This festive Christmas classic will be shown on the big screen in the Nave, lit to create a magical atmosphere. This heart-warming story will be accompanied by a live orchestra and soloists from Lincoln Cathedral Choir who will make the most of the incredible acoustics of the Cathedral to ensure an unforgettable experience for adults and children alike

Originally published in 1978, The Snowman was created and illustrated by Raymond Briggs. It has become one of the world’s most popular children’s books, selling in excess of 8.5 million copies worldwide and being translated into over 15 languages.

This well-loved book was adapted for screen by producer John Coates, leading to the Oscar nominated animation with iconic score. The Snowman was first aired in 1982 and has been broadcast on a global scale including Asia, Europe and North America.


Following each performance, there is a chance to meet the orchestra.

There will be five performances, held on Saturday 10 December 2022.

11am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 7pm and 8.30pm.

Extend your experience

Why not visit the new visitor centre where you can find our new shop; full of gifts for all the family, and perfect for those last-minute Christmas purchases. You’ll also find the Cathedral Cafe where you can enjoy anything from a coffee and cake to a full lunch. They have a special children’s menu too, so all the family are catered for.

In the learning centre, you’ll find snowman-related crafts for the children. Please note: a small charge may apply.


Premium £14.50

Central £12.50

Rear £7.50

Raked £10.50

Note:  A small booking fee applies to all purchases.

Accessible seating is available and can be purchased online. Should you require a ticket for a carer/companion or any other assistance, please call 01522 561632 and we will be happy to help.

Book tickets here:

11am performance – SOLD OUT
1.30pm performance– SOLD OUT
3pm performance– SOLD OUT
7pm performance– SOLD OUT
8.30pm performance– SOLD OUT

Tickets are sold as non-returnable and non-refundable.

This programme is subject to change with no notice. We reserve the right to cancel this event. If we do need to cancel, all tickets will be refunded.

This event is run through the Lincoln Cathedral Learning, Arts, Culture and Events CIO. Registered charity in England and Wales 1175597. Registered Address 4 Priorygate, Lincoln, LN2 1PL. Raising funds for Lincoln Cathedral.