News: Carrot Productions streams The Snowman into Children’s Hospitals this Christmas

This Christmas, multi-award-winning company, Carrot Productions will be bringing festive joy to all as they share both their award-winning Wallace & Gromit in Concert stream with Manchester and Bristol Children’s Hospitals, and their The Snowman Tour stream – featuring the award-winning animation based on Raymond Brigg’s original picture book – across all the UK’s children’s hospitals, with permission from Snowman Enterprises Ltd.

Streaming directly into hospitals, Carrot Productions is ensuring that children undergoing treatment will experience some magic and not miss out on a Christmas treat, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Carrot Productions is the world’s premier performer of both The Snowman and Wallace & Gromit films with a live orchestra and is at the forefront of family orchestral entertainment. Rachel Whibley co-founded Carrot Productions in 2014 in partnership with her composer husband, Daniel, and is keen to ensure all young people can access live orchestra music, especially at this festive time of year.

“We usually take our Snowman Tour performance into Manchester Children’s Hospital each year, but unfortunately aren’t able to this year. However, we’re delighted that both Aardman and Snowman Enterprises has kindly offered to let us share the happiness and magic across all UK children’s hospitals this December with the children, their families and NHS staff.”

As well as streaming into Children’s hospitals, the Carrot Productions team continues their enchanting concert production of The Snowman, staging 30 performances across the UK this December. Featuring local child soloists singing Walking in the Air – and stages in stunning settings such as York Minster and Salisbury Cathedral – the magic continues with a special visit from The Snowman himself.

Carrot Productions is already working on next year’s treat and is delighted to announce they will be partnering with multi-award-winning independent animation studio Aardman on their mischief-filled festive caper Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas.

The Flight Before Christmas sees Shaun’s seasonal excitement turn to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock inadvertently leads to Timmy going missing. Can Shaun get Timmy back before he becomes someone else’s present? Prepare for a ‘Santastic’ adventure as everyone learns the true value of Christmas!

Themes of friendship, loyalty, mischief and fun combine for a unique adventure that will be premiered by Carrot Production’s live professional orchestra in venues across the country.

Limited tickets for the remaining December 2021 The Snowman Tour are on sale now.

Tickets for next year’s Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas concerts are to be announced, for further information please visit

Photo credit: Gareth Widdowson


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