Slava's Snowshow

Slava's Snowshow

The family festive spectacular known as Slava's Snowshow is set to bring its unique wintry magic back to the Great White Way for a limited 2019 holiday season engagement.

Slava’s Snowshow was created by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin, who originally staged its world premiere in Moscow back in 1993. A compelling mix of contemporary circus and absurdism, the show made a lasting impact in London’s theatre scene, after opening at the Old Vic in 1997 and going on to win the 1998 Olivier Award for ‘Best Entertainment.’ More recently, it has continued to delight UK audiences with holiday engagements at the Royal Festival Hall in 2012 and 2017.  

Slava’s Snowshow would finally make its Off-Broadway debut at the Union Square Theatre in September 2004, where it enjoyed a hugely successful run through January 2007 and was even handed the Drama Desk Award for ‘Unique Theatrical Experience’ in 2005.

Slava Polunin made his Broadway debut from December 2008 to January 2009, when his Snowshow played the Helen Hayes Theatre, resulting in a Tony Award nomination for ‘Best Special Theatrical Event.’ Now, over a decade later, the production returns to Broadway to entrance a whole new generation with its winter wonderland and its surreal form of clowning.  

(Photo by Vladimir Mishukov​)

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Running time: 
1hr 40mins (including 1 intermission)
About Slava's Snowshow:

Unleashing a breathtaking artistic thrill ride for audiences of all ages and languages, the show offers a dreamlike vision that overflows with magical dynamism and humorous antics, set within an absurd and surrealistic world. Each scene paints a picture: an unlikely shark swimming in a misty sea; heart-breaking goodbyes on a railway platform; an entire audience enveloped in a gigantic web; a wave of vibrant balloons bouncing off the fingertips of theatregoers; and a world-renowned roaring snowstorm of a finale that’s sure to leave audiences spellbound. 

Slava Polunin
David Carpenter, John Arthur Pinckard & Hunter Arnold
Slava Polunin & Viktor Kramer
Roman Dubinnikov & Slava Polunin
Slava Polunin & Viktor Plotnikov
Slava Polunin
Cast list:
Slava Polunin alongside Artem Zhimo, Robert Saralp, Vanya Polunin, Georgiy Deliyev, Aelita West, Bradford West, Alexandre Frish, Nikolai Terentiev, Francesco Bifano, Spencer Chandler and Elena Ushakova
Slava's Snowshow Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 11, 2019
Opening date: 
November 13, 2019
January 5, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

124 West 43rd Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Bryant Park

Latest Slava's Snowshow News & Features

Photo credit: Slava’s Snowshow (Photo by Vladimir Mishukov)
‘Slava’s Snowshow’ to stream on BroadwayHD
February 4, 2021

The contemporary circus and variety show Slava’s Snowshow will be available to stream from February 8 on BroadwayHD.

Slava Polunin in Slava's Snowshow
A New York Theatre Guide to... Slava's Snowshow!
November 14, 2019

Slava’s Snowshow has come a long way since its Moscow world premiere in 1993… literally! This Olivier Award-winning theatrical experience has entertained countless audiences across the globe for over a quarter-century, but it is the first time it’s been seen on Broadway since its Tony-nominated 2008 debut. The production began performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November 11, 2019 and is scheduled to run through January 5, 2020. And in these wintry temperatures, what better way to warm the heart than to… Send in the Clowns?! (Photo by Andrea Lopez) What’s it all about?

Our Slava's Snowshow Review

You see, it's like this: Slava Polunin is back in New York and you MUST see him. Slava’s Snowshow needs to be on the top of your holiday list of shows. It will remind you about the beauty of our world. About simple acts of love and kindness. It is the epitome of empathy, vulnerability, and childlike wonderment. The clown, the pantomime, is unsurpassable in their ability to surprise through... Read more