The Gruffalo

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood...

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in TallStories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by JuliaDonaldson and Axel Scheffler - celebrating 25 years in 2024!

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric oldOwl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalosave Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodlandcreatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and theirgrown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

Assisted Performances:
Relaxed Performance: Wednesday 24th July 2024 10.30am, Wednesday 28th August 10.30am
Relaxed Performance with Touch Tour: Monday 5th August 2024 2pm, Friday 6th September 2pm
BSL Performance: Tuesday 13th August 2024 2pm
Audio Described Performance: Monday 19th August 2024 2pm

Age Restrictions

Ages 3+. Babies and younger children will be allowed entry.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Wed 17th July 2024 until Sun 8th September 2024.

Show times for each day are below.















The Gruffalo photo from the show The Gruffalo photo from the show
The Gruffalo photo from the show

Lyric Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

Directions Icon Directions from Piccadilly Circus :

(3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

Parking Icon Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Lyric Theatre

Air conditioned


Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop


Wheelchair accessible

Lyric Theatre Location

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
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The Gruffalo

Lyric Theatre, London

Running until: Sun 8th September 2024

Running time: 1hr.