The Smartest Giant in Town

St Martins Theatre

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St Martins Theatre

West Street
+44 (0)20 7836 1443


After a hit first run and an Olivier Award nomination, The Smartest Giant in Town is making a comeback to London's West End in time for the festive season, playing at the St Martin’s Theatre.

Discover this heart-warming musical where animals come alive with exceptional puppetry, bringing the popular book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to London’s theatre scene.

Be sure to book ahead to secure your spot at this popular kids winter show!

A white mouse wearing a red dress is looking at three grey baby mice standing inside a black human shoe.

What is The Smartest Giant in Town about?

Follow the story of George, a friendly giant who decides to use his size and strength to do good in the world. But George the scruffy giant feels quite out of place in his shabby clothes and decides it’s time for a change.

Determined to fit in and make a positive impact in the community, George sets out on a mission to become the smartest giant in town. Along the way, he befriends a variety of animals and helps them in their own small ways. The play is a celebration of kindness, friendship, and the importance of being true to oneself.

A woman is holding the puppet of a goat dressed as sailor standing next to a boat.

The play is full of catchy songs and dances that will have children and adults tapping their feet and singing along.

Where is the show taking place?

The play is showing at the St Martin’s Theatre, on West Street in London's West End. The closest tube stations are Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Nothern lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line).

How to get tickets?

Book your tickets for The Smartest Giant in Town now.

How long is the show?

The play lasts 55 minutes with no interval.

When are the performances taking place?

The Smartest Giant in Town is playing Wednesdays to Mondays at 11am and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to Sundays at 1.30pm and on Sundays at 3.30pm. There are no evening performances.

What age is the musical suitable for?

The show is recommended for anyone aged two and above. Infants under 12 months old are allowed to sit on an adult lap for this show.

Is there any space for prams and buggies?

Prams and buggies can be left in the cloakroom with access provided 40 minutes before the show starts. Please note that space is limited, therefore prams must be foldable.

What other shows can I see in London?

Discover another much-loved adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s with Stick Man at the Leicester Square Theatre. Or see the ultimate Christmas show ELF The Musical at the Dominion Theatre, as you follow the chaos that Buddy seems to create everywhere he goes.


Adult Ticket From £12.30 per ticket