About The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies worldwide.

Eric's well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colourful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world - and to their first experience of reading itself.

The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show' features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle stories, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The New York show in 2017 will also feature Brown Bear, Brown Bear and 10 Little Rubber Ducks.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Performance Dates & Times

Running time

Mon
  • -
Tue
  • -
Wed
  • 10:15
  • 11:00
  • 11:45
Thu
  • 10:15
  • 11:00
  • 11:45
Fri
  • 11:00
  • 14:00
Sat
  • 10:15
  • 11:45
Sun
  • 10:15
  • 11:45

Important Information

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has a 'babes in arms' policy at The Ambassadors Theatre:

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 ticket. Please note, there are no baby changing facilities at the Ambassadors Theatre.

The Venue

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is The Very Hungry Caterpillar?

West Street London WC2H 9ND
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
  • Parking: Chinatown (5mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s on your left past St Martin’s Theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets