Christmas classic Slava’s Snowshow is making its eagerly anticipated return to London for a fifth spectacular year!
Hilarious and exuberant, Slava’s Snowshow is an award-winning smash hit that has wowed audiences from New York to Rio de Janeiro.
Originally created in 1993 by legendary Russian performer and clown Slava Polunin, Slava and his troupe produce a thrilling show that is as fresh and fantastic as ever. Theatrical, magical and full of wonder, Slava’s Snowshow transports you to a strange and beautiful fairy-tale land where a string of dreamlike vignettes culminate in a snowstorm of epic proportions!
Playing at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre these Christmas holidays, Slava’s Snowshow will enchant all those lucky enough to see it. Don’t delay in booking your tickets to this joyous theatre event!
‘Pure magic. An evening of enchantment and fun’ - Daily Express
‘Unmissable’ - The Times
‘Simply thrilling’ - The Independent
'Theatrical brilliance' - The Sunday Times
Slava's Snowshow 2017 reviews
The show was low in content and excitement and didn’t match the hype
It's hard to describe to people ...you just have to experience it. Sad yet funny, quiet yet absolutely manic . It feels like the entirw show has been very carefully crafted to catch everyone of your senses. Perhaps this reads a little over the top...but trust me ..when you finally tear yourself away com the theatre..it takes a while to normalise back to sensible adulthood! What an amazingly talented group of people. !
We entered a world of enchantment and did not want it to end . My Grand Daughter , she is 8 wants to say thank you for the happiness Salva.
This is the second time i have seen this show and i was not disappointed it was as amazing as the first time i saw it which was quiet a few years ago,the venue was very well organised with no problems picking our tickets up,the staff were very efficient and organised,overall we had a fantastic time .
Marvellous effects. However, short performance for the price of the tickets and few actors.
A amazing experience seen two shows both brilliant can't wait until this years show
3rd time, still a visual feast. Sit back, relax and let the senses be taken by storm. My 14 year old loved it, as did I.
our third time seeing this show the venue was fabulous ,our grandchidren loved it would recommend it to anyone,even if you have not any children THANKYOU VERY MUCH
fabulous, a poetical feast
You'll be hard pushed to find something as intriguing and brilliant as Slava's Snow Show. I've seen this twice now - once as a child and then 15 years later as an adult, and I love it more each time. This show is for all audiences of any age, nationality or sense of humour. Pure joy and pure fun. Relax and be astounded at the precision behind every movement, facial expression and prop, sure you bring you nothing but a massive smile for days afterwards.
I really love this show! I was second time with my daughter and really enjoyed. I will definitely go next year.
amazing night out into the magic of snow, deep yourself in that wonderful world of magic! All artist where so brilliant!
I liked the show effects in the end, but the rest was a bit boring. My two girls - 8 and 10 years old were also not very impressed as the show was a bit slow and looking at the sad clown also wasn't very nice site.
We've been with my 11yrs old son and my mum.Very unlike show ,excellent performance.Vy the way,when I was a child,I watched V.Polunin via Tv programs with his"Asisyah" and "Blueblue karaziki"☺
Great show which both my sons (aged 11 & 13) loved. The finale is fabulous, couldn't get the kids out.
Saw it about 10 years ago, then again last night. Loved it both times. Wonderful. And the kids were enthralled. Very best wishes Slava.
Simple. Provoking. Stunning and fun no matter what your age. Will connect you to your inner clown.
My grandson (12 years old) and I decided after the first half that there was no story to follow and that the show is made up of sketches and also there was no speech ( that we could understand ) But we soon got over these hurdles to enjoy the show. We both decided the second half was the most enjoyable. We loved the the almost never ending snow and the planets flying around our heads. For me it was so enjoyable to see children squealing and screaming and running round to collect as much snow as possible only to throw it up in the air again. I'm still finding snow this morning!! Brilliant show where children are rewarded with snow for sitting still .
Loved this quirky collection of scenarios - very interactive and well executed. Went to matinee so lots of kids all having a lot of fun. Music a bit loud at times but that may well be me!
Third time we have seen this. It is enchanting. We particularly like interactive audience participation. Great fun and thoroughly recommended.
My second time seeing Slava snowshow. So hard to describe. An amazing sensory experience. Especially visually and great family fun. Loved it
A wonderful show
This is definitely a children's show but charming & magical for adults as well. It's a fabulous introduction to theatre for children. The first half is quite slow & quiet with some sudden unexpected very special effects. The second half is completely integrated with the audience, a riot of colour & movement it is absolutely Spectacular! Those children will never foget it.
The show was nice, a bit slow at times. The music was kinda sad. It was mostly suitable for children, but I had initially thought it was a "circus show for grown ups". Nonetheless I enjoyes the perfrormance and especiallt the interactive episodes with the falling snow and giant bouncing balls
The most bizarre boring and disappointing show I have ever seen. Complete waste of money.
A great fun family show which is visually amazing, funny and poignant. Great interaction with the audience throughout. Absolutely brilliant and better than any traditional panto!
Don’t leave to get a drink in the interval and wait for the end!
Slow start to the performance. Only 3 good short moments which include good effects and interaction with audience. Otherwise quite boring and abstract. Humour for acquired taste, no slapstick clown humour as expected. No acrobatic or circus style performance. I would go and see it again.
I had seen the show about 15 years ago, and enjoyed it just as much this time!
If you want something a bit different to the usual Christmas panto then this could be the show for you! Quite bizarre in parts, also a little slow at times, but all in all, a great fun, family show! You have to see it once, just for the hell of it!
Highly recommend this joyful show.
I am songlad Slava's Snowshow is back at the Royal Festival Hall! It never fails to amuse and entertain me! Hope it is back next year!
Mesmerising & joyful. A true Christmas treat.
I enjoyed the show from start to finish. Slava and his fellow clowns put on a great show, full of cleverly entertaining sketches. My only complaint was that, due to the way the seating is arranged, with one row of seats positioned directly behind the other, my view was partially obscured by the the head of the person sitting in front of me, spoiling my watching the show a lot of the time.
Wasn’t sure what to expect but after 5 mins it was amazing from start to finish can’t wait to see next year and would recommend to anyone to go see
The Show was incredible - funny, poignant, thought provoking - wonderful. Terrific for adults and children alike. We're still all talking about it the day after....
took my ground Chider to see this show for the surprise that come in the show .they just loved it the ending was out of this world for all to join in ..the clowns are so talented this show as no talking at times we did lose interest but the surprise to come makes up for it
That was the most nonsensical garbage I've ever seen. How is it a family show when clown wants to hang himself right at the start of the show. The show was more a horror story than an magical work of wonder. However, it was a magical work of wondering what the hell was going on??? There's a reason why these tickets are discounted. GO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
loved the show from start to finish especially the way audience were involved
Took my boyfriend to see this and although he quoted this ^ he thoroughly enjoyed himself as did I. So beautifully done and the ending was stunning.
We recently saw the Slava Snow Show at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre. I can honestly say it was the most spectacular show we have ever seen. It was breathtakingly beautiful and a magical experience. Highly recommend the Slava Snow Show to others.
Most amazing, funny, heartfelt mime production that I have experienced! Have been going for many years and will be going to for years to come! Thank you, Slava and the team!
Brilliant! Very interactive and great fun. Loved the cast and the playfulness of the show.
Saw this show 5 years ago and was blown away then by the magic of small movement and slow pace. BUT This time around it felt like an assault course of overly loud music and circus ring clowning. Not recommended unless you are 6. Was so disappointed.
Our forth time seeing this amazing show and yet we were as thrilled as if it were our first! The clowns are just awesome and the special effects awesomely amazing! The sketch with the hatstand and raincoat is genius. Please ask Slava to come to Canterbury next December.
Thoroughly enjoyable. The only down -side was that the music was too loud, especially in the first half. Not good for anybody's hearing especially for children.
Simply a horrible show. Why have we been punished for the not insignificant amount we paid? Negative value for money!!! It starts with two suicidal slow pacing clowns, and does not improve much from there. The music is louder than at a rock concert, my children insisting on skipping the second part as they said the earache and headache they got from the first one were already bad enough to make them want to endure more. Note there is no warning that the noise level involves such high decibels that are not good for children or adults of any age. Soap bubbles and a handful of glitter stars instead of snow. The first part ends with the ushers covering the audience with a filthy synthetic spiderweb - can't see the fun aspect of that! Easy to believe the ushers that the second part was better (a snow storm made of paper strips and the eventual opportunity to touch balloons at the very end) but the duration of that "entertainment" seems to be exactly as much as shown on the trailer. Save your money for something else.
This show is brilliant for Adults and Children alike. You should see this show at least once in your lifetime. It should be added to everyones Bucket List. Awesome!
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX
No exchanges or refunds after purchase.
2 hours (including interval and play time)
How Does It Work
Please print your confirmation and bring on the day - you can collect your tickets from the box office using this.
Suitable For Children
Suitable for ages 8+. Children under 3-years-old are strictly not permitted.
When Can I Go
18th December 2017 to 4th January 2018
Thu 21 – 7.30pm
Fri 22, Sat 23 – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun 24 – 2.30pm
Wed 27 – 2.30pm
Thu 28, Fri 29, Sat 30 – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Mon 1, Tue 2, Wed 3 – 2.30pm
Mon 18, Tue 19, Wed 20 – 7.30pm
Tue 26 – 7.30pm
Wed 27 – 7.30pm
Mon 1, Tue 2, Wed 3, Thu 4 – 7.30pm
Where Do I Go
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX