The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Ambassadors Theatre
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9ND

ABOUT The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at London’s Ambassadors Theatre.

One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature returns to the West End this Christmas, when The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show opens for a limited 5-week season at the Ambassadors Theatre.

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 Carle’s books have captivated generations of readers with their iconic hand-painted illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing millions of children to a bigger, brighter world, and to their first experience of reading itself.

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

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show runs from 13 December 2017 until 7 January 2018 at the Ambassadors Theatre.


“Bedazzling. This production will mesmerize audiences” New York Times
“Colourful, Engaging, Charming” Huffington Post


Running Time: 55 minutes Age Restrictions: Suitable for children aged 2 - 7. Important Info: 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 child ticket. Please note, there are no baby changing facilities at the Ambassadors Theatre.