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The Gruffalo’s Child
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The Gruffalo’s Child

01 Dec 2023 - 07 Jan 2024
55 min with no interval
Suitable for 3+

Why Watch The Gruffalo's Child?

  • 'The Gruffalo's Child', an enthralling theatrical adaptation of Julia Donaldson's award-winning children's book, is coming to captivate audiences in London this winter.
  • Touted as the new favourite by critics, the show merges wholesome family entertainment with warmth and humour. And just in time for Christmas, too!
  • With the help of skilled puppeteers, the talented cast brings the mysterious creatures of the forest to life, successfully capturing the imagination of its viewers.
  • Book your tickets to The Gruffalo’s Child and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with the much-awaited sequel of the bestselling picture book turned musical of The Gruffalo.

About Show

Show Details

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Age Suitability


'The Gruffalo's Child' at the Garrick Theatre is an unmissable treat for theatre enthusiasts of all ages. A masterful adaptation of Julia Donaldson's popular children's book, which won the Children’s Book of the Year award in 2005, the show offers an enchanting experience through its creative storytelling, fantastic puppetry, and enchanting music. The incredible cast includes seasoned puppeteers who bring the magical creatures of the deep dark wood to life, making the audience part of their captivating journey. The show has been widely acclaimed for its exceptional performance, drawing crowds and earning recognition in the theatre world.

Critically celebrated for its engaging storytelling and high production quality, the show continues to charm audiences. Secure the best seats to The Gruffalo’s Child and embark on a magical journey in the deep, dark wood!

The Story

'The Gruffalo's Child' tells the adventurous tale of a young Gruffalo who, disregarding her father's warning, braves the deep dark wood to find the Big Bad Mouse. The story transports you to a snowy landscape where she meets a variety of enchanting creatures. Throughout her journey, she is constantly questioning whether the Big Bad Mouse exists or if it's just a tale spun by her father. This delightful narrative is full of suspense and laughter.

Show Timings

  • Wed, Thu, Sat: 10:30 AM
  • Fri: 10:30 AM, 11 AM or 2 PM
  • Sun, Mon: 11 AM, 2 PM or 4:30 PM
  • Relaxed Performances: 16 December at 10:30 AM, 21 December at 10:30 AM, and 3 January at 2 PM.
  • Audio Described Performance: 24 December at 11 AM.
  • British Sign Language Performance: 29 December at 2 PM.
  • Show timings for The Gruffalo’s Child may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Andrew Mudie as The Gruffalo/Predators, Sophie Alice as The Gruffalo's Child, Catriona Mackenzie as The Mouse
  • Director: Olivia Jacobs
  • Writer: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  • Producer: Tall Stories Theatre Company

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

Tune in to the original score for The Gruffalo’s Child by René Aubry.

  • Suitable for 3+, however, babies and younger children will also be allowed entry.
  • 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.

The Gruffalo's Child Tickets

Book online tickets for The Gruffalo's Child musical in London.

Booking Period: Until 7 Jan 2024

Tickets Redemption

  • You will be contacted by the theatre 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Garrick Theatre

The Garrick Theatre is a West End theatre and is named after the renowned Shakespearean actor David Garrick. It is situated on Charing Cross Road in the City of Westminster in London and currently seats 733 people. It debuted on 24 April 1889 with Arthur Wing Pinero's drama The Profligate. The theatre used to focus on melodramatic performances in its early years.

Seating Capacity: 733

Garrick Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube station is the Leicester Square station (Picadilly Line and Northern Line - Charing Cross)

Train: The nearest rail station is Charing Cross station which is a 3-minute walk from the theatre

Bus: The bus routes that pass near the theatre are Charring Cross Road - 24, 29, and 176 (5 mins walk) and Trafalgar Square - 3,6,9,11, 12, 23, 24, 87,88, 91, 139, and 453 (10 mins walk)

Available Facilities: Bar, Cloakroom, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Service Dogs Allowed, Wheelchair Spaces Available, Access Performances, Visual & Hearing Assistance

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

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind that most London theatres are 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's Child Tickets

How do I buy tickets for The Gruffalo's Child in London?

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How much do tickets to The Gruffalo's Child cost?

The cost of the tickets for The Gruffalo's Child may vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discounted tickets to The Gruffalo's Child on West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted tickets to The Gruffalo's Child is to book them online, as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute tickets to The Gruffalo's Child?

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted tickets to The Gruffalo's Child?

Watch The Gruffalo's Child from the best seat. Booking tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus ensuring your seats are not just offering partial views of the stage. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for The Gruffalo's Child?

The Gruffalo's Child opens on 1 December 2023 at the Garrick Theatre.

What age is The Gruffalo's Child appropriate for?

There are no age restrictions for The Gruffalo's Child. However, the show is suitable for audiences who are over 3 years old. Babes-in-arms and younger children will also be allowed entry.

Where is The Gruffalo's Child playing in London?

The Gruffalo's Child is playing at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End from 1 December 2023.

How long does The Gruffalo's Child run for?

The running time of The Gruffalo's Child is 55 mins with no interval.

What is The Gruffalo's Child about?

The Gruffalo’s Child is an enchanting children's theatre production about a young Gruffalo's daring adventure into the deep dark wood in search of the mythical Big Bad Mouse.

What are the popular songs in The Gruffalo's Child?

Listen to songs like ‘It's All a Trick' and ‘The Big Bad Mouse’ from the original soundtrack for The Gruffalo’s Child by René Aubry. Listen to the songs here.

Who are the main stars of The Gruffalo's Child?

The main stars of The Gruffalo’s Child are Andrew Mudie as The Gruffalo/Predators, Sophie Alice as The Gruffalo's Child, Catriona Mackenzie as The Mouse.

What is the dress code while attending The Gruffalo's Child?

There is no specific dress code at the West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending The Gruffalo's Child?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending The Gruffalo's Child. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Garrick Theatre?

Garrick Theatre has multiple facilities, including bars, cloakroom, and toilets, readily available for audiences during The Gruffalo's Child.

Can I take pictures or videos of The Gruffalo's Child inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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