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The Gruffalo

07 December 2022 to 18 December 2022

Spiceball Park
Banbury,OxfordshireOX16 5QE
01295 279002
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The Gruffalo at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
The Gruffalo at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

About The Gruffalo at The Mill Arts Centre

Tall Stories presents The Gruffalo, Based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited 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 monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up, and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world.

Performed by a company of deaf and hearing actors using spoken English, visual storytelling and BSL. All performances will be relaxed.


★★★★ ‘The cast of three uses an expressive physicality and minimal props to bring the story to wonderful life… The gently witty songs keep the action bouncing along… This is an irresistibly charming tale told with refreshing simplicity.’ —The Times

★★★★ ‘A fine piece of children’s theatre.’ —Sunday Times

★★★★ ‘This zesty show is just the ticket!’ —Daily Express

★★★★★ ‘Just as enjoyable for parents as it is for children… couldn’t recommend this enough’ —West End Wilma



Please see important booking information below.

Booking information

Running time: Approximately 55 minutes with no interval.

Prices: £15.50 standard or £14.00 each for groups of 4+

Babies under 12 months do not need their own ticket per the venue’s lap seat policy (please select the lap seat option at checkout), but anyone over 12 months will need their own ticket to attend.

Kindly contact schools@themillartscentre.co.uk for school bookings.

Please note that the 5.00pm performance on Thursday 08 December is limited to 50% of standard capacity, recommended for those who would prefer a less busy auditorium. For this performance only, seating is unreserved, and audience members may sit in any seat.