Mr Popper's PenguinsDuration 55mins

Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4XA

The Criterion Theatre hosts the West End debut of new family musical Mr Popper’s Penguins, based on the popular book by Richard and Florence Atwater.

Recently made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey, Mr Popper’s Penguins tells the story of painter and decorator Mr Popper, who dreams of adventuring in the Antarctic.

And one day, to his astonishment, a packing crate arrives on his doorstep – out of which waddles a penguin!

With original music and lyrics, and a family of performing penguins brought vividly to life through magical puppetry, this delightful musical show is brought to the West End by the producer of the Olivier Award nominated Hetty Feather to play for a wonderful Christmas season.

Cast & Creatives

Lucy Grattan, Scott Jones, Toby Manley, Russell Morton, Roxanne Palmer
Richard & Florence Atwater
Adapted by
Pins and Needles Productions
Emma Earle
Music by
Luke Bateman
Lyrics by
Richy Hughes
Kenny Wax Family Entertainment & TC Beech
Lighting Designer
Ric Mountjoy
Jason Barnes

Criterion Theatre

Piccadilly Circus, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4XA
0844 847 1778 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Official site
Nearest tube
Piccadilly Circus (opposite)
Nearest bus
3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Trafalgar only 8 minutes away.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7839 8811 Fax: 020 7925 0596
Discounts available for wheelchair users and their companions.
Limited mobility
Dress circle boxes and C1, C2, C27, C28 have the most leg room.
Access description
Main entrance up a 15cm step from the pavement, through swing doors. All staircases have handrails on both sides and steps are highlighted. From the foyer there are 25 steps down and then 6 up to the Upper Circle; 32 steps down to the Dress Circle (1 step between rows); 51 steps donw to the Stalls.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser Infra-red system.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium. Staff are available to dog sit for 2 dogs per performance in the theatre manager’s office.
Wheelchair/scooter users should inform the Box Office in advance and come to the entrance in Jermyn Street, to the left of the stage door. There is a slight slope with handrails on both sides to the back of the Upper Circle. 2 spaces for wheelchair users next to C20. You cannot see a small part of the stage. Scooter users can access the venue, but have to be transferred. Transfer seating is available for wheelchair users and 1 scooter to aisle seats in Upper and Dress Circles. Each wheelchair user must bring a non-disabled companion.
Men’s and women’s at Dress Circle and Stalls.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet on your right on the way to the Upper Circle from the Jermyn Street entrance.
2 licensed bars. Drinks can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. 2 bars at Dress Circle, and another 3 steps up from the Stalls. Limited seating.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens