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The Gruffalo
Next available:
17 Jul 2024 - 08 Sep 2024
1 hr without interval
Suitable for 3+
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Why Watch The Gruffalo

  • Celebrating 25 years, Julia Donaldson's beloved Gruffalo bursts onto the stage in a delightful musical adventure, perfect for your kids’ first outing to the theatre.
  • This isn't your average kid's show! The Gruffalo, based on the beloved book that's sold over 13 million copies, comes alive with catchy songs, laughs, and imaginative puppets.
  • A brave little mouse uses his wits and a made-up monster to outsmart hungry foxes, owls, and snakes in this delightful musical adventure.
  • Will the clever mouse outfox the hungry predators? Book your tickets for The Gruffalo at London’s Lyric Theatre to find out!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Get ready for an unforgettable introduction to live theater with The Gruffalo! Based on the award-winning children's book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this production is directed by Olivia Jacobs, co-founder of Tall Stories, the production company that brought imaginative stories for kids to the West End, Broadway, and the Sydney Opera House. With music by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw, The Gruffalo promises an energetic and interactive experience for the whole family.

The story

Picture this: a little mouse ventures into the deep dark wood for hazelnuts. But beware! The forest is filled with hungry creatures – a sly fox, a wise old owl, and a sneaky snake. Will the mouse become a midnight snake? He has a cunning plan – a completely fabricated monster called the Gruffalo, with terrifying tusks and a fearsome appetite. Will this imaginary creature be enough to outwit the real predators? Book your tickets to The Gruffalo and find out if the tiny hero's clever invention saves the day – and maybe even sparks a new friendship in the heart of the deep dark wood!

Show Timings

  • Show timings for The Gruffalo may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: To be confirmed
  • Director: Olivia Jacobs
  • Book: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 3 and above.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Tickets Redemption

  • You’ll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID – no printout necessary!

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre is the second-oldest surviving theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, having premiered countless productions since 1888. Once a haven for light operas and musicals, it's maintained a healthy dose of theatrical magic, showcasing everything from cutting-edge contemporary pieces to beloved family classics.

Seating Capacity: 915

The Lyric Theatre seating plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ES, UK

Tube: The Lyric Theatre is a 5-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus station (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines). Exit the station via Shaftesbury Avenue, walk left, and cross Denman and Great Windmill Streets to reach the theatre on your left.

Bus: The following bus numbers pass through the Lyric Theatre - 14, 19, 38, and 176.

Train: Charing Cross and Liverpool Street Station are the nearest train stations to the Lyric Theatre, both of which are a short walk away.

Available facilities: Restrooms, cloakroom, bar

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessibility, assistive listening system, accessible toilets, guide dogs allowed

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Lyric Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, that the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Gruffalo

How much do tickets to The Gruffalo cost in London?

The cost of tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for The Gruffalo?

The show opens on 17th July 2024 at Lyric Theatre.

What age is The Gruffalo appropriate for?

The show is most suitable for children aged 3 and above.

Where is The Gruffalo playing in London?

The show is playing at The Lyric Theatre in London and opens on 17th July 2024.

What is The Gruffalo about?

Based on the award-winning children's book by Julia Donaldson, this musical follows a brave little mouse on an adventure through the woods, using his wits and a made-up monster to outsmart hungry predators.

How long does The Gruffalo run for?

The running time of the show is 1 hour with no interval.

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