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Sat 21 Dec 2024


The Snowman

Plus The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child

Beacon Hall

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Three different illustrations, one of The Gruffalo, the next of The Gruffalo's Child and then finally a Snowman with a young boy.

Coming to Bristol from London for one day only, the Mozart Symphony Orchestra returns for an annual performance of timeless classics; The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and The Snowman.

Following the huge success of The Gruffalo and the The Gruffalo’s Child at Bristol Beacon last Christmas, they make a welcome return this December. Rather like Peter and the Wolf, each character in the tale is represented by a different instrument of the orchestra – can you guess what the Gruffalo will be?

The much beloved film will be shown on the big screen with a live symphony orchestra providing the soundtrack. 15-year-old Alice Mackenzie sings the aria made so famous by Aled Jones: ‘Walking in the Air’.

This concert is the perfect antidote to panto and a wonderful Christmas treat for all the family.

Presented by Mozart Symphony Orchestra

Philip Mackenzie Conductor
Alice Mackenzie Soprano
Clare Hart Narrator
Mozart Symphony Orchestra 


Donaldson/Mackenzie: The Gruffalo for narrator and orchestra
Donaldson/Mackenzie: The Gruffalo’s Child for narrator and orchestra
Blake:  The Snowman, shown on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment.

Format: Reserved seating

Age: Recommended 5+

  BSL interpreted performance

Doors: 14.30
Start: 15.00
Finish: 16.30

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“Full of charm, humour and warmth [-] a perfect treat for the whole family.”

Theatre Weekly

About Beacon Hall

Our new flagship venue at Bristol Beacon

The venue

Beacon Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are in:

  • row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
  • row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
  • rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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