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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Tuesday 12 July 2022, 4:30pm to Wednesday 13 July 2022, 1:30pm

Enjoy 4 timeless stories brought to life in one delightful show.

Dive into Eric Carle's bright and colourful world as his beloved stories are transformed from page to stage using a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and charming music. Featuring your favourite titles: 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear', '10 Little Rubber Ducks', 'The Very Lonely Firefly', and of course the star of the show, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically-acclaimed 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show' is a vibrant celebration of Eric Carle's adored classics and the perfect introduction to live theatre.

Will the Hungry Caterpillar ever be full?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?
Where will the Little Rubber Ducks drift to in the big wide sea?
Will the Lonely Firefly find his friends?

★★★★★ "Beautiful, Rhythmic. A Triumph" Time Out
★★★★ "Charming and ingenious" The Stage
★★★★ "Colourful, charming, perfect for children" London Theatre
★★★★★ Live Theatre UK

Special discounts are available for groups of 20 or more – please contact our box office.

There are 3 performances:

  • Tuesday 12 July, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday 13 July, 10am
  • Wednesday 13 July, 1:30pm

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Your safety is very important to us

If you have received a positive COVID-19 test or you are feeling unwell, please do not attend.

It is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering, but the theatre is an enclosed space and you will be in close contact with people you don't normally meet, so we strongly encourage you to wear one unless exempt. We do not have social distancing built-in to our our seating plan.

Our foyer area has been re-designed to allow a better flow of people, so you can now buy all your drinks and snacks in one place. Please keep your distance and follow the signs throughout the building. An electrostatic disinfection service helps keep our venue safer for customers and staff.

To avoid crowding, we are staggering arrival times. Please check your tickets carefully so you can arrive at the time shown below for your row of seats, and then make your way to your seat as soon as possible:

  • rows A to D – 40 minutes before the performance starts
  • rows E to H – 30 minutes before the performance starts
  • rows J to P – 20 minutes before the performance starts

Coronavirus (COVID-19) disclaimer

Due to the current pandemic, all events are subject to any government restrictions in place at the time of the event. If we are unable to go ahead with the event, or if numbers have to be restricted, we will automatically transfer your tickets to the next available date. If this is not convenient, or if the show cannot be rescheduled, you will be offered a full refund or a transfer to another show.


Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX