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    There's a Monster in Your Show

    Wed 7 – Fri⁠ 9 Feb 2024, various times
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Family & young people
    £20 Adult, £15 Child
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    Colourful cartoon monster characters performing on a stage with red curtains.
    © Tom Fletcher. Who’s in Your Book series published by Puffin Books Ltd

    Expect playful fun in this high-energy interactive musical show from Who’s in Your Book? series author Tom Fletcher.

    Fletcher’s interactive adventures for big imaginations are leaping from page to stage, as the beloved series makes its debut as a brand-new musical show.

    A group of performers are preparing to start their show, but quickly discover they are not alone on stage: Little Monster wants to be part of the fun too – and invite his friends Dragon, Alien and Unicorn to join him. Expect comedy and chaos as they help to create a magical show, learning about the joy of books and friendship along the way.

    A 50-minute adventure featuring lively original music, this show is the perfect introduction to live theatre.

    There's a Monster in Your Show ... and he can't wait to meet you!

    Need to know

    Age recommendation

    For ages 2+

    The performance on Thursday 8 February at 1.30pm is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).

    To book tickets for BSL interpretation, email [email protected] or call us on 020 3879 9555.

    Imagine Children’s Festival is a relaxed festival and this event is a Relaxed Performance (RP).

    Relaxed Performances have a relaxed approach to noise and movement in the space, and you are free to enter and exit during the performances. A chill-out space and noise-cancelling headphones are available for children and adults. There are no adjustments to sound and lighting for these performances and this event includes loud music, haze and flashing (not strobe) lights.

    You can join our free Access Scheme through your online Southbank Centre account or via email.
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    Every adult and child needs a ticket, except for children aged under 18 months at the time of the performance who don’t need a seat.

    Dates & times

    7 Feb 2024, 2pm & 4pm

    8 Feb 2024, 10.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

    9 Feb 2024, 10.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

    Approximate run time: 55 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


    • Standard entry£20*
    • Concessions25%**

    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

    Tickets can only be sold through the Southbank Centre and our authorised agents, and can't be resold. You can return your tickets to the Southbank Centre for a credit voucher up to 48 hours before the event. Tickets resold on any third-party platforms will become invalid.

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    Purcell Room

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    Frequently asked questions

    Get an overview of the seating layout of the Purcell Room by downloading our seating plan.

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    An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

    A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

    The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.


    The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the venues, so please leave large bags at home.

    We're cash-free

    Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site. 

    Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall. For step-free access please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

    Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.

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