Marlowe Friends (booking by phone, in person at the Box Office and online): 75p per ticket booking fee
  • For all productions in The Marlowe Studio (booking by phone, in person at the Box Office and online): 75p per ticket booking fee

The maximum booking fee you will be charged, when booking your tickets in person or over the phone, is £8. If you book more than 15 tickets per transaction, in person or over the phone, you will not be charged a booking fee.

If you book online, you will be charged a per ticket booking fee for all of the tickets that you book, with no maximum booking fee charge. Customers with access needs are not charged a booking fee if booking by phone and in person.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would like your tickets posted. The Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge.

Booking fees do not apply for creative workshops, school group bookings, artist talks and gift vouchers.

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