Christmas at the (Snow) Globe 2020

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Christmas at the (Snow) Globe is an online film that you can watch from home.

This December, national treasure Sandi Toksvig and her merry company bring laughter, carols and the joy of Christmas from the Globe Theatre straight to your home with this very festive film premiere.

A child stands in our wooden ‘O’ waiting for the show to begin but something’s not quite right. The theatre is bare. Where are the players, the audience and stewards? Fear not – the Snow Globe gang are not going to let anything stop them from giving this child, and everyone at home the gift of theatre, especially at Christmastime!

Pull on a festive jumper, gather your loved ones as close as social distancing will allow, and watch the company restore the magic of Christmas. The film will be filled with classic Christmas songs, get ready to sing-along and join us in turning every household into a winter wonderland.

This film was made in accordance with the Government’s Coronavirus regulations and guidance at the time of filming, including testing for all cast and crew.

The Christmas tree featured in Christmas at the (Snow) Globe has been kindly donated by the Embassy of Denmark in the UK.



We’re offering free access to the Christmas at the (Snow) Globe film to all UK care homes and children’s hospitals and wards. Register below


Don your best ugly Christmas jumper, pour a mug of eggnog and join us on Twitter for some festive cheer with our #SnowGlobe watch party from 6.30pm on Monday 21 December.


Standard £15*

*If you are able to support us further, we kindly ask that you add a donation of £10 or more to your purchase. We are an independent charity and your donations mean that we can continue to support our staff and freelancers in creating digital content and sharing Shakespeare’s gift of stories.

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online.

Please purchase one ticket per household.

This event is online and you join from home.

Running time approximately 45 minutes with no interval.

Join the conversation on social media using #SnowGlobe.

Screenplay by Sandi Toksvig

Adapted from the original stage play written and directed by Sandi Toksvig and Jenifer Toksvig

Directed by Pip Broughton

Designed by Charlie Cridlan

In association with Vox Tox



The Christmas at the (Snow) Globe film will be available to watch online from Monday 21 December, 7.00pm GMT until Tuesday 5 January, 11:59pm GMT.

You can watch the film as many times as you wish during this period. In order to enjoy the full film we recommend you start watching by 9.00pm on Tuesday 5 January at the latest as the film is approximately 45 minutes.

You will be able to access the film via the Digital Events page once you log into your Globe Account.

You will receive an email the day before the premiere date with a link to access the film. You may need to refresh the Watch page after the premiere time.

We recommend making sure you are able to access your account by logging in the day before you plan to watch the film. If you are having any issues please email our Box Office team. Please note there will be limited staff after Tuesday 22 December but we’ll try to get back to you within two working days.

Please make sure you have a good, reliable internet connection.


The Fourth Choir

Founded in 2013 to represent the LGBT+ community on London’s classical music scene, The Fourth Choir has performed everywhere from palaces to pubs, from Hampton Court and the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern as well as concert halls such as the Festival Hall, Kings Place and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.  The Choir was particularly honoured to be invited in January this year to perform at the National Holocaust Memorial Ceremony which was broadcast on BBC2. 


Adapted from the original stage play written and directed by

Sandi Toksvig & Jenifer Toksvig


Looking for that perfect gift?

Save the wrapping paper for making paper chains and gift a little Snow Globe magic this Christmas instead. Treat your loved ones to our festive film premiere or combine it with a Membership or Gift Voucher for the perfect gift for any Globe fan. We’ll even email the gift directly to the recipient on your preferred date so you can just sit back and bask in the glow of being the best gift-giver of all time!