What dangers would you face, what risks would you take to save your best friend?

A Northern Stage Production
By Hans Christian Andersen
A new adaptation by Laura Lindow
Directed by Mark Calvert

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Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable is thrillingly reimagined in this spellbinding new production from the same team that brought you A Christmas Carol, James and the Giant Peach and Alice in Wonderland.

When her best friend Kai disappears, the young and gutsy Gerda is sure that he has been taken by the mysterious Snow Queen. Determined to rescue her friend, she embarks on a courageous quest all alone into the icy unknown. But can Gerda rescue Kai in time to stop the Snow Queen’s plan to keep the world in eternal winter?

A magical fairy tale treat for the whole family that you won’t want to miss this Christmas.

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Booking for school and educational groups

For more information and to book give box office a call on 0191 230 5151 or email: [email protected]

Behind The Scenes


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Touch tour and Audio Described performance.
(Touch tours are usually 1hr 30 mins before the performance start time)

Sat 21 Dec, 1pm

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Captioned performance*

Sat 28 Dec, 1pm

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Relaxed Performance

Sun 29 Dec, 1pm

BSL Signed Performance logo BSL signed performance** Fri 3 Jan, 7pm


* For best visibility of our caption units, we would recommend sitting in rows E – L in section 1.

** For best visibility for our BSL performances we would advise sitting in section 1.

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.