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Hey Duggee’s first ever live theatre tour is coming to Wales

Tickets on general sale from Friday 30 September

Hit children’s show HEY DUGGEE is to tour the UK for the first time ever in a vibrant and interactive stage show – and thanks to huge popular demand, it’s coming to Swansea and Cardiff.

Duggee, The Squirrels and some of their friends will come together for HEY DUGGEE THE LIVE THEATRE SHOW, a brand new play packed with non-stop fun, laughs, singing and dancing.

The smash hit CBeebies series is brought to life through innovative puppetry and storytelling in this new live show which will tour across the UK from December through to summer 2023, heading to Swansea Grand Theatre from Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 August 2023.

The tour was announced in June, and Swansea Grand Theatre is one of 13 new venues added in a three-month extension.

Since bursting onto TV screens in 2014, the BBC and Studio AKA creation has won no fewer than six BAFTAs and is an international Emmy award-winning hit.

Hey Duggee was the most streamed children’s show on BBC iPlayer in 2021 and is popular among both children and parents; with fans young and old, up and down the country now able to join the much-loved character on its first ever theatre tour.

HEY DUGGEE THE LIVE THEATRE SHOW is presented by award-winning theatre producer Kenny Wax and theatre and live entertainment promoters Cuffe and Taylor in association with Live Nation.

Producer Kenny Wax said: “We are so thrilled to be working with Live Nation, Cuffe & Taylor, Studio AKA and BBC Studios to create a brand new stage show with lots of surprises touring the country. I can’t wait.”

Ben Hatton, director of theatre touring for Cuffe and Taylor, added: “This is an incredibly exciting tour. Hey Duggee is quite simply a phenomenon and has taken the world of children’s entertainment by storm – and we are delighted to be adding so many extra dates to the first ever live tour of this popular show.

“We are delighted to be working with Kenny and his team at Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, as well as all the extended Hey Duggee family at Studio AKA and BBC Studios. We look forward to Duggee and his friends filling theatres around the UK.”

Mat Way, Global Director of Live Entertainment, Gaming and Interactive at BBC Studios, said: “Studio AKA’s Hey Duggee is such a fun and iconic show and we can’t wait to bring the humour and adventures to life for families all around the country. We’re delighted to be working with Kenny Wax and Cuffe and Taylor to introduce young people to the wonders of the theatre.”


Sat 3 – Sat 10 Dec Southampton, MAST Mayflower Studios
Wed 14 Dec – Sun 8 Jan London, Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall
Thu 12 – Sun 15 Jan Bradford, St George’s Hall
Fri 20 – Sun 22 Jan Darlington, Hippodrome
Fri 27 – Sun 29 Jan Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
Thu 2 – Sat 4 Feb Liverpool, Empire Theatre
Tue 7 – Wed 8 Feb Brighton, Theatre Royal
Fri 10 – Sat 11 Feb Plymouth, Theatre Royal
Tue 14 – Wed 15 Feb Peterborough, New Theatre
Sat 18 – Sun 19 Feb Canterbury, The Marlowe
Tue 21 – Wed 22 Feb Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre
Sat 25 – Sun 26 Feb Poole, Lighthouse Theatre
Fri 10 – Sun 12 Mar Stoke, Regent Theatre
Thu 16 – Sat 18 Mar Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre
Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar Salford, The Lowry (Lyric)
Mon 3 – Tue 4 Apr Ipswich, Regent Theatre
Fri 7 – Sat 8 Apr Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
Mon 10 – Wed 12 Apr Birmingham, Town Hall
Fri 14 – Sat 15 Apr Leicester, Curve
Thu 20 – Sat 22 Apr Bath, The Forum
Mon 1 – Sat 6 May Nottingham, Theatre Royal
Sat 13 – Sun 14 May Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Thu 18 – Sun 21 May Newcastle, Theatre Royal
Thu 25 – Sat 27 May Glasgow, King’s Theatre
Wed 31 May – Sun 4 Jun Kingston Upon Thames, Rose Theatre
Thu 15 – Sun 18 Jun

Thu 22 – Sun 25 Jun

Thu 29 Jun – Sun 2 Jul

Wed 5 – Thu 6 Jul

Sat 8 – Sun 9 Jul

Thu 13 – Sun 16 Jul

Wed 19 – Sat 22 Jul

Wed 26 – Thu 27 Jul

Sat 29 – Sun 30 Jul

Thu 3 – Sun 6 Aug

Thu 17 – Sun 20 Aug

Thu 24 – Sun 27 Aug

Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre

Bromley, Churchill Theatre

York, Theatre Royal

Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre

Inverness, Eden Court

Truro, Hall For Cornwall

Leeds, Grand Theatre

Dunfermline, Alhambra Theatre

Blackpool, Opera House

Coventry, Belgrade Theatre

Chester, Storyhouse

Swansea, Grand Theatre