Tall Stories

The Gruffalo

  • Duration:
    55 mins
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Christmas 2019

Our Christmas show in 2019 is We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Little Angel Theatre, and based on the much-loved classic by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

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Following its monstrous West End success, Tall Stories’ smash hit show The Gruffalo, based on the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler comes to Stratford Circus Arts Centre!

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood... Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo –is there?

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

Relaxed Performance
The 1.30pm performance on Wednesday 12 December will be relaxed, this means the house lights will be up and audience members are free to make noise and move around if needed.

Please note: Seating is unallocated therefore specific seats cannot be reserved in advance

An absolute delight

The Scotsman

​A fine piece of children’s theatre

Sunday Times

Free Events

Christmas Wonderland: Thu 28 Nov, 4:30pm - 5pm

Meet the cast of The Gruffalo at St John's Church as part of the Stratford Christmas light's switch-on. More info >>

Craft Session: Sat 8 Dec, 12pm - 4pm

Join us for a Gruffalo-inspired festive craft session in our building. No need to book, just turn up!

Want to bring a school group?

Tickets for schools or nurseries are £8.50 each. Please email schools@stratford-circus.com or call 020 8279 1002 with the date and time of the performance you'd like to attend, the number of tickets required (including adults) and your contact details.

Ways to Save

There are performances of this show for schools

Useful to know

Age guidance
Our 'great for ages' guidance is there to help you decide whether the show is suitable for your children.

Babes in arms
Babies under 12 months are welcome, but will not be allocated a seat.

Seating is unallocated therefore specific seats cannot be reserved in advance.

Planning your visit
To make your trip an enjoyable experience we've put together some handy information to make planning easy.

We'll always do our best to let latecomers into a performance, but we won’t be able to do this until a suitable break in the performance. Once a show has started late entry is at the discretion of the Duty Manager, and may not always be possible.

The small print
Tickets are sold subject to our standard terms and conditions of sale.