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The Gruffalo Tickets

Lyric Theatre

Introduce your children to the magical world of live theatre as their favourite picture book bursts onto the stage! Best for age 3+.

Book The Gruffalo Tickets for a Family Adventure!

Take a stroll into the deep dark theatre and discover… The Gruffalo! Celebrate 25 years of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved picture book with this boisterous stage adaptation from Tall Stories. The much-loved show has delighted families around the world and now returns to the West End’s Lyric Theatre for another summer season.

About The Gruffalo Stage Show

Join Mouse as she heads into the woods searching for hazelnuts. Along the way, she runs into the eccentric Owl, cunning Fox and sneaky Snake. They’re all hungry and Mouse is the perfect size for their dinner plates! Quick-thinking Mouse distracts them with a tale about the fearsome Gruffalo… but is he just a product of her imagination, or is he real?

The Gruffalo has delivered just the right amount of scares for 25 years and is the most beloved of former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson’s creations. With its instantly recognisable illustrations from Axel Scheffler, this award-winning picture book is a modern classic, featuring an eclectic cast of woodland creatures and a small but plucky protagonist. Millions of children have enjoyed it read aloud as a bedtime story or seen it on the television - but this musical adaptation brings it to life in a whole new way!

Julia Donaldson’s Beloved Picture Book - Live On Stage!

Kid’s theatre company Tall Stories have adapted several classic picture books for the stage, including Elmer and Room on the Broom, but none are quite as beloved as Donaldson’s not-so-fearsome monster.

The Gruffalo is packed with songs, laughs, and physical theatre to get the whole family cheering as Mouse’s daring adventure unfolds! Even better, at 60 minutes it is the perfect length for little ones who are watching a theatre show for the very first time.

The Gruffalo Tickets at Lyric Theatre On Sale Now

Get ready for monstrous fun in the West End! If you are looking for the best show to make your toddler or pre-schooler love the theatre, book The Gruffalo tickets. This magical story ticks all the right boxes for an unforgettable day out.

Performance dates:
17 Jul 2024 - 08 Sep 2024
Running time:
1 hour.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 3+. Babes in arms under 18 months.

The Gruffalo Reviews

36 Reviews
  • 5 Stars69%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Stars0%

User Reviews


I took my granddaughters who are 4 years old and we all loved it, good interaction with the kids (getting them involved)

Performance date: 03 August 2019

LOVED THE SHOW! The characters were hilarious. You could feel the anxiety from the kids when they knew the gruffalo was imminently going to arrive but he was humorous which relieved the tension and apprehension! Have recommended to my friends.

Performance date: 07 August 2019

Amazing show! We loved it, great story telling and kept us interested all the way through, funny characters and loved the songs. Loved the snake (so funny!) and the Gruffalo was awesome.

Performance date: 20 July 2019

Show Times

How Long is The Gruffalo?
The Gruffalo running time is 1 hour.
Matinee Shows
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