The Very Hungry Caterpillar Tickets at the Ambassadors Theatre, London

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Iconic children’s character nibbles his way into the West End this Christmas - for a very festive season!
4 customer reviews

Important information

Running time
55 minutes
Performance dates
2 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017.
Child policy
No restriction
Special notice
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 this show. 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. Suitable for children aged 2-7.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Customer Reviews

4 / 5 (4 customer reviews)

Lukas Glynn

3 January

Booster seats were available which was great. Sound wasn't that great and was a bit muffled where we sat (stalls row N). The first half, based on other Eric Carle stories, dragged a bit and the children started getting restless. However there were some nice and creative touches (the "paintings" were very clever). However, once the Hungry Caterpillar story started everyone got excited, the puppets were fab, and there was much more audience interaction/participation. The butterfly ending was just lovely too! Thought doing this with just 4 cast members was impressive staging. Bravo to all involved, our 3 year old boy had a great time!

Linnhe Robertson

1 January

The show was just the right length & aimed perfectly at the toddler age-group. The music-track & voice amplification were perfect (not too loud) and the actors, particularly the narrator in the first half, were energised but not too over-the-top for this age-group. I noticed the children were getting restless with the long parade of fishes in that scene (perhaps less fish?) The lighting was generally okay but more creativity could have been employed with that at times. The seats for little ones were low if there was an adult sitting in front of them. Perhaps cushions could be rented to elevate the children somewhat, or advice given to the ticket buyer to bring something for the child to sit on. (I rolled up my overcoat for the littlest one.) The cost of the Hungry Caterpillar merchandise was quite enormous...created some tears when we weren't prepared to pay £25 for a Caterpillar! More merchandise could have been sold if the prices were more reasonable. Overall, we all enjoyed the show enormously (2 families which included 4 toddlers) grandma (me). Congratulations. To all involved. We are looking forward to next year's offering.

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