the very hungry caterpillar book cover Based on Eric Carle’s books

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. Along with the hungry caterpillar, the show also features other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classic tales including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister 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 the 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 … live on stage!

“A knockout success” The Daily Telegraph

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Naomi Edwards
Michael Sieders
Set Designer 
James Browne
Puppets created by 
Puppet Kitchen
Costume Designer 
Andrea Espinoza
Lighting Designer 
Nicholas Rayment
Composer / Sound Designer 
Nate Edmondson
Steven Baker
Scott Parker, Dannielle Jackson, Justine Warner and Drew Wilson

  • Age Recommendation

    Recommended for children aged two years and older and their families

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Presented by QPAC

Pricing Guide

Admission A-Reserve $39.90 B-Reserve $29.90
Groups i A-Reserve $34.90
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Children under 2 years are free on the knee

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