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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show - Live in Brisbane (June 2024)

Event description

Eric Carle's beloved stories come to life!

CDP Kids presents

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Based on Eric Carle's books

"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 children 18 months+ and their adults.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life on stage. 

Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the show features three other Eric Carle stories – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? , Ten Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Busy Spider. 📚

The team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, Spot, and The 13, 26, 52, 78 & 91-Storey Treehouses 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. Don't miss out!

“Bedazzling! Will mesmerize audiences”  – The New York Times

“As entrancing and colourful as the books" – Australian Stage

📅 Live in Brisbane, 26–30 June 2024
📍 QUT Gardens Theatre

Recommended for: Ages 18 months+
Approx 50 minutes (no interval)

Childs Note (Babes in Arms)

Children 12 months and under are admitted free, as long as they are on a parent/carer's lap

Auslan Interpreted Performance

The performance on Thursday 27th June at 3pm will be Auslan interpreted. The interpreter will be on Prompt Side (Stage Left). For the best view of the interpreter, we recommend booking seats on the right side of the seating map.

To book tickets online for this performance:

  1. Select the Thu 27th June 3pm performance ONLY
  2. Add tickets using the "Reserved Seating – A Reserve" ticket type (do not select "A Reserve Accessibility Seating")
  3. Select from the following (recommended) seats: B17-24, C17-24, D17-24, E17-24, F17-24

If you require assistance with your booking, please contact the Gardens Theatre Box Office via

Vacation Care/School Bookings 

To make a group booking, please contact us via

Tickets are $24 per person for groups 20+, one free teacher per 20 Students


Availability during busy periods and university semesters is limited. Several Pay Stations, which accept both cash and card, are located in and near the car parks.

Pay-on-exit public car parks are available within a short walking distance of Gardens Theatre. A car park is located underground in the Science and Engineering Centre (P-block) and under the Riverside Expressway.

QUT Gardens Point is very well serviced by public transport. We suggest using the Translink Journey Planner to plan your visit

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