The Very Hungry CaterpillarDuration 1hr

Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9ND

An iconic piece of children’s literature, The Very Hungry Caterpillar wiggles its way into the West End this Christmas for a limited season.

Brought to life through a majestic menagerie of 75 magnificent puppets, four of Eric Carle’s best loved books – The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and the titular The Very Hungry Caterpillar – are adapted by Jonathan Rockefeller into a magical 60-minute show resplendent with colour.

Following huge success around the world including a Drama Desk nomination and the smashing of box office records in New York, the show arrives at the Ambassadors Theatre for five weeks as part of a UK tour, and promises to enchant and delight audiences of all ages.

There is a relaxed performance on Thursday 8 December at 11am, aimed at ages 2-7.

Cast & Creatives

Eric Carle
Adapted by
Jonathan Rockefeller
Jonathan Rockefeller

Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9ND
0207 395 5405
Official site
Nearest tube
Leicester Square (250m uphill)
Nearest bus
14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

50% off parking at Q-Park Chinatown or Soho, just 4 minutes away.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7395 5405
Access discounts available.
Access description
15cm step into foyer. Box Office to left. 26 steps down to Stalls. 5 steps up to Dress Circle with 3 steep steps between rows. Staircases have highlights and handrails on both sides. Venue open 30 mins before performance.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser Infra-red system.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs allowed inside auditorium - please ask for an aisle seat or row F in the Circle. Dogs can also be looked after by theatre staff with prior arrangement.
No spaces for wheelchair users. Transfer seating for 2 people is possible to row F in the Circle (up 5 steps).
No adapted toilets. Regular toilets on various levels.
Disabled toilets
No adapted toilet.
2 licensed bars. Stalls bar at back of Stalls, no seats. Dress Circle bar up 11 steps with moveable seats.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens