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Celebrating 20 spellbinding years on the West End stage, this magical live version of Raymond Briggs' much-loved children's classic has established itself as a festive family favourite that continues to delight audiences of all ages.
When a Snowman comes to life, he and a boy embark on a wintery wonderland adventure to the North Pole, where they dance with penguins, fly through a starlit sky, meet Father Christmas and escape the clutches of Jack Frost.
Twinkling with festive spirit, this wonderful mix of exquisite dancing, storytelling, enchanting sets, a flying Snowman and live music – including the beautiful Walking in the Air – is the perfect Christmas treat for all the family.
"Guaranteed to melt the heart of even the most cynical Scrooge" – The Guardian
"Utterly irresistible" – Sunday Express
"The best kids show for Christmas by far!" – The Independent
Last updated: October, 2017
The Snowman Christmas Special
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
Saturday 16th December 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
Sunday 17th December 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
This phenomenally popular show, The Snowman returns to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. A magical concert designed for all the family, Raymond Briggs’s captivating film has established itself as part of the Christmas festivities for young and old, accompanied by Howard Blake’s score played live by the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra.
Suitable for young children, this is an opportunity for the whole family to share the magic of Christmas. Featuring Walking in the Air, and a selection of popular Christmas Songs, bring your jingle bells, wear your fancy dress, and make sure you book early!
Shay Byrne (RTÉ Radio 1’s Risin’ Time) will tell the story of James and the flying snowman as you watch the film on the big screen. This family Christmas show will also feature seasonal favourites from the talented children of several stage schools, adding to the spirit and excitement of Christmas.
Shay Byrne, host & narrator
Irish Philharmonic Orchestra
Ronan O’Reilly, conductor
Santa Claus, very special guest
Suitable for all ages from 3+
Running Time: 1hr 15mins approx (no interval)
Children: €15/€18/€21, Adults: €20/€23/€26
Family ticket: €65/€75/€85 (2 adults and 2 children)
Babies in arms (children under 2 years of age) will be admitted free of charge provided they are seated on a parents lap
Auditorium doors open 30 mins before performance