The Tiger Who Came To Tea at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
The Tiger Who Came To Tea at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

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About the show

Families searching for a festive treat this Christmas should look no further than the West End, as beloved children’s book The Tiger Who Came to Tea prowls back into theatres. Featuring a rather large tea-time guest and plenty of mayhem, this boisterous show is set to land at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from December.

Sophie and her mummy are getting the plates and cups out for tea, when there’s a knock at the door. Who could it be? They’re definitely not expecting a large, orange, stripy tiger waiting in the porch! As the trio sit down for food and fun, expect plenty of mayhem, sing-a-longs and engaging fun for children in this high-spirited adventure.

Based on Judith Kerr’s beloved picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea was previously nominated for an Olivier Award. The team bringing it to life on stage is full of children’s theatre stars, including director and adaptor David Wood (The Witches; Babe the Sheep Pig), assistant director and choreographer Emma Clayton (Aliens Love Underpants) and designer Susie Calcutt.

Snuggle down into your seats and get ready to welcome a very peculiar visitor: The Tiger Who Came to Tea at the Theatre Royal Haymarket is a perfect slice of escapism, beginning on 9 December 2019.

Recommended for

Fans of other children’s shows including The Gruffalo will adore this energetic adaptation of Kerr’s famed story. With plenty of engagement for audience members big and small, it’s a fantastic way to warm up on a wintry afternoon.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 3+. Babes in arms under 18 months.

Dates and times

Running time: 55 minutes (no interval)
Opened: 09 Dec 2019
Press night: 15 Dec 2019
Booking from: 19 Jan 2020
Booking until: 19 Jan 2020

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

105 Reviews Add review

The kids loved it and were very involved with everything. As an adult I felt it was a bit juvenile but it was for the kids and they... More

akuae 1 review, 0 helpful votes

My daughter and I both enjoyed the show. The small cast are friendly and the story is padded nicely and has some catchy songs. It... More

stephenn6 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic show! Very well put together, and my two 6 year old daughters absolutely loved every minute.

mrleeb 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Children 4.5 years and 22 months. Both completely engaged. Knew the book well so that added to the experience as they knew what was... More

jennys14 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Superb. Entertaining. Perfect for kids. Timing for my 3 year old was perfect any longer and her attention span wained. Good production... More

rajivkapur 1 review, 0 helpful votes

such a great performance, and a great level of interactivity for the little ones. would absolutely recommend to parents with young... More

sophiet6 1 review, 0 helpful votes

It was Excellent just right for my grandchildren, they love the book, so Really enjoyed the show, Actors were great.

geraldinek4 1 review, 0 helpful votes

My 2 year absolutely loved the show, right length and stays true to the book. The sausage song is a little repetitive (to me as an... More

anjalid 1 review, 0 helpful votes

5 year old daughter loved the performance. Very entertaining and funny tiger. Kids loved the interaction and audience participation. More

derekt1 1 review, 0 helpful votes