Christmas classic The Snowman returns to Sage Gateshead

The Snowman
The Snowman

Sage Gateshead’s ever-popular annual live music and film event for all the family, The Snowman, returns this Christmas.

Families and big kids can enjoy the classic 1982 animated film, adapted from Raymond Briggs’ timeless picture book, on the big screen accompanied live by Royal Northern Sinfonia playing Howard Blake’s enchanting score on three dates over the Christmas period (Tuesday 22 December 2pm [relaxed performance] and 5pm; Wednesday 23 December, 11am, 2pm and 5pm; Thursday 24 December, 11am and 2pm).

Now a Christmas tradition at the music venue, Sage Gateshead has delighted sell-out audiences of all ages with screenings of The Snowman accompanied by live music since the building opened to the public in December 2004.

The concerts will begin with an engaging musical rendition of the traditional rhyme We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, popularised by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s captivating children’s book. Children are encouraged to bring their favourite teddy bear to join in with the festivities.

Other festive family friendly events include the Christmas Craft Fair and Fun Day (12 & 13 December), Santa’s Winter Wonderland (5,6, 12, 13, 19-24 December),

Warms Songs for Winter Days (12 December), Folkworks Family Christmas Ceilidh (23 & 24 December) and Big Family Festive Sing and Dance (29 & 30 December).

To book tickets please call 0191 443 4661 or book online and browse the festive season at