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What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard is Live on Stage at the Palace Theatre for a strictly limited summer season from 15th July to 29th August 2021.

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a scheme of her own!

Join the clever Ladybird as she leads the animals on their quest to save the day in this joyous stage adaptation of What the Ladybird Heard, the bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

With live music, ​puppetry and a whole farmyard of fun, this 55-minute family favourite is the perfect summer treat!

Recommended for ages 3+.

The Palace Theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines with robust mitigation methods. For further information check our COVID-19 secure information page. If you or anyone in your party experience symptoms of COVID-19 or are required to self-isolate we have a 100% exchange guarantee up to 24 hours before your performance. Please contact and they will assist.

Thursday 15 July – Sunday 29 August 2021

Tickets From
Prices include a 65p restoration levy.

Show Times
See Schedule Below

Running Time
55mins no interval

Palace Theatre

Age Recommendation


Thursday 15 July – Sunday 29 August 2021


Tickets From
All tickets include booking fee and a 65p Theatre Restoration Levy

Family Ticket (x4 persons) – £66
Valid on all performances and dates.
CLICK HERE to book.

Show Times
Thursday 15 July, 11am
Friday 16 July, 11am
Saturday 17 July, 10.30am & 1pm
Sunday 18 July, 10.30am & 1pm
Monday 19 July, NO SHOW
Tuesday 20 July, 11am
Wednesday 21 July, 11am, Relaxed Performance
Thursday 22 July, 11am, BSL Performance
Friday 23 July, NO SHOW
Saturday 24 July, 10.30am & 1pm
Sunday 25 July, 10.30am & 1pm
Monday 26 July, NO SHOW
Tuesday 27 July, 11am
Wednesday 28 July, 11am
Thursday 29 July, 11am
Friday 30 July, 11am
Saturday 31 July, 10.30am & 1pm
Sunday 1 August, 10.30am & 1pm
Monday 2 August, NO SHOW
Tuesday 3 August, 11am
Wednesday 4 August, 11am & 2pm
Thursday 5 August, 11am
Friday 6 August, 11am & 2pm
Saturday 7 August, 10.30am & 1pm
Sunday 8 August, 10.30am & 1pm
Monday 9 August, NO SHOW
Tuesday 10 August, 11am
Wednesday 11 August, 11am, Relaxed Performance & 2pm
Thursday 12 August, 11am
Friday 13 August, 11am & 2pm
Saturday 14 August, 10.30am & 1pm
Sunday 15 August, 10.30am & 1pm
Monday 16 August, NO SHOW
Tuesday 17 August, 11am
Wednesday 18 August, 11am & 2pm
Thursday 19 August, 11am
Friday 20 August, 11am & 2pm
Saturday 21 August, 10.30am & 1pm
Sunday 22 August, 10.30am & 1pm
Monday 23 August, NO SHOW
Tuesday 24 August, 11am
Wednesday 25 August, 11am & 2pm
Thursday 26 August, 11am
Friday 27 August, 11am & 2pm
Saturday 28 August, 10.30am & 1pm
Sunday 29 August, 10.30am & 1pm


Box Office Opening Hours – 12pm – 8pm

Due to Covid 19, opening hours may vary and the venue will not be open on days when there is no show.
Phone: 0330 333 4813

The Palace Theatre opens 1 hour before the start of each performance.

The Palace Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue, near to Leicester Square in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.

If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 hours). To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.

Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5AY

Q-Park – Chinatown or Soho

Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)

Routes 29, 24, 176