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The Snowsmith
The Snowsmith

The Snowsmith

10th December until 1st January 
at The Drill Hall, Ware


It's winter and everyone in Thawmor is grumpy and miserable!
Eira, the enthusiastic experimental meteorologist has become obsessed with an intriguing idea. Legends tell of a soft white icy substance that falls from the sky, could this be the answer to unite her town in the bitter months?
The Snowsmith tells the story of Eira as she journeys through a towering library, up a goat laden mountain and onto a rusty steamboat voyage across an icy ocean in search of the most perfect snow.

Half a String are back in Ware with their signature style of breathtaking puppetry, striking set, atmospheric folk music, and captivating storytelling.
Get lost in a world that will have the whole family gasping, laughing and enjoying a story together this winter.

Event Information

Age Suitability

We recommend that although most ages will enjoy aspects of the show, the storyline is most suited to ages 4+. This is simply a guideline.

Half A String pride themselves on creating shows that contain something for all ages, using visual stories aswell as storytelling through music and dialogue.
Babes in Arms (babies under 18 months), children under 4 years old and teenagers are most welcome.


£16, which includes a Meet and Greet photo opportunity at the end of the show.


The show is 1 hour long with no interval.


This production takes place at The Drill Hall, Ware, SG12 9HP. ​Find directions on Google Maps


We recommend Amwell End West carpark or Kibes Lane carpark, both no further than a 10 minute walk to The Drill Hall.

Arrival Information

Venue doors will open 45 minutes before a show start time. There will be a cafe selling hot and cold drinks along with a selection of sweets and small snacks.

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed performances will take place at 11am and 2pm on 28 December.
Our relaxed performances are for anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, but especially designed for families who have a member with SEN or Autism.
Families bringing a very young child to see a show for the first time also find our relaxed performances a great introduction to live theatre.

To find out more, please read our dedicated relaxed performances event page.

School Performances

Performances for schools to attend will take place at 11am and 2pm on 13, 14, 15, 16, 20 and 21 December.
Workshops with Half A String are available for schools attending. (Limited availability, first come, first served)

To make a reservation for your school group or ask about availability, please email rebecca.pegg@hertfordtheatre.com

Find tickets

All tickets include a £1.50 booking fee.

Are you a wheelchair user and require a wheelchair space?

Please contact a member of our team on box.office@hertfordtheatre.com or call 01992 531500 at least 72hrs before your desired event.