Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Based on the beautifully-crafted work of Eric Carle comes a bold new spectacle featuring 75 larger-than-life puppets. Featuring the tales of Brown Bear, Brown BearThe Very Lonely Firefly, Ten Little ­Rubber Ducks, and of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar – this new show captures the ­magic of Carle’s world.

Based on the books by Eric Carle
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Directed by Jerrell L. Henderson
Ensemble/Puppeteers: Lara Carling, Leslie Ann Sheppard, and Micah Figueroa

Now Playing –– Dec 1 
Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 AM and 2 PM
Beginning Nov 1, Saturday and Sunday performances will be at 9:30 am and 11:30 am 
Runtime: 60 minutes with no intermission
Audience Experience: Before and after the performance, we’ll have special activities for kids! There will also be a chance to take photos with your favorite caterpillar show friends. 

Tickets start at $25, but we recommend subscribing so you can maximize savings and your experience at CCT and our home, The Station. Subscribers save up to 30% on single tickets and fees and receive many other perks throughout the season, including 10% OFF classes, 10% OFF the birthday party rental fee, and 15% OFF all camps (excluding one-day camps). 

We offer discounted rates for groups of 8 or more! Please contact our Guest Services team at boxoffice@chicagochildrenstheatre.org or 312.374.8835.

In partnership with The Butterfly Company, Unltd we’ll be showcasing insect displays before performances of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.

There will also be a presentation around the importance of the insect world, and entomology science basics followed by a 30 min Q & A while patrons explore world-insect cases. *Presentations will be given TWICE on each day, after the first play production and before the second on each day.

Saturday, Oct 5 from 10:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday, Oct 12 from 10:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday, Oct 19 from 10:30 am – 2 pm

October 19 ASL & Open Caption | 10:30 AM
October 19 Touch Tour before 2 PM show | 1:00 PM
October 20 Sensory Friendly | 10:30 AM
October 20 Sensory Friendly | 2:00 PM

For more information about access and inclusion at CCT, please visit our Accessibility page, or contact the Access department at access@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

Your Visit Details
Performances take place at The Station in the Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
100 South Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607

Chicago Children’s Theatre is conveniently located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, minutes from I90 and I290, as well as downtown and Ashland Ave.

We are happy to offer free onsite parking at The Station on the south side of the building, entering from Racine Ave. Additional parking is also available in the following locations:
– Impark parking lot, located at 1301 West Madison Street
– On-street parking, metered at $2/hour, 3-hour maximum

Learn more about the creative minds behind The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

CLICK HERE to learn more about the fantastic world of ERIC CARLE
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Chicago Cast Images by Ari Craven Design