School Shows

The Gruffalo’s Child

by Tall Stories of London, England

Grades PK-3

The Gruffalo parent says no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood… Enjoy this enchanting musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book, a sequel to the modern classic The Gruffalo. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the night. She follows snowy tracks and encounters all sorts of woodland creatures, including a debonair snake, a rather eccentric owl, and a cunning fox. But the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist, does he?! And what will the Gruffalo’s Child do if she finds him?! Physical storytelling, delightful humor, and catchy original music combine in this lively performance. Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her brave adventure and let your imagination run wild with songs, laughs, and fun for everyone!

From the theatre company who
brought us The Snail and the Whale,
Room on the Broom, and The Gruffalo!

LBC performance may not include pieces from above video.

Set the Stage

Coming soon!

Prepare your students for their trip to the virtual theater with these free resource materials.

  • Artist’s Study Guide
  • Talking Points for Classroom Discussion
  • Classroom Activities

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • K.RL.9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
  • 2.RL.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
  • 3.RL.6: Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Lesson Plan Idea

The Gruffalo’s Child takes the original story of The Gruffalo and switches our perspective. Students work in groups to create a new version of a classic story from the point of view of the original’s villain.

On sale Tuesday, August 13, 2024 starting at 9:00 am.

Event Information

9:30 am*
Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2025
60 minutes

In-Person at LBC!

* 11:30 am performance my be added based on demand. Let us know on your application if you’re interested.

Students: $10
$3 discount per student on the National Lunch Program!
Adults: $10
1 free adult for every 10 students!

Scholarships available.

Extend and enrich your field trip to LBC with a self-guided tour of our outdoor Sculpture Garden with our Art Talks program!

Students can safely explore our outdoor Sculpture Garden the main exhibits as well as the landscape, bridges, and walkways. Its giant oak trees offer shady seating where classes can discuss their recent experience as consumers of the arts.

LBC opened the Sculpture Garden in 2015 as a gift to our North Bay community. With the support of Sutter Hospital and other generous donors, the Sculpture Garden presents rotating works from contemporary regional artists who create monumental outdoor art that becomes incorporated into the landscaped natural setting.

The LBC’s current exhibition for the outdoor Sculpture Garden, Geometry in Art is running now through August 2025. This exhibition celebrates the intersection of geometry and artistic expression through the works of nine extraordinary artists, each presenting a unique perspective and aesthetic through their exploration of form, line, and negative space.

Sign up for a self-guided tour right on your School Show application or email us.

Click here for more information about the Sculpture Garden.


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