The Snowman

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Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s annual festive treat The Snowman returns to the Peacock Theatre for another run beginning in November. Based on Raymond Briggs’ much-loved children’s book which sees the unlikely friendship between a young boy and his enchanted snowman, The Snowman is the perfect family outing. Featuring spectacular designs as well as the iconic song “Walking in the Air”, don’t miss out on the magic!
TICKET OFFER
WAS £36.00
NOW £22.50
Booking until 1 January 2017
Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:020 7863 8222
Access Booking:020 7863 8222
Group Booking:020 7863 8222
Stage Door:020 7863 8222

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History

A theatre has existed on this site since the 17th century, first ever known as Gibbon's Tennis Court, hosting a production of Othello (1660). In 1809, the building was destroyed by a fire.

The current building was built in 1960 and named the Royalty Theatre, with MGM hosting various film screenings including Ben Hur (1961) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). In 1963, the lease was taken over by Cinerama, with presentations of films such as The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1963), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Golden Head (1965) and My Fair Lady (1965-1966).

Gala Film Distributors took over in 1966, opening with X-rated Swedish film Night Games, followed by Oh! Calcutta and Bubbling Brown Sugar in the late 1970's. Later, the theatre was used as a studio for popular television programme This is Your Life, before being bought by the London School of Economics and renamed the Peacock Theatre.

In 1996, Sadler's Wells Company moved to the Peacock Theatre, becoming a prolific dance venue for the company. When the Sadler's Wells theatre opened in 1998, the theatre was used extensively by dancers. The Rat Pack (2002) played at the theatre, followed by Doldrum Bay (2003).

Notable productions have included The Houdini Experience, Ballet Revolucion, The Wah! Wah! Girls, Some Like it Hip Hop (2012), Tango Fire: Flames of Desire, Zoonation: Some Like it Hip Hop, Blam! (2013) and Rasta Thomas Dance Company - Romeo & Juliet (2015).

Now, the venue plays host to endless dance productions, including an annual run of Birmingham Repertory Theatre's The Snowman, with 2016 productions including Merchants of Bollywood, Vamos Cuba!, Into the Hoods, White Snake and more.

Past Shows

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The Merchants of Bollywood
(closed 11 Jun 2016)

 
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BLAM!
(closed 16 Nov 2013)
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Zoonation: Some Like It Hip Hop
(closed 30 Jun 2013)
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Tango Fire: Flames of Desire
(closed 24 Feb 2013)

 
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Some Like It Hip Hop
(closed 13 Oct 2012)
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The Wah! Wah! Girls
(closed 23 Jun 2012)
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Ballet Revolucion
(closed 19 May 2012)

 
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The Houdini Experience
(closed 25 Mar 2012)