The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show | DBCT Kids' Theatre Season

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show | DBCT Kids' Theatre Season


Before purchasing tickets, please read the Covid Safe Terms & Conditions which are in addition to the regular MECC Terms & Conditions of sale.

Three show times!
Tuesday 9 March, 6pm
Wednesday 10 March, 9.30am & 12.30pm

CDP Kids Presents
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Based on Eric Carle's Books

"and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."

One of the most-read and famous children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for children 18 months+ and their adults.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life on stage.

Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the show features three other Eric Carle stories, including Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

The team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, Spot, and The 13, 26, 52, 78 & 91-Storey Treehouses will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children's books ever written. Don't miss out!

This performance is proudly sponsored by Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal.


Pre-order your Kids Meals when you purchase your tickets!

Why not make your experience complete and enjoy one of our Kids Meals?

Kids Meals are available to pre-order online and limited Kids Meals will be available to purchase pre-show, until sold out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-order. Food can be taken into the auditorium.

Kids Meal $6.50 (serves one)
- Ham and cheese Sandwich
- Jatz crackers and cheese
- Caterpillar themed sweet item
- Popper

Pre-order for your show:
Tues 9 March, 6pm - HERE
Wed 10 March, 9.30am - HERE
Wed 10 March, 12.30pm - HERE

Become a MECC Member!

Your membership entitles you to purchase 4 tickets (per show) at the discounted MECC Card price, providing you personally present your membership card.

Membership cards are not transferable - only the card holder can purchase discounted MECC member tickets.

When you join the MECC card membership you receive the following benefits:  
- Discounted tickets for a big range of selected shows
- Be the first to know about special offers
- Chances to Win - ticket giveaways and competitions for MECC Members only.

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.


Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.

Companion Cards
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.

Purchase Tickets

9 March, 2021 – 10 March, 2021
MECC Auditorium
$16.50 Admission
$60 Family (2A+2C)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no paper tickets will be printed at any time. Tickets will be issued in a digital, PDF format and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser, not to each individual.

$2.60 Phone Administration Fee