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The Very Hungry Caterpillar makes its West End debut this Christmas following successful runs in Australia and on Broadway.

Live show The Very Hungry Caterpillar brings to life three of best-selling author and designer Eric Carle’s beloved children’s books: Little Cloud, The Mixed-up Chameleon and all-time children’s favourite The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Follow the incredible adventures of a very small, very hungry caterpillar as it munches its way through all kinds of food, witness the fun and frolics of Little Cloud who takes all sorts of shapes way up in the sky, and watch a bored chameleon who wants to be more like other animals head off to explore the zoo.

A colourful, captivating and creative stage show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar uses the magic of puppetry to bring these delightful stories to life. Dozens of puppets beautifully capture the unique collage artwork of Carle’s books in a strikingly faithful representation of his iconic and enchanting characters.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect introduction to the theatre for the little ones and a joy for all those who grew up with these wonderful books.

Playing at London’s Ambassadors Theatre this holiday season, don’t miss your chance to book tickets to The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Customer Reviews

5 reviews
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29 Dec 2016

This was a lovely show to which I took my 4 year old granddaughter. Lovely puppets and puppetry. I thought the artist and seahorse pieces were great but overlong. Could have cut these to perhaps 5 animals. And a bit more interaction with the kids would have kept some of them more focussed. Otherwise most enjoyable.

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24 Dec 2016

Our 20 month daughter thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

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21 Dec 2016

I am a nanny so have been to many of these types of shows. I took a 3 year old & a 23 month old. They weee riveted throughout the hours show-it was visually beautiful.

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19 Dec 2016

Daughter loved it, very colourful and cheerful. Kept her attention for the entire time which is something that is extremely hard to do! Very child friendly, didn't appear to be any expectation for children to stay silent throughout the show.

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3 Dec 2016

My 2 year old son really enjoyed the show as did my wife and I. I would recommend for any fans of the book.


When is it showing


Ambassadors Theatre West Street LONDON

Good To Know

Please note there will no longer be access to a cloakroom at this theatre.

Bag searches will also be carried out.

The performance on Thursday 8th December at 11am is a relaxed performance. 

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation voucher. Please print this voucher and bring it with you to the venue.

Suitable For Children

Babes in arms, aged 12 months or under, will be permitted access to The Ambassadors Theatre without a ticket for performances of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Babies must be securely strapped to their parent or carer by way of a baby carrier, sling, papoose or similar.

Children over 12 months, or in pushchairs, will be required to purchase a child ticket. Please note, there are no baby changing facilities at the Ambassadors Theatre.

Suitable for children aged 2-7.

Where Do I Go

Ambassadors Theatre,West Street, London, WC2

By Tube- Leicester Square

By Rail-Charing Cross