The hilarious, heartwarming tale about a brave little bear who helps to save Christmas!

It’s almost Christmas eve! Daddy Bear and Baby Bear are busy decorating their tree, when suddenly they hear a crash, bang, wallop outside their front door!

It’s poor Santa, and he’s fallen from the sky! There’s no more flying for him tonight. But, who will deliver the presents in time for Christmas? It’s Baby Bear to the rescue!

This glittering, snowy tale is the perfect treat for Christmas with exquisite puppets, enchanting music and a magical snowy setting. This is a magical, interactive show especially for little bears aged 3 – 6, and their grown-ups! There’s even a surprise visit from Santa!

EXTRA SHOWS ADDED!!

Due to demand, we’ve made extra shows available on Thursday 19 December (including a relaxed performance at 2pm), and an additional pyjama performance on Saturday night!


Pyjama Performances! Stay up late on Friday 20 or Saturday 21 December for an evening show at 7pm; wear your pyjamas and onesies and why not bring your own bear so it can enjoy the show too? A perfect treat for the start of the Christmas holidays.

Theatre treats available: We’ll have cups of milk and freshly baked cookies and more pocket-money priced treats available to enjoy during the show.

Schools performance: The Big Snowy Christmas is the perfect festive show for Key Stage 1 children. We have tickets available for school and nursery groups on Thursday 19 December at 10.30am. To discuss your group’s needs and book tickets call 0161 761 2216 or email talitha.moses@themet.org.uk. Or for more information download our The Big Snowy Christmas for Schools information sheet here.

Relaxed performance on Thursday 19 December at 2pm. For pre-school children and anyone who would appreciate a more flexible, relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy the show. There will be house lights on, and doors open so you can bring unsettled little-ones in and out freely. Theatre doors will open 30 minutes before the show to allow time to get familiar with the stage and seating, and a touch tour will be available before the show begins. Tickets for babes-in-arms who do not require a seat are just £1, available over the phone or in person only: call 0161 761 2216 to book or for more information.


Little Blue Monster are a theatre company who create beautiful shows for children and their grown-ups. This is their third Christmas production at The Met, following their success with Santa’s Little Helper in 2017, and Lily and the Christmas Snow Bear in 2018.

The Big Snowy Christmas image gallery:

Dates & Times

Last session: Tue 24 Dec 2019 at 1:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
Tickets start at £11 (children); £13 (adults); £5 (ages 18 months - 3 years)

Party booking discount: £2 off for parties of 4 or more; £8 off for parties of 8 or more.

Do you have a child too small or young to sit in their own seat? Buy a babe-in-arms ticket for £1 and sit them on your knee (call the ticket office on 0161 761 2216 for babe-in-arms tickets).

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Why not enjoy a Christmas meal at Automatic, The Met’s restaurant? Automatic’s festive menu will be available from Saturday 30 November until Christmas Eve.

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