Babe, the Sheep-Pig

Meet the lovable Babe in an action-packed show for the whole family this winter

25 Nov - 5 Feb

Main Stage Ages
5 - 11

A Play by David Wood
Based on the book by Dick King-Smith

When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep-dog Fly and discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum, our polite piglet soon wins over the most suspicious of sheep. But can a small pig make it in a dog’s world and when his farmyard friends are in trouble can Babe save the day?

This classic children’s novel, which won huge acclaim as an Oscar Award-winning film, comes to the stage with plenty of thrills, laughter, stunning puppetry and original music.

Join us for an enchanting winter warmer as we follow the incredible story of one piglet’s rise to become the world famous sheep-pig.

Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes (with interval)

A Polka Theatre, Tom O’Connell Productions and Limelight co-production 

Prior to UK tourclick here for tour dates

Polka’s production of Babe, the Sheep-Pig is supported by The Orchard Day Nursery, Wimbledon



“Comical and innovative”
★★★★ The Upcoming 

“An endearing story that pulls on your heartstrings, while entertaining all the family”
★★★★ Everything Theatre 

“We’ve been enjoying Polka’s high quality children’s theatre for well over a decade. Babe stands out as probably the best production we’ve ever seen there.”

“It’s hard for your heart not to melt”

Children’s Theatre Reviews


Ticket Prices

Tickets £18.50 | Concessions £12 | Previews £14
£1.50 transaction charge per booking

Premium Package: For £26 enjoy the best seats in the house, interval ice creams, a programme and poster.

School tickets: £11.50 each (£10.50 when book before 30 Sep)
Plus one free teacher/adult ticket for every 10 students

GROUP DISCOUNT on full-price tickets
Save £1 per ticket – book 6+ tickets
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Age Policy

Recommended for ages 5 – 11. Click to read Age Policy
All Ages Welcome performances are available so you can bring younger siblings. Children under the age of 4 will only be admitted to All Ages Welcome shows.

Cast & Creative


Emma Barclay
Nicola Blackman
Thomas Gilbey
Oliver Grant
Claire Greenway
Ben Ingles
Jacqui Sanchez
Lucy Thomas


Michael Fentiman Director
Madeleine Girling Set and Costume Designer
Matthew Forbes Puppetry Director
Baranby Race Composer
Jack Knowles Lighting Designer
George Dennis Sound Designer
Max Humphries and Dik Downey Puppet Co Designers & Makers 


Relaxed Performance: Sun 11 Dec, 11am
Click here to download the Relaxed Performance Pack

BSL interpreted performance: Sat 7 Jan, 12:30pm
Click here to watch a BSL interpreted synopsis
Click here to download a BSL Interpreted Performance Pack

Audio Described Performance: Sat 7 Jan, 4pm

Click here to listen to audio described files

Schools’ Audio Described Performance: Thur 12 Jan, 10:30am
School’s Relaxed Performance: Wed 25 Jan, 10:30am

For more details on access click here

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