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Saturday 19 October 2024, 7pm

English Touring Opera: The Snowmaiden

English Touring Opera: The Snowmaiden

Presented by Saffron Hall in association with English Touring Opera

Tickets from £16

Price includes a commission of £1.00

The Snowmaiden has lived her whole life under the watchful eye of her parents, Grandfather Frost and Spring Beauty, hidden from the heat of the sun. Jealous of the passionate lives of the mortal villagers living nearby, she begs her parents to let her join them, but discovers her heart of ice means she cannot fall in love. As the Snowmaiden becomes fascinated by a boy in the village, her wish to find true happiness comes with dire consequences.

Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snowmaiden is a classic coming-of-age tale packed with colour and folk melodies, vividly conjuring up the conflict between real and mythical worlds. English Touring Opera’s new production is helmed by the award-winning director Olivia Fuchs and conducted by Hannah Quinn, with designs by the Linbury Prize-winning Eleanor Bull.

Sung in English with English surtitles.


This performance is made possible by a Circle of Supporters

Performance information

Running time

To be confirmed

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.


Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers


  • Rimsky-Korsakov The Snowmaiden

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Information for your visit

Saturday 19 October 2024, 7pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6pm - 7pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6pm - 6.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts



Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

To be confirmed

Post-show shuttle bus

Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information


For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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