The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

21 & 22 April, 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm. Please note that the performance at 3pm on 21 April is a relaxed performance.
50m, no interval
For wheelchair accessible seats and group bookings of 10+ please call 6488 2440 Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

“and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”

One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.

Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including  ‘The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse’, ‘Mr. Seahorse' and ‘The Very Lonely Firefly’.

This Australian made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, directed by Naomi Edwards and with 75 magical puppets created by New York's Puppet Kitchen. 

This is a timeless classic for all generations.  

***** “Beautiful, rhythmic and faithful to the author’s works, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a triumph for first time theatregoers” - Time Out

“The original soundtrack hits just the right note, a fitting aural accompaniment to the beautiful visuals unfolding on stage.” - Daily Telegraph


Relaxed Performance - Friday 21 April, 3pm

Some little ones might be easily scared, have a learning disability or just find it hard to follow theatre conventions. They’re especially welcome at 3pm on Friday 21 April.
Lights remain low, loud noises are softened and they can leave and enter at any time. 
Get more information on what to expect at a relaxed performance, here.
Presented by
University Theatres, JWR Productions Australia & Michael Sieders Presents
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Director Naomi Edwards
Producer Michael Sieders
Set Designer James Browne
Puppets created by Puppet Kitchen
Costume Designer Andrea Espinoza
Lighting Designer Nicholas Rayment
Composer / Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Composer Steven Baker

With Rory Kelly, Dannielle Jackson, Justine Warner and Drew Wilson

Please note: Children aged 2 and over will need a ticket to attend this performance. Children aged under 2 do not require a ticket, but will need to sit in an adult's lap for the duration of the show.