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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Opening Date: Sep 07, 2024

Open run

Running Time: 00:50

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Playing @

The Duke on 42nd Street at NEW 42 Studios

229 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has been dazzling audiences around the globe for over seven years, faithfully bringing to the stage Eric Carle’s timeless classics.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, each production of the critically acclaimed show features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show—The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, every production of the show features three other Eric Carle stories. Audiences learn to create with the colorful characters of The Artist Who Painted the Blue Horse; explore the seas with Mister Seashorse; or help The Very Lonely Firefly find the friends he’s searching for. These beloved tales and their messages of community, self-expression and the power of creativity are brought to life by a captivating cast of storytellers, sweeping original music and stunning puppetry.
Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

Audience Advisory:

All shows are inclusive and have been designed to be autism friendly and open to children and families with sensory issues. A quiet area is also available in the foyer during the show for any nervous attendees while the show is running.


Nate Edmondson


Jonathan Rockefeller

Written by

Eric Carle

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

Listed atTKTS


Full-price tickets

Coming soon



Box Office

Box office is on second floor outside of the theatre. There is an elevator that leads up to it.

Directions Bus



Same level as theatre.

Directions Subway

1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A,C, E to 42nd St/Times Square.


Seats 199. Once you are inside the theatre there are two steps to each row.


Elevator from ground floor to theatre entrance on the mezzanine level.


Pay phone same level as theatre.


Theatre is on the second floor of a new office building, and is accessible by elevator or stairs. There are no steps to enter the building.

Water Fountain

Same level as theatre Wheelchair accessible @30 inches.

Assisted Listening System

Yes, available at the theatre.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair Seating is available. Once you are inside the theatre there are two steps to each row.

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A,C, E to 42nd St/Times Square.

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By Bus: