The Tiger returns in 2021


The Olivier Award nominated family show The Tiger Who Came to Tea, returns for its seventh West End season! With plenty of magic, sing-a-long songs & clumsy chaos, the Tiger is back at Theatre Royal Haymarket, following a smash-hit Christmas season in 2019. Playing from Monday 12 July until Sunday 5 September 2021, tickets are on sale now! 

Hailed as Britain’s best-loved picture book, Judith Kerr’s timeless classic The Tiger Who Came to Tea is now in its 53rd year, selling over 5 million copies since it was first published in 1968. Bringing the nation’s favourite tea-guzzling tiger to life on stage, this musical slice of teatime mayhem entertains with sing-a-long songs, oodles of magic and interactive fun. 

The show premiered in 2008 and has since toured nationally and internationally, and was nominated for the Olivier Award for ‘Best Family Entertainment’ in 2012. And now, over 12 years since our Tiger first tread the boards, we are so excited to share the magic of live theatre with our audiences in the West End once again! 

Director and adapter David Wood says:

“Team Tiger is thrilled to once again welcome our young audiences, with their families and teachers, to that special place - the theatre. The live theatre experience is brilliant at sparking children’s imaginations. I believe all children should be entitled to see exciting theatre; it can make them laugh, gasp, think, and feel – and, of course, entertain them. Given the chance to enjoy the story, the music, the magic, the costumes and sets, the sound, the lighting, and the audience participation, in a live performance - for real, before their very eyes - I believe children’s lives are enriched, their horizons widened, and their awareness and sensitivity heightened. Theatre, like all the arts, has the power to transform, inspire and delight. Those of us who create and deliver the work cannot wait to return to the stage. We are raring – and the Tiger is roaring – to go!”

The kettle's boiled, the buns are ready, and there's a Tiger waiting at the we just need you!


12 Jul - 5 Sep 2021

Theatre Royal Haymarket 

Book your tickets here!



'This Tiger is the cat's meow'

The Times


'Perfectly pitched adaptation'

Daily Telegraph


'A delight from start to finish'

Time Out