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Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Squish, squelch and play your way through this hilarious, surreal show for ages 2 – 5 and their families.

Slug and Caterpillar are very hungry, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach.

Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends.

Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they’re covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music.

Things get sticky.

Enter Slug and Caterpillar’s world and sit in a giant garden for a show told with a handful of words and lots and lots of slime.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


£14 adult and child
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 2 – 5. The two performances for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are suitable for ages 2 – 11.

Each ticket admits one adult and one child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Access information
All performances are Relaxed Performances (RP). The show features integrated creative sign language.

The performances on Saturday 15 February at 10.30am and Sunday 16 February at 2.30pm are specifically for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), children on the autistic spectrum or who have learning disabilities, sensory or communication disorders and who would benefit from a calmer environment with a smaller audience capacity. These shows are suitable for ages 2 – 11.

There is a social story available for audience members who may benefit from preparing for the performance.
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To join our free Access Scheme and book tickets for these performances, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email
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