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From the beloved and award-winning children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler comes the smash hit musical The Gruffalo!

On the hunt for hazelnuts in a foreboding wood, Mouse meets the sly Fox, the fun-loving Snake and the odd Owl. With just her nut map and the story of the legendary Gruffalo to protect her, brave Mouse must outsmart these cunning creatures to make sure that she’s not on the menu!

Performed everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to Broadway since it first premiered in 2001, The Gruffalo is an exuberant and hilarious show by acclaimed theatre makers Tall Stories. With lots of songs and physical theatre and just the right amount of scares, The Gruffalo is an irresistible treat for the whole family and the perfect introduction to the theatre for the little ones.

Playing this coming July at Lyric theatre, book your The Gruffalo tickets today for a fun-filled family day out.


"Monstrous fun!" ****Daily Mail

"Irresistibly charming" **** The Times

"A Monster Hit" The Evening Standard

"A fine piece of children's theatre" **** Sunday Times

The Gruffalo reviews

353 reviews
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1 Mar 2018

Superb talented cast, excellent show, highly recommend it, my 4 year old loved it! As did I :-)

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21 Jan 2017

We took 3 of our grandchildren and their parents to see The Gruffalo as a Christmas treat and we all had a wonderful time. The grandchildren were 3 and 4 years old, it was their first experience of going to the theatre and they were totally enthralled with the performance.

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3 Jan 2017

I took my 3 year old and 18 month old, they loved it and were enthralled the whole way through. The characters were fun and the show was interactive. Obviously for the show to last almost an hour there is additional lines and songs, but there is still the original lines from the books which the children are encouraged to join in with. The characters do not exactly resemble the book, however they are cleverly done and my children didn't mind. Would definitely recommend this show - my daughter was sad to leave and wanted to see it again!

Disappointed customer
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1 Jan 2017

The actors were joking on stage and were not acting professional . They seemed to think the show was a joke, and all at the audiences expense. I recommend seeing Stickman which is very clever, but NOT the Gruffalo. Don't waste your time or money.

L TIllett
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31 Dec 2016

thought it was enjoyable and it was enjoyed by my 2 and a half year old thought there could have been more jungle animals birds etc. The butterfly was a good idea. Also costumes left a bit to be desired



Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.


55 minutes with no interval.

Good To Know


British Sign Language 22nd July 2pm

Audio-described 28th July 11am

Relaxed Performance 9th August 2pm

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference.

If you choose collect at box office please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.

If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase.

Suitable For Children

Age Guide 3+ 

Babes in Arms Policy:

Complimentary babes-in-arms comps available for children under 18 months for all performances. To be collected by customer from the theatre box office upon arrival. 

When Can I Go

July 2016 to January 2017 

Where Do I Go

Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES.

By Tube-Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

By Bus-14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159